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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / The Pro Jr.Club

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peter280

australia

Nov 3rd, 2002 04:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I see that there`s lots of amp clubs out there....
Well,let's stand up and be counted,Pro Jr owners!
Let the Forum begin!!!!!!!

JeffFlowerday

Canada

Nov 3rd, 2002 10:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just bought one.

It's a kick ass little amp.

Unburst

UK

Nov 3rd, 2002 05:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Count me in, I even run mine through an attenuator and record with it, sometimes through a speaker sim, totally sweet O/D. Great clean tones too.
Everyone I played it to wants one.

dmoulton

canada

Nov 3rd, 2002 06:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, I'm in!
I have had mine for a while now. I use to use it in a band situation, I remember the last time we played, had a good sound man who would change levels for solos and such. It was the first time I could really hear what I was playing, and that little amp sounded sweet (the actual guitar playing is a whole nother thing :-)!
It's a great little rig, sounds great with a Dano too. My only beef was no reverb, but it's the only amp that has sounded good enough that I could look past that so far.
I tried it with a 4 x 12 Marshall cabinet and it didn't seem to sound good, may have just been that cabinet though.
My son uses it in his band now, and so far it's been very reliable too.
I also have a red knob Twin, and an old Peavy Artist (1 x12", 120 watts, tube power, lousy sound, but built like a rock). Being the lightest by far it's the one that goes out the most, which now, is just jams at a friends house.

David

DaBender

usa

Nov 3rd, 2002 06:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have one I rehearse with, and I'm seriously thinking of running it in stereo with my Peavey Classic 20 for gigs, it's THAT GOOD.

79L

Virginia

Save the Warbirds.
Nov 3rd, 2002 08:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Got one, love the tone, love the light weight, great lil amp!

telepbrman

usa

Nov 3rd, 2002 09:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Telepbrman here, and over the past years I have had 2 Black ones, 1 Blonde, and 3 Tweed; 6 of them. I play Buchanan style Tele and my current rig is 2 of the Tweed Pro Junior's, nano verb to split em', Deja Vibe, Blues Driver, and DM-4 Delay. The Pro Junior is currently first in line of the Fender tube amps, and it's first, because it is a prue Fender tone monster....

Kelsey

Memphis, TN, USA

Nov 3rd, 2002 11:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought a 1998 black tolex/brown speaker version that was NOS in the back of one of my favorite music stores (Buzzo's Music in my hometown, Geneseo, NY). I got it at '98 prices, so I couldn't pass it up. It's a great amp with a unique tone. My impression is that it sounds somewhere between tweed and brown. It's small, light, and surprisingly loud. I seldom get the chance to crank it into natural OD because I live in the city. It sounds real nice clean though, too. However, it's not the most quiet amp I own in terms of background hiss, even after a trip back for warranty repair that cured an unreasonable degree of hum. My old 1950's Gibson GA-5 Skylark and the 1970's Fender Princeton that I just bought are much quieter -- perhaps a real benefit of point-to-point wiring?

Anyway, the PJ offers a unique sound that I love at a price I love. They oughta come in pairs...

(This message was last edited by Kelsey at 11:02 PM, Nov 3rd, 2002)

beatcomber

San Francisco

Nov 4th, 2002 12:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought one almost as soon as they hit the stores in 1994, an original tweed model with blue speaker. I was immediately attracted to its vintage good lucks, and liked the idea of a little tube practice amp, unlike the fake tube "valvestate" Marshalls, etc. Little did I know how loud this little monster is! I notice the tone is considerably darker than my '63 Bandmaster. Others have commented on the "boxiness" of the tone, which is a good description. Makes it sounds tighter. My '62 reissue Japanese Tele sounds exactly like Steve Cropper through the PJ. I am seriously thinking of buying a second tweed Pro Junior, and doubling them up for gigs.

beatcomber

San Francisco

Nov 4th, 2002 12:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought one almost as soon as they hit the stores in 1994, an original tweed model with blue speaker. I was immediately attracted to its vintage good lucks, and liked the idea of a little tube practice amp, unlike the fake tube "valvestate" Marshalls, etc. Little did I know how loud this little monster is! I notice the tone is considerably darker than my '63 Bandmaster. Others have commented on the "boxiness" of the tone, which is a good description. Makes it sounds tighter. My '62 reissue Japanese Tele sounds exactly like Steve Cropper through the PJ. I am seriously thinking of buying a second tweed Pro Junior, and doubling them up for gigs.

carsten

prince-tones/germany

it´s more like deluxes now really
Nov 4th, 2002 06:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

hi guys!
yes, a great little amp, and one of my favourites of the current fender-line!
hey beatcomber!
i have the same rig as you (ī62 tele custom ri + tweed pj)! well, amongst others i might add ;)
been using the pj with my ROCK band lately - stock, expect i changed the speaker to a jensen c10q (for more clarity at higher volumes/with a stompbox). the guys couldnīt believe i was NOT using an extension-cabinet!
you can hear me playing my pj and a fulldrive2 on "zu schwer" on our bandīs page!
cheers - C.
p.s.: there already WAS a pro-junior-club on the fdp...but itīs wallowing somewhere in "next-50-land" ;)

http://www.seaside-music.de

(This message was last edited by carsten at 07:00 AM, Nov 4th, 2002)

opdev
Contributing Member

Boston

I feel the need for tweed
Nov 4th, 2002 07:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Buzzo's Music in my hometown, Geneseo, NY

Buzzo, Buzzo Buzzo Buzzo

Man that guy had the best commercials when I went to college in Rochester NY.

I bought an old SS reverb unit from him for $10.

This is back when I thought I was going to play guitar in college and never did.

Also love the House of Guitars. Another band of really wacky dudes.

Lesterstrat
Contributing Member

Wichita, KS

There are those that call me.....Timmmm
Nov 4th, 2002 08:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We had a club, but it may have been blown away by the great server crash.

No matter, I'm in. I have an older tweed version with the blue frame. Great amp!

Kelsey

Memphis, TN, USA

Nov 4th, 2002 02:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, I've bought a fair amount of gear from Buzzo's Music over the years. I still have the great Guild S-300 that I bought new from him for under $250 back in 1979. I just treated it to a new setup from TK, who works out of my other favorite music store, Strings and Things, near my current home in Memphis. The new AmSe Tele that I bought from them a few months ago sounds like it was made to go with the Pro Jr at any volume.



kshep
Contributing Member

San Francisco, CA

Nov 4th, 2002 03:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They're great little amps. I've got...umm...three tweeds right now. One has a blue frame speaker and lives at our practice space. Another's in my living room. The third is still slated to become a home for a 5F1/5F2 project when I get around to it. The chassis from that one will likely make it's way into a custom made head cabinet.

As you might have guessed, I just like having lots of options. :-)

Family Portrait

JNE

Finland

Nov 5th, 2002 06:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

hey, kshep! Cool set You have there! I have a '94 Tweedie and like it very much.

voxworld
Contributing Member

Canada

Nov 5th, 2002 08:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

kshep, what's the tone difference between the blue alnico and the gold ceramic?


Demo

Nevada/U.S.

Not From This Planet
Nov 5th, 2002 05:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Opdev - you mean House of Guitars survives? I think it was there when I was in college at Brockport in the early 70's?

kshep
Contributing Member

San Francisco, CA

Nov 5th, 2002 10:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's been a while since I had them head-to-head, voxworld. My alnico's the one that hasn't been home for awhile. When I did compare, the alnico seemed to sound just a smidge smoother.

I'll probably get them together pretty soon, however, an put them through their paces again. Just today I picked up a Blues Jr. ($200!) and it's about time for a big small amp shootout and review.

Lesterstrat
Contributing Member

Wichita, KS

There are those that call me.....Timmmm
Nov 6th, 2002 08:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've played my tweed alnico head to head against a tweed ceramic. I couldn't tell much difference either. The alnico edged it by a hair, but I would be just as happy if mine were a ceramic.

You did what kshep?! You picked up a BJ?!


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