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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / Tweed Blues Junior face plate, backwadrs or foward?

Tony F

Long Island, NY

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Nov 14th, 2016 08:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The faceplate only makes sense reading the dials if your standing behind the amp. Was this Leo's intention as it kinda makes sense to stand behind an open back amp but no one does.
I don't like looking at my settings and have to think backwards while dialing in a tone. Wish fender would turn the plate around.

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Mandela Fitzgerald
Nov 14th, 2016 12:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah. Nostalgia.

In the 1930s and 40s, country swing guitarists and accordionists parked their amps out at the front of the stage because they were not really that loud-- it made sense to put them closer to the audience where they could be heard.

Tony F

Long Island, NY

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Nov 14th, 2016 02:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks P
Still wish they would it flip it, I bet Leo would have eventually if he were still invoved in the later days. I wish I could remember how my MusicMan 210HD was that I had in the early 80's.


reverendrob
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Nov 14th, 2016 05:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It also makes sense, I suppose, if you're a heretic who points the speaker at the floor on a stand and mics it as it's pointing down.

Then you can read the numbers!

It's how my HRD lives the vast majority of the time as a recording amp!


Tony F

Long Island, NY

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Nov 14th, 2016 08:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You know what I reversed the knobs and it helps as i can't see the writing on the chrome panel anyhow I just look at the white pointers.
Would love a special edition tweed princeton with 12 inch canibas rex and sell the blues jr just to make my life real easy. Less knobs and they face me with no master volume to boot.

(This message was last edited by Tony F at 10:14 AM, Nov 15th, 2016)

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larryguitar
Nov 14th, 2016 08:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I understand the problem. As I recall it's also true of the Blues Deluxe. Masking tape and a Sharpie fixes that.

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Nov 15th, 2016 01:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Masking tape and a Sharpie fixes that."

Good idea, but I'd maybe try painters tape.
I had an original Blues Deluxe and the silk screened numbers flaked off here & there over time.

That was just from gigging. I never put any tape on it, but I've seen other chrome panel amps where the flaking numbers was an issue as well.


twangdoodles

michigan usa

Nov 16th, 2016 05:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think that problem has been addressed with the newest BJ.

Tony Wright

Stillwater, OK

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Nov 18th, 2016 12:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tony F, Tony W here...just buy your Princeton RI and then purchase a custom tweed cabinet and add the Cannabis Rex if that is how you want it. No reason not to be happy.


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Nov 18th, 2016 01:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This has never bothered me on my NOS tweed. I know what the knobs do so once it's set up I rarely touch it during a gig.

Twang is correct, the silkscreen have been reversed on later model BJr III amps. NOS remains the same. You might be able to buy a BJr III faceplate and put it on your NOS tweed and be happy.

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