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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / PRO JUNIOR IV

RKSTRAT
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"Clapton is Good"
Mar 20th, 2018 07:01 AM   Edit   Profile  


I have never owned a Pro Junior. I have stuck with the Blue Junior as my main amps, as I like the Reverb.

I generally don't like the tweaks that ruin the classic vibe of an amp, like the black control panel. This IV version has chrome and seems to only come in Tweed?

How does this IV version compare to the original 1993?
Basically, just some minor tweaks for smoother responses?


RKSTRAT
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Mar 20th, 2018 10:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

Sorry, I just noticed the other Pro Junior thread.

Well, maybe a slightly different discussion here.

Peppy

Mesa, AZ

Apr 2nd, 2018 06:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

As I understand it the new model stays cleaner longer. A good thing in my estimation. Also, the distortion supposedly is tweaked. Maybe a bit 'tighter'?. Gotta say though, hopefully Fender will offer it in black.

Tony F

Long Island, NY

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Sep 11th, 2018 03:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's also brighter especially with the Jensen P10r.

Peppy

Mesa, AZ

Jul 11th, 2019 05:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

Anyone been using one of these? Especially for small venues.

BrentD
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Jul 12th, 2019 07:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

I also think they've moved from plywood to MDF on the new amps in that series, if it matters to you.

pcalu

usa Thumb area Mi

Jul 13th, 2019 05:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

MDF vs Wood

As far as the performance factor, the difference is extremely overrated. Long ago I looked into the attributes of MDF and found 99% of supposed cons in reference to guitar cabs that get bantered around on the internet were BS.

The cabinet baffle and size of the cab have more to do with the tonality variance than the medium difference between wood and MDF.





BrentD
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Jul 15th, 2019 05:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

I don't disagree, I'm just pointing out that it was a spec change.

carsten
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on the rhine

Jul 16th, 2019 04:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hi guys!

It seems like the PJ is the only one of the new IV-series that has NOT got a plywood-cabinet - but I haven't seen one up close yet...

Otoh - ALL of the Blues/HotRod series amps have/had plywood baffle-boards.


cheers - C.


Peppy

Mesa, AZ

Jul 30th, 2019 08:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

Any Pro Junior users ever use an attenuator? If so your thoughts? Thanks.

Peppy

Mesa, AZ

Aug 28th, 2019 09:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Just bought a IV two hours ago. It is what it is. A simple and small, nasty-sounding rippah!

Peppy

Mesa, AZ

Sep 11th, 2019 08:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

Played my Pro Junior IV out tonight for the first time since I bought it new two weeks ago. 40 people inside the room, only a few out on the patio. (Hot here still, even at 8:00 p.m.) Played a Squier Tele with a NUX Horseman pedal.

Pedal volume was a half-hair louder than the amp. Amp volume was just under 7, tone at 3.5. Result? Compliments x 5, 6 about the tone. Other guitar players, audience members. Basically that little box stood out. Cleaned up, overdriven...it all sounded great. Not 'boxy' at all.

My buddy used my phone to shoot 30 second snippets, so I have heard it from that context as well. It really is a competent, small, and lightweight grab 'n go snarlfest.


carsten
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on the rhine

Sep 11th, 2019 12:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hey Peppy!

Great to hear your PJ did you well!

cheers - C.

Peppy

Mesa, AZ

Sep 12th, 2019 02:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thank you.

Peppy

Mesa, AZ

Oct 6th, 2019 02:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

Traded my tweed IV in for a new fawn IV. The looks were part of it but also my tweed was more 'trebly'. New IV has a warmer, slightly 'middier' sound. And, for a good omen, it was built on my birthday 11 days back.

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