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reverend mikey

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Nov 10th, 2016 01:01 PM        

I was in Rhapsody Music (no affiliation) in Mankato, MN, last week and saw what seemed to be a Fender amp I'd never seen before... the controls looked identical to the Blues Jr., but the cabinet what quite large, with a 10" and 12" speaker in it. The covering wasn't tweed - more like a beige or tan fabric (I think). It had a Fender badge on the front, but no other name... maybe it's not "real" but it looked like the real deal...<br /> <br /> I didn't have time to plug in (wife waiting in the car - dang), and I didn't have the presence of mind to take a picture - mostly because I don't want to tempt myself. Also didn't have a price tag on it.<br /> <br /> I can't find anything like it on Fender's webpage or on MF's website. Anyone else seen anything like this?



reverendrob

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Nov 10th, 2016 03:04 PM        

Replacement cabs, applying a logo, etc..easy.<br /> <br /> Wouldn't assume it was a new Fender, maybe a new "former Fender" or clone.



reverend mikey

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Nov 10th, 2016 03:08 PM        

Yeah, I'm wondering if they took the guts out of a Blues Jr. and built this cab and threw on a Fender logo (from the old BJ cabinet...)<br /> <br />



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Nov 11th, 2016 05:00 AM        

Was it this?



reverend mikey

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Nov 11th, 2016 07:56 AM        

bluzcat,<br /> <br /> YES! That's it - we have a winner folks!<br /> <br /> Thank you for tracking that down... the one I saw looked like it was in pretty good shape - but didn't necessarily look new (didn't have the all the Fender tags on it, like 5 year warranty, etc.).<br /> <br /> Not something I need for my collection, but it's there if anyone is looking for something like this in this part of the country...



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Nov 12th, 2016 07:46 AM        

I remember when those came out. They're really cool! If you get a chance to play it you'll have to give us a tone report.



stratluvr



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Nov 12th, 2016 08:29 AM        

So is it just a retro style Blues Junior? It seems that way.



reverend mikey

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Nov 12th, 2016 11:03 AM        

stratluvr,<br /> <br /> Yes... and No. It's the Blues Jr. head in a larger cab with two speakers - a 10" and a 12". I suspect (though I didn't play through it) that this combo in a much larger cab would address any "boxiness" complaints that some folks have about the standard amp...



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Nov 12th, 2016 12:21 PM        

That's a cool looking amp. I'd be interested in how it sounds.



stratluvr



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Nov 12th, 2016 04:05 PM        

It sure is purty.



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Nov 13th, 2016 06:33 PM        

I can't recall exactly when they came out but it would have used the first BJ chassis (and suffered the infamous reverb hiss) plus I believe they were pricey.



reverend mikey

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Nov 13th, 2016 10:41 PM        

"and suffered the infamous reverb hiss"<br /> <br /> Is there a Billm (RIP) mod to fix the hiss?



carsten



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Nov 14th, 2016 04:45 AM        

Hi reverend mikey!<br /> <br /> Yes, BillM had a mod/fix figured out for the weak/hissy reverb in the early BJ´s - it´s on his site somewhere...<br /> <br /> I had it done to mine (´95 tweed-model) and am very happy I did.<br /> Didn´t cost a whole lot either ;-)<br /> <br /> cheers - C.



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