FDP Forum / Tweed Blues Junior face plate, backwadrs or foward?/ 10 messages in thread.

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Tony F

Long Island, NY

When you come to fork in road take it
Nov 14th, 2016 08:33 AM        

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. <br /> 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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Willie Nelson

Mandela Fitzgerald
Nov 14th, 2016 12:59 PM        

Yeah. Nostalgia.<br /> <br /> 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

When you come to fork in road take it
Nov 14th, 2016 02:25 PM        

Thanks P<br /> 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. <br />


FDP Data Goon

We all want

our time in hell
Nov 14th, 2016 05:23 PM        

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.<br /> <br /> Then you can read the numbers!<br /> <br /> It's how my HRD lives the vast majority of the time as a recording amp!<br />

Tony F

Long Island, NY

When you come to fork in road take it
Nov 14th, 2016 08:33 PM        

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.<br /> 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.


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South Florida

Nov 14th, 2016 08:50 PM        

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

Mick Reid

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American-made in Oz!!
Nov 15th, 2016 01:03 AM        

"Masking tape and a Sharpie fixes that."<br /> <br /> Good idea, but I'd maybe try painters tape.<br /> I had an original Blues Deluxe and the silk screened numbers flaked off here & there over time.<br /> <br /> 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.<br />


michigan usa

Nov 16th, 2016 05:28 AM        

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

Tony Wright

Stillwater, OK

I never met a calorie I didn't like.
Nov 18th, 2016 12:24 AM        

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.<br />


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So. Cal. USA

Nov 18th, 2016 01:08 PM        

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.<br /> <br /> 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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