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> Anyone Know How A Fender Blues Jr. Would Compare To A '65 Princeton Reverb Reissue In Terms Of Sound?
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post May 14 2009, 06:48 PM
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There isn't one local that I can try out. I LOVED the Princeton, but it was expensive. I was wondering how the Blues Jr. sounded when compared to the Princeton.


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post May 14 2009, 06:51 PM
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Nobody can tell you how YOU would find the diffrence between them...


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post May 14 2009, 06:59 PM
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Zakk is certainly right, however given only the fact that the tubes inside the amp are quite different (EL84s in the Fender Blues Jr and 6V6s in the Princeton), will certainly have an effect on the sound.

I really like the sound of the Fender Blues one, but in the end I went for the HotRod Deluxe instead (which has 6L6 tubes).


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post May 14 2009, 07:04 PM
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The twin is an absolute classic, but they are also twice the price of the Jnr. I tried a blues deluxe re-issue and that was a beautiful sounding amp but very, very loud at 40 watts of tube tone! These amps are notorious for having a great clean sound but a distinctly average drive channel so bear that in mind when it comes to what you want to get out of them.
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post May 14 2009, 07:18 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ May 14 2009, 01:51 PM) *
Nobody can tell you how YOU would find the diffrence between them...



I realize that...but like I said my local shops don't have a Blues Jr. to play. I meant is one significantly cleaner than the other, or more bassy...something like that!


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post May 18 2009, 07:44 PM
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Blues Jr. deffinately sounds awsome.
However, alot of them have a few problems from their birth.
One of them is the lack of a standby switch.

These are of course problems that can be solved by an amp engineer.
Just keep it in mind, that if you want to make it a great amp, you will have to offer a few more bucks..


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post May 18 2009, 08:21 PM
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I have a blues junior and think it's an incredible amp for recording and even practicing. With the master down you can crank up the volume dial and get a nice breakup at bedroom volume. I like it's sound when paired with high output pups . You get a nice chimey and percussive clean. The fat switch and a fully cranked volume dial make this little baby sing. Ok amp also for gigs in small clubs when the drummer holds back a little.


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post May 18 2009, 08:39 PM
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Blackfaces are amazing. Personally, I'd save for the princeton, I was gassing after a deluxe reverb (a step up from the princeton) for a long while. The only thing that put a hold to it was me buying a mesa f-30 with el84 tubes (like the blues junior). The blues is a very good amp too though, especially the tweed one with a better speaker.


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post May 18 2009, 09:01 PM
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If you have some extra bucks lying around get yourself the egnater rebel 20 halfstack http://www.egnateramps.com/Rebel20.html or wait another month for the egnater rebel 30 combo http://www.egnateramps.com/Rebel30112.html. They have both 6V6 and EL84s in the signal chain. You can either chose one of the two tube setups or mix/blend them. These babys give you everything from fender to mesa and back.

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