My Hot Rodded Blues Junior

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BadBluesPlayer
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My Hot Rodded Blues Junior

Post by BadBluesPlayer » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:34 pm

Here's my new amp project, the Blues Jonny. It's a Fender Blues Junior with 6V6 power tubes, a choke, a bunch of circuitry upgrades. It's in a refurbished Deluxe size pine cabinet with new tweed covering and oxblood grillcloth.

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Sound demo:
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Re: My Hot Rodded Blues Junior

Post by VikingBlues » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:27 pm

Beautiful sounds on the demo! :drool:

Great reward for the work you put into it I think. :thumbsup:
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Re: My Hot Rodded Blues Junior

Post by HalfBlindLefty » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:51 pm

Delicious sounds
Love the noodles :)
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Re: My Hot Rodded Blues Junior

Post by ratfinkdan » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:44 am

Very cool badblueplayer! Sounds really good , looks cool too, I have a blues jr 3 have thought about putting it into a bigger pine cab, just not sure if I want to put that much money into it, i've heard that the bigger cab alone will really help open them up tone wise. Nice job on all the work! Dan

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Re: My Hot Rodded Blues Junior

Post by tytlblues » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:15 am

Hey this is a timely post, just bought a blues junior and a squire tele the other day! I have not had much time to mess with them much though. Hopefully this weekend. Dying to try the blues junior through my sons 4x12 cab!

Your mods look/ sound awesome:)
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Re: My Hot Rodded Blues Junior

Post by antigua72 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:48 pm

Hey good badblues player
thats really a dream ...incredible
please tell us more about it.
is this a Presence knob like a billm audio one...and what is the dip switch between Bass and Treble for ?
Did you made this on your own ? Or was it a kit.
respectfully and very jealous greetings

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Re: My Hot Rodded Blues Junior

Post by BadBluesPlayer » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:42 pm

Many of the upgrades are the same or similar to the BillM mods that are so popular. The presence control is the same as BillM's. The toggle switch is a bright switch. I later realized that I could use the Push/pull switch on the presence control for the bright switch, so that's what I'm doing to them now.

My mods are similar to BillM's. I just did more stuff. Upgraded all the power caps, all the caps in the signal path, added a choke, replaced all the tube sockets and tube board with new wiring and new chassis mount sockets, replaced all the ribbon cable wiring. There are about 50 upgrades, including a Weber alnico 12a150 speaker.

Here's me and my buddy playing a gig with the two prototype amps - my buddy's amp is the same but with a Weber ceramic 12f150 speaker:
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Re: My Hot Rodded Blues Junior

Post by VikingBlues » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:20 am

Now there's a demo that shows off the amps sounds very well. Upgrades done to good effect to say the least. :cool: :drool:

Have to say that's some great playing going on there by the whole group - very tight and in the groove - great stuff! :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:
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Re: My Hot Rodded Blues Junior

Post by DeaconBlues » Fri May 03, 2013 3:22 pm

I just finished converting a BJ to 6v6's, but I didn't add the choke or go for a larger cabinet. Just did the basic mods for the octal conversion. This was for the owner of the music store I work at.
I'm thinking of doing the octal conversion to one of my Pro jrs.. I'm curious as to how close to 5E3 territory I could get with a 6v6 PJ.
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