Guitar thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by rajflyboy, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    Ever own a classical guitar? You'll be sitting on the couch, watching TV and not even playing and then hear a *pop* and look over at your guitar hanging on the wall and see a busted string. Crazy, I tell ya!
  2. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    for sure, I have been told these go on sale regularly so I started watching them
    they get great reviews.

    I have a 100watt tube half stack, its been in a closet upstairs for years... untouched
    This little amp I would use more often

    https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=611815
  3. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    Did you get one of these when they were on heavy discount a few weeks back??
  4. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    No, I missed that!

    they are supposed to be back in stock soon, and maybe go on sale?
    im really in no hurry , would just like to try one.
  5. Signal

    Signal Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow

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    Tubes need replacing, the whole lot I suspect
    Fender blues jr

    Thoughts?

    Have heard good stuff about JJ, but no personal experience
  6. HRS

    HRS Long timer

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    I have a Blues Jr and I like it. It's small and relatively light so it's great for band practice or taking to a jam but cranks well enough for a small place and you can always mic it for larger venues, though in larger places I use an old Peavey 212 Classic or a Marshall DSL 40, or an old Fender Bassman till I recently sold it. I would note that I am primarily a singer/frontman and only generally play guitar on about 12-15 songs in a 4 set night so I'm no lead player by any stretch.

    Fender changed the Blues Jr a little bit this year, so you might be able to pick up a new discontinued model for a good price. Some folks actually prefer it to the new model and there isn't much change anyway. I have bought plenty of used amps but when I can get one for not a lot more than a used model, I'll go for the new because of the warranty and the fact that sometimes an amp will have problems that you don't hear when briefly checking it out.
  7. Byrdguy

    Byrdguy Long timer

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    I've used JJs with good results. have a couple of amps with them in them and they have lasted for years. I don't gig, but practice/noodle nearly every day. Probably find them on ebay or Amazon.
  8. Uke

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    JJ can be good, Sovtek, too. Power tubes should be matched (OT but one reason I've come to love single ended amps).

    I've heard nothing but good for the Blues Jr, even considered one when they first came out, ultimately didn't need another small amp. They're not rare or obscure unless you chance on one with an optional cab covering. The very early ones were done in tweed, you'll more likely see them in black tolex.

    If the tubes need replacing, can you try it with replacement tubes to check pots and speaker, too?
  9. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    They blew em out at $159 plus an additional 20% off if I recall. They went fast, I missed out.