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the Blues Jr. is an awesome amp, I've owned a few in the past.



Few amps can do a sparkly and glassy clean like Fender can.

You are sort of a Fender slut, though.

eeehhhh. right now i'm digging this old Princeton, but I've worked some Marshalls for many years. The two that I'd keep in my stable are the Princeton and the Silver Jubilee.
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Okay, I just spent three minutes back reading on this.

Pio, do you not agree that different tube amps of the same wattage will differ in perceived volume?

One 15 watt amp being too loud does not mean others will be. Anyways, it sounds like your BJ could have been perfectly suitable if you didn't rely solely on the amp for distorted tones. Add pedals. That's part of the fun.

I've got more pedals than you at the moment; I wasn't looking to the BJ for overdriven tube sounds and was planning on getting a Keeley TS for it. You do however, at least to my experience, have to give an amp a certain amount of power to get it into the zone where it sounds best. I loved the shimmery clean tone but it just penetrated too much.

Now, if one 15 watt amp is too loud, yes, another one might not be as loud. However, when that BJ was too loud around four, I'm going to assume 15 watts is in general too much for me. I could be wrong but 2.2k for that Tone King would mean I want to be pretty sure I"m not going to have buyer's remorse.
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i forget the exact limits of the BJ, but volume at 5 doesn't mean it's only half way there. My Princeton's volume peaks just before 6, and then after that it's just distorting more, no change in volume.




the BJ and PJ are part of a pretty punchy line from Fender. A Princeton or a Deluxe reverb are different animals.
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also, for Foof:

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find an old one and it'll come with extra Gome and Origen approval
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Pio, if you buy from an authorized dealer, you don't need to worry about buyer's remorse. Generally, they will let you try things out for a couple of days. Return if you don't like. No problem.
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Back of the neck of the 335.
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there's just something about the old stuff...
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there's just something about the old stuff...

There is also something about new stuff smile.gif
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back on track with some old gear:




pups should be given a bit of a look to check output levels, but this is a fun guitar. Much lighter and more resonant than my 335. I forget its exact year, '62 or '64 or around then.
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What's the long and short on the sound of P 90s?
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What's the long and short on the sound of P 90s?

They only sound good when driving amps above 5 watts.
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They only sound good when driving amps above 5 watts.

So 8 watts = win?
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So 8 watts = win?
:P
In all seriousness, P90 is a single coil but with a thicker tone than say a strat pickup. For me, it's often the noisiest pickup and I prefer the compression from a humbucker or the articulation from a fender single coil. A lot of guys love p90s the best, though. Personal preference.
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Pretty sure Gomey has said attenuators suck. If he hasn't quite a few other people have. Been watching youtubes of that Fargen Miniplex and even with that built in power scaling seems you have to get pretty loud to get the sweet sounds.

I had no luck with attenuators and moved mine on.

re p90's...I have always wanted an SG with p90's...or a gold top with p90s and an old fixed bridge
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