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Blues Junior III + MOD Reverb Tank

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by armyofbees, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. armyofbees

    armyofbees TDPRI Member

    85
    Dec 26, 2011
    Phoenix AZ
    I recently picked up a pristine Blues Junior III on my local CL for $300 (total bargain) to replace a Super Champ XD. The BJr sounds great with my Tele, Strat and Tokai Love Rock, not to mention it takes pedals very well.

    The only real weak spot on it was the stock Accutronics reverb tank. I did a bit of research online and read about the MOD replacement tanks. I ordered one (about $22 shipped) and spent a whole 5 minutes swapping out the stock tank with it. What an amazing difference the MOD tank made! I can now turn up the verb past 4 without it farting out and sounding sloppy - in fact it sounds downright great across the dial. I turn it to around 9 (1am on the dial) to get that drippy 60s surf reverb sound.

    I highly recommend this easy upgrade for anyone with a BJr.
     
  2. Phil_tre

    Phil_tre Tele-Holic

    677
    Oct 31, 2010
    Eastern Canada
    is there a particular model or is it called MOD ??

    Thanks !

    Phil.
     
  3. Lostinthe50s

    Lostinthe50s Tele-Afflicted

    May 7, 2010
    Kenora, ON
    I used a Ruby tank with the same results.
     
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  5. telefunken

    telefunken Friend of Leo's

    Dec 27, 2004
    North Hollywood
    While I love my Blues jr. III, I hate Hate Hate the reverb. I actually use a Delay to give me a faux reverb effect. Where did you order the tank. What model number?

    Thanx
     
  6. armyofbees

    armyofbees TDPRI Member

    85
    Dec 26, 2011
    Phoenix AZ
  7. telefunken

    telefunken Friend of Leo's

    Dec 27, 2004
    North Hollywood
  8. armyofbees

    armyofbees TDPRI Member

    85
    Dec 26, 2011
    Phoenix AZ
    any time.. I've read plenty of great tips here as well..just wanted to pay it forward :D
     
  9. Jazzerstang

    Jazzerstang Tele-Afflicted

    wow. I was just thinking about how ugly the reverb on my bjr is. Thanks!:)
     
  10. Billm

    Billm Friend of Leo's

    Mar 26, 2008
    New Jersey
    The Ruby tank is just a rebranded Belton. Ruby doesn't manufacture much.

    Here are the Belton, Mod, and Accutronics tanks:

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    And here are the innards. The Belton and Mod use some of the same parts and sound the same. Belton now owns Accutronics.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. sammy123

    sammy123 Tele-Meister

    181
    Jul 25, 2011
    MKE
    I have a crate v18 that I have been tinkering on and the stock Ruby tank sounded terrible. I got a 4 spring 600ohm MOD and it sounds much better.
     
  12. OaklandA

    OaklandA Friend of Leo's

    Jun 18, 2004
    Arizona
    It's a very good inexpensive upgrade. Mine isn't a III, but the upgrade applies to the older models as well...in fact maybe more so for the green board models.

    Got mine cheap locally from Antique Electronics.
     
  13. telefunken

    telefunken Friend of Leo's

    Dec 27, 2004
    North Hollywood
    Got my Mod tank today and installed it (took 5 minutes, that includes opening the box it came in..very easy). Now I can use the reverb. I've been using my delay set to sound like a reverb but not anymore. Thanx again!!!:D
     
  14. armyofbees

    armyofbees TDPRI Member

    85
    Dec 26, 2011
    Phoenix AZ
    awesome!
     
  15. armyofbees

    armyofbees TDPRI Member

    85
    Dec 26, 2011
    Phoenix AZ
    I think amplifiedparts.com is antique electronics..or a subsidiary thereof. very cool!
     
  16. armyofbees

    armyofbees TDPRI Member

    85
    Dec 26, 2011
    Phoenix AZ
    and thanks for the great info Billm!
     
  17. SMurphy28

    SMurphy28 Tele-Meister

    329
    Sep 23, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I might have to give this a try! Thanks for the info. Is it an easy install? Looks like I just need to unscrew the old one from the bottom and install this one and plug it in.

    Does it also work with the Hot Rod Deville? anyone know?
     
  18. Phil_tre

    Phil_tre Tele-Holic

    677
    Oct 31, 2010
    Eastern Canada
    ...got my MOD tank last friday:

    less harsh than the stock tank in my Blue Jr 3, the range is now completely usable (was not able to pass 4 on the OEM tank). There is also less "spring pop, drip" from the MOD tank. Warm and discrete, I like it...

    Thanks !!

    Philippe
     
  19. SMurphy28

    SMurphy28 Tele-Meister

    329
    Sep 23, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Just installed the mod tank last night and what a difference! Really simple to do too.

    Thanks for all the info!
     
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