Blues Jrs, two at $350

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  1. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    My local GC has two new BJr's. They want $350 for each. One is black tolex, the other is tweed. Both have issues and they say Fender doesn't want to fix them.
    The tweed crackles loudly.
    The tolex blows fuses immediately.

    Seems strange to me that they dont repair a new amp. If buying, I would worry a bit about any offered warranty...

    The days of play and throw away are here boys........ :lol:
     
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    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Are they drunk? You can buy a used one for that much that actually works!
     
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    Yeah, I think you could. Not sure now or not. But these are new amps. However, they apparently haven't sold either! They're like
    $700 new aren't they? Even if you had to replace a tranny... might be good for a tinkerer.?
    But nah..... too much trouble to mess with.
     
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    Sure---you could fix them. Probably. Then you have a Blues Jr.

    yay.
     
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    “Fender doesn’t want to fix them…”

    In my retail experience, a manufacturer either takes back an unsold defective product, or they provide instructions for its disposal. The idea of Fender allowing a retailer to discount and sell defective products stinks like fish on hot pavement.
     
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    Yeah...normally that would get sent to a warranty repair center (like me) and then it gets sold as new still. I have never heard of such activity from Fender before.
     
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    and now I have to find something else to waste my time on
     
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    I haven't been in the local Guitar Center in several years, maybe I'll stop in sometime and what they don't have that I want.....
     
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    Yep, sounds fishy on the part of the GC to me.
     
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    colchar Friend of Leo's

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    Buy them.

    They come with a Fender warranty. As soon as a problem arises, take them in for warranty repair. Fender will either have them repaired or will replace them. Either way, it is their problem not yours.

    If I was in the US I'd buy both right now.
     
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