Completely removing reverb tank from Blues Junior

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  1. tm1303

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    Hi all,

    Does anyone know how much a stock BJ reverb tank weighs?

    If I completely removed the reverb tank from my blues junior, would anything go bang?

    Would i need to bridge the reverb tank send/return leads or could I just pull it all out and tape the reverb control to zero?

    The reverb tank in my BJ (like many others, i understand) is a box of hiss. I use an external reverb pedal so I'm wondering about pulling it out to save some weight but don't really know how much the things actually weigh.

    Thanks,
    T.
     
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    Ira7 Doctor of Teleocity

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    They weigh next to nothing, but why don't you replace the tank? They're dirt cheap.
     
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    ^this exactly^
     
  4. tm1303

    tm1303 TDPRI Member

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    I was thinking about replacing, but having grown so accustom to having it zero'd at all times I started to wonder about ripping it out to give my bad back a bit of a rest. I don't really know what is in the tank, it looks like a bit metal brick so thought it might have some weight to it.

    I've been thinking about picking up a neodymium speaker (maybe a Jensen Jet) to bring down the weight and the unused reverb tank seemed like a candidate for further weight reduction. (I've also got a super light SGJ to give myself a break from the weight of the Tele)

    If the weight of the tank is trivial though I'll probably replace it.

    Thanks for your input :)
     
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    Yeah it weighs next to nothing, but if it's really bothering you just disconnect it.
     
  6. Ira7

    Ira7 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I doubt that any tank tops 2 pounds, although I never guessed anyone's weight at Coney Island.

    It's not going to be any significant weight savings, and you might LOVE the new tank:

    You do realize that with a new tank, you now have your choice of slower through faster decays? And in case you didn't know, we're talking like 30 bucks.
     
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    I've got a full length tank on the shelf next to me, so out of curiousity I've just weighed it on the kitchen balance. A full length Accutronics tank is about 700g or 1.5lbs, and the short tank in the Junior will be less than that. Are you going to even notice that small a change in weight?
     
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    Yep, a weight change so small is unlikely to make a massive difference. Looks like a replacement it is!
     
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    The tank is a cheap things metal box with two long springs in it, doesn't weigh much. If you think jnr is heavy try carrying a twin. Lol
     
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    No, no, I really do appreciate the BJ is already at the lighter end of the combo spectrum and I'm grateful for it :)
     
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    This why I'm so aggravated at paying $119 for the Danoelectric Spring King pedal.

    But damn, do I love those springs.
     
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    Just weighed the Accutronics 8EB2C1B I took out of my Super 210 when I installed a long Mod 9EB2C1B tank, and it's weighs 10 oz. I think the 8EB2C1B is standard for a BJ as well?
     
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