People out there definitely have love-hate feelings for the blues juniors. I’m part of the love group! I have 2 of them and think they are an incredible sounding amp clean to raw. (I will even use the reverb on it, but not my favorite part.) Recently, one of my stock BJ died. I tracked down the problem to an open 100k plate resistor, but in the process of troubleshooting, I was dismayed about the flimsy construction of the board, tube attachment, etc. What a shame. It will definitely cause more headaches to come, so I will rewire it! Hoffman sells a turret board, with more or less drop-in fashion to convert it, minus reverb. But I decided to go a step further and put it all together in a new lunchbox. (Same Hammond ones that Lil Dawg uses). I’m calling it a Lunchbox PBJ (Pro Blues Junior) because the pro junior did not come with reverb (and I like peanut butter of course). The chassis is of course the challenge for me. I lack experience and tools to do this, plus it can be really expensive to do it right. It makes those ready made chassis from Mojotone and the like look like total steals for the money. I decided to go with the black powder coated steel, I’m hoping it will be more rigid than aluminum and less work being paint already. Looking back, aluminum may be better for conductivity, and going unpainted may not be a difficult problem to overcome. I think the label-less look on controls looks a little cheesy, especially with so many knobs, so I know I want labels. I struggle with the lettering and looked into screen printing, laser etching/engraving, but all fairly expensive (something in the $200+ range for one off simple lettering. ). So I’m going to try Datak dry transfer rub on letters, one at a time, and coat with clear matte finish (this is why I now kinda wish I went unpainted, I have to paint it now anyway!) Below are some of the layout placement mockups on the painters tape covered chassis. As you can see I also am adding a choke to the design. Why not... I may also line up the output and choke as I have seen on countless examples, rather than going 90 degrees. It seems to be far more important to make this consideration for the PT and OT than the choke and OT. oh, and ignore the fuse holder, that is just a place holder while I wait for a switch. An actual fuse holder will be mounted next to the power cord on the back.