Which Blues Junior to buy?

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  1. PCollen

    PCollen Friend of Leo's

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    I have an original USA greenboard BJ and have had a Jensen C12N RI speaker in it for 10 years...it's sounds GREAT. No saying another speaker might not sound better, but it certainly does not sound "awful".
     
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    Cannabis Rex = 101 dB
    Jensen C12N = 97 dB
    4 dB louder is kind of noticeable.
     
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    Tweed all the way!!!
     
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    To me, an amplifier is an appliance. I buy it for performance. What it looks like is of little concern to me. So that being said, if the Western model has a far better speaker option, as many of these posters are saying, I would buy that one. The carved leather look is not that bad. Get yourself a nice Stetson to wear on stage. ;) stetson.png
     
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    Never go for looks alone, read the description of the speakers by BillM and decide based on that.

    FTR, I played the tweed version and thought it was great and the CRex is one of my favorite speakers so it’s not that one is better, they are different.
     
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    Thank you for all of your inputs. I am leaning towards the tweed after watching this video comparison.
     
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    I would buy a real amp with a real reverb............
     
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    I was convinced the players in my band would sound good no matter what they played through. One had a mesa with a 2x12 the other had a 5150 an a half stack. I got a tweed blues jr an a black tolex blues jr an asked them to try them out. We mic everything an play small to medium venues some larger outside stuff. They plugged their pedal boards in an went to work. Now all they use at gigs are the blues jr's. I think they sound great an so do they because they do sound great. I love these little amps an load in is so much easier. Btw we all have personal monitors to keep stage volume where we want it. When I play I think they put my guitar in my monitor only an keep me outta the mains. Lol
     
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    Huh? It's spring reverb, what's not real about it?
     
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    Some people feel that unless reverb is tube driven that it isn't "real" reverb.

    Mind you..."real" reverb only happens naturally. Any reverb created from an amp could be considered to not be "real".

    I also don't understand the "real amp" comment either, but its a discussion that I refuse to have on forums any longer.
     
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    Since he said an amp with real reverb I'm assuming he means the reverb is onboard, not natural. Obviously none would be 'real' in that sense but I assumed he implied it being digital of some kind.
     
  13. strat1

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    I would go with the Lacquered Tweed. I bought one last year & love it. Good tone, nice reverb, bright circuit design & the Jensen speakers is perfect in that amp. This is one amp that took me by surprise from day 1.
     
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    Metoo!
     
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    Home use? C Rex one.
    GIg use? Tweed with the C12N.
     
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    That tweed makes your tone warmer it's a known fact:lol:
     
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    those blues juniors use a small core on the output transformer, maybe it is so the speaker does not blow, anybody notice a weak low end? i stuck a Tweed DeLuxe OPT in there and it sounds great, so maybe the C Rex likes the small OPT,

    here is the print of the take-a-part i did for any propeller heads out there, > Fender Blues Jr OPT.png
     
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