#1
I have a Crate V-series 18W, which gets good Vox-esque sounds.

Now, I want an amp for Fender-y sounds, I was thinking a Blues Jr. the only problem is with the tubes that close to the speaker, isnt heat dissipation an issue?

Also I have to go over some bumpy roads to get to gigs, (unfortunately the city has the worst roads), so since the tubes are relatively exposed, I'm afraid of them breaking. Would this be a problem?
#2
I wouldn't worry, you'd do just as much damage to the crate. They aren't gonna move far enough to actually hit anything. Just make sure you give them a good once over when you get there to make sure they haven't wiggled out. I drove my F-30 30 miles in a somewhat rough riding truck with no ill effects.
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#3
if you're worried, pop the tubes out and put them in a box or something. It probalby won't matter though, what do you think the amp went through to get to you?

and no the heats not a problem
#4
Quote by neptune1988
I have a Crate V-series 18W, which gets good Vox-esque sounds.

Now, I want an amp for Fender-y sounds, I was thinking a Blues Jr. the only problem is with the tubes that close to the speaker, isnt heat dissipation an issue?

Also I have to go over some bumpy roads to get to gigs, (unfortunately the city has the worst roads), so since the tubes are relatively exposed, I'm afraid of them breaking. Would this be a problem?

Shouldn't be a big deal. You could just take out the tubes. But, a word of advice. It sounds like you plan to use this for gigs. You WILL have trouble keeping a clean sounds at giggable volumes. Of course, you will probably be miced
#5
and yeah the SRV guy is right I guess,they had to deliver them in a semi to the store anyway. They can take anything, well you know what I mean.

The heat may be an issue I have to just work out on my own.
#6
the heat won't be an issue. it hasn't been for the thousands of other blues junior owners
#7
Never had an issue with heat. You should be fine TS, they are great little amps IMO.
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#8
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Never had an issue with heat. You should be fine TS, they are great little amps IMO.


I guess it just a phobia. They ARE great amps.
#9
the heat dosent to jack man... dont worry about it... if it wa sa problem fender would have re designed teh amp so it wouldent be
#10
the only problem i have with a blues jr. is it is the least fendery sounding fender amp due to the power tubes it has. good sounding amp though, to me it sounds like a ac-15 and a hotrod deluxe had a baby.
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#11
Yea I don't mean to throw you a curveball here, but if you really want a Fendery sound I wouldn't get a Blues Junior. The whole Hot Rod series doesn't really have that classic Fender sound. If you want a good Fender for clean, look at a Deluxe Reverb. But the Blues Jr. isn't bad by any means.
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#12
Dont worry about the tubes falling out. On the way home from buying mine, we drove on pretty bumpy roads. Like you I was super worried and cringed at every bump, but when we got home I gave it a once over and thier were no problems at all. If worst comes to worst and after the first trip the tubes do fall out, just pop em into a box for the trip.
My Gear:

Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster
NOS Tweed Fender Blues Jr
Boss BD-2
Boss CE-5
Boss CS-3
Dunlop Slash Crybaby
Korg DT-10
Boss BR-600
MXR Script Phase 90
MXR DD-7 Analog Delay

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Vox V847
#13
i've had issues with heating actually, so yes it is an issue. but only every 2 years or so, maybe it was a two time deal
#14
Tube amps are supposed to get hot.

Electrons are BOILING off of a plate of metal. What you thought that it wouldn't become hot?
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#15
Come on guys, this thread is two months old


Quote by MOOSE_CCR99
Dont worry about the tubes falling out. On the way home from buying mine, we drove on pretty bumpy roads. Like you I was super worried and cringed at every bump, but when we got home I gave it a once over and thier were no problems at all. If worst comes to worst and after the first trip the tubes do fall out, just pop em into a box for the trip.



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#16
oops sorry i wasnt paying attention.
My Gear:

Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster
NOS Tweed Fender Blues Jr
Boss BD-2
Boss CE-5
Boss CS-3
Dunlop Slash Crybaby
Korg DT-10
Boss BR-600
MXR Script Phase 90
MXR DD-7 Analog Delay

GASing for:
Vox V847