NAD: Fender Limited Tweed Pro Junior

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  1. jstarr823

    jstarr823 Senior Member

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    A little slice of heaven. A Les Paul through a Tweed Fender Pro Junior IV.

    Today, this beautiful little Tweed Junior showed up at my doorstep. Within a few minutes I had it unboxed and cranking with the my new ‘17 Standard. Mmmmm... Tasty.

    The circuit rework and Jensen Alnico speaker completely transform this versus the 3. And the lacquered tweed cab with stitched leather handle is absolutely beautiful. Craftsmanship is superb! The tones are pure vintage tube.

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  2. Seven

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    Congrats! Those are killer. :dude:
     
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    Nice price, congrats on a sweet amp!
     
  4. jstarr823

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    Killer amp. Sounds exactly like what you’d expect from a proper LP and a vintage tube amp.

    Only one problem: It’s actually too loud for bedroom use. At least in my application. Son of a bitch!

    I can’t decide to stick it out, trade for a Marshall Class 5, or send it back. It’s probably going to drive my wife nuts. Sucks, because it’s pure money. Just too f*cking loud for quiet bedroom use.
     
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  5. Standard 64

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    Maybe a blues junior with a master volume?
     
  6. zombiwoof

    zombiwoof Senior Member

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    Can you clear up something for me?. Is the cab plywood as some sites say, or the same particle board as the regular BJ's?.
    Thanks,
    Al
     
  7. lakeburst

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    On my list! Love this tweed look. These lill amps sound damn good.
    Well done!
    Congrats!:applause:
     
  8. Neffco

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    Attenuator might work for your application. I have one on my 50w Bassman and it will flat shut it down. For home use I don’t feel it sucks too much tone. The Carl’s speaker soak is under 50$.

    As a bonus I can turn my volumes to 10 and hear what a fully cranked Bassman sounds like. Damn good really.

    That amp is a beauty.
     
  9. Hatefulsob

    Hatefulsob Senior Member

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    Particle board.
     
  10. bblooz

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    Congrats on your NAD - enjoy!
     
  11. GearHo

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    One of my all time favorite set ups is two pro jr.s, use an a/b box, one delay pedal, one reverb pedal, and your favorite overdrive. Its huge sounding, portable, and inexpensive. Pro jr.s don't need to be cranked to sound good, but when you do, you realize that is where it shines. I run mine around 7-8 and it sings pretty well.

    I don't think the OP is going to have any less restrictions with a class 5, I had a couple of those. They may be marginally better volume wise, but IMO it wont solve your problem.

    If volume is your concern, then I would consider a Yamaha TR10. This amp has some great features, decent tones, and you can carry it anywhere with ease.
     
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    :lol:

    I'm a GASin for a C5 myself. :h5:
     
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    I need to take my C5 out of the apartment and blow the cobwebs out of it :jam:
     
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    I love the Pro Junior...swear by it. Can't count how many times its saved the evening . I wish more backline companies would get on the train.....it would save a lotta bitchin
    Blues Junior ....NOPE, just doesn't deliver the tone like the PJ

    I have four Pro Juniors at the moment .Two USA versions and two early MiM . I haven't kept up with the variations
    The tweed USA one came with the blue Eminence alnico and has a tone that I haven't been able to replicate with the others....dont know why
    The other 3 I have all came with the ceramic Eminence , which is a GOOD speaker ,but I tracked down a blue alnico for each of them as well. One of the MiM versions is just a fire breather. They're all great and get me where I need to be
    On bigger gigs ,I use the PJ for harmonica and some kind of Marshall / bassman for guitar . But every now and then I end up using the PJ for guitar , jacking it into my 4x10 cab.....Tone & dispersion without the "pressure" on the crowd
    Sometimes I'll just go out with two smaller amps & run em together

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    Jeff Beck, Dan Baird , Petty, Eric Ambel , pretty impressive list of Pro Junior Proponents

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    too loud for bedroom use you say
     
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    I use an attenuator with mine and it works great. When the family goes out I go all in until the walls shake!
     
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    Nice.

    Get another one and run 'em in stereo. :headbanger:
     

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