Dating fender blues junior amps

25 May

The Blues Junior III guitar amp is a 15-watt, warm-toned, long time favorite; the perfect grab & go tube amp for stage or studio.It's got the fat mid tones characteristic of EL84 output tubes, warm 12AX7 preamp tube overdrive, real spring Reverb, simple control layout, footswitchable FAT boost, and external speaker capability.

Asymmetrical double cutaway body, contoured body on back and on lower bass bout (where forearm rests), 3 single coil pickups with exposed poles, jack angled into top, tremolo standard (but available without special order), 3 knobs (volume, tone, tone), gold plated parts optional till 1967.

The reverb driver and recovery are also solid state, but use a real spring reverb pan like those found in Fender's more expensive amps. Both the reverb and effects loop use the same type of high quality op amps.

The signal path itself (preamp/poweramp) A lot of people have heard that the More Drive is solid state, or that it uses solid state components.

1954 Stratocaster : Contoured ash body, two-color (yellow to brown) sunburst finish.

Thin "spaghetti" peghead decal logo, no patent numbers.