- Feb 19, 2013
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- Las Vegas, NV
So whats the main differences betwen a 5E3 and say a Blues Jr? Blues Jr seems to have more features going on. How do they compare tonally?
I'm really not sure how I can answer that without offending avid, happy Blues Junior users and owners, other than to say that the BJ uses EL84s for power tubes and both amps "amplify" guitar signal with a similar number of watts. I personally dislike nearly everything about the BJ, except for the concept of being a convenient to carry package! There are many very valid reasons that folks still fawn over the 5E3, 60 years after Fender stopped making them and the fact that they are the most often cloned/built/used amps on the planet! Of course, a few years back, even Fender started making them again, for those very same valid reasons! You won't really understand until you own a bone stock one, with all its warts, etc!
Just The Way It Is!