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The chassis can also be found in the weird, plastic-cased Deco-Tone and in some Custom Shop amps with exotic wood cases such as bubinga.
Other cabinet coverings include blond Tolex, dark brown Tolex with a wheat-colored grille (custom for a Canadian music store chain), and the Texas Red Tolex.
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2006 amps have a small metal “Fender 60th Anniversary” button on the back plate. Early Tweeds The early green board tweed-covered amps were not lacquered. It has the same cream board inside with the same components as every other current-production Blues Junior.
The serial numbers for these amps begin with “LO,” indicating that they were made in the Fender/Sunn Lake Oswego factory. It usually applies to old vacuum tubes/valves that have gone unsold for decades. All cream board tweed Blues Juniors have a “Limited Edition” plaque on the back.
The cream-colored board is laid out entirely differently (and better) than the green board. But the old ones sound darker, while the new ones are brighter, with more emphasis on treble tones.
Other Variants The Blues Junior chassis has also been used in the Two-Tone, a large amp with a 10-inch and a 12-inch speaker.All green board and all cream board Blues Juniors are identical electronically, despite what the salesman told you. Below is a table of revision dates and the changes made on those dates. Fender adopted a two-letter dating code in 1990, and the code can be found on the Quality Assurance label, inside the cabinet, sometimes located on the bottom, next to the reverb tank, sometimes on the side.The codes are usually handwritten, and the letters can occasionally be hard to decipher. There is no reliable way to date 2003-2005 amps other than to ask Fender customer support to look up the date from the serial number, although you may find a date code on the speaker.Now in its 20th year, our website continues to grow and evolve, providing a wealth of information on all things fishing.Have a look around - you never know what you'll find!