I officially have the last, unmodded, first-generation, U.S.-made Fender Blues Jr. in the universe. Or so it seems.
It sat neglected for a few years while I played with a Princeton Recording amp, a Marshall Class 5 (recently acquired), a G Dec 3 30 (blues edition) and a few other toys, but I've started playing it again.
My feelings are as mixed as ever. It's loud and it's got that crashing, pungent EL84 treble bite, which can grow on you over time. The reverb is/was one of Fender's darkest hours. The boxiness is still there; the enclosure rattles; half a dozen design "flaws" leap to mind.
But with good PAF-style humbuckers, with the volume cranked (and the master controlled), this little amp rawks. Its best friends seem to be a Crybaby and a TS-9.
Any other "BJ" fans out there?