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I'm writing from England. I've seen a Fender Blues Junior for sale on ebay. It's made for the American market ( ie 110v not 240v that we use domestically in the UK). There seem to be two easy solutions one is a step down transformer and the other is a voltage converter. I want it for portability so I don't want to have to carry a heavy additional bit of kit. As it's only 15W would a 45W voltage converter be plenty good enough? Are there other issues I need to think about? What about mains hum? We have 50Hz mains cycle. Thanks, Mark
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Well I won't answer your question but I think you can avoid this especially if you're looking for portability, there are tons of good 15W amps in Europe you may pay a bit more though...
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Talk to your local Fender dealer. this model should be available in the UK although it may have a slightly different model name.
__________________ Dan Sawyer, friend of Ted's.
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I see that this thread is a bit old but anyway, I live in London and see new listings of Blues Juniors (with local power specs) come up on eBay just about every day. I bought one recently..gorgeous smooth warm sound...I think Ted would have loved them.
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Yes I do believe Ted had a favorite Blues Jr. I made a few mods to mine to get a bit more clean headroom and more bass. Changing the speaker helped make it bloom a bit more and solved the slightly boxy low end. Glad you found one and like it. all the best, Tim
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The 15w rating is of the output of the amp, not the total power drain of the amplifier itself. I have a 15watt Epiphone valve amp and its total power consumption is 80 watts.
Check the back off the amp or the manual to get the total power consumption for the device.