Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fender Blues Junior Guitar Amplifier Cover Review


I love my Fender Blues Jr. III guitar amplifier, but one thing kind of chapped me when I bought it: for the price I paid, it really would have been nice for Fender to throw in a cover. Would it kill them?

I like keeping my combo amps covered when I am not using them for plenty of good reasons. A decent cover will keep dust and sunlight (and spilled beer) out, and keep it looking like new. Also, if I am taking it somewhere it will help protect it from rain or scuffs and scratches when loading it into my vehicle. So, I looked around on the internet and the best value for me was the factory cover, part number 005-4912-000.

When it showed up, there were no surprises. It is made of heavy nylon with piping stitched around the handle opening and the edges. There is no padding, so it will not protect against hard hits, but I knew this before I bought it. By the way, says this thing is made out of vinyl – it is not.

It is well-sewn, and it fits easily over the amp chassis with no troubles. There is enough extra room so it is easy to take on and off. I have seen some covers where they are so tight that they fit like a sausage, and they are a major league pain to use. That is not the case here.

Anyway, there is no drama and the Fender factory cover does exactly what it is supposed to. If you have a Blues Junior there is no excuse not to get a cover for it.

The best thing about this thing is the price. The Fender Blues Junior amplifier cover has a list price or $24.99 with a street price of $18.99, and many sellers will throw in free shipping. You will not find a better deal!


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