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Old 09-21-2023, 01:50 PM
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Good luck with the battery, tadol!

One advantage to the bright lights for effects. I play alota outdoor daytime gigs and can easily determine if I've got the reverb engaged, even in direct sun.
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Old 09-23-2023, 11:48 AM
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Well - a quick follow up - after leaving the amp plugged in overnite, I thought Id check the battery operation. And it doesnt - the leds all light up, but no sound from the amp. Plug in, everything works great, unplug, no sound. So I have a terrible feeling its going back - although I hope the foot pedal gets here before then so I can see how that works with the looper and tuner -
I have Junior Go and it has happened many times when I plug the AC chord to the amp and the green led starts to shine, I think there is power on. But the led only shows that the battery is full. So I have to switch the amp on from the ac-switch and the guitar sound works.....
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Old 09-23-2023, 12:16 PM
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I have Junior Go and it has happened many times when I plug the AC chord to the amp and the green led starts to shine, I think there is power on. But the led only shows that the battery is full. So I have to switch the amp on from the ac-switch and the guitar sound works.....
Yeah - I think there is some unusual problem with this particular amp. It all works absolutely flawlessly when plugged in. No problems whatsoever. But as soon as I unplug it, and turn it on, everything lights up and works flawlessly EXCEPT - no sound from the amp. Pedal, tuner, bluetooth connection - all appear perfect, but no sound whatsoever. The second I plug in the power cord, sound is on and working. Unplug, no sound. So, I'm thinking it's something on the board that is not powering the amplifier circuit when 110v is lost - which makes no sense, as the battery is clearly powering every other part of the circuit board, even the pedal when plugged in - but how to troubleshoot circuit boards is way beyond me. So, I've asked to return it. If anyone needs an Acoustic Jr without battery, it's a good deal. But I would like the battery option.

What was actually the most concerning about this is I reached out to Fender Tech Support, by email and phone - and got to talk to a real person! So, big win there, but he checked with senior tech support, and no one had heard of this problem. And Fender has no plans to offer any kind of repair or tech support for these models - If they have a problem, and under warranty, they just replace it. But no service, and after warranty, you pretty much can plan on tossing it in the bin - not encouraging, but perhaps it is the way of things these days -

EAE has my D6-8 in their hands, and they think they can "warm" the sound up a bit (right now it seems a bit too edgy) and I've enjoyed that amp - but its a lot heavier, and has a whole lot more capability than I normally want, and no foot pedal or tuner (or looper?). I may end up looking for another Acoustic Jr GO when I have a little time - I never did get to try it out at a performance, so I still think it might be the ticket -
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Old 10-03-2023, 12:47 PM
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I heard from a Fender Consumer Relations rep yesterday, ..I have been tracking this on my end, it's still out of stock. I do see more units on order. As of today, ETA is 10/18. I will let you know!

The outdoor gigging season here in Minnesota is over @ approx. the end for October. So hopefully that will dovetail with Fenders restock timing and Ill get yet another Go Amp replaced. This will be my second. @tadol, with the first Go Amp, Fender sent me a shipping voucher so that Id ship their defective amp to them prior to their shipping the new one to me; its an amp swap.

Ive done a few more solo gigs with the Go Amp since my last post on this thread for a total of about 24 gigs this season. All the rest of my gigs were played with the much preferred SA220 Fishman Fish Stick. My take on the amps usefulness is the same, To my ear, at the gig the GO amp sound quality and projection is adequate for my purposes. It's not great, but cleanly translates an acoustic-electric instrument and my voice @ a volume that covers small-to-medium outdoor gigsI've used @ artisan/farmer markets, music on the patio, etc kind of things. Ill probably use at a handful of small, quiet indoor gigs this winter; ease of schlepping and setup is a factor.
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