Installing Blues Junior Tilt-Back Legs
This page is courtesy Billm Audio customer Ben Crouse, who installed tilt-back legs on his Blues Junior and took pictures and measurements. Says Ben, “I hope this is helpful for your readers. When I went to look for information on how to install these on a BJ I couldn’t find anything out there.”
Ben chose the 14-inch legs for the best fit and a good tilt-back angle. They’re available from Musician’s Friend and other online vendors for around $40. He was able to find a pair on eBay for $35, including shipping.
To install these on a BJ you first have to remove the chasis. You then will need to drill a 3/16″ hole for the leg pivot screw, and a 1/8″ pilot hole for the leg stop screw. (Note: These were the appropriate hole sizes for the hardware that was provided with my leg set. It would be advisable to check and make sure that the screw sizes haven’t change before drilling these holes.) The leg pivot screw hole is drilled 4″ down from the top of the cabinet, and 1 3/4″ from the back of the cabinet. The leg stop pilot hole is drilled 3 1/2″ down from the top of the cabinet, and 3 7/8″ from the back of the cabinet. The attached photo shows the placement of the kickback legs, and the leg stop.
Each leg has one washer between it and the cabinet, and a washer/lock washer and nut on the inside of the cabinet.
Once the legs are installed, the chassis will have to be slid under the leg pivot screw, and then up and into position, but the screw will not interfere or touch the chassis if it is installed in the location shown.