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Fender Hot Rod Series Blues Junior III 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
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      Fender Hot Rod Series Blues Junior III 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp (H12886)
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Excellent fat-tube tone with spring reverb in a compact size.

The Blues Junior™ III guitar amp is a 15-watt, warm-toned, long time favorite; the perfect grab & go tube amp for stage or studio. It's got the fat mid tones characteristic of EL84 output tubes, warm 12AX7 preamp tube overdrive, real spring Reverb, simple control layout, footswitchable FAT boost, and external speaker capability.

The new Blues Junior III also includes these upgrades: Easier reading black control panel with front reading text, new badge; vintage Fender "dog bone" handle, vintage-sized jewel light, "Sparkle" mod, rattle-reducing shock absorbers for EL84 tubes, super-sensitive Fender Special Design 12" "lightning bolt" speaker by Eminence, and heavy-duty set screw "chicken head" knobs.

Fender Hot Rod Series Blues Junior III 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Features:

  • All tube preamp and 15-watt power section
    3 band EQ
    FAT boost switch
    12" Fender® "Lightning Bolt" speaker by Eminence
    Built-in spring reverb
    Extension speaker jack
    Input for optional 1-button footswitch


Fender Hot Rod Series Blues Junior III 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

  • Amplifier Type: Tube
    Output Power: 15 Watts
    Speaker: 12 inch, 8 ohm 50 Watt Fender® "Lightning Bolt" speaker by Eminence®
    Output Impedance: 8 Ohms
    Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
    Power Tubes: 2 x EL84
    Rectifier: Solid State Rectifier
    Inputs: One
    Channels: One Channel
    Controls: Reverb, Master, Middle, Bass, Treble, "Fat" Switch, Volume
    Effects: Spring Reverb
    Speaker Jack: External Speaker Jack
    Amp Covering/Grille Cloth: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Blackface Style Black/Silver Grille Cloth
    Height: 16" (40.6 cm)
    Width: 18" (45.72 cm)
    Depth: 9.18" (23.31 cm)
    Weight: 31 lb. (14.06 kg)
    Footswitch: Optional 1-Button Footswitch Available For Fat
    Cover: Optional Amp Cover Available
    Unique Features: Black control panel, New badge, Rattle reducing shock absorbers for EL84 tubes, Fat Switch


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  • Tone MONSTER!

    As reviewed by Mark on 12/26/2010

    The best amp you could ask for. Vintage tube tone in a compact form. I bought mine slightly used and it's still amazing looking and sounding. The small size may fool you, but let me tell you, this little guy packs a punch! Talk about loud...the Blues Junior shakes my room! Wonderful amount of tones can be created from it. Of course you have the well-known Fender clean tone, but it handles everything form surf, with the pre-amp volume down with the treble and spring reverb cranked to 12, to full-out distortion with the pre-amp and all tone controls raised. This amp also takes pedals very well, especially a tube screamer, giving it that rich SRV sound. On the hardware side of the spectrum, it's very light-weight, making it easy to haul to small gigs and perfect for studio use. Easy-to-read controls make it easy to dial into the right setting for that certain tone as well as keeping it simple with no unnecessary knobs. I also own a Line 6 Spider III 75 Watt modeling combo, and my Blues Junior blows it out of the water, in every way imaginable. Should have started with this to begin with...

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful.
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  • Simply Wonderful

    As reviewed by Peter O'Neal on 12/28/2010

    I love my Blues Junior. I was looking for something with fantastic tone (of course) and without a bunch of amp modelling and other extra, ummm...let's just say "stuff", added to it. I also was going for easily PORTABLE. Fender fullfilled all my desires in this amp. I took my telecaster and Vox tonelab pedal into GC to try some amps out. Spent over an hour messing around in there, until I found the Blues junior and after about 10 min. was anding one of the dudes my GC card. THis is an awesome amp...I would suggest getting the footswitch for the FAT feature, Live Wire makes one that is half the price of the Fender model...FAT is one little extra that this amp does feature that is very nice indeed.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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  • Huge Sound for 15 Watts!

    As reviewed by Mike Rieves on 12/21/2010

    This amp weighs a bit over 30 pounds, and it's loud enough for most gigs! Great clean sound, nice crunch when you crank it, it isn't a metal amp, but it's good for most everything else. You can get a wide range of tone, from blues, to country to jazz to rock, and it works nicely with pedals so, it's versatile enough to be your only amp, and you'll definitely appreciate it's size and weight when you're loading out after a gig. I bought mine used, and I've had it for about three years and had no trouble of any kind from it, it still looks brand new. The original owner replaced the factory speaker with a Ted Weber VIntage Series Alnico, and it's a great swap, the Weber is more efficient, making the amp louder, and it has better tone too. If you're wanting a small lightweight amp with great tone and plenty of volume, and you don't play metal, go try out a Blues Junior, you might find it's just what you're looking for!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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