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Fender Limited Edition Blues Jr. Amethyst 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier Amethyst

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The standard for gigging guitarists worldwide and the ideal amp for crafting your own signature sound. Working guitarists everywhere prize no-frills Fender Hot Rod amps for their great volume, reliabi... Click To Read More About This Product

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The standard for gigging guitarists worldwide and the ideal amp for crafting your own signature sound. Working guitarists everywhere prize no-frills Fender Hot Rod amps for their great volume, reliability, responsiveness to effects pedals, and affordability. The Blues Junior III is a longtime 15-watt favorite with warm tone ideal for the go-anywhere guitarist who needs to hit the stage or studio at a moment’s notice, with great sound and versatile features.

This portable 1x12 combo features 15W of classic Fender tone via a trio of 12AX7 preamp and a pair of EL84 power-amp tubes through a Celestion A-type speaker. The single-channel platform and easy-to-use control layout make it easy to dial in your sound and get rocking. And the real spring reverb adds just the right amount of color to your tone without getting washed out.

Features
  • Power: 15W (tube)
  • Tubes: three 12AX7 (preamp); two EL84 (power amp)
  • Single input
  • Single channel
  • Speaker: 1x12 Celestion A-Type
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Controls: 3-band EQ, volume, master, reverb, fat boost switch
  • FX: reverb
  • Construction: 7-ply 3/4 in. birch/maple plywood
  • Covering: amethyst textured vinyl
  • Grille cloth: black with silver accent threads
  • Handle: molded rubber "dog bone" style
  • Dimensions: 18 in. x 16 in. x 9.81 in.
  • Weight: 31 lbs.
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FenderLimited Edition Blues Jr. Amethyst 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier
 
4.7

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5.0

Beautiful Swiss army knife amp

By BDSG

from Detroit MI

Pros

  • compact
  • Pedal Friendly
  • tone
  • Unique Look
  • versatility
  • volume

Cons

  • No FX Loop

Best Uses

  • bedroom
  • home studio
  • small venue

Comments about Fender Limited Edition Blues Jr. Amethyst 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier:

My father just purchased himself this amplifier to get into electric guitar along with an American elite stratocaster HSS. I personally own the standard Blues Jr III and I must say WOW. The Celestian speaker in here gives this version of the blues Jr a warmer more rounded tone than the original and the color is absolutely beautiful.

Like any blues Jr. this amp provides a wonderful base tone for the money. It has beautiful cleans that can be very very bright or dark and warm. The volume can be quite enough for practicing at home and loud enough to play over a drummer. Another lovely aspect of this amp is that it is great for pedals. Its straight forward clean tone provides a great base to build tones. Do not expect this to do high gain without a pedal. However if you want to you can run a nice distortion in front and get all the saturation you want.

If you are looking to have ONE amp that can be molded by pedals to do just about anything and that has a wonderful clean/ crunch tone on its own look no further. This is a swiss army knife of tone and I would highly recommend it. The only downside is that it does not have an FX Loop so if you are looking for that you might want to check out an Egnater amplifier in a similar price range. Oh and I almost forgot to mention that fender has, in my opinion, some of the best built in reverb out of any amp you will find in the price range!

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5.0

A Combo Amp that is a Must Have for any Guitarist!

By Funky Joe

from Lyndhurst, NJ

Comments about Fender Limited Edition Blues Jr. Amethyst 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier:

The Fender Blues Jr. Combo Amp has an array Of uses for any Guitarist in need. Gain can provide exceptional Sustaine. Master Knob can bring presence from a single room to the deep echo of a Concert hall. A much better Amp over its predecessor the Superchamp. Though it will be a few pounds heavier to carry due to the more powerful Tubes and premium speaker inside. This is a staple for medium to large venues comparable to its bigger cousins The Deluxe Reverb and Twin Reverbs.

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4.0

From Clean to Dirt, a very versatile amp

By Phil Manuel

from Mission, KS

Comments about Fender Limited Edition Blues Jr. Amethyst 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier:

It was time to downsize from my Deluxe Reverb, just didn't need the 40 watts any longer. I searched and auditioned a lot of smaller combo amps, including the Tweed NOS version of the Blues Jr. I saw this amp being offered, and it turned my eye - due to the Celestion A-Type speaker. The amethyst covering is a nice departure from the Tweed amps everywhere you look.

Now, it takes some break-in for the speaker to really show, but after about 20 hours of use, the combination of the amp and speaker really sets it apart. From clean to dirt, this amp can do it all. I've head complaints about the reverb on the BJ, but I've found the reverb very lush, only need it at 2-3 to add that depth I like.

The "Fat" switch adds some growl, and it's usable, but not going to appeal to players who want TS like tone. The amp is more suited for Blues, Jazz, Pop, and Country/Roots, rather than Metal. You can use your favorite pedals in front of the amp, as there are no effect loop input/output, though I don't hear any negatives with using my pedals in this setup. All said, this version of the the Blues Jr. III is impressive, and more than does the job for me.

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