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Blemished Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black 190839393920

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The Pro Junior III is a simple, uncluttered 15-Watt tone machine, a great grab & go tube amp for stage or studio. It's got the fat mid tones characteristic of EL-84 output tubes, a dual 12AX7 tube preamp, and a 10-inch Fender Special Design speaker with vintage cone. These ingredients add up to incredibly touch-sensitive dynamic response that exper...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Pro Junior III is a simple, uncluttered 15-Watt tone machine, a great grab & go tube amp for stage or studio. It's got the fat mid tones characteristic of EL-84 output tubes, a dual 12AX7 tube preamp, and a 10-inch Fender Special Design speaker with vintage cone. These ingredients add up to incredibly touch-sensitive dynamic response that experienced players prefer.

Other features include a unique clean-to-drive volume control, and external speaker capability. The new Pro 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; Lower-noise shielding; Rattle reducing shock absorbers for EL-84 tubes; Heavy duty set screw "chicken head" knobs.

Features

  • All tube preamp and 15-watt power section
  • Volume and tone controls
  • 1 - 10" special design Eminence speaker
  • Extension speaker jack
Specifications
  • Amplifier Type: Tube
  • Output Power: 15 Watts
  • Speaker: 1 - 10" Special Design Eminence 8 ohm, 30 watt Speaker
  • Output Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Preamp Tubes: 2 x 12AX7
  • Power Tubes: 2 x EL84
  • Rectifier: Solid State Rectifier
  • Inputs: One
  • Channels: One Channel
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Speaker Jack: External Speaker Jack
  • Amp Covering/Grille Cloth: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Blackface Style Black/Silver Grille Cloth
  • Height: 14.5" (36.83 cm)
  • Width: 15.25" (38.73 cm)
  • Depth: 8.75" (22.22 cm)
  • Weight: 20 lbs (9.07 kg)
  • Cover: Optional Amp Cover Available
  • Unique Features: Black Panel, Vintage Pointer Knobs
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FenderHot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Warm / comfy (8)
  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Portable (7)
  • Good power output (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pro Jr III in Gray Tweed

In my humble opinion, this is one amp every guitarist should have. I had a Pro Jr I, about 5 years ago, and it sounded great, but I just had to (in...Read complete review

In my humble opinion, this is one amp every guitarist should have. I had a Pro Jr I, about 5 years ago, and it sounded great, but I just had to (in my mind) get a higher wattage amp, so I sold it and tried other amps - I have had the Super Sonic 22, 60 and Twin, and a Re-issue Twin, and a Re-Issue Super Reverb, and a Vibro King, and after all that I wanted to try out this little 15 watt Pro Jr, and I am totally happy with the sound. I run a tube screamer (mini), and a delay (i haven't tried a reverb yet), and it gives me everything I need right now for rehearsal and recording. The sound I hear coming out of it is reminiscent of all the famous guitar lines you hear on so many hits - the sound is just pure and simple, clean or dirty if you want, just dial it in. Think about it, if you have a 60 watt amp through 4 10" speakers, each speaker is getting 15 watts - this Pro Jr. is just the scaled down version of a great thing. It may even be better, because you'll save your hearing - something we should all be trying to preserve. (note: this is a new review, look at the dates on those other reviews). Just get one!

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dissapointed

I have been returning and exchanging these amps for 3 weeks to try and get one without quality or manufacturing defects, and I just returned my 5th amp. Each one has had issues that...Read complete review

I have been returning and exchanging these amps for 3 weeks to try and get one without quality or manufacturing defects, and I just returned my 5th amp. Each one has had issues that make them un-useable. From horrible hiss and buzz, to a volume knob that wont turn off the sound. This is a bad ratio of quality problems and makes me wonder about Fender quality control. Guitar Center has been great to deal with, my emails to Fender go unanswered. This would be a killer little amp if I could get one that would operate and play as it's supposed to. Good luck with yours!

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(24 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

dissapointed

By KJB

from Colorado Springs, CO

Comments about Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I have been returning and exchanging these amps for 3 weeks to try and get one without quality or manufacturing defects, and I just returned my 5th amp. Each one has had issues that make them un-useable. From horrible hiss and buzz, to a volume knob that wont turn off the sound. This is a bad ratio of quality problems and makes me wonder about Fender quality control. Guitar Center has been great to deal with, my emails to Fender go unanswered. This would be a killer little amp if I could get one that would operate and play as it's supposed to. Good luck with yours!

(10 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty good!

By Zach M.

from Lowell, Massachusetts

Comments about Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I wanted to move from solid state to tube. I was looking every amp over at Guitar center and this one was just awesome. I wish it had some sort of a master volume, but its not a problem. Nothing has gone wrong and it sounds great. It looks to be good quality. Don't think twice. Buy it now.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pro Jr III in Gray Tweed

By Pete

from A growing town (musically) in California

Site Member

Comments about Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

In my humble opinion, this is one amp every guitarist should have. I had a Pro Jr I, about 5 years ago, and it sounded great, but I just had to (in my mind) get a higher wattage amp, so I sold it and tried other amps - I have had the Super Sonic 22, 60 and Twin, and a Re-issue Twin, and a Re-Issue Super Reverb, and a Vibro King, and after all that I wanted to try out this little 15 watt Pro Jr, and I am totally happy with the sound. I run a tube screamer (mini), and a delay (i haven't tried a reverb yet), and it gives me everything I need right now for rehearsal and recording. The sound I hear coming out of it is reminiscent of all the famous guitar lines you hear on so many hits - the sound is just pure and simple, clean or dirty if you want, just dial it in. Think about it, if you have a 60 watt amp through 4 10" speakers, each speaker is getting 15 watts - this Pro Jr. is just the scaled down version of a great thing. It may even be better, because you'll save your hearing - something we should all be trying to preserve. (note: this is a new review, look at the dates on those other reviews). Just get one!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love It!

By Hallelujah Blues

from Phoenix, AZ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    It's light, it's loud, it sounds great. When I say loud my band mates have told me to turn down with the volume set at 2. I've played bar open mic's and jam sessions and it keeps up with all the other volumes that are jamming. For gigs put a mike in front of it and you are good to go. It works great with pedals.
    I play classic rock and blues and tube amps are the only way to go. I have 3 tube amps and this is my main amp I gig with in my band, The Hallelujah Blues Band, you can check us out on the internet.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Blue Junior's Little Brother

    By robert aponte

    from Huntington Beach, CA

    Comments about Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    So the Blues Junior has a 12 & this has a 10 but it's killer! Why?...no bells & whistles, just a volume & tone knob so you can add whatever pedal you want & get killer effects. The Blues Junior is one of my faves because it does have a Master & Drive volumes along w/Reverb but the "bare bones" of a Pro Junior can't be beat! One of Nels Cline's favorite amps (according to what I've heard or read, I can't remember which). Also was told Jeff Beck uses this as his on stage amp that's miked or run thru the P.A. Either way, it's great for recording or a good jam on stage!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I'm about to buy another one!

    By D

    from Lewiston, ME

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      This little thing is magic. It's hard to describe the feeling I get when playing this, but for the first time since I started playing guitar many moons ago, my fingers actually hurt because I went on a 36 hour guitar playing binge. It is just an inspiring amp to play. Haven't played a gig in a few years now but I wouldn't hesitate bringing this along. Light, and loud, can definitely keep up with the bar scene, and in clubs you're mic'd up anyways, so no problems there. Playing with a strat, volume on 3, tone on 5, and a dyna comp in front is the best clean tone I've ever achieved. This amp makes me want to get out there and gig again.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      This is a great amp, stop whining

      By soapy

      from emeryville ca

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        Stop whining, this is one of - if not the best - 15 A amplifiler on the market. If you can not find your sound with this amp, give up. It's not the amp - it is YOU!

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        C7-CE Nylon String Acoustic - Electric classical guitar

        By Stephen F

        from Sugar Land, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Beautiful workmanship
        • Built in tuner - handy
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Reasonable price for quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I followed by nephew's guidance in selecting this guitar. He obtained a degree with his classical guitar skills and is a professional guitar player and instructor. This model is his performance guitar. I was looking for a guitar that was a bit easier on my fingers as my steel stringed guitar left me with substantial calluses on my fingertips, which interferes with my profession. (veterinarian) I'll admit I was a little concerned that its sound would not be as robust as I prefer. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it performs. So don't back away from a classical guitar if you share my concern. I expect it to perform in any musical genre I desire.

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Awayguy

          from Columbus, Ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I've had this Pro Junior III for a few weeks now. This sucker is plenty loud and sounds awesome. It's currently hooked up my old Sound City L212 with original Rola 12's. Gives it a bunch more real tight punch that the factory open back 10 inch.

           
          4.0

          Small, light simple, malleable--and too powerful?

          By ANKUR

          from undisclosed

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            This is one punchy, warm, clean, powerful amp! I was debating between this and a Blues Junior (and a bunch of other amps), and took this one home and tried it out for a few weeks. I like it more than the Blues Juniors I tried in store because it just feels more vital and alive, and isn't as "fizzy"/weak as the Blues Juniors' tone, in comparison. I am, however, planning on returning the Pro Junior, because it's too loud (for home use, where I play the most--I really can't turn the volume up beyond 1.5 or so), though I highly recommend it for any gigging guitarist with a good pedal board (including reverb and overdrive) who wants a very loud, punchy, round tube sound (could easily blow away any drummer and guitarist or horn section in a small to medium sized---and perhaps even outdoor to some extent--venue, without a PA) in an extremely portable package (this is ridiculously small and light). Keep in mind that my Strat has noiseless pickups, so I can't speak to how loud the operating sound of this amp is, though it did seem a bit buzzier, but like I said, probably not a deal breaker for a gigging amp. I'm really glad I tried it and still marvel at this tiny wonder.

             
            5.0

            going to buy another one...

            By themis

            from fort worth

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              love it, best amp for the money...

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love it . I might get another for stereo.

              By None

              from Camarillo,Ca.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                For worship band

                 
                5.0

                Pro Jr III in Gray Tweed

                By Pete

                from A growing town (musically) in California

                Site Member

                Comments about Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                In my humble opinion, this is one amp every guitarist should have. I had a Pro Jr I, about 5 years ago, and it sounded great, but I just had to (in my mind) get a higher wattage amp, so I sold it and tried other amps - I have had the Super Sonic 22, 60 and Twin, and a Re-issue Twin, and a Re-Issue Super Reverb, and a Vibro King, and after all that I wanted to try out this little 15 watt Pro Jr, and I am totally happy with the sound. I run a tube screamer (mini), and a delay (i haven't tried a reverb yet), and it gives me everything I need right now for rehearsal and recording. The sound I hear coming out of it is reminiscent of all the famous guitar lines you hear on so many hits - the sound is just pure and simple, clean or dirty if you want, just dial it in. Think about it, if you have a 60 watt amp through 4 10"" speakers, each speaker is getting 15 watts - this Pro Jr. is just the scaled down version of a great thing. It may even be better, because you'll save your hearing - something we should all be trying to preserve. (note: this is a new review, look at the dates on those other reviews). Just get one!

                 
                5.0

                Pro Jr

                By JAMES

                from Texas

                Comments about Fender Hot Rod Series Pro Junior III 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                This is a great gigging amp. I use a Gibson Les Paul Studio, a Boss OD and a Crybaby and I'm set. I also have a HSS Strat that I use occasionally...both sound great. I have two of these amps that I purchased used and have had NO problems. I run the tone almost wide open, and the volume around 4 or 5 and use the OD for "grit". Plenty loud and full sounding...love it!

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