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

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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.

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
Input for optional 1-button footswitch

Take your fat tube tone and reverb with you. Order today.


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

Amplifier Type: Tube
Output Power: 15 Watts
Speaker: 12", 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
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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sweet tone, small package


from eugene, oregon

About Me Experienced


  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful


  • A Little Pricey

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

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

if you are looking for tube tone in a small package, this amp is for you.

while it's small, and gets a nice tone at lowish volume, don't be fooled, this thing will keep up with a drummer no problem.

one of the main things I like about this amp is that it doesn't automatically start to distort at high volumes. while the amp overdrive sounds sweet, I use pedals for that, so I prefer a clean amp setting, without any break up at high volume. well this amp is exactly what I wanted. there is a "volume" and a "master", which work basically like a pre, or gain, and then master volume. so if you don't crank the "pre" up too high, you can keep that beautiful, sparkly, fender clean tone at a pretty dang high volume.

this amp is only one channel, which again, is not a problem for me, because FULLTONE DISTORTION PEDAL.

it's a bit pricey, but if you want that tube tone without lugging a huge monolith around, this amp is for you. I love mine.

oh and the speaker sounds great. I have read about people upgrading the fender speaker, and I suppose it makes a slight difference, but this thing sounds outstanding right out of the box.

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