Hot Rod III Blues Junior™ "Ruby Red Sparkle" FSR


Model #: 2230500422
Hot Rod III Blues Junior™ "Ruby Red Sparkle" FSR, 120V

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A limited run of this red-blooded amp is now available while supplies last.

The 15-watt Blues Junior has long been a favorite grab-and-go tube amp perfect for the studio and small gigs that need a little extra growl and punch. This limited-edition model pairs a vibrant red-sparkle-painted cabinet with the classic U.K. crunch of a 12” Celestion® Greenback speaker—perfect for small gigs that need a little extra snarl and punch. Other premium features include “sparkle” circuit mod, silver grille cloth, top-mount black control panel with front-reading text, warm overdrive, real spring reverb, simple controls, footswitch-controlled FAT boost, heavy-duty “chicken head” knobs, vintage-size jewel light, rattle-reducing tube shock absorbers, external speaker capability, vintage-style Fender “dog bone” handle, and limited edition badge.

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stratman1000 on February 23, 2014 (updated February 25, 2014)
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Recently bought the Red Sparkle Limited Run Blues Junior III and I gotta say it is simply stunning in all respects. The sparkle finish has to be seen to appreciate the depth and quality of the finish, just incredible. It also happens to sound fantastic as well, being fitted with a Celestion Greenback. I use a Xotic BB OD pedal to add a little hair to the sound and the amp responds incredibly well. I have owned many boutique combo over the years but this beats them all and at a good price as well. This Ltd version still has the chrome top plate and reverse lettering but as I use for studio use and not live it's not a problem. Doesn't come with cover or footswitch, come on Fender that is really tight!

The only thing I would say is that I live in the UK and the voltage here is 240 volts, but the amp is set at 230V. This can cause the power valves to overheat on idle. It's a simple fix you just take the back off and switch two wire around - no soldering they are spade connectors.

You really gotta track one of these bad boys down and check out that sparkle finish—it is awesome. I don't work for Fender by the way.

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Model Name: Hot Rod III Blues Junior™ "Ruby Red Sparkle" FSR, 120V
Model Number: 2230500422
Series: Limited Edition
Color: Red Sparkle
Amplifier Type: Tube

Electronics

Electronics
Controls: Reverb, Master, Middle, Bass, Treble, "Fat" Switch, Volume
Voltage: 120V
Wattage: 15 Watts
Inputs: One - 1/4"
Rectifier: Solid State

Hardware

Hardware
Grill Cover: Sparkle Red Painted Cabinet and Silver Grille Cloth
Amplifier Depth: 9.18" (23.31 cm)
Amplifier Width: 18" (45.72 cm)
Amplifier Height: 16" (40.6 cm)
Amplifier Weight: 31 lbs. (14.06 kg)

Speakers

Speakers
Speaker: One - 12" Celestion® Greenback G12M
Impedance: 8 ohms

Tubes

Tubes
Pre Amp Tubes: Groove Tubes® - (3 x 12AX7)
Power Tubes: Groove Tubes® - (2 x EL84)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Unique Features: Sparkle Red painted cabinet and Silver grille cloth, a 12” Celestion® Greenback speaker and a “Limited Edition” FSR badge.

Accessories

Accessories
Cover: Optional Fitted Cover Available