The world’s most popular tube amps just got better! Fender® Hot Rod series amplifiers are found on every stage in the world, large and small, and are used by guitarists from all walks of life. Hot Rod amps deliver unmistakable Fender tone and are the perfect platform for musicians to craft their own signature sound. These no-frills amps are affordable, reliable and loud, and they pair extremely well with stomp boxes. The Pro Junior™ III is a simple, uncluttered 15-watt tone machine - a great grab-and-go tube amp for stage and studio. It delivers the fat mid tones characteristic of EL-84 output tubes, driven by a dual-12AX7 tube preamp and a 10” Fender Special Design speaker with vintage cone. It all adds 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. Additional Pro Junior III upgrades include an easier-to-read black control panel with front-reading text, new badge, vintage Fender “dog bone” handle, vintage-size jewel light, lower-noise shielding, rattle-reducing shock absorbers for the EL-84 tubes, and heavy-duty set-screw “chicken head” knobs.
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This little guy is my secret weapon. Super portable, surprisingly loud, amazingly versatile. I use this amp in rehearsals, while practicing, and in small/medium sized gigs. Engineers love it when I show up at the gig with this, cause they know they can actually get a decent mix for Front-Of-House instead of fighting the volume of a full size amp blowing the stage away. The break-up on the volume level is subtle and easily controlled, and it handles effects pedals well. I use a TS-9 for gain, a chorus pedal for warmth, and an EQ pedal for extra bite during solos. The sound coming out of this little tiny amp hiding beside the drum kit, often surprises other players who show up with their full-size rig. The range of tone I can get from it, along with its compact size, make this the ideal amp for almost any gig. I would still use my 410 Deville for recording or festival stages, but in most other situations this amp is more than good enough.
nstegenga owns this item
Let me start by saying that I like amps with plenty of watts, 12" speakers, full EQ and spring reverb. I don't like lack of these features and certainly don't like 10" speakers. So why is this little amp just so good? It feels like the Pro Junior goes back to the original tube amp designs from Fender and really does do away with everything you don't need and sounds better for it. Plug in, set how bright or dark you want and how loud (and it can be very loud) you want, simple as that. I set mine to halfway on the volume and tone, clean and plenty loud enough, and then use my guitar to control the amp. Single coils sing, 'buckers send it into early drive and you can even get a passable acoustic tone from a piezo equipped Parker etc. Perfect. A decent reverb pedal opens it up even more. It truly is a gem and has made me re-think what I need from a quality tube amp. Just buy one!
richardj owns this item
I love this amp. Fender as always made a great amp. For this amp to be only 15 watts it sounds so much bigger. The sound that comes out of it is like no other 15 watt amp out there. I play a PRS Gibson an Fender thru it an they all sound great, but with different tones. Like i said love this amp.
markb314 owns this item
Punchy mids, clear amd lows, and pleasant highs define the awesome clear sound that comes from this amp. It is usable, it is sharp, and it pairs extremely well with Telecaster/Esquire guitars.
The volume knob is, in itself, the grind control. The tubes start to get gritty right around 3-4 depending on how you play. Being a very touch sensitive amp, I was able to set the tone and volume (the only two controls on the amp) where I want it for my guitar's voice and the amount of drive I want, and play very dynamically using my guitar's volume knob.
The tones and drive I get from this amp are very tasty. Not at all over bearing, but adaptable to my play style. The stompbox I use in tandem with the amp is a Xotic Effects BB Preamp with the mid-boost. I don't let the stompbox take over. Instead I set the grit very low and give it a bit of mids and highs and a substantial amount of volume and use the pedal to be more of a boost than a distortion. I let the amp just take over from there.
Now that being said, I must say that while this amp is a wild horse, it's a bit hard to tame. Especially for me since I play in a small area and this amp is a bit loud. I usually set a sound barrier around it and mic it up through the system. Even then, if I want to get any over drive from the amp, it is still too loud. I have plans for an isolation box or purchasing an attenuator. It's a shame that where I perform with this amp it doesn't allow this horse to stamp around a bit. However when practicing with buddies, it's perfect!
I'm a punk so I love turning it up. But if I just sit, play and noodle around, I get a strong, pleasant blues vibe from this amp. Not so much a soft side, but a gentle controlled wind, so to speak.
I like it. Is it perfect? No. Is it lovable? Yes. If you want an amp that will speak for your guitar with personality and freedom. Get it.
KirksUsername owns this item
|Model Name:||Pro Junior™ III, 120V, Black|
|Inputs:||One - 1/4"|
|Speaker Jack:||One 1/4" Mono|
|Pilot Light Jewel:||Red Jewel|
|Handle:||Molded Rubber "Dog Bone" Style|
|Grill Cover:||Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Blackface Style Black/Silver Grille Cloth|
|Amplifier Depth:||8.75" (22.22 cm)|
|Amplifier Width:||15.25" (38.73 cm)|
|Amplifier Height:||14.5" (36.83 cm)|
|Amplifier Weight:||20 lbs (9.07 kg)|
|Speaker:||One - 10" Fender® Special Design|
|Pre Amp Tubes:||Groove Tubes® - (2 x 12AX7)|
|Power Tubes:||Groove Tubes® - (2 x EL84)|
|Unique Features:||Black Panel, Vintage Pointer Knobs|
|Knobs:||Chicken-Head Style Pointer|
|Cover:||Optional Fitted Cover Available|
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