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Fender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1x12 Combo   

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The Blues Jr. NOS takes Fender's 15W gem and gives it the true vintage treatment with tweed covering and a vintage-style 12" Jensen speaker. Its powe...Read More

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The Blues Jr. pushed through a 12" Jensen speaker.

The Blues Jr. NOS takes Fender's 15W gem and gives it the true vintage treatment with tweed covering and a vintage-style 12" Jensen speaker. Its power is generated by an all-tube signal path using a pair of EL84 Groove Tube output tubes and 3 - 12AX7 preamp tubes. Add renowned Fender reverb, flexible controls, and footswitchable (with optional footswitch - product #420703) FAT circuit for golden tones, and you're in business. And just look at that chrome panel, that tweed finish with pinstripe grille cloth, and those vintage pointer knobs!

FEATURES
  • Series: Hot Rod Series
  • Type: All Tube
  • Output: 15 watts into 8 ohms
  • Ohms: 8 ohms
  • Speakers: 1-12" Jensen C12-N 8ohm, 50 watt Speaker, p/n 0868508004
  • Channels: 1 Channel
  • Features: "Fat" Switch, Reverb, Footswitch Jack for Remote "Fat" on/off, Chrome Panel, Vintage Pointer Knobs, Controls, Reverb, Master, Middle, Bass, Treble, "Fat" Switch, Volume, Covering, Lacquer Tweed finish with Pinstripe Grille Cloth

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SPECIFICATIONS

Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1x12 Combo

  • Weight: 31 lbs. (14.06 kg)
    18"W x 16"H 9.18"D (45.72 cm W x 40.64 cm H x 23.31 cm D)
    Tube Complement: 3 X 12AX7, 2 X EL84
    Solid State Rectifier
    Footswitch: Uses Optional 1-Button Footswitch (420703) - 0994054000
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FenderBlues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1x12 Combo
 
4.7

(based on 165 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (135)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

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    (7)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (53)
  • Excellent sound (50)
  • Easy to use (46)
  • Warm / comfy (45)
  • Good power output (39)

Cons

  • Limited functions (6)
  • Poor sound quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (39)
  • Performances (36)
  • Amateur recording (24)
  • Professional recording (24)
  • Outdoor events / games (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (52), Professional musician (12), Novice (3)

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The Perfect Sound

I had the Blues Deluxe for a year or so, but it was SO HEAVY. And I really never turned the volume up past "1." I would barely nudge the...Read complete review

I had the Blues Deluxe for a year or so, but it was SO HEAVY. And I really never turned the volume up past "1." I would barely nudge the nob and it would get really loud. Then I would nudge it back and it would be silent.

So I traded in the "Deluxe" for the smaller "Junior" combo amp.

AND I LOVE IT! The volume is much more flexible for a jam session or for a small venue gig. It has the same, warm, glowing sound as the larger amp, it's just easer to carry and easier to adjust the sound for small room playing.

The ONLY thing I miss is how the "Deluxe" had a dedicated second channel for the tube distortion. The "Junior" does have a footswitch, but it just gives you more power/volume.

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I'm 59, started at 7. It seems I've had a new amp every year. I know Fenders. I've been away from home. I got into Marshall combos thinking I was going smaller,...Read complete review

I'm 59, started at 7. It seems I've had a new amp every year. I know Fenders. I've been away from home. I got into Marshall combos thinking I was going smaller, but they still weigh a ton. My solution was to go back to the smallest amps that sound big. There's been lots of changes since I've been into Fender amps. The Hot Rod series has the right price for most people and just enough options to cover any application. I got the Jr to use while something else was on order. Once I heard the reverb I realized I'd been without a Fender for too long. My last was a super, nice of course, but it went toward a Marshall. Now that I know better I want that sound back again but without the weight. This series is the answer. I'm stuck on playing in stereo and two of any except the pro jr would work fine. Mine does have a problem though, I don't get the sustain I'd like --perhaps a remnant of using Marshall. Perhaps it's just tubes, which leads me to another idea. Why not 6V6 tubes. Look at the classic tone machines, all early Fender, many models, one primary power tube: the beautiful 6V6. I don't have much else. For the money the series is a great deal. They could sound better, but so could everything else. The simplicity is what this is about. Pick it up, back seat to the gig and done. No crew of five guys, no tech dialing in tone. In short, it's idiot proof. I'm using one. Seriously, not a Rockefeller, here's your amp. Sure it could be better, but she's a tube Fender with reverb -- that's all you really need to know.

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5.0

If you want that beautiful, clean Fender tone ....

By Dr

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Comments about Fender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1x12 Combo:

I bought this for blues & jazz, i.e. I needed a small, portable amp that was clear and clean and gave my Strat and Telly that old-school, tube sound. This does that wonderfully, and I can transport it without getting a hernia in the process. Plus, I can mike it and use it in smaller venues. With a Tube Screamer it also sings nicely with good sustain. If breaking windows with volume or massive distortion is your game you probably wouldn't like it, but for old-time blues and traditional swing and jazz, it's just what I wanted.

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5.0

Believe the hype.

By Corey

from undisclosed

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Comments about Fender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1x12 Combo:

Sounds like Srv, jimi, Mayer, Clapton, buddy guy when using a strat. I can get Ac/dc and 90's rock with an sg. It's versatile, light, and sounds incredible. Really digging it.

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5.0

One is Good but Two is Even Better !!!!

By Mr. Guitar

from Appomattox, Va

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1x12 Combo:

    You might want to read my review of this amplifier from 05/07/13 !!!
    I liked the first one so much, I bought a second one to use with it !!!
    I never did change the speaker in my original Blues Junior, which I was calling a Blues Junior II.

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    5.0

    Good Stuff

    By PT

    from NJ

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Fender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1x12 Combo:

      The review that stated is was "SRV" in a box was correct! Love it!

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      5.0

      awesome

      By kevin

      from gates tn

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Fender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1x12 Combo:

        It is a small amp with a big sound.I love it! Musician's Friend will go out of there way to make sure your satisfied. They have been Awesome!!!

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        5.0

        I Can't Believe I Didn't Try This Sooner

        By Nathan

        from Houston

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Apartment Friendly
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Fender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1x12 Combo:

          This has a stupid good tone at low volumes, I can't believe I've spent the last year struggling with a deluxe reverb trying to make it sound good overdriven with pedals, but just never getting there, not even close with tons of money spent on it. The blues jr sounds like srv in a box, seriously I feel no need to do anything to it, I don't even want to. I've spent a lot of money and energy trying to make big clean amps sound overdriven at low volumes with just no avail. The amps "off clean" sound just rips, and of course it doesn't like like a 4x12, that's not what it's supposed to, nor does it sound like a deluxe reverb, it's not supposed to. What it does sound like is those classic grinding recordings that guys like SRV and ZZ Top made. It will sound kind of small at low volumes, but it will get you in that texas blues ball park without even trying. I was scarred a year ago to buy such a small amp, I though it would mean small tone, so I went for a 65 DRRI, and okay that amp sounds good, but it's just impossible to use in apartment situations for overdrive, natural amp overdrive cannot be replicated with solid state pedals, that's essentially the lesson I learned.

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          5.0

          A great work horse, smaller gigs and studio

          By Fuzzy Joe

          from Tucson, AZ, Where Dreams Go to Die

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Fender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1x12 Combo:

            I had one of these way back when they first came out. An excellent little work horse. You get a nice overdrive pedal for the front end, and you can dial in almost any tone in it. The FAT switch gives you a nice solo boost. I used it for 10 years, until that crackhead rhythm guitarist dumped a Cosmo down the back of it. Shorted the poor lil guy out, and it never sounded the same again, even after I spent close to the purchase price getting it fixed. Gets a nice hot blues sound, almost could get a good Santana tone out of it without even using an overdrive. The jazz tone out of this lil guy was amazing. I wound up pawning it when times got rough, and regret it every time I have to haul around a MUCH heavier rig to those small gigs. As long as you're not a metalhead, I'd recommend it. I did always notice the reverb was a little noisy on mine. It was first gen- they may have fixed that issue since...

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            5.0

            legendary tone

            By morgan

            from kaneohe,HI

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            Comments about Fender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1x12 Combo:

            this amp sounds great, such great classic tone from such a small package. i absolutely love this amp. this little guy will not let you down if you are looking for pure unaffected tone.

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            5.0

            Always a great little classic amp!

            By Robert

            from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Fender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1x12 Combo:

              Great sound and power from a little amp. LOVE the tweed!

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              5.0

              Great Amp

              By Jim

              from Pennsylvania

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Fender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1x12 Combo:

                Great amp. I have several amps, but was looking for a blues dedicated. Not only does the Blues junior provide versatile blues tones with a little tweaking it rocks. The Jensen 12" provides detail to all your strings over the neck. I used U Tube for assist with some presets and they work. Love this amp.

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