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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
 
4.6

(based on 146 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (118)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (39)
  • Excellent sound (36)
  • Easy to use (33)
  • Warm / comfy (32)
  • Good power output (29)

Cons

  • Limited functions (5)
  • Poor sound quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Performances (28)
  • Home studio (23)
  • Outdoor events / games (18)
  • Professional recording (18)
  • Amateur recording (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (37), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Could be better compared to --

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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3.0

Still got my socks on...

By OverTheHill

from Ontario Canada

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable

Cons

  • Limited Functions
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

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

Disappointed - I used a Radial ABY switch and compared the Blues Jr. with a 65 Princeton Reverb reissue and the Jr. just didn't compare. We found it pleasant, but thin sounding and we felt the reverb was a bit weak.

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5.0

Great Amp

By Lew Jetton

from Fulton, KY

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Great tone
  • Lightweight
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Gigs
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Practice
    • Professional Recording

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

    I owned one of these years ago and wish I'd never gotten rid of it, Soooooo, I got another and am so glad I did. Love the tone, the lightweight, etc. I use it for ANY gig, either alone, for small rooms, or miked for larger clubs and outdoor festivals. I play mostly blues and some classic rock and you can't beat this amp for that.

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    5.0

    Great for my National Resonator Reso Roc

    By Steve

    from Port Townsend, WA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I bought this amp to use with my National Reso Rocket. It has the Hot Plate installed. There is nothing about the amp that does not meet or exceed my high expectations. I have amps from Rivera, AER, Mesa, and Henricksen. I was dubious that an amp in this price range would meet my needs. It works just fine. I am completely satisfied with its sound and performance.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best valule in small tube amp PERIOD

        By Dave

        from PA

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I am an amateur guitarist of 35 years. Not famous, or a performer, but know a good sound when I hear it. This amp doesn't need more praise, but let me pile on anyway. Got the tweed model with the jensen speaker, and it does everything you ask of it, beautifully, in a small, portable package. Looks great too, by the way, if that's important to you. Has just as much tonal quality as my Fender Twin, but SOOOO much easier to carry, and my wife even lets me keep it in our living room, as it actually looks like a nice vintage addition to the decor. (huge bonus) Its no-frills, but you can add all the pedal effects you want. This just delivers the cleanest tone you could ask for, and will drive nicely when pushed. the reverb is good, not excellent, but again, you can add pedals if its not to your liking. I plug an American Tele straight into the blues jr, and love the tone that comes out of that simple combo. If you want an awesome tube sound, but the trouble of a 50-80 pound monster, get this amp. You won't be disappointed!

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            5.0

            Little Amp, Lots of Beautiful Sound

            By Equipmentkid

            from Elkins,WV

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

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

            I bought this amp to go with my new 70's reissue Strat. I can safely say this is one of the best pieces of equipment that I have ever purchased. Fender is the way, you cant go wrong. From playing in a garage band or a bar, you wont need to turn this bad boy up passed 4 on the volume scale. It is Loud and sounds Amazing. The Phat tone switch on the amp even gives more of those fat tones that all of us Fender enthusiasts love. Buy it!

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            5.0

            Great amp

            By Bossfan32

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

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

              Great sounding amp and for 15 watts it is powerful. I use for jamming and practice but it could easily be used for a small or even a medium sized gig. Controls are basic and it's easy to dial in great tones. It also loves my full drive 2 pedal.

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              5.0

              Well worth the $$$

              By Danjameer

              from West palm beach

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Great practice amp
                • Performances

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

                Great sounding fender tube sound easy to use and loud enough to play small venues. Plays nicely with pedals. So far very pleased with my purchase.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent

                By Jimi

                from Cooper City, FL

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Recording

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

                  Been playing for 52 years .. done a lot of studio work .. I used this amp on a tune last night in the studio with a 82/52 reissue Tele .. got a similar tone to "Wind Cries Mary" .. Master on 12 . Volume on 3 , bass on 9 , treble and mid on 7 .. amp is super responsive to touch ..for 15 watts this little thing is LOUD .. great buy

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great little tube amp

                  By Doc 1059

                  from Corvallis, OR

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

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

                    Great as a practice amp with enough power to use in a small venue. Love that warm tube sound!

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                    5.0

                    Simply amazing !!!

                    By JT

                    from San Juan

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

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

                      This box is as pretty outside as it sounds from the inside. Impossible to make a better sounding / looking Amp for the amount of money we payed for it. Since the very second we opened the carton box and plugged it in, it has been in use many hours a day, in many different places. Friends at the Conservatory of Music tried it and don`t want to let it go, everybody loves it ! A great investment !

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