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Overview

  • Series: Hot Rod Series
  • Type: All Tube
  • Output: 15 watts into 8 ohms
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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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Hot Rod Series Blues Junior NOS 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

  • 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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FenderHot Rod Series Blues Junior NOS 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 126 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (102)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (22)
  • Excellent sound (20)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Good power output (18)
  • Warm / comfy (17)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (18)
  • Home studio (13)
  • Outdoor events / games (11)
  • Professional recording (11)
  • Amateur recording (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (25), Professional musician (4)

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

 

Failed out of the starting gate

It's pretty irritating to order something like this and have to get it repaired immediately.
Looking forward to using this -- but it worked once and then stopped.
I took...Read complete review

It's pretty irritating to order something like this and have to get it repaired immediately.
Looking forward to using this -- but it worked once and then stopped.
I took this out of the box, and it worked great at first use (about 2 hours band practice). Next time that I fired it up, it put out almost no signal, even turned all the way up. All the tubes were glowing so I don't know that the deal is. I'm taking to a Fender service center this week for warranty (I trust) service.

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1.0

Buzz Master

By Mitzy

from Boulder CO

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

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

I like everything about this amp except that it buzzes like crazy. Did it right out of the box. I tried burning it in by playing a looper through it but the same problem. I just sent it back, and based on other similar reviews will not order another. Too bad. Fender should look into their quality control procedure.

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4.0

Pure Fender lush sound

By Mati

from New York, NY

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth

Cons

  • Tweed Tolex Seems Cheap

Best Uses

  • Home Playing

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

This Amp sounds great. You can get a Blackface type of tone out of it by turning bass up an middle down (which is great since usually this type of sound tends to cost a whole lot more). the Jenson speaker sounds sweet and it adds clarity. The clean sound is very fendry and with a tube screamer it sounds even better.
It's no metal amp, but it's takes pedals well, if you crank it up it saturates nicely.

I enjoy it a lot.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Needed a near Fender and Marshall tone

By Pete

from Belen, NM

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

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

    If you need a amp for small venues and want the Fender and the mean old EL84 sound that Marshall kicks out here it is. Truly powerful little amp.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best sounding little amp I have heard!

    By The Music Man

    from New Orleans

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Great Looks
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Have Not Found Any

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording
    • Recording Studio
    • Small- Medium Clubs

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

    I have owned lots of amps looking for the perfect tone, I wished I had tried this one sooner! Could have saved myself lots of time and money, its just the sound I have been searching for, may not be for everyone, but for me it is

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Fender sound

    By Lefty Carmine

    from Boston, MA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

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

      Excellent tube amp even with the solid-state rectifier. Sound is very clean and clear, and gain control adds just enough crunch for blues especially when using the Fat switch. Plenty of volume, solidly built and portable. Reverb is pretty good but I expected better for a spring unit. Nit picking aside, this is one of the best smaller mid-priced amps out there.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Sound

      By LoB - 2nd guitar

      from Northern Wisconsin

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

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

        The amp is wonderful. I love the sound. Easy to use controls. I run it through a Boss GT 6 and its as good or better than my Fender Deluxe. I will try to use it at events in the future as we mic our guitar amps.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Wish I played the lottery more

        By Elmo

        from Bend Oregon

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

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

          Have to say that in the beginning I was disappointed. I plugged the amp in right out of the box and just blew up, started to smell of burning. I knew after reading the 100 plus comments it could happen. Anyway musiciansfriend made it right got a replacement asap and everything seems to be great as for the expected warm sound. I have a Fender Super and a Mesa Lone star, so this is a nice 30 lb amp for my blues band. With a tube screamer it does the job.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Top of the Line Tone

          By Fenderfreak

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Outstanding Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime And Anywhere

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

            The awesomeness of this amp cannot be overstated. If you want the clean tone in SRV's "Lenny" in a compact amp then look no further. Pure heaven when paired with a Strat. Packs a strong punch for its size & the Jensen speaker is phenomenal. The tweed finish makes this amp look as good as it sounds.

            ***Make sure to get the footswitch to remotely control the "Fat" setting.

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            (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            NOS GREAT AMP

            By VIOLIN GUY

            from California

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              Cons

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

                  Mine was just called NOS. It did not have the amber shellac. But the same amp I'm pretty sure. I had a black Hot Rod III few years ago. Did not really like it that much. But this one with the Jensen C12 has got it going on. Plus I like tweed. Don't waste your money modding this amp. However I will recommend one thing. Put a Solvek 5751 tube in the V1 slot. Its the tube on the right looking at the back of the amp. I won't go into the details of what that does just do it. Basically it turns it into a wonderful loud amp. No more of the early tube mud on the volume dial. It takes a few more minutes to warm up and kick in.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  It's everything you've read and more

                  By Musicman1969

                  from Somewhere in North Alabama

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    For a long time I've searched for more power and more speakers. Bad thing is when you do that you also add weight.
                    At my age I needed something that's not going put me in the ER when lifted. The Fender Blues Jr. is just what I've been looking for. Add a blues driver or tube screamer and crank it up. Fender- me and by back say thank-you.

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