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The Fender Pro Junior Combo Amp is a small all-tube amp in the classic tradition of the model "600" and Champ. It's simple yet very effective. Delive...Click To Read More About This Product
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Small in size, big in sweet tube tone.
The Fender Pro Junior Combo Amp is a small all-tube amp in the classic tradition of the model "600" and Champ. It's simple yet very effective. Delivers 15W through a 10" speaker. Features all-tube circuitry, unique clean-to-drive volume control, black covering, and chicken head knobs.
Get an optional, genuine Fender amp cover to protect your investment. (See accessory box on this page.)
- 15W of power
- 10" speaker
- All-tube circuitry
- Unique clean-to-drive volume control
- Black covering
Pro Junior Combo Amp
- 14-1/2"H x 15-1/4"W x 8-3/4"D
- 20 lbs.
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Most Liked Positive Review
Nice little fire breather
I've owned mine for a year now, so I think I deserve another review.First, this thing has beautiful tone. I like how it's got character ("boxiness") and has a nice...Read complete review
I've owned mine for a year now, so I think I deserve another review.First, this thing has beautiful tone. I like how it's got character ("boxiness") and has a nice warm round tone with brightness that gives it a lively tone. Stereotypical Fender clean tone with EL84 character. However, with the choice of tubes and the way they designed this amp, it always feels like it's on the edge of getting louder than you just set it. The wattage rating is deceiving: this thing gets loud fast. An Epiphone Valve Junior (5W) has more low-volume headroom, but the Pro Junior is cleaner and easily has more overdrive. The Pro Junior's overdriven sound is very round and powerful, while the Valve Junior's overdriven tone is less powerful, more "smoky" or "fuzzy".Quality gets a 4 because the letters on the controls are very easily scratched off on accident. They should've etched a plate underneath a piece of glass, not painted letters on glass. However, there are no other quality factors.Don't take the EL84 tube retainer off, by the way. It might rattle a bit (springs) at louder volumes, but it prevents the EL84s from trying to fall out. They could've improved on this design by using the "old school" metal can keepers like the old Twin Reverb amps have.I walk 0.5 miles to chapel at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea with this amp, and back again. This amp is almost too powerful for a 1000-capacity chapel. I have to switch to -15dB on my Shure KSM57 when I close-mic this amp, and I rarely get it above 1.5 volume because it will make the singers in our band deaf. I plan to try some 12AY7s soon.The handle is not comfortable for these 0.5 mile treks.The official Fender vinyl cover does a good job protecting the amp.I use this thing with a Boss ME-50 and a Schecter C-1 Classic and I have lots of versatility. I recommend this amp, and I would buy another one.
Most Liked Negative Review
Don't mail order
I wanted a small practice / record "tuber" that was easier to carry around than my blackface Deluxe. Out of the box, this amp had "hiss and frying...Read complete review
I wanted a small practice / record "tuber" that was easier to carry around than my blackface Deluxe. Out of the box, this amp had "hiss and frying eggs" sounds like a vintage amp with advancing "Fender disease", quite shocking for a new amp. I have early 60's Fenders with less noise. I sent it back. It was probably just a random lemon but I'd advise not buying any amp until you've actually played it a little bit.
Reviewed by 60 customers
This amp is really loud I have to keep the volume under 2 or it disturbs my neighbors. It's definitely not practical for an apartment dweller. Love the sound it delivers paired with my telecaster--just vintage fender vibe. The big downside is that there's no built in effects. It sounds pretty good with no effects at all, but when you are looking for some more diverse sounds, it's a lot of extra cash. So unless you already have a good assortment of effects, it might be more economical to pay a little more for an amp with built-in effects.
My Pro Junior is an american made one. The pros 1) excellent sound with both my Gibson ES and Telecaster - very sweet 2) lots of volume 3) the price 4)great with effects pedals. The cons - 1) no reverb or temolo 2) hum - lots of tube amps have hum & this one has some and while it is not bad for live or practice it may be a little loud for some applications. If you don't know if this is true or not look on the internet for Pro Junior hum fixes. Oh - Groove Tubes & Jensen speaker sound excellent althought I think you need to break it in a bit. Enjoy!
I have owned the PJ for about for years. It has plenty of character with things to love and things to hate about it. It hisses like a steam pipe, is really bright in a small room and loud. In stock form I was ready to give up on the PJ and trade it in. The Sovteks it came with went microphonic and rattled. It was too bright with thin tone. I put a TAD 7025 in V1, a very linear and under control tube. Next, a Sovtek 12AX7WB in V2. The 12AX7WB darkens the tone and sounded better than EH, JJ, TAD, ... Finally, a pair of Tesla (not JJ) NOS EL84s with a Mercury Magnetics output transformer and Kendrick Black Frame speaker. The difference is amazing. Nice clean tones up to about 4, then look out, it takes off like a Saturn rocketshp. By about 6 it is a snarling beast. At 8 a roaring beast and all the way up it is like plugging into a flame thrower. It is a fun amp. I consider it a keeper and the money well spent.
Great amp for blues and with effects will please the listener! Have been playing 35+ years and have been through Fender amps since 1965. This is the best sounding of all my Fender experiences. Buy it, try it, and you'll love the fact you can add an extension cabinet for more than you could imagine.
I've owned this amp for about 6 months now. After about 10 years of playing guitar, on useless hybrid and solid state amps, it makes me want to kick myself for not buying this years earlier! It's really the best bang for your money that I can think of! 15W with a tube amp is considerably louder than a solid state. The volume goes to 12 and I've never been able to turn mine up past 4 because it's THAT loud! I highly suggest this amp for beginner all the way to club gigging pros (probably could handle show/room for about 30 people).
The only reason I knocked a point off the "features" is the lack of reverb, which I can see coming in handy for most players, but I will say that I've gotten a few comments on my "unique" tone, and a friend of mine pointed out that the lack of 'verb is probably somehow factoring in to that. Reverb request aside, this thing is great. Any venue it can't fill on its own is going to have a decent PA you can mike it through anyway, but you can fill a bigger space than you'd think with these mighy, mighty fifteen watts. This baby cranks, sounds killer with my Tele, great cleans, and if you want to let loose, just angry up the tubes a little and behold!!! Gutsy, bluesy overdirve galore. I've read several revues saying to replace this or that (mostly tube gripes), but I think this thing sounds phenomenal as is. Incredibly portable, no overkill with built-in effects, no nonsense. Volume, tone knob, on-off switch, and that's all you need. If you want to really scream, run a compressor right before a Boss blues driver into this thing, it'll wreck your mind. Quit giving yourself a hernia with that 4X10 monster and buy this now, it's a beauty.
I purchased this amp over two years ago. At first I was a little skeptical, but after gigging in all sorts of situations, Night clubs, Festivals, Concerts, etc., this is the only amp I will ever need. Nice tube tone in a small package. I am about to purchase a second one. One stays on the truck and the other in my car.
This amp is actually loud enough for a small club. One tone control is all you need. My "Big" amp now stays in the closet. I may get a second one to run with my stero chorus.
I wanted a low wattage tube amp. This one sounds great. I run a tube screamer and an mxr EQ in front of it. The boost from the mxr eq alone will push it nicely. This amp is loud enough on 2 for use in the house. If you want a no frills amp that any effect will sound good in front of, you should try this one out. Plus, it's easy to haul around. Enjoy...
Bought this the other day, and loved it from the moment i turned it on the first time! a friend recommended it to me, and i it was about time to replace my fender frontman 15r. don't be fooled by the fact that it's only 15 watts. 15 tube watts through a 10" speaker is quite something. i could easily drown out my friends 60+ watt solid state amp NO PROBLEM. and it sounds great! Good for practice, recording, and small venues! go for it! won't find a better amp for a better price!