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Fender Pro Junior Combo Amp

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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—simple and very effective. Delivers 15W...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—simple and very effective. Delivers 15W through a 10" speaker. Features all-tube circuitry, unique clean-to-drive volume control, blonde covering, and chicken head knobs.

FEATURES
  • 15W of power
  • 10" speaker
  • All-tube circuitry
  • Unique Clean-to-Drive volume control
  • Blonde covering
  • Chicken head knobs
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 15-1/4"W x 14-1/2"H x 8-3/4"D
  • 20 lbs.
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4.3

(based on 22 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

What?!

I've owned two of these now, and consider them to be the best working musician's value going! If you are a Metal Head, stop reading. Wrong Amp. Go buy a Line 6...Read complete review

I've owned two of these now, and consider them to be the best working musician's value going! If you are a Metal Head, stop reading. Wrong Amp. Go buy a Line 6 or some such other solid state one. If you want a ton of tone in a little package, proceed. The first one I got is a tweed when they first came out a few years back. I've gigged with it, recorded with it, jammed, taught, practiced and written songs with it. Sound guys love you when you show up with this bad boy and all they gotta do is drop a 57 in front of it and you're good to go in anything short of a stadium. With my G&L's the strat goes from warm smooth clean to buttery, greazy SRV tone and the ASAT (Tele) just kicks it up a notch into Zep I Pagey tone. Recently got a newer blonde one and while it's not as creamy and mellow as the tweed, I'm sure it will mature as sweetly as its sister. Experiment with tube hardness, etc. if you're not completely won over. If there's one gripe....no reverb. BEWARE; DO NOT BUY THE BLUES JR JUST FOR THE REVERB!!!! It is NOT the same amp. Different tubes, different sound. Not half the amp the Pro Jr is! Thank Leo's ghost.

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I am sad to say Fender has hit bottom with this amp. The overdrive sounds like garbage. I was looking for a small amp that had a sweet natural distortion to play small gigs...Read complete review

I am sad to say Fender has hit bottom with this amp. The overdrive sounds like garbage. I was looking for a small amp that had a sweet natural distortion to play small gigs and record with. This amp falls short of the mark and is not worth the price tag. I'm not going to spend that much money on a amp and find I have to put an overdrive pedal in front of the amp to make it sing. Don't get me wrong I don't want cascading gain, but a strong pure overdrive tone like the Fender amp use to be known for. I've had a few Fender amps and up until now they have all sounded fine. These amps did not require any pedals to make them sound good. The Fender amps I used were not channel switching amps but amps designed with the same concept as to Pro Junior turn it up and it will sing. This is not so for the Pro Junior. The overdrive of the Pro Junior falls apart when pushed and will not sustain with any authority. There are many sites on the internet that tell ways to modify this amp so the overdrive will sing. The sites are there because Fender has fallen short with putting the integrity into their product. Fender is a big company and I am sure with a little effort they could make this little amp into a big winner, but until they do so I would strongly suggest buyer beware.

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5.0

An amazing, solid sounding kik-ass recording amp!!

By Studio guy 1

from VENICE, CA

This amp is incredibly solid sounding whether clean or with it's smooth tube distortion. A fantastic recording amp for all styles!

 
5.0

Tiny but kicks a**!

By Mishka KMU

from Israel

I bought this amp with a custom fender speaker (larger diameter) installed. It looks very simple from the first sight, but wait till you plug in!The sound just left me speachless... It's the best clean/overdrive tube sound I've ever heard. No amp, except some really expensive VOXes, can compete with it. It beats the hell out of all the big brothers (blues junior, hot-rod deluxe). For this price theres nothing better! The only thing that ruins my fiesta is the lack of reverb.

 
4.0

Good Practise Amp, Loud

By Oran Lee

from San Antonio, Texas

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This is a good proctise Amp. Much Louder than exspected. I would recommend changing out tubes right away and maybe speaker. Its a little noisy

 
5.0

Nice

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Love this thing, only thing is the lack of reverb. Much better than the blues Jr. though. Try running it through a 4x12 if you have one laying around and you'll be impressed. Crank the volume all the way up and what a nice sound. Have had mine for 4 years, along with several other rigs. Bonus, I can take this one anywhere at the drop of a hat.

 
5.0

Fender Pro Junior Combo

By Gas Man

from Ferndale, WA

I had to write this review when I noticed that the average rating is TOO LOW!This is a great little amp. Don't expect more than it is. It's got the best natural overdrive tone in my arsenal of amps. It is a very warm, deep and loud amp for a 15W 10" speaker combo. And it's got the classic Fender tone! If you don't have a reverb effects unit, you may want to step up to the Blues Junior. But addition of reverb is all this amp needs. As you turn up the volume, the decibel level starts to remain constant and the overdrive tone just increases. It's a great amp for practice, recording or small gigs, especially if run into a P.A. Not for metal heads, but I'd rather use this amp with a distortion pedal than a cheap Marshall, because the sound of this unit never gets brittle.

 
2.0

Review

By Rock Cop

from Springfield TN.

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I am sad to say Fender has hit bottom with this amp. The overdrive sounds like garbage. I was looking for a small amp that had a sweet natural distortion to play small gigs and record with. This amp falls short of the mark and is not worth the price tag. I'm not going to spend that much money on a amp and find I have to put an overdrive pedal in front of the amp to make it sing. Don't get me wrong I don't want cascading gain, but a strong pure overdrive tone like the Fender amp use to be known for. I've had a few Fender amps and up until now they have all sounded fine. These amps did not require any pedals to make them sound good. The Fender amps I used were not channel switching amps but amps designed with the same concept as to Pro Junior turn it up and it will sing. This is not so for the Pro Junior. The overdrive of the Pro Junior falls apart when pushed and will not sustain with any authority. There are many sites on the internet that tell ways to modify this amp so the overdrive will sing. The sites are there because Fender has fallen short with putting the integrity into their product. Fender is a big company and I am sure with a little effort they could make this little amp into a big winner, but until they do so I would strongly suggest buyer beware.

 
4.0

Turn It UP!!!

By Johnny Puddintater

from CAPE COD

I run a Pro Junior in tandem with a Marshall JCM800 50 Watt combo. The result is very cool. I have a Les Paul w/P-90's so the rig screams, and I don't break my back moving it around. It surprises people the big sound I get outta a small amp, The Marshall handles a lot of it, but the Pro Junior really completes the whole deal. You can't beat a really simple tube amp set-up!

 
5.0

Great Amp!

By Dave-QaZnG

from NJ

I have this same amp in the tweed model which came out a few yrs back. The thing really cranks for a 15W amp. I don't go out and gig, so this is plenty for the house. The tone is incredible! The only thing I would wish is that you could get this EXACT amp with reverb. If you crank the vol up on this past 5 or so it really gives you that fender overdriven sound so many people have never been able to capture in any pedal anywhere.

 
4.0

Great Overdriven Tube Sound

By bluesguitar65

from Sun Valley, CA

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The pro jr. sounds so much better than the blues jr. It breaks up much earlier and it sounds much rounder, more bluesy than the blues jr. The only problem with the pro jr is the annoying humming noise. The blues jr does not have this hum problem. Other than humming noise, the pro jr is a small amp with big tone.

 
5.0

What?!

By SideshowBob/California Kings

from SF

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I've owned two of these now, and consider them to be the best working musician's value going! If you are a Metal Head, stop reading. Wrong Amp. Go buy a Line 6 or some such other solid state one. If you want a ton of tone in a little package, proceed. The first one I got is a tweed when they first came out a few years back. I've gigged with it, recorded with it, jammed, taught, practiced and written songs with it. Sound guys love you when you show up with this bad boy and all they gotta do is drop a 57 in front of it and you're good to go in anything short of a stadium. With my G&L's the strat goes from warm smooth clean to buttery, greazy SRV tone and the ASAT (Tele) just kicks it up a notch into Zep I Pagey tone. Recently got a newer blonde one and while it's not as creamy and mellow as the tweed, I'm sure it will mature as sweetly as its sister. Experiment with tube hardness, etc. if you're not completely won over. If there's one gripe....no reverb. BEWARE; DO NOT BUY THE BLUES JR JUST FOR THE REVERB!!!! It is NOT the same amp. Different tubes, different sound. Not half the amp the Pro Jr is! Thank Leo's ghost.

 
5.0

Cool little amp

By labrat-GsDaY

from Arizona

Cool amp that cranks. A bonus is that it is small enough to carry on the airplane. I've put my strat in a soft case and just carried the amp and walked on many planes.

 
5.0

We call it the Toaster

By MackinawHarvest

from Grand Rapids, MI

I own the tweed reissue model. Bought it in the mid 90's and will never ever trade it or sell it. It is truly awesome for many tones(and as others have mentioned, except Metal). I like to put volume on 10 and tone on 12, and plug straight into a Les Paul on the bridge pick up. Sounds pretty much like early AC/DC or Aerosmith. Then, you can turn around and plug in a Telecaster, back the volume down to about 5-7 for the Keith Richards thang. Or plug in a hollow body like and ES 335 or, in my case, a Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean, roll off the tone on the guitar and set the amp volume to 2-4 and tone to 5-6 for a sweet smokey jazz bar sound. In my studio, my clients have labeled it the Toaster cuz it's about that big. But it really cranks and is a great little amp to have in any studio.

 
4.0

You cannot beat this amp for the price

By Rocky-ib0kc

from Pekin, Ill

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I bought one of these quite a few years ago and have never even thought of buying a different amp. Sure, volume wise, it's no match for a larger amp but if you don't need the watts this is the way to go unless your into metal. One little secret, it sounds best with the tone set to 12 and the volume set at 7 or 8.

 
1.0

Harsh little box

By Jonny-boy

from Utah

Don't be fooled by positive reviews. This thing is horrible. I had the older tweed and it sounded very sterile and brittle. I tried everything, changing tubes, using an eq, using different guitars (humbucker and single coil) and nothing worked. It is loud for such a small package, but I can also turn my tv up very very loud and that will sound awful too, so volume on it's own isn't really a selling point. Seriously, try one out and turn it up. There's nothing there. The only way to describe it is harsh. Not SRV, not AC/DC, not anything, just very very harsh. Save a few bucks more and get a used deluxe reverb.

 
4.0

nice clean tube amp

By Buba-tCugi

from Donnelly, ID

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This thing is loud for how small it is. Great clean sound for skank, blues, and CCR type stuff. If you are looking for a metal amp forget this one.

 
5.0

Tone King

By FenderMan-tQUci

from NJ

I have owned this Amp for approx 10 years. I have the Tweed Reissue. My only gripe on this amp was not having reverb. This past weekend I went to Guitar Center after hemming and hawing for a bit I bought and Blues Jr Tweed Reissue (has Reverb) and returned it just two hours later. There is NO comparison in the tone of those two amps. The creamy tone on the Pro Jr is truly unbelievable. If you like playing Blues, Rock, Jazz or just about anything other than Metal, there is no better Amp for the price. I love the way this amp overdrives when you start kicking up the volume. Btw, this Amp is LOUD. Don't let the 15w fool you. This thing cranks. The only reason I don't give it 10's across the board is the lack of reverb which I get around with a digital pedal. If you like a classic rock, try this amp with an MXR Distortion+ and you won't be disappointed. Good luck and Happy Holidays!

 
1.0

Expensive 8

By StratAttack

from New York

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Good for harmonicas not guitars. Look elswhere for good guitar tone unless you like super simple, small, expensive.

 
5.0

harsh with out speaker upgrade

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

The pro junior is is no Princeton and people have to realze that. This amp is no boutique hand made point to point wiring. Mine is made in Mexico and the U.S.A. ones were the same. Low budget tube amp. MY suggestion to any one with ths amp should replace the speaker as soon as the amp comes out of the box. I installed a weber alnico and as soon as I did the harshness disappeared the downside was I lost volume but still a good trade off.

 
5.0

All the amp you'll ever need

By Oee

from Redding, CA

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I've owned the tweed version of this little wonder for about 4 years now and wouldn't trade it for anything. Features? Well, volume and tone are all you really need so get over it. If you like to endlessly twist knobs then this baby ain't for you. It's way too pure for that. It's much louder than you'd think but throw your jacket over it, crank it up and listen to some sweet tube overdrive. It just goes to show you that the simple circuit designs truly are the best. Price wise? Well $300 seems a little steep considering Fenders manufacturing muscle and the simplicity of the amp but when you can spend that much or more in one trip to the grocery store I suppose it doesn't seem THAT bad. Blonde, black and tweed. Collect'em all! Oh yeah, this baby sounds great with any guitar, humbucker or singles, it's all good!

 
5.0

This amp kicks major ass

By Brian-VjOGI

from San Diego California

I was a bit skeptical of buying such a small amp, especially a used one. I had been rocking on a 120 watt solid state crate amp and figured I should step on over to tube....The steps were baby steps..literally, and I was absolutely amazed with this little badass amp. It's so simple, but so powerful and warm. I couldnt believe how amazing this amp sounded when i first heard it. The tone way up getting ringing highs with an almost refreshing sharpness...down to the bassy blues-tone you're used to from a fender tube amp. Crank it up for natural tube overdrive and you have on serious sound. My telecaster sounds like butter. I plug in a boss os-2 and it rocks as hard as a marshall. It handles my pedal extremely well for being so small. This amp sounds so much better than the fender blues jr...it's incredible. If you have a chance to play a good one of these...DO IT...you won't be sorry. I will play this amp until it dies..(or I die)

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