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Fender Blues Junior III Guitar Combo Amplifier (15 Watts, 1x12")

The Fender Blues Junior III offers classic tube tone in a compact package. With sparkling cleans and gritty driven tone, this 15-watt combo can go anywhere. (17) Read 10 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Fender Blues Junior III: Great Sounds Come in Small Sizes!

A lot of punch comes with your compact Fender Blues Junior III guitar combo amplifier. Loaded with 5 tubes, and pushing 15 watts through a 12" Fender Special Design "Lightning Bolt" speaker, this Junior boasts three-band EQ controls, onboard spring reverb and a Fat switch to dial in your sound. Dressed in Fender's stylish textured-vinyl covering and blackface-style grille cloth, this little baddie brings all of the special characteristics and tonal color akin to low-watt tube amps in classic Fender fashion. This small combo amp weighs in at only 31 pounds, which makes it a great companion for just about any setting. Fire this baby up and take it for an eclectic sonic spin.

The Low-Wattage Advantage

Amps with lower wattages will have a distinctive sound of their own. Steve Cropper, Neil Young, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh, and Eric Clapton are just some of the famous names that are known for taking advantage of the warm color of utilizing tubes with lower wattages. Also, lower watts for your amp means that your axe's tone and volume controls will result in more change with just a few turns. You'll be able to do more without having to keep running back to your amp while you're on stage.

Just Enough Controls to Shape Your Signal

To hone your tone to your personal taste, your Fender Blues Junior III combo amp has volume, treble, bass, middle, master, and reverb controls. Between your volume and treble controls is a Fat switch to thicken up your signal for a little more body. All of your control knobs rest atop a black non-reflective panel to make reading your settings easier when on stage for quick last-minute adjustments.

Classic Fender Threads

Everyone will know you're playing a Fender amp with just one glance at your Blues Junior III. This baby is dressed in that familiar black textured vinyl covering and features Fender's classic Blackface style black/silver grille cloth in the front. Fender has made sure that you'll always be kicking it in sonic and visual style every time you plug this baby in and fire it up.

Great for Practically Any Setting

Being a low-powered amp won't restrict the use you'll be able to get out of your Blues Junior III. This little combo is great for rehearsal, small shows, and recording sessions, but if you do play a larger stage that requires more decibels, you can use your Blues Junior III's speaker out. Also, it's not uncommon to see guitarists mic their smaller amps on stage and blast their signal through the PA system. Lower wattage amps have a tone of their own that really can't be reproduced with larger amps with more power.

Features:

- One channel with 15 watts of power
- 12" Fender Special Design "Lightning Bolt" speaker
- Pristine clean tones from "Sparkle" circuit modification
- Fat switch, volume, treble, bass, middle, master, and reverb controls
- Three 12AX7 preamp tubes and two EL84 power tubes
- External speaker jack
- Rattle-reducing tube shock absorbers
- Dressed in black textured-vinyl covering and blackface-style black/silver grille cloth
- Output impedance of 8 ohms
- Lightweight at only 31 pounds

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General
- Model Name: Blues Junior(TM) III
- Series: Hot Rod
- Amplifier Type: Tube
- Color / Part # : Black 223-0500-000

Electronics
- Voltage: 120V
- Wattage: 15 Watts
- Inputs: One
- Extension Speaker Jack: External Speaker Jack
- Channels: One Channel
- Rectifier: Solid State Rectifier
- Controls: Reverb, Master, Middle, Bass, Treble, "Fat" Switch, Volume

Hardware
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Pilot Light Jewel: Red Amp Jewel
- Handle: "Dog Bone" Handle
- Front Panel: Black Front Panel
- Grill Cover Cloth: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Blackface Style Black/Silver Grille Cloth
- Input Impedance: 1 M Input Impedance
- Output Impedance: 8 Ohm
- Amplifier Length: 9.18" (23.31 cm)
- Amplifier Width: 18" (45.72 cm)
- Amplifier Height: 16" (40.6 cm)
- Amplifier Weight: 31 lbs. (14.06 kg)
- Effects: Spring Reverb

Speakers
- Speaker: 12 inch, 8 ohm 50 Watt Fender(R) "Lightning Bolt" speaker by Eminence(R)

Tubes
- Pre Amp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
- Power Tubes: 2 x EL84

MiscellaneousUnique Features: Black control panel, New badge, Rattle reducing shock absorbers for EL84 tubes, Fat Switch

Accessories (Optional)
- FootSwitch: Uses Optional 1-Button Footswitch, p/n 0994054000
- Knobs: Chicken head-style amp knobs
- Cover: Optional Amp Cover Available PN - 005-4912-000
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 37 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 19 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2230500000
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

With the Fender Blues Junior III, the world's most popular tube amps just got better. Fender Hot Rod series amplifiers are found on every stage in the world, large and small, and are used by guitarists from all walks of life. The Blues Junior III delivers unmistakable Fender tone and are the perfect platform for musicians to craft their own signature sound. These no-frills amps are affordable, reliable and loud, and they pair extremely well with stomp boxes.

Features

- Fender Special Design "lightning bolt" speaker is balanced across the entire frequency range and offers rich and complex harmonic response
- "Sparkle" circuit modification for crystalline Fender clean tones
- Rattle-reducing shock absorbers keep the EL84 tubes road-worthy and quiet
- Heavy-duty set-screw "chicken head" knobs are tough and secure
- Classic Fender "dog bone" handle
- Vintage-style Fender jewel light
- Black non-reflective control panel makes onstage adjustments easier

The Blues Junior III is a 15-watt warm-toned, longtime favorite--the perfect grab-and-go tube amp for stage and studio. It is known for the fat mid tones characteristic of EL-84 output tubes, warm 12AX7 preamp tube overdrive, real spring reverb, simple control layout, footswitchable FAT boost and external speaker capability. Additional Blues Junior III upgrades include an easier-to-read black control panel with front-reading text, badge, vintage Fender "dog bone" handle, vintage-size jewel light, "sparkle" circuit mod, rattle-reducing shock absorbers for the EL84 tubes, highly sensitive Fender Special Design 12" "lightning bolt" speaker by Eminence(R), and heavy-duty set-screw "chicken head" knobs.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Small package that screams"
Overall: Needed a sm/med amp for Jams and small gigs (which is about 95% of what I do) but I kept acquiring big loud amps which I love but can't use at these type of events. Not being rolling in the dough I found out about ZZ's 4 pay plan and since I had always heard great things about this little guy I decided what the heck go for it. Well ZZ is awesome first off got it quicker than expected and stayed home on the day so I could make sure I grabbed it when FedEx left in on the porch. Could not be happier, the little amp screams and gets mellow when needed. I was worried about the EL84 tone because some folks didn't dig it but I Love it the tone isn't as spikey as an old Silverface but to me it sounds just about right The fat channel is great adds just enough oomph and I can crank it more with a Tube Screamer if I want to. About the only complaint I have is the lack of standby switch which really isn't that big a deal but I thought I'd mention it.... A+++++
Style of Music: Combination of everything but leans towards blues and country
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Sound: The clean sound is as expected of Fender, great and I have no complaints at all. The Blues jr does well and I prefer its size than my other two fender amps (HRDeluxe and Deville). You can get good clean blues tones, country, jazz or whatever else your into and the best thing is unlike its bigger brothers it won't break your back. Although it doesn't have a designated drive channel, if you turn the volume to 12 and master to your desired specs you can get a great classic rock tone, one for example would be a tone reminiscent of Claptons "Cocaine". The Wow Factor: Great tone in such a small frame, that's "wow" enough wouldn't ya think. Overall: The Blues jr is a great amp for someone looking for a great clean tone or classic rock tone. I've found it takes pedals very well which makes it even more versatile, I also like the fact that it doesn't weigh 40 to 60 pounds like its big brothers and for a person with a bad back to have a tube amp that doesn't require back pains all night makes gigging alot more fun. I would trust this amp to be loud enough for gigs and to have a great sound throughout the show.
Style of Music: Classic Rock, Blues, and Country
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