Fender Hot Rod Blues Junior IV Guitar Combo Amplifier (1x12 Inch, 15 Watts)

Fender Hot Rod Blues Junior IV Guitar Combo Amplifier (1x12 Inch, 15 Watts)

The ever-popular Blues Junior is back and ready to dish out some sweet overdrive. A modified preamp circuit provides a fuller sound with enhanced clarity.

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

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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.

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.


- 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, read more 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. read less

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

- 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 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

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

- 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

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (14 ratings)
Submitted July 15, 2014 by Randy K in Longmont, CO
"Small package that screams"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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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+++++
Musical Background:
Guitar player for many years GIT Grad and teacher
Musical Style:
Combination of everything but leans towards blues and country
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