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

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.

A lot of punch comes with the compact Fender Hot Rod Blues Junior IV guitar combo amplifier. Loaded with 5 tubes, and pushing 15 watts through a 12" Celestion A-Type speaker, the Blues Junior IV boasts a three-band EQ, separate volume and master volume controls, and a Fat switch for extra gain. This version also makes some improvements to the original Blues Junior design -- smoother spring reverb, better preamp circuitry, and updated aesthetics. 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 have a distinctive sound of their own. Steve Cropper, Neil Young, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh, and Keith Richards 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, the Fender Hot Rod Blues Junior IV 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. The ivory control knobs rest atop a black non-reflective panel read more with improved graphics to make reading your settings easier when on stage for quick last-minute adjustments.

Great for Practically Any Setting

Being a low-powered amp doesn't restrict the versatility of the Hot Rod Blues Junior IV. This little combo is great for rehearsal, small shows, and recording sessions. 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.


- One channel with 15 watts of power
- 12" Celestion A-Type speaker
- Fat switch, volume, treble, bass, middle, master, and reverb controls
- Three 12AX7 preamp tubes and two EL84 power tubes
- Rattle-reducing tube shock absorbers
- Dressed in black textured-vinyl covering and lightly-aged silver grille cloth
- Improved spring reverb and preamp circuitry
- Lightweight -- Only 31 pounds!
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- Model Name: Blues Junior IV, Black, 120V
- Model #: 2231500000
- Series: Hot Rod
- Color: Black
- Amplifier Type: Tube
- Control Knobs: Chicken-Head Style Pointer - Ivory
- Amplifier Covering: Black Textured Vinyl
- Voltage: 120V
- Inputs: One - 1/4"
- Cabinet Material: 3/4" Particle Board
- Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
- Grille Cloth: Lightly-Aged Silver
- Speakers: One - 12" Celestion A-Type
- Total Impedance: 8 ohms
- Power Tubes: 2 x EL84
- Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
- Dimensions: 12x19x20 IN
- Weight: 31 LB
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 35.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 18 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2231500000

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

Fender Hot Rod Blues Junior IV Combo Amp

One of the most-beloved small combo amps in the world, the Fender Hot Rod Blues Junior IV adds modified preamp circuitry, smoother-sounding spring reverb and improved aesthetics that any player is sure to appreciate. A 15-watt favorite in any setting, this amp is ideal for guitarists who need to hit the stage or studio at a moment's notice with warm tone and versatile features.

The Blues Junior IV includes a 12" Celestion A-Type speaker for well-balanced output with smooth highs, laidback midrange and full, round lows. The modified preamp circuitry has increased fullness, with greater definition and clarity. The onboard spring reverb has been modified to add smoothness, so you still get rich, shimmering tone, no matter how much reverb you use. The updated aesthetics include improved control panel texture and graphics, ivory pointer knobs, steel-reinforced strap handle and lightly-aged silver grille cloth, giving it the unmistakable look and vibe you can only get from a Fender amp. Reliable, flexible and pedal-friendly, the Blues Junior IV is an ideal addition to any electric guitarist's amp collection.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted May 4, 2018 by Michael Spear in harrisburg, PA

"Blues junior IV"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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OMG this is one sweet and or nasty amp. What ever you dial in. I play an inexpensive PRS 245 no pedals and I am floored with this amp. Love it and hope you will too.

Musical Background:

40 plus years playing

Musical Style:

All styles except disco
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