Fender Blues Junior III
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Fender Blues Junior III

Blues Junior III , Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Blues Junior series.

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iamqman 21/04/2011

Fender Blues Junior III : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

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This may be one of the most heavily used amp that has ever been created. The Fender Blues amp is such a great little amp and the price point for the tube amp is fantastic. Many players have bought into this little amp because of the aggressive price and the just the way that it sounds.

It has a dark tone compare to a plexi or a Marshall 800 that really compliments the character of a Fender Stratocaster . Since the Strat seems to be on the thinner side of guitars the darker tone gives it a more robust tone that accept pedals really well and sustains easily.


Fender Blues Junior III 15-watt Combo Guitar Tube Amplifier Features at a Glance:

* Amplifier type: Tube
* Output power: 15 watts
* Speaker: 12", 8-ohm, 50-watt Fender Lightning Bolt speaker by Eminence
* Output impedance: 8 ohms
* Preamp tubes: 3 x 12AX7
* Power tubes: 2 x EL84
* Rectifier: Solid state
* Channels: 1
* Controls: Reverb, Master, Middle, Bass, Treble, "FAT" switch (footswitchable), and Volume
* Effects: Spring reverb
* Speaker jack: Yes (external speaker jack)
* Covering/grille cloth: Black textured-vinyl covering with Blackface-style black/silver grille cloth

UTILIZATION

Detail
Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Power 15W
Speakers 1 x 12" Fender "Lightning Bolt" Speaker by Eminence
Effects No Effects
Reverb Yes
EQ Treble, Bass, Middle
Amp Modeling No Amp Modeling
Number of Models 0
Number of Tubes 5
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x EL84
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x Speaker
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop No
Height 16"
Width 18"
Depth 9.18"
Weight 31 lbs.

SOUNDS

They have updated the gain sounds from the previous models. The Blues ll has actually a usable gain to which the previous was about as useless as the day old coffee. Now you don't need a distortion pedal if you don't want because the distortion from the amp is very tonally responsive and pleasant to the ears.

I like this amp with either a Superstrat or a Charvel. They uses the lighter bodied woods such as ash, maple, and alder which blends well with the complexities of this amp. Since this amp tends to be a darker amp the lighter woods compliment each other quite well.

OVERALL OPINION

For the price of some distortion pedals and effects pedals you could own this amp. At new these units come in at around $500. Not a bad price for a nice little combo tube amplifier.

I recommend this amp to anyone who needs a good practice amp or a solid bedroom amp. At 15 watts it might not get you to overpower a band so you would need to up it to the Hot Rod series if you need ore power but similar voicings.