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Fender Hot Rod Pro Junior Amp : Review

Fender Hot Rod Pro Junior

Plug in the guitar and play

2 tubes for the pre and two for the power amp. It can be considered perfect for backstage warm-up and studio work. The speaker is a 10" Special Design Eminence and its dimensions and weight make it comfortable and easy to carry. 15 Watts.

Top Panel

Only two controls. The Tone knob cannot be considered a real equalization. It can just modify the "colour" of the pickups. Darker or more brilliant. This is, in my opinion, an added value. Just plug in the guitar and play! Great. The volume is not a master, but a sort of Drive that adds more saturation. We will speak about this later.

The Rear Panel

Much, much simple. Just the speaker connector with a 1/4" jack. So you can connect any 8 Ohms speaker, if you don't like the original.

It can be also flexible

Clean

It wasn't designed for a clean sound, but, clearly, for Blues. This doesn't mean that it is ugly. On the contrary, it is full and smooth. The typical sound that comes from the valves. Really pleasant.

The Distortion

At the beginning of the position 4 of the volume, it starts saturating. This is the world of the Pro Junior and here, in my opinion, it is really a great amp. The distortion, as the volume increases, is always more amazing. Beautiful. Really a tube distortion with lots of harmonics and warm, very warm. Always fatter. Really beautiful. Perfect for Blues, but not only.

Conclusions

The Pro Junior is perfect. If you love the sound of your guitar, and you want just a warm tube distortion, much bluesy but flexible, it is for you. It has a strong character, and this is what we want from a great amp. Really an excellent Fender product.

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