Fender Pro Junior

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The Fender Pro Junior.

The Fender Pro Junior is a guitar amp manufactured by Fender Musical Instruments Co. It is the lowest-priced model of the Hot Rod series[1] and has a 10" Eminence Speaker. It contains a pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes and two EL84 Groove Tube output tubes.[2]

While the amp's small size makes it convenient for practicing, it has also been used on-stage by some notable guitar players, including Jeff Beck,[3] and Mike Sullivan of the band Russian Circles.[4]

History[edit]

Introduction:

The Pro Junior was introduced in 1993 along with several other popular Fender guitar amplifiers including the Fender Blues Junior and the '65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue.[5]

Production moves to Ensenada Mexico:

In 2001 production of the Hot Rod Series amplifiers ( including the Pro Junior and Fender Blues Junior, etc.) was moved to the Ensenada factory in Mexico.[6]

III Series:

The Pro Junior III Series was announced on September 9, 2010 with the following updates:

"All Hot Rod III series amps include easier-to-read black control panels, new badges, “dog bone” handles, heavy-duty chicken-head knobs and LED jewel lights." [7]

Specs[edit]

  • One 10" Special Design Eminince 8-ohm speaker
  • 20 lb.
  • Height: 14.5"
  • Width: 15.5"
  • Depth: 8.75"
  • Single Channel Controls
  • Unique clean-to-gain volume control

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fender Price List
  2. ^ Pro Junior Specs
  3. ^ http://www.vintageguitar.com/9486/jeff-beck
  4. ^ http://russiancircles.tumblr.com/post/60287301984/chicagos-prog-power-trio-russian-circles
  5. ^ http://www.thevintagesound.com/ffg/
  6. ^ http://billmaudio.com/wp/?page_id=207
  7. ^ http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Fender_Announces_New_Hot_Rod_III_Series_Amps