Fender Tweed Pro Junior
Fender Tweed Pro Junior

Tweed Pro Junior, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Pro Junior series.

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King Loudness 01/11/2011

Fender Tweed Pro Junior : la opinión de King Loudness (content in English)

"Simple and effective"

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This variant of the Fender Pro Junior has the classic Fender tweed covering as well as a small Jensen speaker replacing the original Eminence design for a more traditional sound. It is a 15 watt tube combo with just basic volume and tone controls. It is like the old tweed Champs and Princetons where the motto really was "do more with less." It has no reverb, no channel switching, no effects, etc. It's powered by EL84 tubes and is run by just the single Jensen speaker in this model.


Getting a good sound out of this amp can actually be harder because there is less to work with than even a Blues Junior. It really doesn't offer much in the way of tonal adjustment so you, the player, have to vary things like pick attack, dynamics, choice of guitar, etc in order to get different voices out of an amp like this. It sounds great at just about any setting, but it really only offers that one core clean sort of tone that gets louder as you turn up the volume and brighter as you turn up the tone.


This amp sounds best with single coils I find. Humbuckers overload it with a muddy, muffled quality that really can't be changed from the amp due to a lack of controls. Using a Strat or Tele it has a great early rock and roll or blues sound that has just enough brightness to cut through, but isn't overbearingly harsh. The Jensen speaker also helps to warm things up as well, which is a definite plus. It's not the most versatile amp in the world, but the tone it does do it does quite well!


All in all I think the Fender Pro Junior is a great simple combo for recording or small gigs where the player just wants a tone to enjoy and not tweak constantly. The tweed covering on this edition looks great and the Jensen speaker takes things back to that classic era even closer. They can be had for about $350 used which isn't a bad price considering the quality of this amp and speaker pairing. Definitely worth a look in my opinion!