Fender Pro Junior vs Blues Junior: which should you buy?

Fender Pro Junior and Fender Blues Junior guitar amps on a stage
(Image credit: Fender/Canva)

It seems every time we rock up to a gig these days there’s a multitude of small combo amps on stage. Thanks to the majority of venues tending to mic up guitar amps for more control, it’s no longer really necessary to run that huge 4x12 rig to get a great live sound. With a small combo, you can take your sound from home to rehearsal, to the studio, and to the stage without ever compromising on your signature sound.

Two of the most popular tube combos on the market today are the Fender Pro Junior and the Fender Blues Junior. They’re both amongst the best-selling Fender amps and have been used live by pro guitarists like Jeff Beck, The Edge, Derek Trucks, and Noel Gallagher amongst many others. Proof that a small tube combo is not to be overlooked when it comes to gigging amplifiers.

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Matt McCracken
Junior Deals Writer

Matt is a Junior Deals Writer here at Guitar World. He regularly tests and reviews music gear with a focus on guitars, amps, pedals, modelers, and pretty much anything else guitar-related. Responsible for over 60 buying guides, a large part of his role is helping guitarists find the best deals on gear. Matt worked in music retail for 5 years at Dawsons Music and Northwest Guitars and has written for various music sites including MusicRadar, Guitar Player, Guitar.com, Ultimate Guitar, and Thomann’s t.blog. A regularly gigging guitarist with over 20 years of experience playing live and writing and recording in bands, he's performed everything from jazz to djent, gigging all over the country in more dingy venues than you can shake a drop-tuned guitar at. When he's not holed up in his home studio recording new songs or tweaking pedal settings, you’ll find him making a racket with Northern noise hounds JACKALS