Fender Pro Junior III Discontinued

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  1. aaronjcurtis

    aaronjcurtis Member

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    EDIT: Hot Rod Series IV coming soon.

    Received an email from Long & McQuade here in Canada that the Fender Pro Junior III has been discontinued (I inquired as to why I could no longer order one). Also seems the Hot Rod Deluxe III is no longer available.

    Grab one while you can, or wait and see if a newer version is on its way?

    AC
     
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    I certainly wouldn't worry about it - I can't IMAGINE they'd do away with one of the best selling amps of all time (HRDlx) without a replacement.
    Honestly, hope it's something better - i.e. an HRDlx without the dirt channel(s). Also make the reverb footswitchable; seems like a no-brainer, but I guess it's not.

    Ok, now my curiosity is piqued......
     
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    I hear ya. It’s been awhile since they updated the Hot Rod line. My guess is there’s something in the works; I’m going to hold out for it. It wouldn’t be hard to find a III series used, or even new, later this year if they are doing away completely with the line.
     
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    NAMM in three weeks.
     
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    I received confirmation that a Pro Junior IV is coming. Every Long & McQuade in Canada has at least one on order. This will be the same for the Hot Rod Deluxe I guess (only asked about the Pro Jr).

    The list price for the Pro Jr IV is $649.99 CDN.
     
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    I wonder if they'll fix the unacceptable noise issue?
     
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    Hope so. For the extra $80 CDN they want for it one can only hope they’ve made some improvements.
     
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    Of course the only reason any manufacturer ever discontinues one product and comes out with the replacement is so they can raise the price.
     
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    That noise issue has been there from the get-go, and they've known the whole time.
     
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    I don't expect them to address the noise or make any changes to the circuit. They're gonna slap some cosmetic upgrades on there like a nice tweed tolex and call it a day.
     
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    Oh, I know. Silly, isn’t it?

    Anyways, I dislike this amp so I should probably see my way out of this thread!
     
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    Amps come and go, but I pound-for-pound my trusty tweed and blonde early gen Pro Jrs always bring a smile and great tone.
     
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    Yes! There definitely needs to be a head version. A Pro Jr through a 2x12 or 4x12 is awesome.
     
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    At only 20 pounds including the speaker, it's already lighter than just about any amp head you can name.
     
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  16. Scary Uncle G.

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    Sure, now that I gave up waiting for Fender to reissue the Pro Junior in lacquered tweed, and bought a black one, they'll come out with a tweed version.o_O
     
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    I misread the OP and title. I thought it was about the Blues Junior and HR series. Yes, it's light enough. I don't like combos, though.
     
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  18. Scary Uncle G.

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    The fix is also well known and well documented on the net. Both of my Pro Juniors are as quiet as any tube amp I've ever owned.
     
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    I’m hoping for a tweed version. Would be a nice match to my Bassman LTD.
     
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    I'd like to hear a Pro Junior through a 4x12...cranked.
     

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