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Already one of Fender’s most popular and enduring amp lines, the Hot Rod series of tube amplifiers has just received a major facelift. And the upgrades are not merely cosmetic. Celestion speakers, graduated taper pots, a “pedalboard-friendly” footswitch, extra shielding, and rattle reducing shock absorbers around the tubes are just some of the thoughtful features that Fender has built into these amps. They’ve taken a completely functional amp line, and simply refined it. We like it a lot. Follow the jump for more information on specific models, or …

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From Fender®:
Fender® Hot Rod series amplifiers are found on every stage in the world, large and small, and are used by guitarists from all walks of life. Hot Rod amps are a perfect platform for musicians to craft their own signature sound. They’re affordable, reliable and loud, while delivering unmistakable Fender tone and pairing extremely well with your favorite stomp boxes. We gathered player feedback, we considered every feature from top to bottom, and we made careful upgrades to each model. We simply took something that was already great and made it better.

Hot Rod Deluxe™ 410 III

Cosmetic Upgrades Electronic Upgrades Other Upgrades
  • Easier reading black control panel
  • New badge
  • Graduated volume and treble pot tapers
  • New low-profile “pedalboard friendly” footswitch

Hot Rod Deluxe™ 212 III

Cosmetic Upgrades Electronic Upgrades Other Upgrades
  • Easier reading black control panel
  • New badge
  • Graduated volume and treble pot tapers
  • Two Celestion G12P-80 speakers
  • New low-profile “pedalboard friendly” footswitch

Hot Rod Deluxe™ III

Cosmetic Upgrades Electronic Upgrades Other Upgrades
  • Easier reading black control panel
  • New badge
  • Graduated volume and treble pot tapers
  • “Tighter” overdrive
  • Celestion G12P-80 speaker
  • New low-profile “pedalboard friendly” footswitch

Blues Junior™ III

Cosmetic Upgrades Electronic Upgrades Other Upgrades
  • Easier reading black control panel
  • New badge
  • “Dog bone” handle
  • LED “jewel” light
  • “Sparkle” circuit mod
  • Rattle reducing shock absorbers for EL84 tubes
  • Fender Special Design “lightening bolt” speaker by Eminence
  • Heavy duty “set screw” chicken head knobs

Pro Junior™ III

Cosmetic Upgrades Electronic Upgrades Other Upgrades
  • Easier reading black control panel
  • New badge
  • “Dog bone” handle
  • LED “jewel” light
  • Lower-noise shielding
  • Rattle reducing shock absorbers for EL84 tubes
  • Heavy duty “set screw” chicken head knobs