#1
As of tonight I'm now the proud owner of a Fender Blues Junior.

I absolutely love the cleans, it is an enormous upgrade from my Spider 3 30 watt and my Frontman 15G.

My only issue is that I haven't quite found an overdriven tone that I'm satisfied with. This is likely due to the fact that I haven't really cranked it yet. At most, I've played with the volume(gain) at 12 and the master at 2.5/3, any louder in my bedroom and my ears would surrender

I figure an overdrive pedal would be best, so does anyone have suggestions as to what pedal would go well with my amp?

And also, about how high should I hypothetically be cranking the amp in order for it to break up nicely on its own?

I play through a Fender MIM Strat
#2
Get a Danelectro Cool Cat Metal I pedal. It's only like $40, but it sounds incredible. I got own for my birthday a few months ago and it does exactly what it says. You can easily get perfectly clean sounds, all the way to Metallica heavy, and even a Nirvana Punk-Anthem sound.
#3
I use an Ibanez ts9 with my blues jr.

I can get a really nice distorted/overdriven tone with it. what kind of overdriven tones are you going for?
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#4
I'm basically looking for a creamy and saturated sound, though that's probably too cliche too be specfic. I'm not looking for metal tones for sure, just something that can handle crunchy blues and some rock.
#5
I love my Ibanez ts9, so get that if you can get the funds for it.
There is also the bad monkey which i havent tried, but people like it on this forum, because its not that expensive and sounds good.
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#6
any tubesceamer-type pedal will work, i like my ts-808. maxon also makes really good od pedals. not sure how high you need to turn up a blues jr. to get a good overdrive. maybe 7? my palomino starts tobreak up around 6. just listen i guess
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#7
If you're looking for a relatively transparent overdrive on the cheap, the DigiTech Bad Monkey is excellent. If you want boosted mids, a little bit less control (only a Tone knob vs. the Low and High on a Bad Monkey) and less gain, then look into a Tubescreamer.
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