#1
I'm stuck between four amps. I play classic rock but also blues (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, SRV), so I'd like a good clean channel and, if possible, decent distortion. I'd be mostly playing in my basement so I can crank it up to respectable volumes but nothing too extreme because I have neighbors and a dog that I don't want to deafen.

The four amps I was look at are: Fender Blues Junior, Blackstar HT-5, Blackheart BH5, and a Vox AC15.

I've only played the Vox AC15 (and I liked its cleans a lot, but didn't find it very versatile). I like the Blackstar and Blackheart amps for their having two channels - very handy. And, of course, the Blues Junior is a must to have on the list.

My price is around $300, which I can get all of these amps for about. I'm also willing to buy pedals so I'd like to factor pedal-affinity into the decision. What do you think, UG?
#2
check out a crate v33. I got one, has amazing cleans and is tube. Is giggable too. Only cost me like 300 cause it was on clearance and they needed to get rid of them. I do not regret it at all.
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#3
Quote by Pinballwizard93
check out a crate v33. I got one, has amazing cleans and is tube. Is giggable too. Only cost me like 300 cause it was on clearance and they needed to get rid of them. I do not regret it at all.

I'm not into Crates, I'm sticking to one of the four that I listed before.
#4
You have an interesting musical style as far as you favorite artists go. I've played the Fender Blues Junior, and for Hendrix and SRV it's perfect (though you might need a little wah pedal obviously). The AC-15 a friend of mine at school owns, and I'm not a big fan of it, the sound is a little weak for me (plus it kinda exploded during a jam session). Never tried the other two, so that's all I can help with.
#5
$300 is a little low for most of those amps. BJr used maybe . AC15 used probably not. BS used lol, well ok you can get the head.
#6
no love for the fender pro junior? Superior tone compared to the bj, imo. If you find an ac15 for that price I'd grab it, but good luck with that