Poll: Which Amp
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View poll results: Which Amp
Jet City 20W 1x12 Half Stack
3 33%
Fender Blues Junior
6 67%
Voters: 9.
#1
I went to the GC today and tried out these two amps (guitar in question was a Squier CV 60s, all knobs on max). I couldn't decide on either. Here's why:

Fender BJ: Cleans were nice, and the amp was surprisingly loud.

JCS: Cleans were ok, and the distortion was thin (even with the bass and mids on near max). But I can't entirely blame it in my heart-of-hearts, b/c it may be due the limitations of the pickups themselves.

Thing is, I know I'll be gigging soon. But I'm trying to decide (I will be getting an OD pedal later) on which is better. I play blues, classic rock and hard rock.
#2
I would personally, out of those two amps, get a the Blues Junior and then buy a distortion pedal later, I also play blues and hard-rock.
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#3
Honestly, I played a Jet City once and I was very underwhelmed. Like you said, cleans are kinda bleh and the distortion is pretty farty sounding. Personally, I love the blues junior with a strat and tubescreamer (or whatever OD floats your boat). I think if you can find one used for around 400 or so dollars that would be the way to go.

That's just my humble opinion though...
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#4
Quote by FuzzLove
I would personally, out of those two amps, get a the Blues Junior and then buy a distortion pedal later, I also play blues and hard-rock.


Tks for the advice--it really helps. Can it be heard over a drum kit tho? (this kit would be aggressive like Van Halen)
#5
Quote by captainsix
Tks for the advice--it really helps. Can it be heard over a drum kit tho? (this kit would be aggressive like Van Halen)

Yes, a Blues Junior will have zero problem keeping up with a drummer.
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#6
Erm, yeah, I'd say that you would be able to hear a Blues Junior over a drum kit, if you turn the amp up a lot and the drummer isn't a gorrila.
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#8
definately the blues jr. the jet city sounds very sterile. i'm dying for a blues jr actually. i love the cleans on it, and throw a little od over it and you've got something wonderful there. and like its been said before, an od/distortion pedal will get you any sounds you want. they take pedals amazingly well. i vote BJ and dont look back!
#9
The JCA50 is better than them both, IMO.
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#10
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The JCA50 is better than them both, IMO.


btw, what does all that greek say?