#1
I currently own a Fender pro Jr, and run a Boss ME50 for effects and distortions etc.
I have been thinking about replacing my Pro Jr with a Blackstar combo, or possibly a stack..
I only need the amp for home use, and don't want to piss my housemates off so i need an amp that will be solid at low volumes. I tend to push the volume on the pro jr up a bit much for bedroom use to get a better sound, thinking maybe the ht1 will fare better?

I play all sorts of stuff, the usual blues to metal range, with Paul Gilbert-y stuff if I can manage it.

So, is this a good idea? how much do you reckon I would get for a second hand JR Pro, and for those who have tried out the HT1, is there much of a difference between the stack and combo? hows the distortion on it?
cheers
#2
Make sure that you try it first, I would not buy it sight unseen. I tryed a Blackstar HT20 on thurs, because of all the hype. Unfortunately to me it was all hype( I did not try the HT1 or HT5) so if the gain is like the ht20 I would look into something else. I'm not a Marshall guy at all (just don't like them) but the same day I tried the Blackstar I also tried the Class 5. It sounded very full and clear kinda like an old Plexi, but very very little gain. if you put a pedal in to it it will scream. Have you thought about maybe a POD type unit with headphones?
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#4
Gak (local music store) dont stock blackstar amps, which is a pain because I cant find them around. This making trying it quite difficult.
I have tried the Superchamp, really liked it but it had too much presets and additional things I wouldnt need due to the ME50. The simplicity is what made me buy a Jr Pro in the first place.

I would also probably sell the Fender if I was to buy the HT. any idea how much I should aim to sell it for?

also does anyone have any idea as to how the ht takes effects?

(I use an Rg ibanez with stock ibz pickups)
#5
It might be simply that low volume doesn't sound that good. And no amp will fix that. If you said that the Pro Jr hummed too much at a low volume i could see that. Stuff isn't selling that well but I would ask $200 and be prepared to take $150 if you are willing wanting to sell.

Something you might try is retrofitting an L-Pad between the speaker out and speaker. This way you can crank the amp a bit and keep the volume low.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=260-252
#6
I'll consider that, though I dont feel so comfortable with messing with things i very well may sell.