#1
Is there a tone difference? I love the sound of the fender blues jr and I'm about to buy one but I noticed a used hot rod deville at about the same price. Isn't the blues jr part of the "hot rod" series? 15 watts is enough but 40 0r 60 might be enough to drown out the Stinkin' Fart coverband across the hall!
#2
I think you get 2 channels and a boost with the hot rod. If it's around the same price, get it!
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#3
there is a big tone and flexibility difference. drive channel isn't the greatest "tube" overdrive there could be. if you want to crank the clean channel, it'll be a lot louder than the blues jr since the deville doesn't have a master volume.
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#5
I love BJ's especially from hot women.
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#6
the last person who asked this question raged at people who told him they are not the same

but they aren't the same, and they don't sound all that similar either. or particularly fender-like.
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#7
I think they do sound close at their 'sweet spot' with the deville set to clean. Unfortunately that sweet spot on the deville is louder than even a gigging volume so its just not reasonable to use. The deville can sound great, but its just more difficult to get it there. The BJr's sweet spot is pretty much right at its gigging volume so its easy to get it to sound great.

Get the BJ, throw a new speaker and new tubes in there.
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#8
Thanks for the info! I do play clean about half the time, will the bj keep up with drums while staying somewhat clean?