#1
Hey everyone, first post here.

Im picking up my american tele today from guitar center. I need help finding a good clean sounding amp. I do not want an amp that has effects built in. As im going to run a boss gt-8 or me-50/70 through it. I just need a practice amp. I will be buying a mesa dual rec later down the road for gigging. I want it to be very versitle. I dont want to spend more than 400-500 for a practice amp. Post your suggestions. Thanks!
#2
Check out their used section at the store. They've usually got some good tube amps there like Fender Hot Rods or even Orange head/cab if you're lucky.

If you want to go new, from what I recall at my GC, you have a few options. Fender Super Champ X2, Fender Pro Junior, Blackstar HT-5R, are some of the few that I can remember that fit your budget. The Blackstar would be great as I remember seeing a line in for mp3s and stuff, as well as headphone outs/emulated outs for quiet or direct playing.
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#3
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe or the Fender Blues Deluxe would be great, especially the latter. If you can find them used for your budget go for the Blues Jr.
#4
If you are gonna buy a big good amp later then buy a good budget amp and save the extra money for the big guy, now, that said, you can get a nice backup amp for that money.

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