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so i have a hrd and i want to move to a 15 to 20 watt amp. my first choice is a blues jr. my budget is $500 tops used. what are my options. i
#2
Location?
what sounds do you want?
Gig or home use?
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gig. and home
i want something versatile. enough headroom for some cleans, also an amp that works well with pedals.
#4
My vote, as usual, is a Vox
AC15c1
But if you gig, you will probably have to Mic it up unless your drummer is a light weight.

But Vox is not for everyone.
Try some out if you can.
#5
yeah i have a friend who has a vox vt15. sounds good but i dig a more fender tone with single coils.
#6
The VT series is way different than the AC series (Not to be confused with the AC30VR amps, those suck IMO).

The VT series are great for at home practice amps though. Although (again IMO, the stock speakers blow).

The Blues Jr. would probably be good for you, but yet again, try some out before you lay out the cash if you can. My experience with the Blues Jr. is limited to trying those owned by friends during some jam/party sessions.
#7
I've played with the Blues Jr extensively. NOT versatile at all, but takes pedals well.

Dont limit yourself to 15-20 watts. Wattage is not directly related to volume. In fact, if you want clean headroom, more wattage is generally desirable. There's a volume knob there for a reason.

My recommendations for versatility are:
Peavey Classic 30
Egnater Tweaker
Peavey Ultra
Gibson SG Standard
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Cort Explorer
Squire Standard Strat rebuilt with Fender USA parts
Squire Tele
Krank 1980
Orange Tiny Terror
Traynor YCV 50 Blue
Peavey Vypyr 75

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gig. and home
i want something versatile. enough headroom for some cleans, also an amp that works well with pedals.


you are contradicting yourself. headroom 15-20 watts and good cleans? shoot for something tiny and never see cleans and still to get powertube gain, which is blistering loud/deafening. or something bigger with headroom for pedals?

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you are contradicting yourself. headroom 15-20 watts and good cleans? shoot for something tiny and never see cleans and still to get powertube gain, which is blistering loud/deafening. or something bigger with headroom for pedals?



+1, exactly what I was about to post. More wattage = higher volume cleans.

Low wattage = no cleans at high (gig) volumes. If you want cleans I definitely would not even look at anything under 30W. I'd be looking at stuff 40W & up.

What is really your issue, what about your HRD is making you want a new amp?
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agreed- you need to know what you're looking for. A lot of people say things like "you only need so many watts", and that may well be true for their specific situation, but might not be true for yours. If you know cleans are a priority I dunno if I'd go down to 15 watts. you might be happier with your current amp.
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