#1
im looking at a new amp and i think i want a tube amp becasue of the tone, but but i cant afford a stack and head, so i was thinking of the blues jr. or something like that, but i like to play classic rock and some metallica and stuff so i am wondering how the fender amps will handle distortion?? does anyone else make a tube amp combo?? any suggestion?? nothing over $500
#3
the lower end marshalls and vox amps are solid state (maybe??), and i cant afford a marshall half stack
#4
My Blues Jr handles distortion great, but you'll need it loud to get great OD sounds out of it, and it probably won't handle metallica etc.
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#5
heck yeah you hook a Boss Mega Distortion to it you'll get massive amounts of dist. well able to handle metallica. (i know this becuase my cousin has a blues jr and mega dist.) depending on your guitar too.
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#6
Take a look at Laney for that sort of price.
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#7
I can get an awesome heavy metallica-type sound with my blues junior and metal muff
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#8
A Blues Jr is a nice amp, but it's a big step down from a half stack if that's what you're really wanting. You could get a bigger combo on the used market, with money to spare. Used Peavey Classic 30s and Fender Hot Rods regularly go for under $400. Good, versatile amps.
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#9
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ashdown-Fallen-Angel-40-DSP-Guitar-Combo?sku=485043

or a traynor, or a laney, or peavey windsor, tube crate, or used classic 30^, or a bunch of other used amps.

the blues junior is nice, but it's a "BLUES" jr. you can get slamming hard rock with pedals and OD'd. but ur better off starting with a two channel gain tube amp imo.
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#10
Isn't peavey coming out with a windsor combo? Maybe you should wait for that. I think it was 15w w/ more gain than the blues jr for under $500.
#11
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Isn't peavey coming out with a windsor combo? Maybe you should wait for that. I think it was 15w w/ more gain than the blues jr for under $500.


yea i saw a video about that on gearwire.com, it looks awesome!
Epiphone LP Classic, LP Tribute+
Fender MIM Strat
Fender Blues Junior
Marshall Class 5 Head, 1960a Cabinet
Carvin G412T
Fulltone OCD
Boss DS-1, SD-1 & DM-2
EHX Metal Muff
Dunlop Crybaby
Danelectro Fab Chorus
Digitech Whammy