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I play live a LOT with a jazz ensemble and an electric bossa, jazz, trad classical, funk ensemble and gig with a jazz/metal band... Is this amp good enough? (Can't afford the ENGL, lol). I'm gonna mic it all the time, so wattage is not really an issue... If not, any suggestions? Something like less than $400...
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If you're micing up, yes. It's fine, just set it to a volume level where it sounds good to you(a bit of breakup is where I usually go for).
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but versatile? cool, i think i'm set
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I've got one, and it sounds orgasmic at band practice volumes, the clean breaks up slightly and you've got this big fat sound.

It's versitile with pedals, but I'm not sure how well you'd get decent metal sounds out of it.
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maybe with a boss metal core?
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Urgh, don't get any pedals with the word "metal" in. Get a highish gain OD.
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maybe with a boss metal core?

"Metal" pedals don't really do great. Unless if you're thinking about the Metal Muff. But your best bet right now is a high gain OD pedal.
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well, i got one for christmas... so might as well use it for now... I AM gonna buy a super OD
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If you're playing live jazz, you may want more clean headroom than than a 15W amp can provide for you. Take that $400 to the used market, and you can find a Peavey Delta Blues or Classic 30, or a Fender Hot Rod or Blues Deluxe. All great versatile amps with double the wattage of the BJ or more.

A lot of folks gig with the Blues Jr., but personally I wouldn't want to gig with less than 30W.
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#11
You are really wasting the Les Paul with an amp like that. Save up more money so you can get an amp which the guitar deserves.
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You are really wasting the Les Paul with an amp like that. Save up more money so you can get an amp which the guitar deserves.


There is nothing wrong with that amp
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If you're playing live jazz, you may want more clean headroom than than a 15W amp can provide for you. Take that $400 to the used market, and you can find a Peavey Delta Blues or Classic 30, or a Fender Hot Rod or Blues Deluxe. All great versatile amps with double the wattage of the BJ or more.

A lot of folks gig with the Blues Jr., but personally I wouldn't want to gig with less than 30W.


I agree, I really like both the hot rod and the peavey classic. great sounding amps, IMO
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#14
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There is nothing wrong with that amp


Sure, but it's not exactly in the same league his guitar is (high end, to be more specific).
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Quote by Kunundrum
I play live a LOT with a jazz ensemble and an electric bossa, jazz, trad classical, funk ensemble and gig with a jazz/metal band... Is this amp good enough? (Can't afford the ENGL, lol). I'm gonna mic it all the time, so wattage is not really an issue... If not, any suggestions? Something like less than $400...

I have to laugh, you have the Wow-zer guitar worth $2000 and your amp is like worth only $200 being generous!

But yeah, just mic it and it will sound really nice!!!
#16
Wowzer guitar. this was a gift... Unfortunately, i don't have that kind of money myself. And i don't wanna sell this guitar...
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A gift from who?? Rich bastards...
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the BJ can get a good metal tone with a Metal Muff. Thats what i use
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Quote by slatsmania
If you're playing live jazz, you may want more clean headroom than than a 15W amp can provide for you. Take that $400 to the used market, and you can find a Peavey Delta Blues or Classic 30, or a Fender Hot Rod or Blues Deluxe. All great versatile amps with double the wattage of the BJ or more.

A lot of folks gig with the Blues Jr., but personally I wouldn't want to gig with less than 30W.

I just gigged with it last night (played a Jazz standard), and it worked out pretty fine, but he's right, you might want more clean headroom.
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#21
Completely different amp.
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#22
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how about a twin reverb


Don't want to carry around that big amp.

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A gift from who?? Rich bastards...



A gift from a friend who owns a general musical equipment shop. I played at a concert and my group was endorsing his shop. Used his PA equip. Our performance got a lot of good feedback and my friend gave it to me as a late christmas gift.

anyway,

Still deciding between

a Peavey Delta Blues or Classic 30, or a Fender Hot Rod or Blues Deluxe.

But might get the BJ for smaller venues...
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If I were you, I'd be inclined to go for one of the Fenders.
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#24
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Still deciding between

a Peavey Delta Blues or Classic 30, or a Fender Hot Rod or Blues Deluxe.

But might get the BJ for smaller venues...

Well, that's a great list of amps for what you're looking for. What you're gonna' have to do now is find them and see which one you like the best out of all of them.
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#25
I really like the classic thirty... not sure, though if it can do metal very well.
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#26
^If you want to play metal, you're looking at the wrong amps.

Unless you're talking about Classic metal, like UFO etc.
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