StrokeMidnight
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I'm not sure if this should go here or not, so if not just don't reply.


I'm looking for a good amp for Jazz Fusion and Blues. I'm trying to get the sound of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Return to Forever, along with the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

Right now I can only afford $200, but soon I might be able to go up to $500.
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Fender makes amazing amps. Maybe try a Blues Junior? It is about 500 bucks though (I think....) I own a Hot Rod and it is amazing. I really like it, and it has changed my tone a lot! I fucking love it man.
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StrokeMidnight
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Can a blues junior play metal? I don't play it much any more but could it?
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M Power
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It could with a good high gain distortion pedal in front of it
StrokeMidnight
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#5
Quote by M Power
It could with a good high gain distortion pedal in front of it


I'll check it out I guess. Would the VOX AD30VT be good for Jazz Fusion?
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I have a Twin Reverb that I use for Progressive/Fusion. It's amazing, I also put a piece of wood on the back so it would respond better to distortion, just make sure your tubes still have room the breathe if you're going to do that. A BOSS DS-1 modded by Robert Keeley works perfectly too (don't buy stock).
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Quote by StrokeMidnight
Can a blues junior play metal? I don't play it much any more but could it?

Yeah, you can trow a pedal in front of that thing and it will be a beast. Not anything like a Dual Rectifier though but still good.

The Vox would be pretty good also. The AD30VT is generally an all around good amp but I enjoy the cleans of Fender to be honest.
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Quote by StrokeMidnight

I'm looking for a good amp for Jazz Fusion and Blues. I'm trying to get the sound of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Return to Forever, along with the Mahavishnu Orchestra.


That's a pretty huge tonal range and a pretty small budget range

Maybe a blues junior and a real good boutique OD?
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#10
Honestly if you are into hi gain metal you shouldn't look for a fender amp. Putting an OD infront of a fender amp and boosting it to a high level will give you alot of gain, but not the right type of gain for death metal/ extreme metal. You won't have the tight note response you need for extreme metal, just a wall of thick distortion which could could work for doom metal I guess. If extreme metal is not a concern (think it is for you judging by the COB avatar) then sure go ahead and look at Fenders.
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StrokeMidnight
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#11
I think I may be able to up my budget to $500. Is the Peavey Transtube EFX 112 good for Jazz Fusion?
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