Today i was playing several amps at Guitar Center. I know tube amps are the best sounding but i'm having trouble finding a decent one in my price range. which is about $300-350

Now i have been wanting to do small gigs like say coffee shops or some local places that have a PA system. My genre is like pop/blues/jazz. Like John Mayer, SRV, Hendrix,...

But the one i found that i like a lot is the Fender Super Champ XD.

I wasn't too impressed with the Palominos but i didn't get long to play it.
I do have a nice overdrive pedal, but i mainly just use it for a little boost in solos. I'm not really into distortion. I also play a Fender Standard Telecaster. Right now i just have a little direct box that has amp settings on it and it sounds terrible so i'm really looking for a good solution.

So my overall question is: Would the Fender Super Champ XD be enough watts to play in my situation? or is there a better solution?
Last edited by Iplayblues at Feb 23, 2008,
I don't think 15 watts valve has enough headroom for cleans...You want to be looking more about 30 watts.
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So what would be the cheapest 30 watt tube amp that would still be good?
Go for a used Peavey Classic 30 if you can. They're very nice amps for your style.
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Have you checked out the Fender Pro Jr.? Sure, it'll be overdriven at gigging volumes, but it's an overdrive that would sound absolutely mint for Mayer and SRV.
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I'll look for a Peavey Classic 30 but i also like that Pro Junior. I'll go play some more tomorrow.
yeah im thinking that the classic 30 will be your best bet. try and save up an extra 200 or so, or else your gonna have to go used
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I don't think 15 watts valve has enough headroom for cleans...You want to be looking more about 30 watts.

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