#1
I need an amp that will go greatly with a stratocaster and handle clean and dirty tones. Under $800.
Any input is greatly appreciated.
#2
fender hot rod deluxe, perfect amp, best amp you can get for that price and covers everything u want.
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#5
The JCM900 has good cleans and good drive, but isn't great at either.

Do you want them both to be mediocre, or do you want either clean or gain to stand out above the other?
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#6
i agree with the hot rod suggestions but i'd definitely an OD pedal with it. unfortunately the hot rod went from 600 bucks to 700 bucks recently
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#7
you could also take a look at the vox ac15. nice cleans, but i'd recommend gettin an OD pedal along with it
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#8
the JCM 800 is a pretty good all around amp. Distortion is better than cleans but cleans aren't bad.

The fender Blues deluxe is a great amp but you will need a good overdrive pedal (or 2) to be able to get anything more than a blues overdrive tone.
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#10
You might also wanna look into smaller amps like the Fender Blues Junior, especially if you're not going to gig.
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#11
blues junior, classic 30. depends on how loud you need it
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#12
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traynor YCV40 - 50 or a YCS50.

X2 Although i'd check out the Traynor YCV50 blue it's more vintage voiced than the 40. They are gorgeous amps though, great fender-y cleans with marshall-y overdrive. I don't think there's a better amp out there for the price
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#13
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X2 Although i'd check out the Traynor YCV50 blue it's more vintage voiced than the 40. They are gorgeous amps though, great fender-y cleans with marshall-y overdrive. I don't think there's a better amp out there for the price


Great amps. I recommend them all the time. Can't fault them here.

But I have an American Deluxe Strat, and I know how much it loves My AC30 for a full range of tones. With $800, I'd suggest looking for a used AC30 first.
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#14
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Great amps. I recommend them all the time. Can't fault them here.

But I have an American Deluxe Strat, and I know how much it loves My AC30 for a full range of tones. With $800, I'd suggest looking for a used AC30 first.

Also a great option, the AC30 goes great with a strat, i really think it's perfect for blues and even at low volumes i find it great. Not sure how easily you'd pick one up in your price range over there but have a look around anyway
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#16
Hot Rod Deluxe

$350-400 on craigslist....all day long. 2nd channel is worthless, but a TS or Bad monnkey, will fix that, and a pedal like Metal Zone, will get every tone you will ever need.

I just figured out afrter almost 20 years of playing that runing the OD pedal with no gain in conjunction with the metal zone, produces the best tones. I always keep my bad monkey on now, and now I really love my hot rod.

Unless you have a really discriminating ear, Hot Rod is best bang for the buck..I think the reason is the Guitar Center carries this amp, and its prety much the cheapest tube amp they carry.....so everyone that wants their 1st tube amp, buys this......and then figues out they want to play metal only.....and tries to sell it. I know thats what I did......then I found this forum, and figured out how to make the Hot Rod sounds great.