#1
I want to move up from my terrible practice amp and the Fender Blues Deluxe appealed to me. I want to buy an amp i can use for a long time so i don't want to buy something that won't do me well in a band or generally. Do you have any other recommendations if this amp doesn't fit in with my needs?
#3
I thought the name of the amp might of given away the type of music i play. Well i play Blues, Classic Rock and some other things but mainly Blues and Classic Rock.
And budget doesn't matter right now as ill just save up till i can afford the amp i want.
#4
It's a great amp. It can get pretty loud too but you don't have to crank at way up to obtain a decent tone (like with the DeVille). The maintenance is no big deal, you're just gonna have to change the tubes every once in a while

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#5
If the Blues Deluxe doesn't suit you (which I can't imagine it will) there's still things like a Peavey Classic 30, Marshall JCM of some kind, maybe a Traynor. After that it gets to a whole new level of quality and price.

If you can get into second hand it'll be a whole new world though.
#6
The overdrive is the worst I've heard on that thing. The Hotrod would be better for classic rock imo.

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#7
except that the hotrod's overdrive is even worse than the blues deluxe, though its all a matter of taste if its bad at all
#8
The modern Fender amps (blues and hotrods) have bad OD.
If you want good OD, get a peavey classic.
but, the fenders have slightly better cleans.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#10
I have the blues deluxe and i love the clean but i always use pedals for my OD/distortion.

I would recommend it

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#13
Crankable, which means you get natural overdrive from turning it up high, without earshattering volumes.
Well, I really don't believe in using OD pedals for my main source of OD. It's fake OD.
I do use an overdrive pedal to push my amp harder, but never for the sole source of OD.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#14
I've been looking for a LONG time, been persuaded to think about many things. I think I'll be buyin a Peavey Classic 30, basically because its more versatile and has the right foot switch set up I'm after.

If you want less versatility I'd say get a Orange Tiny Terror and an Avatar 2x12 or possibly a Traynor