#1
Which amp would be better for playing Alt. to Blues?
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#2
There's very little in it on paper, but I haven't tried the V50 yet. I find the BD a little too piercing and lifeless but it's a perfectly reasonable choice. Maybe look at the Kustom Coupe as well, it has a little more character (to my ears at least).
#4
Is the crate solid state?

If the difference was between a tube and a solid crate, i saw go with the fender tube.
#6
the crate here were talking about is a tube btw.

i would go with the blues and get a nice OD for the heavier side of of your playing style.
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