I've been looking to replace my Hot Rod Deluxe with something that has better distortion. I love the cleans, but I hardly play clean.

I'm looking for something that will do a good classic rock/ blues tone. I also want an amp that is capable of going into metal territory with or without a pedal. I want good cleans, though they don't have to be on par with the HRD.

I'm looking for a combo around 30 watts.

I've not looked about much, but I have tried out a mesa express 5:25 and I liked this amp alot. I assume this is a very similar amp to an f-30, correct me if I'm wrong.

My budget is 400 USD plus about 400 that I can probably get for my HRD. That makes 800. Less is better. I'm more than willing to go used.

As of now a used f-30 is at the top of my list. I'd like to stay away from amps that are similar to the hrd, such as the classic 30.

So suggest away. I live in St. Louis MO if that makes a difference.
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