#1
Hello, I have been looking for an amp for a while now, and its hard to find exactly what I need, and the more research I do the more possibilities I find and the less precise my ideas get.

Anyways, I just got myself a used American Strat, at a real good price might I add, and now I really need to complete the puzzle with the perfect amp. My ideal price range is $400-$500, maybe a little more to add in a peddle or something.

Anyways the two things I want most is a heavy-blues-fuzz-distortion, something a-la hendrix or so, as well as what I like to call a raunchy, gritty clean sound, I think of buddy guy when refering to this sound. I dont need a perfect clean "just guitar" sound if you know what I mean.

Anyways, extra info: I dont gig now, but it could be a possibility in the near future, so something with power, but doesnt need to be extreme, however I do have a good basement to jam in. Also, the addition of an overdrive peddle (recommendations welcome) would be fine, and possibley even encouraged to achieve my goals.

Thanks for any help.
#2
how heavy are we talking?
if it isn't anything br00tal then i say
Peavey Classic 30 ftw (used) and you could get a nice fuzz and a tube screamer will make that thing shine
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#3
There allot of options you can choose from, I would think the best bet would be to get a blues jr. with a tubescreamer or something in that realm.
"People worry too much about tone instead of just rocking out"
#4
Fender blues junior is nice, but for more distortion I would say the Fender hot rod. One 12 inch speaker, 40 watts.
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#5
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Fender blues junior is nice, but for more distortion I would say the Fender hot rod. One 12 inch speaker, 40 watts.



thats why we tack on the tubescreamer........

If he had a bigger budget I would suggest the deville also.
"People worry too much about tone instead of just rocking out"
#7
hmmmm, ok so first, how much of a difference does a one speaker make compared to a 2 or a 4 speaker? is it volume or quality or what...

secondly, is this budget reasonable to achieve decent quality in sound, with distinct sound tones? what i mean is that ive seen that blues junior recommended a lot for a lot of different styles, so since its cheap does it just hit a broad spectrum or styles with decent quality? what I would enjoy the most is something with a very unique sound
#8
Your going to get a "bigger" sound both tonally and volume with a 4x12 cabinet vs. a single 12" But The blues jr. is just a solid low wattage tube amp that does a good job. Nothing special or fancy in my eyes, but I think you would be happy with its ability.
"People worry too much about tone instead of just rocking out"
#9
Fender Blues Junior with tubescreamer pedal will be perfect. I played that amp with the tubescreamer so I know what I'm talking about.

You can crank the blues junior without peeling the walls and it fits ur budget better than the other amps I'd suggest.