#1
hey all,

I'm looking for an amp for my strat. versatility is a big thing, id really like some nice sounding cleans for some jazzy or blues type sounds but id also be playing a fair amount of indie rock and some grunge. no metal. i really like the idea of the fender champ although im thinking i would have to also get some kind of a pedal for it. what do you think?

this is going to be mostly for practice. my price range is under $500.
#3
You gigging? If so, you'll want to hit the used market and get a Peavey Classic 30 or a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe or something similar. You'll need the extra power for cleans.
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#4
All this Blues Junior talk...

I picked up a Carvin V16 just a couple days ago, and in my short time with it I feel it's a much better choice than the Jr. This is one with a Vintage 30 in it, not that horrid 100w Carvin that they come with now.

Everything a Jr. can do, it does better. I just posted a little taste of what it can do on my profile, blues-style.
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#5
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All this Blues Junior talk...

I picked up a Carvin V16 just a couple days ago, and in my short time with it I feel it's a much better choice than the Jr. This is one with a Vintage 30 in it, not that horrid 100w Carvin that they come with now.

Everything a Jr. can do, it does better. I just posted a little taste of what it can do on my profile, blues-style.

wow that did NOT sound good sorry.
#6
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You gigging? If so, you'll want to hit the used market and get a Peavey Classic 30 or a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe or something similar. You'll need the extra power for cleans.

He said it would be for practice.
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#7
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wow that did NOT sound good sorry.


Not to be rude, but I have to agree.

The BJ wold work, but I would go for a classic 30 since if you ever join a band you'll have the extra headroom for gigs.
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#8
Yea that's my terrible microphone, random eight year old PC mic. I've already planned a good mic as my next purchase. The one I have isn't so buzzy if I move it like, 10 feet away from my amp, but there's a lot of ambient noise around here and at that point it starts to pick it up.

There's a youtube video of a V30 modded V16 that gives a much better approximation of the tone, try that.
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#9
Quote by ObsceneGestures
Yea that's my terrible microphone, random eight year old PC mic. I've already planned a good mic as my next purchase. The one I have isn't so buzzy if I move it like, 10 feet away from my amp, but there's a lot of ambient noise around here and at that point it starts to pick it up.

There's a youtube video of a V30 modded V16 that gives a much better approximation of the tone, try that.


Edit: Here it is:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=HpQtympJDO8
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#10
I would say for what you play, go Super Champ. It can go from jazzy cleans to pretty thick gain. It has plenty of effects.
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#11
Quote by lespaul#1
He said it would be for practice.


Actually he said:

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this is going to be mostly for practice.


Anyway, in that size/price range, I like the Fender Pro Jr. better than the Champ or Blues.
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#12
thanks guys. ill check it all out. i think 400 for a used junior is pretty fair is it not?
#13
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i think 400 for a used junior is pretty fair is it not?


No. I wouldn't pay more than $300.
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#15
blues jr used $300

if you play with a drummer ever then

classic 30 used $350 both USD

edit: obscene, not a fan of the tone, but good work anyway.
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#16
Quote by ObsceneGestures
All this Blues Junior talk...

I picked up a Carvin V16 just a couple days ago, and in my short time with it I feel it's a much better choice than the Jr. This is one with a Vintage 30 in it, not that horrid 100w Carvin that they come with now.

Everything a Jr. can do, it does better. I just posted a little taste of what it can do on my profile, blues-style.

used hot rod deluxe.....best selling amp in history,There is a reson for that
#17
Quote by jj1565
blues jr used $300

if you play with a drummer ever then

classic 30 used $350 both USD

edit: obscene, not a fan of the tone, but good work anyway.

+1
Classic 30 would be perfect and goes rather cheap
#18
*makes note to try grunge on a HRD*
A Delta Blues deserves mention, the jazz and blues could use some tremolo - plus you may find a couple surf songs, who knows. Same price as the C30 used, $350ish.
But certainly try a HRD and form your opinion. If you won't jam with a drummer often a Blues Jr is worth checking out. The fenders we mentioned will be brighter sounding than the peaveys, but the peaveys have a superior gain channel.