View Full Version : ampeg sj12t vs fender blues deluxe
05-15-2011, 12:21 PM
I recently picked up an ampeg sj12t superjet 50w 1x12 combo and am getting a usa fender blues deluxe and need to keep only one, which would you keep and why?
05-16-2011, 07:26 AM
06-08-2011, 08:03 PM
I'll bump you on this one, spaz.
I had a really good test-drive of a used SuperJet last fall, at GC of all places. Was a bit leery of the single tone control, but that had no negative bearing on what I was trying to get out of her. This thing rocked and blues-ed quite easily with humbuckers. Went back a week, or maybe even 5 days later, and it was GONE!
Had a Rot Rod Deluxe for a couple of years, and didn't really use the More Drive channel, just Clean and Drive. I know, the HRD and BD drive channels were voiced differently, but at least one has the benefits of channel switching.
If you need channel switching and lower volume needs for rehearsal and around the house, the Blues Deluxe may be in the cards. Plus it has an efx loop.
If you need touch-responsiveness at gig levels and want to control Clean to Mean to Scream with pick attack and your guitar's volume knob, and just add a boost to push it over the top when necessary, the SuperJet does nicely. (Plus a distortion pedal can handle your lower volume needs around the house.) I don't think the SJ has an efx loop, IIRC.
Is your Superjet loaded with EL34s or 6L6s?
06-10-2011, 06:21 PM
Dave, thanks man! It has el34's.
06-11-2011, 07:33 AM
I think my test drive involved the 6L6 version of the SJ. Quite impressive. Not interested in getting rid of yours, are you? :-)
So do you still have both? What styles and situations are you using them for?
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