I prefer the Fender Blues Deluxe over the HRD model. The Blues Deluxe is a nice affordable used option.
Thanks. I will definitely consider it. A 1987X handwired head is also in my sights.
Beautiful amp. I wish you were local to me.
You should try to keep that amp. Extremely versatile simple design. I think Greg was using 6V6 power tubes in his demo. So many great tones in...
That amp sounds great Alan. GLWS
I had a very similar setup which I struggled to use at home. The JTM45 clone head I owned could have greatly benefitted from a PPIMV. I attempted...
Great amp. GLWS.
+1 on the THD Hotplate
Agreed. It is a great sounding amp that I always come back to.
I completely agree with all the comments above. It's not a high gain amp. It excels at clean to low gain OD type tones. Higher gain tones will...
Love that album.
My Budda SD18 II head shipped to my door with JJs in both the power and preamp section. When it was time to replace the tubes I went with Jeff's...
I do this a lot with mine, but I still feel most of the magic is in the normal channel. IMHO the amp greatly favors single coil pups as well.
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Actually prefer the Fender Blues Deluxe over the HRD. A couple of pedals and you are good for most situations.
Great amp and extremely versatile.
I can get those tones with a Strat through the normal channel of my 1974x clone head. Plugging into the low inputs help a little also.
What speaker and cabinet are you using?
Used Budda SD18.
I have been using a Hot Plate with my Budda 18 II head. It allows me to keep the amp in the sweet spot. I am also using Scumbacks M75/H75 speakers...
I really like the Hot Plate with all my amps.
I use my Budda SD18 II head through a 2x12 cabinet with a Scumback M75/H75 speaker mix. I would highly recommend either Scumback speaker or...
I want an RR50 head bad. I spoke to Kevin several times and he is great.
A used Reinhardt 18. I love my MI-6 head.
There are tons of great used amp deals available. Check TGP emporium. All the amps you listed are quite loud. You may want to also consider an...