I have owned many great amps over the last few years from Mesa to Matchless to vintage twins and pro reverbs. I loved them all. My main gigging amp is now a Deluxe Reverb RI. I love it and it works great for my music. I play in the band that I would consider Indie/jam. We are starting to play shows in Philly and will be in some tight venues. We are a five piece with keys/hammond. We take up a lot of space. I have found that DRRI works great sound wise for any setting but its width makes it a tight squeeze for many shows. It can be very awkward! My other guitar player uses a twin! I was looking for a lower powered amp that can be juiced more and takes up as little room as possible. Really Liked the ac15 but it is the same size and heavier than the DRRI. I have read many reviews in praise and also disgust of the Blues Jr. I took it home and jammed with some tracks. The bottom end is not low as the DR. That is the only knock I can give it! In a band setting, that might even be a better thing. I ripped on it for two hours and compared back and forth between the two. The DR is a great amp but I really found the Blues JR to be a little more flexible with tone and eq. I could almost get a twin like eq curve out of it and really enjoyed the sparkling high end. I will still use my DRRI for most gigs but when space is an issue and I need a grab and go amp, the blues jr is my new thing. Very underated amp among the haters. It really makes me wonder how people have really spent time with one and how many bash because it is one of the lowest priced fenders. Regardless they really made the III series a winner and the stock speaker sounds great! found I like the Lightning Bolt better than the Jensen in the tweed! I was scared by some of the negative comments I read but after putting it to use It was all I could ask for the price. I use a lot of effects and it works great and is easy to use. Anyone looking for a great and portable little amp don't be afraid!