Thoughts on one of an under $500 low wattage amp

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  1. Sonic Reducer

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    A good player with an ear can do some pretty amazing things with the Blues Junior.
     
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    anybody else have anything?
     
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    Palomino v16 or 32. Sweet sounding amps can do chime real good and nice overdrive too. Push em with a pedal to get major crunch.
     
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    Fender Princeton Silverface Non-reverb. Killer vintage tone. Can be found in that price range on eBay.
     
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    I get lots of great tone with my crate v30 and my peavey classic 50. You could probably get both for about $500 used. The peavey is the clean boy that sounds great with a ts in front also and the crate is the nasty grindy one.
     
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    I run two amps at gigs - one a 40 watt tube amp with a V30 for pedals, the other a tweed Blues Jr with a Celestion G12H30 for playing guitar-straight-into-amp. It's an either/or situation, and have not so far used both together under this current configuration.

    Guitars are primarily Gibsons with PAF style pickups, mostly a Les Paul Standard and a CS-336.

    Last night's gig, a blues, r&b and "punk jazz" deal, I gravitated heavily toward just the Blues Jr. Same with the last gig with this particular group a week ago. The BJ is both articulate and in-you-face, and the G12H30 adds a whole 3rd dimension.

    Also, I use a footswitch for the "Fat" boost and I'm in pure heaven. It's funny how this little cheap amp has so much more dynamics and tonal complexity than some of the high-$$ boutiques I've shared the stage with.
     

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