I think that The Pro Junior sounds so much warmer and rounder than a Blues Junior. I had $450 cash in my wallet and I was going to buy a Blues Junior...I tried the Pro Junior just to play devil's advocate. I couldn't but the Blues Junior after hearing the Pro Junior despite the reverb and pregain in the Blue Junior. I love my Pro Junior. Greg Koch records most of his stuff with a stock Pro Junior. Pro Juniors are plenty loud. If you really want a practice amp, try a VOX DA5 using the Blackface or AC-15 setting with the trem & reverb. The little DA5 has selectable 5 and 1 and .5 watt settings. Neat little practice amp for $139.