Blues Jr which one?

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  1. Twofingerlou

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    I haven’t ever found a Bassbreaker in the store to try. With anything I’m sure it has trade offs. If there was one do all and everything amp I’m sure they’d fly off the shelves.
     
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    Well I’d play with it as is for a while, my skill level right now I’m sure I won’t be able to get the most out of it as some of you guys could.
     
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    Same here and I’d really like to try one. A local girl was using one and sounded good before all the music stopped. But then another local girl was also using an AC10 and sounded great, but I couldn’t get that amp to sound as good for me as it did for her.

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    I’m sure I could amp chase until the cows come home. Get this get that, and probably always want something else. I’m just trying to keep it simple.
     
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    I've used mine for 20 years, all kinds of music, and it has been great.
    Over the years, of course it has needed parts upgraded or replaced, tubes changed and biased by a tech.
    ( he installed a bias pot for HIM to use, not me!)

    But running loud and clean, and using various Drive pedals ( depending on music), I've never felt:

    " Boy, I with I had a different amp"
    ( I actually started using my BJ more than my real '68 DR- when I owned both, as I seemed to dial in similar sound, and with a Neo speaker, 10 lbs. less to carry- a big deal for me)

    Or: "I wish this amp were louder!"
    ( never been an issue)
     
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    The IVs' have a different character than the prior versions, dare I say more "British" sounding?

    I got the III Tweed for the cleans and mildly overdriven sound with Tube Screamer set low.

    I love the complex tones of the Jensen c12n which gets lovelier the more it's played.

    The amp is bright with that speaker but can be dialed in on the EQ, up the bass a lot, reduce the treble and mids somewhat.

    Just MHO.
     
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    Probably most of us have that problem, which brings us to forums like this.

    I wish you contentment, sir. Cause sometimes being a gearhead sucks. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    If you want cleans or something that is pedal friendly I would get one with a cannabis rex, but if you want grit get one with a celestion, preferably a greenback.
     
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    I’m pretty happy with the Junior I have and don’t feel a need for another amp for now. I would still like to try the Bassbreaker though. And down the road I’d like to get a 68 PRRI, but I’m happy at the moment with my amp and my money!

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    I appreciate all the input, I ordered the tweed with the red white and blues speaker. Pretty stocked should be here early next week!
     
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    The tweed is amazing. Been playing mine for 5 years now almost... And enjoy it every time I plug in. Tonight I played straight through the amp, I dial the bass up, mid the mid, and treble down to a a third or so, and I love it. Sounds bassy and gorgeous. I run a touch of delay and a mod reverb tank.

    Plus it's perfect for small bedrooms/apartments. I went through the volume issue with my HRD too.
     
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    I use my BJ III a lot. Jensen speaker with upgraded tubes. Fender ships horse**** tubes
     
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    Yep. My tech recommends JJs immediately after buying, says the stock ones are prone to cause damage down the road...

    I have mesa power tubes that are good, and russian tubes as well, keep backups now.
     
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    The Tweed Blues Jr is the standard back-line at blues jams I (used to) attend in Dallas. I have a 2008 black one with an eminence speaker and it sounds great. I have hauled it everywhere and it just keeps going and going. I have re-tubed it once with JJs. Great value in an amp.
     
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    I like my black IV with the Celestion. Perhaps I don’t know the difference but I can break it up with Master dimed and the volume at 4.
     
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    Nice! Hopefully the volume is a bit more forgiving, the one I tried in the store before seemed better than the Hot Rod. Imo the larger tube amps like the hot rod and big dsl serve their purpose but aren’t very practical for home use. I’ll just stick to the smaller stuff for now.
     
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    I’ll keep it factory for now and see how it does.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    It’s a sweetwater “exclusive” with a different speaker option.
     
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