Trade in my Blues jr for the Super champ 2x Cab and head?

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  1. stepvan

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    So I have been kicking around the Idea of trading in my tweed Blues jr for the Super Champ 2x Head and Cab they are great sounding amps but the Blues Jr is not to bad either;) just interested on hearing what you all think.
     
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    May be wrong person to ask here. Get the SCX2 and keep ‘em both. Always a nice setup here… sometimes ABY together. Wish I had the X2 Head/Cab arrangement - but alas, ’tis a combo. 12” Cannabis Rex in the BJr & 10” Ragin’ Cajun in the Super Champ.

    Can’t bring myself to release either of them and couldn’t choose between the two anyway.:confused:
     
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    What is the cab it comes with? Size, stock? Speaker?
     
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    The matching Fender cab is smallish, sealed, Celestion 70/80 cab. It works very well with the SCX2's modeling capabilities. Without the SCX2's modeling (amp voices, cabs, speakers) it's not a fabulous standalone cab.
     
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    Upgrade to a Princeton Reverb or Deluxe Reverb. You’ll NEVER regret it.
     
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    Nah...
     
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    Maybe you could tell us why you consider that move; what music do you play and how would the SCX2 bring you closer to that ideal tone?

    For me, it's not necessarily an upgrade. The BJr is one of the most widely used amps because of how good it sounds in a live setting, and it's not bad either at bedroom levels. But of course, it depends on the music you play, what pedals you're using etc.
     
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    I've got an SCXD with an Eminence Legend speaker in it. I play it side-by-side with my friend who has a Blues Jr. They're both comparable:

    Blues Jr. - a very nice sounding amp, it doesn't sound vintage Fendery though. I think it can get a bit louder than my SCXD. It's just a regular straightforward tube amp and is made well. It's got an EQ, master volume, and reverb.

    SCX2 - The combo version only has a 10" speaker vs the Blues Jrs. 12". The stock speaker in my XD was decent, but not great. New speaker took it to a whole new level. Tubes are 6V6 so the clean channel can do a reasonable classic Fender sound. Main difference from Blues Jr. is it's got a bunch of digital effects. I love this because my XD is my grab and go amp, and I if I feel like leaving my pedalboard behind I can. The effects are good but not stellar, but I always manage to find fun settings on it. I think you can download programs with the X2. As far as volume, it's definitely loud enough to play with a moderately loud drummer.

    I like it a lot. Is it as good as a Blues Jr? I don't know.
     
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    That crossed my mind too but the Bjr has been sitting idle for a couple of months and when that happens I normally roll the piece of gear over, not to say I don't have my core keepers I do and those 3 guitars and one amp will always remain in my possession.
     
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    Fender special design 12" speaker and closed back super champ cab 8ohm
     
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    Generally play late 60's-70's rock with a few 90's tunes thrown in, I run the Blues Jr when using it with a boost pedal to overdrive the pre-amp rather then running a overdrive pedal, and a tape delay pedal other than that nothing else.
     
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    I've never been a fan of any of the SC amps so I'd say no.
     
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    I don't know about the sound, but as far as value and desirability that would be a downgrade.
    If you get tired of the Super Champ it will be much harder to move than the Blues Junior.
     
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    I use my SCX2 head into a 15 inch speaker cab loaded with a JBL K130 and it sounds both huge and awesome. You don't have to stay with the cab that goes with the head.
     
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    That's one thing I have been really thinking about is physical value, and will the trade off be worth it for me.
     
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    I kinda am leaning that way
     
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    put a weber ceramic blue dog (or silver bell) in your Blues Jr and it's a whole new amp. The blue in particular brings out the sparkly el84 side of the amp -- not really Fendery but cool.
     
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    I think the Blues Junior is the superior amp.
     
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    if you want a larger tonal palette; yes

    I had a scx2 and liked it a lot; useable 2nd chan if you gig
     
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