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

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  1. Pasta Player

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    If you’re just looking for a “change” - do try a different speaker in your BJ. I didn’t like either of the stock speakers in either my BJ or SCX2 so I changed ‘em out and ended up building a cab for the original 12” (out of the BJ) and I use it with both the SCX2 and the BJ on occasion for different tone.

    Surprisingly that 12” in the new cab sounds so much better with the BJ than it did when it was in the BJ - AND is a nice change when used with the SC combo too. Win-win-win. (Even though the new Eminence speakers in both amps are improvements over the original in-place stock speakers in both amps. Ahhh… variety. And you then have a choice when dragging gear out to play. (Take the cab or leave the cab.)

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    ALSO… if you just want a change for just a little more money too… find yourself an SCXD (like this inexpensive one / see link). And keep the Blues Junior too.;)

    https://kansascity.craigslist.org/msg/d/olathe-fender-super-champ-xd/6983777557.html
     
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    This is what I was wondering about this amp it does seem to have the volume to play with a drummer, but I know my B jr can hold its own. I am now considering the 15w Bassbreaker as well, tried one out and that is a definite upgrade I believe, nice it has three gain stages
     
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    Yeah thats crossed my mind,
     
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    Having played a SCX2 for a couple weeks, I'd say no. The effects/modeling are not great, especially turned up, and it couldn't keep up with drums. Not a big fan of the BJ either, but of those two, it is superior. My vote in this category would be for a PJ.
     
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    when I wanted a small amp, I tried out the SCX2, PRRI and Bjr, side by side. I bought the SCX2, it was by far the best sounding and most versatile. Granted it had the ragin cajun speaker. This, from a blackface addict. I sold it because it wasn't loud enough for a hard hitting drummer/bassist.
     
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    Pro Jr IV Tweed and 1x12 cab, with speaker of choice.

    YMMV
     
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    I think they are different a bit.

    You have to decide if you like the smoother 6V6 tone or the more jangly fizzy EL84 tone. Both can be good.

    My Super Champ XD sounded good not in the band mix, but when pushed.... it had a minor "bacon crackle" on the note fade... right at the end of the note. I never did figure out if that was a problem or nature of the beast.
     
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    I have the SCX2 head and I play it with Ragin' Cajun in pine DIY cabinet, or a 12" Fender Special Design in an older Performer open back cab. If I compare it to the Pro Jr IV tweed I have, the second sounds bigger&full compared to SCX2. I prefer the huge sound from PJ.
    SCX2 is a great amp for living room, recording, rehearsals. Even if you go with bigger speaker (tried it with a 15" Eminence I had, yes bigger sounding but not enough). Not even tweaking the mids in software, does not improve the volume. I think it's not enough for gigging, especially with a louder drummer. Tried that and using second ch and an extra SD1 for OD, was not enough to keep it up to another guitar player in the same gig (indeed he had a Hughes&Kettner 40W).
    Also tried the new Blues Jr when I bought the PJ. The last was much closer to my heart...
    Go SCX2 if you need different sounds, or fx included, I mean no need for pedals. But clearly I wouldn't go with stock cab/speaker for SCX2...

    Otherwise, go Pro Jr IV!
     
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    Bassbreaker has my interest too. Three gain stages sounds cool - one clean, one bluesy, one distorted. Is that the one with the switchable wattage? If I were to get one I'd want that.
     
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    don't like the blues jr and never use my super champ ...as has been said I'd go princeton or deluxe reverb
     
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    I plug mine into a Tremolux 2 x 10” stuffed with Webers.
     
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    Anything but the Blues Jr. Its a terrible amp.
    I'll give you $100 for it. :)
     
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    I had one of those heads and I thought most of the modeling tones sounded anemic. I would stay with the Blues Junior.

    I’m not a modeling amp guy. That’s just me.
     
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    My SuperChamp isn't a bedroom amp. It's a basement amp. To use it, I'd have to unbury it. I can't bring myself to throw it away but I don't want to put it on CL and sell it in a diner parking lot either.
     
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    Yes, Bassbreaker seems to be a real option!
    X2 sounds not so anemic after interfering a little it with mids (through software), but still not enough volume though.
    The BJ I did not like it either, when tested next to the PJ I bought instead...
    Bassbreaker has enough volume (tested from a friend of mine in gigs) and good sounds, but next to Marshall. And I also have a Marshall Studio 15, so, PJ for me & X2.
     
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    R U loco en la cabeza, hombre? Heck no!
     
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    No it has switchable speaker resistance. The only thing is the bright channel does not appear to be foot switch able but I never use my foot switch with the Blues jr anyways so...
     
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    $50 its yours haha
     
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    That's the thing is over the long term will I still like the amp. For a down grade in the sense of dollar value and maybe some quality will it be worth it to me.
     
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    Considering a 15w Bassbreaker now as well, and gonna try to get a test drive tjis weekend on the new P.R. if one in stock at the local G.C.
     
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