Fender amp - bassbreaker or blues jr?

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ScottB1074

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So I got a bonus at work and can't think of anything better to do than get my first tube amp !

I am thinkin 15 W. Mostly looking at Fender Blues Jr or Bassbreaker.

Anyone have any thoughts or first hand knowledge to help me out?

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So I got a bonus at work and can't think of anything better to do than get my first tube amp !

I am thinkin 15 W. Mostly looking at Fender Blues Jr or Bassbreaker.

Anyone have any thoughts or first hand knowledge to help me out?

ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: ScottB1074

So I got a bonus at work and can't think of anything better to do than get my first tube amp !

I am thinkin 15 W. Mostly looking at Fender Blues Jr or Bassbreaker.

Anyone have any thoughts or first hand knowledge to help me out?

Those are fun amps! Here's a a list of considerations.

1. Try before you buy.

2. Use your guitar or one very similar to it to try an amp.

3. Consider your musical tastes & goals.

Have fun gear shopping & let us know how it goes!

Christopher Schlegel
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Originally Posted by: ScottB1074

So I got a bonus at work and can't think of anything better to do than get my first tube amp !

I am thinkin 15 W. Mostly looking at Fender Blues Jr or Bassbreaker.

Anyone have any thoughts or first hand knowledge to help me out?

Those are fun amps! Here's a a list of considerations.

1. Try before you buy.

2. Use your guitar or one very similar to it to try an amp.

3. Consider your musical tastes & goals.

Have fun gear shopping & let us know how it goes!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

ScottB1074

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Thanks Chris.

I ended up getting a Vox AC15. It sounds awesome. I checked out couple of local music stores and had the Bues Jr, Bassbreaker, and Vox all lined up. We switched between them muptile times to compare. They all sound great, there is no 'wrong' choice, but the Vox won out! Really happy with the amp, have been playing all weekend.

Love the look too as a Beatles guy!.

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Thanks Chris.

I ended up getting a Vox AC15. It sounds awesome. I checked out couple of local music stores and had the Bues Jr, Bassbreaker, and Vox all lined up. We switched between them muptile times to compare. They all sound great, there is no 'wrong' choice, but the Vox won out! Really happy with the amp, have been playing all weekend.

Love the look too as a Beatles guy!.

William MG

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Hey Scott,

Sorry to break in here. I'm really excited for you that you purchased a piece of equipment that you are truly excited to own.

Enjoy!

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

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Hey Scott,

Sorry to break in here. I'm really excited for you that you purchased a piece of equipment that you are truly excited to own.

Enjoy!

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

ChristopherSchlegel

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Glad to help!

Originally Posted by: ScottB1074

I ended up getting a Vox AC15. It sounds awesome. I checked out couple of local music stores and had the Bues Jr, Bassbreaker, and Vox all lined up. We switched between them muptile times to compare. They all sound great, there is no 'wrong' choice, but the Vox won out! Really happy with the amp, have been playing all weekend.

Good for you trying them all out! Have fun with your new amp!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

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Glad to help!

Originally Posted by: ScottB1074

I ended up getting a Vox AC15. It sounds awesome. I checked out couple of local music stores and had the Bues Jr, Bassbreaker, and Vox all lined up. We switched between them muptile times to compare. They all sound great, there is no 'wrong' choice, but the Vox won out! Really happy with the amp, have been playing all weekend.

Good for you trying them all out! Have fun with your new amp!

Christopher Schlegel
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hunter.kane

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Try both to see which one you prefer, personally I'd go with the Blues Jr. But guitar is a very personal experience I doesn't matter what I think it matters if you like the amp, Good luck.

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Try both to see which one you prefer, personally I'd go with the Blues Jr. But guitar is a very personal experience I doesn't matter what I think it matters if you like the amp, Good luck.

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Hi there,

Amps are so fun to try out! I personally have a Bassbreaker 15, and it's a lot of fun (even if I'm not able to turn it up very much these days!)

We had an AC15 in the house for awhile too and those are iconic, classic workhorse amps that will last a lifetime.

Congrats!

Billy

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Hi there,

Amps are so fun to try out! I personally have a Bassbreaker 15, and it's a lot of fun (even if I'm not able to turn it up very much these days!)

We had an AC15 in the house for awhile too and those are iconic, classic workhorse amps that will last a lifetime.

Congrats!

Billy

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us.

spb1122

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Ahh, if only money wasn't an issue, right?

We'd all have at least one more amp than we already have...

The correct amount of amps (and guitars) = n + 1

"n" being the number you own now, lol.

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Ahh, if only money wasn't an issue, right?

We'd all have at least one more amp than we already have...

The correct amount of amps (and guitars) = n + 1

"n" being the number you own now, lol.

DavesGuitarJourney

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Originally Posted by: spb1122

Ahh, if only money wasn't an issue, right?

We'd all have at least one more amp than we already have...

The correct amount of amps (and guitars) = n + 1

"n" being the number you own now, lol.

That formula is right up there with e=mc**2 if we're talking about fundamental laws of the universe!

It takes as long as it takes unless you quit - then it takes forever and you will never get there.

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Originally Posted by: spb1122

Ahh, if only money wasn't an issue, right?

We'd all have at least one more amp than we already have...

The correct amount of amps (and guitars) = n + 1

"n" being the number you own now, lol.

That formula is right up there with e=mc**2 if we're talking about fundamental laws of the universe!

It takes as long as it takes unless you quit - then it takes forever and you will never get there.