The Amp Search is over!

by Josh

I decided on a Fender Blues Junior amp with a Digitech Brian May pedal to go along with it!

The reasons for this decision are many.  First and foremost, it was a result of good advice I received from many of my friends.  In fact, it was about the only solution that incorporated the advice of pretty much everyone I talked to.  It was a decent tube amp, good volume, and strong enough even for simple gigging should I want to do that at some point in the future.

Instead of going for a tube amp with onboard effects, I opted for a stronger tube amp that is more stripped down.  Several people (my cousin John included) recommended that I go with this approach because most people are unlikely to use all of the modeling that is available on amps that support that type of thing.  I certainly am not to a level where I can use all of those fancy features, so I oped for the “less is more” approach.

Why the Brian May pedal, then?  Simple: Brian May kicks ass, I love Queen, and it saves me the trouble of getting a Red Special replica guitar (for awhile).  Check out the pedal demo from YouTube.

Expect to hear more about both of these items once they arrive and I’ve given them a workout!

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