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Is a YGL1 below your standards or too "cheap" looking?

It's in the same wattage range and I enjpy mine, especially after a speaker swap.
 

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What are you not getting out of your DR that you’re trying to find elsewhere? I picked up a PRRI (65) as a smaller alternative to my late 60s 40-watt Fenders. I just find it feels weak compared to what I’m used to. I’ve modded it so it’s working as good as it can. Sounds way better through a 1x12 cab and I play it clean, so basically I’m better off with a DR or my big Bandmaster Reverb through a 1x12 cab.

Now, I did pick up a 15 watt Dr Z and it gave me something totally different that complements my Fenders really well.

But if you really want a PRRI, I’ll be moving mine along, but I don’t see how it would really help someone who already has a DR.
Nothing lacking in the DR..I guess my post was unclear. .I just want a second, smaller amp for other purposes and not feeling great about the Blues Junior.
 

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I tried one and thought it was trash I told the one from long and McQuade that too. They where surprised. But as all ready stated I bet if you changed the speaker it be a good amp.


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There's a black star artist 15 for sale still I think. I sold my blues junior for that amp. A lot more tweak ability, clean headroom and tighter bass. I've tried quite a few 15watt amps and I think that the artist 15 is honestly one of the best out there.
 

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There's a black star artist 15 for sale still I think. I sold my blues junior for that amp. A lot more tweak ability, clean headroom and tighter bass. I've tried quite a few 15watt amps and I think that the artist 15 is honestly one of the best out there.
Talking about tweakability, this is one versatile amp. No need for the cat tweak, but it helps ...

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@TimH has a PRRI w/ 12" speaker up right now for $1K. I've had that same model and you cannot get a better Fender sound for the price IMO. The 12" makes all the difference...that speaker is also a C-Rex however.

UPDATE: @TimH had that amp available. Already sold!
 

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I ended up doing some of the Billm mods on my blues junior when I had one and it helped the sound quite a bit. I had a Jenson speaker in it and switched to a 70/80, either speaker sounded good with the mods. If your half decent with a soldering iron they're not too difficult but I will say Billm's website has been down for a bit now. It was active for a bit after he passed away but it looks like his son stopped running it because the site is down now.
 

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Makes me laugh that every thread on the Blues Junior is filled with awe as how good an amp it is. But it is also filled with as many post, if not more, about how there's always something that needs to be modified for it to sound good.

Not what I'd call a good amp. A good kit maybe ...
That's a fair point for sure. The whole mod thing worked out well for me both amp sound and price wise luckily. I do get why people wouldn't be happy with the amp though. Everyone has a different sound.
 
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