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I love the way the Valve Jr.' date=' looks. Does any one here use this amp for Jazz? Or does the gain get in the way?[/quote']


VJr. can be used for jazz if you do one/more of the following...

... use an amp modeler (my POD 2.0 has some decent jazz tones on the F*nd*r models)

... change the pre amp valve to reduce gain (maybe a 5751 or 12AT7)

... *optionally you can also tweak the gain stages by using different value resistors -- along lines of the F*nd*r mods.

I'm not a jazz artist (and I don't play one on TV) but I do some clean jazz tones on a few slower or balladesque songs.


Here is one time where a try-out is not going to reveal anything for you. Because, as others have pointed out, VJr. is not going to do it for you out-of-the-box..., but then again there a lot of us using VJr. and who on earth besides a bedroom player here and there that is using it purely out-of-the-box? If you really love the looks, the tones you need may be inside, but you're going to have to risk the $150 and some time trying to find out.


Hit every BLUE NOTE baaaby..., I'm going to play on:-"

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