I have a Blues Jr. I LOVE it. I've done hundreds of gigs on it. Hundreds. I've had an original black face twin. Loved that too but for most bars and clubs it was just too loud. I'm not saying they are similar sounding but this Blues Jr rocks. I run it without the Fat switch. I don't like that circuit at all. Single coils into a Boss SD-1 (I set the drive at about 10-11 o'clock on the dial then bring the level knob up to where it surpasses the volume on the amp. Just so it growls and the volume goes up a click.) and a TR-2 and spring reverb... it covers a ton of territory. Decent enough head room so if you dig in with your pick hand you get plenty of sustain and lighten up and you get plenty of clear chimey tones. I love the Blues Jr. !