My band plays blues and country but increasingly now, rockabilly. Venues are pubs and social clubs. I?m changing from playing a Martin D18 through a Marshall AS50R amp to a Gretsch 6120 playing through a Fender tube amp yet to be bought. Friends have suggested the Fender Blues Junior but I see it?s only a 15 W amp. Will that be loud enough against drums and bass? Previously with the 50W of the Marshall I could hold my own. In the back of my mind I seem to recall being told of a ratio of 3 for comparing valve to solid-state amps, meaning the Blues Junior is equivalent to a 45W solid-state, but could somebody confirm this?
Or should I be spending the extra ?200-odd and getting a Hot Rod Deluxe which at least has 40W? The trouble is, the Hot Rod Deluxe is a lot heavier to lug into a car boot and into venues all the time!!!