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The Fuchs Blackjack-21 hits the sweet spot between features, quality and price. Andy Fuchs has been a top boutique amp builder for years, but not everyone can afford the $2500+ price tag that his high-end amplifiers bring. The Blackjack-21 is part of the Casino Series that Andy designed to bring the Fuchs sound to more people with a lower price.
This amp packs a lot of tone and features with footswitchable clean and gain channels, a boost that works on either channel, and a great reverb circuit. The amp is powerful enough to hold its own with a full band, but still usable in small venues.
The best part about this amp is the gain channel. The drive is very smooth and sounds great without any pedals but also responds quite well when pushed by an overdrive or boost. The combination of tone, features and price make the Blackjack-21 a great choice for someone looking for an amp in the $1500 price range.
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