Originally Posted by guitargeek
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I'd swap the DS-1 for an older grey box Visual Sound Jekyll and Hyde--or any kind of mild overdrive (TS-9, Boss SD-1, Vox V810, etc).
The Blues Jr is a great choice. An older Ampeg Jet is also a good alternative in that wattage range. Plenty loud for practice and mid-sized gigs...
GG pretty much nailed the nail on the head.