So the wife and I took a little trip up to Seattle for a few days and I stopped by Thunder Road Guitars while we were there. They had two of my Holy Grail Rickenbackers in stock, but unfortunately, a big dollar guitar purchase isn’t in the budget right now, so I had to pass. They sure were sweet though … What was in budget was one of those little Fender Mustang LT-25 amps, and they had several, all boxed up and ready to go. I’ve been looking to upgrade my practice rig for quite a while, so I tried one out. It was ok, the effects stuff sounded pretty good, but you do have to scroll thru a display window to find specific ones. Reminded me of an old multi-effects floor processor I had 12 years ago that I stopped using for that exact reason. Tons of effects, 8 of which you’ll use. Good luck finding them. Then I noticed something else: A little Fender Acoustic Junior off to the side. Tried that out, and wow! Now, I’ve been on an acoustic binge lately, so this fits right in with that. Not only did it sound way better than the Mustang, but the control layout is better, it has two channels with XLR inputs (in case I want to torture somebody by singing), provides a modest selection of built-in effects I’ll actually use, and still has a small enough footprint that it can sit on top my Rumble 25 (which I frequently AB/Y to for some added bass). Last year I spent a bunch of time comparing Fishman Loudboxes to Fender Acoustasonics – never could decide between the two. The Acoustic Junior seems (to me) to be Fender’s attempt to do a Loudbox Mini thing, and I have to say - They did a nice job with it. Costs about the same as the Mini too. Which yeah, was twice the Mustang’s cost, but worth every penny, imho. First thing I did when I got it home was plug the Nashville into it. Sounded good, very clean, a little jazzier than usual. About what I expected from an amp designed for acoustics. I don’t know yet how it’ll sound if I try to overdrive it, will have to screw around with that. As expected, sounded fantastic with the Rancher Jumbo, the J-35, and the Guild 12-string. So anyway, my new upgraded practice rig. Got to take the old Sidekick 15 out to garage and toss it in the yard sale pile! Bye-bye you stinkin’ piece of junk! LoL!