My experience with SS stuff and modeling and the like has been less than stellar.
I really like a Deluxe Reverb cranked up. Your DVM will never do that..... sorry.
If you don't know what I mean thats OK. Sooner or later you will come around. Take the long road I don't mind.
The DRRI had a few different speakers used by Fender. The current model uses a Jensen C12K, a ceramic speaker. I think it sounds great! I've played a real clean vintage DR from 1965 the DRRI comes way close.
This is odd because any pedal I have thrown at my DRRI has worked beautifully. TS-9, SD-1, BD-1, way old MXR Distortion +, Cry Baby Wah, Loads of other stuff too.
I find it very pedal friendly.
Maybe there is something wrong with your amp. What kind of pre tubes are you using?
Those original caps look fine. No leaking or anything. I would of had them tested before I replaced them. The tubes look like NOS. Don't change them either.
If you replaced anything in this amp you did not deserve it!
Are you still living at your parents house at 23?
If so you need to get your own life and buy whatever you want or can afford.
At 23 I had my own apartment a Gibson LP and a Marshall. Loads of other crap as well. Dude you need to grow up already.
Here are some user reviews of the Ceraminc C12K 100 watt Jensen.
And here is a short sound bite that well represents the tone of this cool speaker.
Click on the link...
25 watts is plenty enough for all but the biggest venues. Playing a bar or local club then this way enough.
I have used a DRRI at 22 watts at a rehearsal studio and was asked to turn down. How crazy is that?