well I found "my tone" when I picked up an ac30 recently. and i'm a pretty strapping guy, but these things are HEAVY. I find myself in need of a secondary amp.... something tonally different from my ac30, but something still groovy. I know we all seek that cool amp for bedroom tones, but I really would like to find something in a 1x10 or 1x12 package (or head) that can deliver at least some of these things: - loud enough to be a gigging backup amp for my ac30 - master volume - mesa-ish sustain with or without pedals - fender like cleans (I really miss my super reverb reissue) - good mid-gain crunch sounds (sort of tweedy or early marshall) - able to clean up well with volume knob if its not a channel switcher - not super heavy - preferably 20 watts or less other ideas that have been floating around in my head have been a half-power jtm45 amp, or something that can sound like a mini-plexi in a small package. The obvious answer to me is the 1974x or clone, but I'm concerned it will sound too similar to my vox. The specific amps i've been thinking about are: Silverface Princeton w/ boogie mod 1974x 18 watt clone hot rod deluxe w/ omega mod fender deluxe reverb any 80s mesa 1x12 tweed deluxe?? rivera clubster (is that the right one? 25w 1x12) crate v16/32 palomino thd univalve Princeton reverb reissue (when they come out) fender supersonic now the princeton boogie thing really interests me, because I love the sound of old princetons, but I would need more than just a clean sound as I'd much prefer to have this be a "plug 'n play" type amp rather than something i would need to bust out pedals with. I am a little partial to british tone, but I don't want to just have more of the same, or an ac30 in a smaller package. The liquid sustain at low volumes is probably a bit more important to me than the cranked crunch tone. For this, something boogie-ish but not boogie might be ideal. I'm kind of leaning away from boogie because: - they're heavy - i don't like the cleans much - the mark series are the only ones I really like the gain structure of now what i've been wondering though is can the fender reissues be modded into a mesa type circuit a la the princeton boogies etc? From what I understand, the boogie mods are done by installing a master volume and installing a cascading gain circuit in place of tremolo. Seems like it should be do-able on modern fenders even though they are not PTP. A Princeton reissue or DRRI seem like they could be prime candidates for this sort of thing. of course if i decide to go against the old school mesa sound or use pedals for it (i've got a v-1 bottle rocket on the way), I would most likely either go the route of a standard princeton/deluxe reverb, tweed deluxe, or 1974x. I would just wonder if the 18 watter would be different enough from my vox to warrant buying... and also if it would have a useable clean sound with single coils. thanks... i'll likely be going with a DRRI or PRRI for my next amp, unless somebody can enlighten me.