I have been kicking around some ideas for a new amp for ages, and I have (I think) decided that a self built JTM45 is the most flexible amp (for me at least). I want to lay out my thinking for others to comment on, just to see if my plans "hold water". So, I really want just one amp to cover everything from Indie Pop, through to Metallica. My main tone is something from lightly warmed up clean to overdriven blues/rock tones. I think that Paul Kossoff (Free) sounds on the Fire & Water album are probably what I am shooting for although I haven't listen to that album for ages... Therefore, I am thinking that I should aim for something that does a good clean, and leans nicely to the Blues/Rock thing. The JTM45 seems perfect for this. The other thing that I really like about the 45 is that it is a very widely understood & discussed circuit. I feel that I should be able to tweak/modify anything to perfect the tone. Of course, it ain't a JCM800 but I think I can get a usable imitation with a good pedal & switchable SS rectifier. I am intending to build a couple of cabs with different drivers so that should get me more tonally variety too. What do you think, does this make sense?