Note: I wound up getting a DRRI for two reasons: 1. everyone should own Deluxe Reverb 2. I got a great deal on a used one in good shape 3. okay, 3 reasons, it's a relatively inexpensive and versatile workhorse amp that can play utility infielder when I trade boutique free agent amps around. But it's still worth reading this thread cause there's lots of good suggestions. The good news is I'm finally going to own a Les Paul Goldtop after 34 yrs of craving one since 6th grade. We had a student teacher come to our guitar class and rip off a killer cover of Strutter with one through a Marshall half-stack. The bad news is I traded my beloved BF Vibrolux Reverb for it. I loved that amp as it had the most spectacular cleans of anything I've personally ever played. But I need an amp to start gigging in a 90's cover band in a couple months. And I didn't want to worry about blowing up a transformer or something and cutting it's value by a 3rd, not to mention the possibility of theft. Now I'm guitar rich and amp broke...well okay I'll only have a tele and the LP, but you get the point. So, what's out there in the: - 25-35 watt range - good warm cleans - decent overdrive or at least pedal-friendly to various dirt - neighborhood of $1,000 used - I'm not married to on-board reverb or trem necessarily I've owned and played quite a few amps over the past three years looking for overall sounds I preferred. My favorites were the BFVR and Germino Club 40 with my tele. Had an SG for awhile that sang through that Germino. I've come to think I lean towards EL34, 6L6, single channel, Non-MV amps in the 30 watt neighborhood. The EL84 amps just didn't connect with me very strongly. The Vibrolux was the perfect combination of weight, fullness, clean, headroom, etc. for my needs. I could get a vintage silverface one I suppose, but people are starting to ask more for them over the last year or so. And it's still an old amp that I'd have to worry more about failing at a gig. I know there are lots of threads I could read through, but I wanted my very own dang it. So if you're angry I've taken up virtual real estate please don't post admonishments of how I should just "try a search."