Hi all. Right i would really appreciate your suggestions on an EL34 based amp that will satisfy the following points. I have done a relative search in the market/forums etc but i want your expertise as where i live i cant test a lot of amps. 1. VERY good tones from home volume to live volume (with or without a hotplate i already have an 8ohm hotplate) in other words the MV should work well! 2. Tones: 60s and 70s blues/hard rock with a bias towards Zeppelin, GnR, Sabbath, Cream, Purple, Hendrix. (sounds like marshall teritory to me) 3. Good build quality, i dont care if it is ptp or pcb, but it must not have pcb mounted pots/valves. Must be very reliable and user serviceable (lacking qualified amp techs). 4. Preferably non-US made since i want reasonable European pricing and availability, so rocafortes, germinos etc wont work for me (budget 1500eu) 5. Preferably head. 6. Work well with pedals in order to go into metal territory if needed and a good clean channel (channel switching almost essential) Now i have a few amps in mind that i think might fit the bill. 1. THD Flexi (US made but good Euro price) 20-50W should work awesome with a hotplate for home volumes. 2. Orange R30 head (pcb mounted stuff???) 3. Heritage Colonial (non MV???, will it work well at low volumes with a hotplate?) 4. H&K puretone/duotone (ptp wiring?) 5. Engl head? 6. Diezel Einstein head? 7. Laney GH50L/TT50H Thanks in advance for your replies!