Up front (and to prevent umpteen Katana and Mustang shout outs) I am not as interested in hearing about modern digital rigs...mainly older solid state. I knew this guy who ran a music store that had awesome gear in and out on a regular basis. Awesome tube amps and guitars. Out of curiosity, I asked him what amp he played with his band. He laughed and said "funny enough, a solid state vintage Ampeg amp". He said it came into the shop on a trade in or something and he ended up loving it even more than his tube amps. Just curious if anyone has experience with some Solid State stuff that actually kills. Edit: In your recommendations, please indicate what kind of tone they are good at. Just good for cleans? Great for classic rock?