There are so many threads about the best amp to capture vintage sounds, or for the best "modern metal" tone. What's out there for hard-rocking dirt tones? Mesa Rectifiers are a dated sound, imo, as well as the Soldano SLO, and anything Marshall has put out in a long time. The JVM hot channels sound fairly modern, but in a Marshall sort of way. Budda and Naylor are old designs from the beginnings of the boutique craze. Bad Cat strikes me as a modern take on vintage tone, like most of Bogner stuff. Bogner Uberschall is a good one. Peavey and EVH...eh. I'm thinking a step up, in quality and price. Orange comes to mind, but they strike me as stoner rock amps. Friedman amps are obviously hitting the right spot with many folks for modded Marshall tones. I heard a Hughes n Kettner TriAmp MkIII today that was ridiculously gainy, tight n juicy. It was freaking fantastic. Better be for the $4000 price tag. Diezel? Peters? Fryette? What do you like for modern dirt tones that aren't Marshally? Plenty of gain, but with great response to guitar volume, covering anything from light breakup to awesomely heavy. Anyone doing anything new out there in the world of tube amps?