I actually think I prefer Silverface. Growing up, I had read BF was so superior, I always took it for granted. Over the last 10 years of having and playing both, I have been finding myself to really prefer Silverface. (I think) Both are great, but I do not think either is better. They are EXTREMELY similar tonally. What makes it even stranger, is that i think the SF amps have a better breakup. Its smoother, and sings more, while the BF amps have that harsh, edgy distortion, like turning up a cheap stero into total distortion. (Even old tube stereos) Also, why is it that the reverb seems deeper and richer in SF amps? Is the reverb different, or is it the tone of the amp making it SEEM that way. My SF Vibrolux reverb is the closest to my Brunos I have found. No BF reverb can match it. What are the differences in the circuits, and what was it they were trying to achieve? They may have actually done it, and maybe guys were just "use" to the BF sound?? (Which is great, no doubts here!) I think its really interesting, because some of these old SF amps sound UNREAL. They go for next to nothing just because they are not BF!! At a local shop several years back, they had a BF SR and a SFSR for sale. The SF was a MONSTER sounding amp. Both had been serviced, and sounded fine. the BF sounded good, but not great. We were all playing both amps and discussing just this. Well, the BF sold in days, and that SF sat there for close to a year! UNREAL! I would also like to hear from guys who have both, and what their opinions are. I sold my BF SR, still have my BF Pro reverb, but my fave may be my SF Vibroluxe reverb, that I liked more than its BF counterpart. All of these amps have just STELLAR clean tones IMO.