I am in the process of purchasing a high end amp, and a friend of mine introduced me to Ceriatone. I have heard lots of good stuff about Nik and ceriatone but also heard a few bad things. I'm interested in the Matchless Lightning clone...but looking at the cost with shipping and a head/cabinet it would be close to $1200ish. That is a great deal compared to a real Matchless, but i'm also interested in Dr. Z and bad cats. Should I spend that much on a clone, or buy a used amp for about the same price? I am still saving up so i wouldn't buy something for a few months. I have a 68 Deluxe Reverb that i love, but am looking for something different. I don't know how close the Lightning clone is to a real Matchless. I know it isn't going to be 100% but it should be close.