I accidentally deleted my original thread on this so here goes another since I'm so excited. I finally pulled the trigger on my dream amp this past weekend. I should have it in time for some big dates I'm playing in April. I've always loved some classic cranked Fender sounds like those from Derek Trucks, Jerry Garcia (with Gibsons '67-'70), Duane Allman in the studio, and Mike Bloomfield, but every time I get a Blackface Fender I love the tone but am left wanting a little more of everything; drive, fullness, headroom, compression... So it didn't take me long to realize that I was about to enter the Dumble rabbit hole when I admitted to myself that my "holy grail" 1966 Super Reverb just wasn't giving me what I needed no matter how much I wanted it to without serious mods. Luckily I found Amplified Nation pretty quickly into my search for the right builder by searching "Dumble" on Reverb and seeing their Big Bloom pedal and visiting their website. Not only were the prices amazing compared to most competitors but they were open to custom work both electronically and cosmetically and most importantly I saw nothing but stellar reviews. No crazy wait times, no stealing money, no amp damage. Just 100% positive customer service anecdotes which is important to me going into my first high dollar boutique build. So I went in with a very particular request tone-wise, but almost no knowledge of what exactly I was looking for. I wanted a single channel amp that supplies fat, smooth driven tones reminiscent of an ODS but with a less gritty, fuzzy sound and more headroom. More of a "clean drive" that works well for slide playing and stays bright with humbuckers. My reference tones for this were Dickey Betts, earlier Derek Trucks ("Joyful Noise"), Lowell George, and Jerry Garcia on Live Dead. Taylor at AN responded very quickly with a few suggestions. Eventually we settled on a tweaked version of his John Mayer Two Rock Signature clone he calls the Wonderland. The original amp is based on a Steel String Singer but has some more Blackface-esque elements to the sound but still stays crystal clean for the most part, so Taylor is building me a dirty version of that amp with a few extra features. Here's the specs: -100 watts with 6L6s and a half power switch. -"Dirty Mayor" circuit with 3-way negative feedback switch to choose when it breaks up and how soft it feels. -Preamp boost (partial tone stack removal) -SSS style reverb -Brown suede covering with 70s SSS style faceplate, aluminum trim, vox grill and matching 4x10 cab that I am putting vintage Celestion G10S-50s in. One last cool feature is that since the amp will be a significant departure from the "Wonderland" sound, I renamed it "Winterland" as a tribute to Bill Graham's venue that hosted the ABB and Grateful Dead many times, and the original Dumble bass amp. I'm SO excited for this amp and can't wait to see it come together. Here's a picture of his "Steel String Sultan" model (a stripped down 100 watt SSS) that my amp will look almost identical to, cosmetically.