Hey all, I'm new to the forum, as a member anyway. I'm thinking of getting a Ceriatone DZ30 built (Matchless DC-30 clone) and have stumbled upon a crucial decision. I'm looking for that ballsy Foo Fighters sounding rock tone, just to get a general idea; nice pushed full drive sound, without getting into high gain territory or anything. I know Grohl uses an AC30/Dual Rec rig for this, but unfortunately I can't afford a multiple amp rig like that. Nik suggested maybe using EL34's in the output stage of a DC-30 style head to give it a some more grunt, a heavier DC-30 sound if you will, to really get that heavier drive while still being able to roll back to a nice cleaner rock crunch. My question is, by using 34's in DC-30 styled amp, as opposed to the standard 84's, how much would it actually change the sound and in what way exactly? 34's in a DC-30 aren't very common and I cannot find any demos of such an amp. Any thoughts or experience from people that know amp components better than myself would be great. Thanks.