This may be an old question but I was wondering how many people have found themselves in a similar boat? After trying many boutique amps: Matchless, Bad Cat, Carr, Victoria, Kendrick, Top Hat, Dr. Z, and /13 to name a few. I have found myself using a nearly origional '64 Super Reverb and/or an orgional '73 Vibrolux Reverb. I have sold all of the boutiques except for a scripty Top Hat Ambassador 35, (sounds like an early Fender 6v6 on steriods) Not to disrespect the boutique amps and the genious of their builders, all of them were good to great in their own way, but I can nail the blues tone in my head with vintage Fenders, an overdrive pedal and my GVCG S-type. With very little knob turning. So, what are you blues stringers using? I should say that I cut my blues teeth on Albert Collins, Feddie King, Albert King, Buddy Guy and early Clapton to name a few. Got tone, now if the old fingers would do their job .