The background story: I absolutely love my Friedman Runt 20, but I hate it's efx loop (and I love reverb). I ordered one in December. Played a bunch at home, but I had a little noise when using the efx loop (which I hear is an issue). In and of itself, it wasn't a deal breaker. However, I play at church as well, and the noise thru the efx loop tripled there. It had to be at least 5 to 10 dbs. of noise. So I requested that Sweetwater send me a replacement, and they graciously did. However, the new one is even worse. I had the two sitting next to one another and the new one was obviously noisier. Which leads me to my question... I think I'm going to move to one of these two amps (Fender '68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb vs. Hot Rod Deville ML 212), plus a Friedman BE-OD pedal. I wonder which will be the better platform. I assume the ML 212 would be due to the speaker choice, but I thought I'd poll the group for opinions. I've played thru both and I enjoyed both of them. Whatcha think?