as you may recall, i had a thread going about looking for a small combo to tide me over while my beloved tophat heads to the shop. http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=1022543 so i pawed and pawed through those suggestions. dug for clips and comparison shopped and all that. and mostly, it was a lot of kind of but not really. i also thought that maybe i should expand my horizons a little. get something different, that will have a justified existence when my amp gets back. so i figures i should roll the dice on a princeton type amp. not that familar with them, but you can't hate one of those, right? but after going through so many clips, they just aren't doing it for me. granted, they are poorly recorded and using guitars i don't care for, but for the most part, it just isn't happening. they fit the bill on paper; a silverface without reverb seems like a nice deal, but it isn't doing it for me. but two things did. one was the morgan rv35, and the other being the tophat super fat deluxe (or possibly the americana or whatever). which is all wrong for me. much more than i want to spend, bigger than i had hoped, long (for me) wait times attached to each. and naturally, i need to hear more of both, but it isn't like i'll find one in a store. but they both were doing it for me. don't know what to tell you. they both have a slight voxy overlap, but go much further in another direction. persuasive evidence here: so what do you think? just find an old princeton and call it a day (and hope for the best) or save, spend twice the cash and go after what it seems i actually want? i more or less know the answer already, but if can convince me that a time tested, enduring super classic standard is "good enough" for my dumb ass, that would be great. and any insights into the morgan or tophat would be nice. ps- it also means that for now, i'll have to forgo buying something and make due with the old jc77. fortunately, i keep my feathers numbered for just such an occasion.