My Vox search started off with me scoring an absolutely awesome AC15 from TGP's own Shark_Bite. Awesome tones but I was really missing clean headroom while rehearsing with my band (I don't mic my amp). I ended up selling it to a local TGP'er who really loved it. A few days later I walked into GC to see what their "Guitarathon" was all about. It was basically a joke and I was on my way out when I noticed an AC30CC2 with Wharfdales in the used amps section. I walked up, checked it out and it was dusty but looked great with only a few very minor blems. The price was $699 and it came with a hefty Vox cover. I tried haggling with my usual guy there but he sang me some song to the effect of "it hasn't been here over 30 days so my manager won't let me discount it too much." Whatever. They dropped $50 off for me and I walked out with it for $694.XX. I got it home and it was love at first friggin' chord. The AC30, although being a much different amp than the AC15, picks up where the AC15 greatness left off and got me the headroom, volume, and effects loop that I needed and was searching for. It's a heavy beast, but there's no substitute for the sound. I'll lug this thing around until my arms fall off. Now a question: Even with the awesome sound it now produces, is there any way to bring it to an even higher level of aural excitement? Like I said, it came with Wharfdale speakers and I popped it open to see it had (IIRC) Tung-Sol 12AX7's, Sovtek EL84's, and a lone Ruby tube (tremolo, I believe). I play higher gain rock/pop rock and my board consists of a Keeley 2 knob comp, Zakk Wydle wah, Box of Rock and a Keeley Line 6 DL4.