i have the chance to get a Fuchs ods 30 slx head. i currently own a metropoulos 67' superlead plexi 100 watter. you probably have seen me posting here before, in search of a versatile amp. and by versatile i mean i can take it to any gig situation, regardless of style being played, and get a great tone. Ok maybe not death metal gigs, but you know what i mean. and even if i would never do a heavy metal gig, can this amp get a good amount of gain without the help of pedals? i'm also looking for a low wattage head so this fits. there is a few things i am now looking for in amps since i have noticed some of the limitations of a plexi. 1. i play in a alternative rock band, where there is 3 guitar players. here is a link of the band and what we play http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKgJQPPQphU i don't know how much longer i will be in this band, as i am not digging the music. However, could i get a a rythem tone like that? and would the amp have a boost for solo's? 2. the channels have to be able to have individual volumes set on them. for example, get a good crunchy rythem tone on one channel, and then having the other channel louder with a bit more gain for solos. can the clean channel with the gain boost get a good crunch? 3. overdrive channel should be able to clean up nicely by rolling down the volume. currently with the metro, i am forced to use a pod xt live to any type of usable tone. i have the amp set at .5 or 1. it is sort of ridiculous because it's a waste of an amp to use it at levels like that, but all the gigs i play are mic'd i tried using a hotplate before, however that puts a cap on your overall volume, so no type of boost pedal works, it just adds more gain, not volume. plus the metro does not have an fx loop. would this amp be for me or not.