Verellen amps sound awesome! A local band Swarm of Spheres plays heavy as f*ck stoner metal through a Sky Hammer coincidentally enough.Talk to Ben Verellen at Verellen Amplifiers. He'll build you exactly what you want.
Despite it being twin channel, check out his Skyhammer head for reference. Sure he could do you an amp which is just the higher gain channel of that amp.
Yes, i actually have a amp i built just like that because i love a simple amp that you can control the gain and tone from your guitar. I built it to maximize that attribute along with great tone. No loop, just a DI out right from the speaker out that i send to a second amp for a bit of verb or delay. That way the main amp stays pure. The right amp and you have the simplest easiest to control setup that can get anything but pristine fender clean, but lets face it, who needs that ! (kidding, but only somewhat)My favourite amps are very simple single channel no fx loop hi gain amps that take pedals well and clean up nicely with the guitars volume pot. Any handwired guys doing a straight up hi gainer?
I have the D60, and it takes pedals extremely well, and cleans up beautifully with the volume knob. All out it absolutely slays, extremely heavy loads of gain if needed, does crunch in all flavours and spanking cleans if you want them.
I'm pretty shocked how much the deliverance cleans up rolling it off, I didn't think it was possible to that extent before I owned it.My thoughts exactly. Also, I don't think of "high gain" and "cleans up with the guitar's volume knob" as usually going together. I guess it depends on what you call "high gain" though.