I know theres a lot of boutique PCB high gain beasts out there to choose from right now, but whats the most bad ass, highest gain, all handwired amp available ? Preferably with an fx loop and two channels.
I just spent some time looking for the same thing, posted my results from the various amps I tried.
BadCat makes a couple, thats what I ended up with, Suhr Badger, Budda (some say Budda is not boutique), Fuchs, Komet, Star Amps
Roccas don't get talked about too much in this forum lately, but I've never played a better hi-gain amp.That's THE answer! One of the very few amps on the market that meet all requirements the original poster wanted.
I just put new preamp tubes in my Roccaforte HG100, and man is that thing smokin' now! And that's just 1/2 of the Jenelle...
Handwired bad boy = pretty much any cornford...
MK50II is a 2 channel, handwired, bad boy w/ high gain, and an fx loop!
There ya go!