Yesterday I tried an amp I have never even looked at before - a Hughes and Kettner Puretone. I was pretty impressed. Not as loud as Matchless SC30 or Phoenix I have had, but still plenty of volume. EL34's, but it had attitude more like my Constellation when you turned up the Growl control - which BTW takes the tone stack out of play (nice feature). Total control from the guitar volume knob. Class A - 25 watt. Not sure that I am into the blue lit front panel thing, but just based on tone and sound - I was pretty impressed. Oh yeah - the head price, used, was less than $1000. I haven't bought any amp lately that was less than $2000 -so I am wondering if I am missing something bad about this amp that I just do not see. Your thoughts? Buy it?