Got on the ferry this morning with my Fender TRRI and trusty Strat and spent today on Vancouver Island at Long & Mcquades Music. I liked my TRRI,but it was just too heavy,too loud and too clean. It was going on the trading block today I had the salesman set up three amps in the iso room. Fender 65 DRI,Fender 68 DRI and the 68 Custom Vibrolux. I thought for sure the Vibrolux would win me over. Nope on all counts. None of the Fenders made me jump up and down. I know little about Mesas,but ended up testing a Lonestar and the 550 plus. I liked the Lonestar,but after a lot of playing I chose the 550 plus. I ended up with a really fair trade and now I'll be playing a Mesa. I would never have believed it. I have been a fender guy forever,but the 550 had everything I needed. Great sound with my Strat. Easy to lug around compared to the Twin. Lot's of nice, clean power,ample eq,nice overdrive,2 channels. Even the reverb sounded good. Priced within my budget. I'll be cranking it tonight. My first Mesa.