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I got my first Carr amp (a Rambler) about 8 months ago, and needless to say its one of the best amps I've ever owned. Its got such a beautiful, sparkly clean sound. When I was researching it, the Sportsman really caught my attention as well. At that time I could not find a Sportsman anywhere, so I just got the Rambler. Today I went to a killer store (Guitars San Diego) and was finally able to compare the both of them. DAMMIT, I loved the Sportsman too. I had assumed that the Sportsman would be very similar to the Rambler, since they are both based on a Princeton reverb, but I was wrong. The Sportsman just had such a warm and smooth sound, and had thicker mids than the Rambler. Why is that? I wonder if there's a big difference in the design. Then I very briefly tried the Impala, which was also very warm. The Impala reminded me for some reason of the Sportsman, but much louder. I'm keeping the Rambler, but keep thinking about that Sportsman. Or the Impala. The madness LOL! Which Carr is your favorite and why?