Hello all! Just found this forum and thought you guys would be perfect to ask for some advice. I'm looking for a new head unit and have nowhere near me I can go to listen to different heads of this quality. So, my plan is to do as much research as possible, make a decision, and send back the head if I don't like it. Sucks, but not much I can do about it. Anyway, here is what I'm looking for: Requirements: 1. Price: Less than $2,000 US is optimal, but willing to spend up to ~$3,000 for the right amp (provided there is a very compelling reason) 2. Wattage: 40 or less, higher is fine provided the amp has selectable watt out (e.g. 90/45/20/10) 3. Usage: I don't gig -- amp will be used for my enjoyment and to entertain family and for parties and such. No dragging in and out of bars so weight is not an issue 4. Pedals: I like using pedals so should take pedals well 5. Ultimately: High quality -- capable of becoming heirloom for my son Music Preferences: A. Nice clean channel for Floyd / Gilmour B. Fat blues and blues/rock for Muddy Waters, AC/DC, etc. C. Classic rock (Kinks, Birds, The Who) D. Alternative rock (think 90's - Nirvana, etc.) E. Think Dorian scale; it's where I tend to gravitate F. I typically do not play 80's hair rock or the new hard/grinding/overdriven rock The amp will be driving a 2x12 Port City OS cab loaded with an EVM12L and a Fane Medusa. I'm looking at Mesa/Boogie and Bogner mostly, but I hear the Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister 40 fixed many of the issues the older models suffered from. Any suggestions and/or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!