I went with the BB15. It has overtaken my Friedman PT20 as my main amp for home playing. I solved the muffled thing by getting the head and using a 1x12 loaded with a Celestion V 30. Instantly removed that slightly muffled blanket and opened up the tone. Goes all the way from Jazz to blues to 70s and 80s rock. Takes pedals great (I have a pretty extensive board that I'm running through it). FX loop can be temperamental with certain pedals and power supplies (out of the 20+ pedals I've tried only two didn't gel -- probably due to power supply issues more than anything at my end). Over all I think it's a great amp. It's as close to JTM45/early plexi sounds as I can get with the space that I have available at the minute (i.e. a 100w head over a 4x12 just isn't going to work in my studio loft).