I've searched a long time for a low watt amp that worked for me. It had to have enough headroom to gig small rooms mic'd. I tried Swarts, Z's, and just about everything else and all were lacking. Then I tried the Half Pint - enough volume for gigging (used it at several now), great reverb, the best tremolo I've heard, and the tone I've been looking for. After a couple of gigs I decided to try a 6L6. Didn't add a lot of volume, but gave it a little bigger sound that I like. I was happy as a pig in the sunshine. A buddy liked it so much he got a Creamer with the Jupiter Alnico. Wow! I had to try his Alnico in mine, despite the 8 vs. 4 ohm mismatch. It sounded good enough that I ordered a 4ohm Jupiter Alnico and put it in last week. I turn it up til it's just breaking up with my Tele all the way up. Still not too loud, but plenty for a mic'd gig, and tone I haven't had, ever. I use a Mirage Comp and a couple of OD pedals when I need more grit. Lots of cash for a low watter but this search is over.