I will start by saying I play Blues Rock ,leaning more to the rock side (Joe Bonamassa , Eric sardinas , Billy Gibbons, Warren Haynes ) I primarily Play Les Pauls. I have had the Fenders and Marshalls and just looking for something a bit.... Not Versatile ... but more useable all around in the clean to clean breakup and then killer Overdrive. I would like more of a smooth Overdrive that is not flubby on the low strings but articulate throughout the fretboard . No buzzy fizzy Gain. whew....... is this just a pipe dream ? LOL Now The cost needs to stay about $2000 or less. I have been looking at the folowing. not in any order. Bogner Shiva ... only read good reviews but havent heard one Bogner Ecstacy .. same thing + little pricey Budda Sperdrives 30.. 45 .. 80 .. tonal difference I would hear from the three? Budda strinmaster again havent heard one but have only heard great things. also rivera .. No particular model in mind. I had a M100 for a few days ,as i got it dirt cheap just to flip it . it was a long time ago but i think i remember it being pretty impressive. However i know all there models are different animals. Effects loop is a must ( I like Delay on the back side ) These seem to be the ones i keep searching for but I am open to other opinions. I will say that there is no way I will pay 2g's for a 20 watt amp(or lower ) I got the chance to play a Duende and was highly impressed but quickly hit the stand by when he told me the cost. it was FULLY cranked and my ears were still intact and just could not see the value. For $2500 I want the "Option" to melt my ear drums. Not saying i have to have 100 watts but I dont want to be maxed out trying to cut through. 30 seems to be about the Min for me on that . Is this normal ? OCD, ADD SUCKS...... well I hope I get some true help as i am about to drive myself NUTS. Thanks in advance. oh and sound clips would be outstanding !!!!