I've been gigging locally on my Budda SD18 1x12 for almost straight years now- occasionally in stereo setups (first with an Orange, than a Vox AC15, lately its a Dr Z Maz Jr NR). This march/april my band is heading out on our first national tour since a few member and stylistic changes. Our new record will be dropping around the same time. Enter the dilemma- As a touring musician, I am nervous about running into issues at venues that don't mic the amps up. Most of the time the Budda 1x12 with my Z 2x10 extension more than measures up, but on those rare occasions I want a backup (also, who tours without a backup!?) I am thinking about 30w is probably right and I am really digging the Bogner stuff (I've wanted one for a long time). I play ambient post-rock: sigur ros, explosions in the sky, circa survive all come to mind. I played a shiva a few years ago and I was impressed by everything about it except the volume levels (obscenely loud to my ear/hands). Earlier today I plugged into a Duende (6v6) and I think I liked the clean tone and verb BETTER than the Shiva (gain around 10 oclock, volume between 1-3oclock). However, the volume was definitely not enough for me and the dirty seemed too jagged for me compared to the shiva/budda. I also wished I could control the mids more on the drive channel (I heard Bogner does a mod for this?) Can anyone directly compare the cleans, verb, and dirtys between the Duende (6L6 probably) and the Shiva? Help me decide which one!