so I have do do something about my tone. I hate it right now. Im either playing a thd flexi50 through a 4x12 with g12h30's and using a ac booster for solos (just not doing it for me). or an old deluxe reverb with said pedal on all the time 9I like this tone). Ideally I want to have a good grab and play rig bucause Im playing a lot of gigs these days, and a 4x12 is just not cool to lug around all the time and the deluxe is just not loud enough for some gigs. I think I have given up on finding an amp with a built in overdrive that i love. the only thing i have played that I adore is a fuchs TDS and there is no way in hell that I can afford that. that being said I think i am going to have to do the clean amp with pedals in front philosophy. really I want a combo amp that can be way louder than the deluxe and take overdrive pedals well. I was thinking about one of those groove tubes amps the soul-o-45. that seems like the ticket. can you guys recommend some combo amps under 80lbs that will be loud, clean, consistant at the gig and take overdrive pedals well, as i think this is the route that Im going to take. it may also afford me the most diversity in tone as I play many different styles with the bands I play with,. rock on!!