As many of you may know, I've got a Kingsley Deluxe 32 - it's my only amp. I absolutely love it. It has 2 separate preamps, both the same - one I use for clean and the other for OD, since it has a separate Gain control to add preamp gain. I can also bypass the EQ section on the clean channel and get beautiful power amp OD. The cleans and OD tones are absolutely beautiful, and perfect for my tastes and tonal quests to find my own signature voices. It uses 4 x EL84s, but it's not trying to be a Vox clone. With it's Pentode/Triode & 30W/15W switches, I can get a wide variety of tones - really quite amazingly versatile. I've got it loaded with wonderful NOS tubes and it has never sounded better. It's hard to imagine it being better at this point. I didn't have any major GAS for another amp, although I've always thought that if I got some windfall from investments this year, I might consider a Fuchs ODS30SLX or a Bruno Cowtipper 35, just to get that 6V6 &/or 6L6 tonal vibe, and Fuchs/Dumble flavor OD. Well, on Sat morning I got an eMail from John (aka Bluetweed), with pictures and descriptions of a new Kingsley amp. It isn't even officially available yet - John has the first one, and Simon is making the second one for himself. And quite unexpectedly, I'm getting the third one! I've seen amps that can use different output tubes to give different flavors, ie: EL84, EL34, 6V6 & 6L6, but nothing like this new amp (unless I missed something - easy to do). Here's what's unique about it. It uses a combination of 2 x EL84s and either 2 x 6V6s, or 2 x 6L6s, or 2 x EL34s. Four tubes altogether - two pairs of different tubes. There are separate Master Volume controls to vary the levels of each set of tubes, so you can blend them together in any way you choose, and also regulate the overall output level of the amp. According to Simon, "The two levels are acting as master volumes, but I have designed the circuit so that when they are turned completely up, the actual grid resistance the output tubes are seeing is the same as if there had been no master volumes in place (in other words these controls have absolutely no effect on the sound of the amp when turned up". There is a switch to go from 4 tubes to 2 tubes, namely the 6V6s or 6L6s or EL34s, whatever you're using. The max output with 4 tubes is around 35W. If you choose 2 tubes, you then have a choice to choose between 6V6 or EL34, ie: which ever tube set you're using. Simon does this so the power and impedance can be adjusted for the EL34s & 6L6s, to give them more juice when they're on their own. When using all 4 tubes, the current draw to the 6L6s or EL34s is reduced, and even though the impedances are different between EL84s & 6L6s & EL34s, he says is still works and sounds great. There are also separate Pentode/Triode switches for each pair of tubes, giving even more tonal shaping capabilities. I use these all the time, and it really gives the amp several distinct flavors, when used with the 30W/15W switch on mine. The new amp won't have a 30W/15W switch, for obvious reasons. Mine will be based on a Deluxe 32, and it won't have Reverb, as I use a wet/dry/wet or wet/dry configuration. I can only imagine how many tonal variations there will be, especially with nice NOS tubes... RCA Blackplate 6L6GC, Tungsol 5881, RCA Blackplate 6V6GT and Mullard EL34, etc. This new Kingsley may very well squelch my GAS for any 6V6, 6L6, or EL34 type amp. I prefer keeping things simple, but with maximum options at the same time. One amp - many options/flavors - just my style. I should have it by late May, early June. I can't wait to try it with the new Celestion Alnico Golds.