I was going to post this in the Nextone thread, but it seemed likely to get lost in that very long thread and I'd like some rather specific input. Obviously if I had a Nextone available to try this would be redundant at best. As someone who did a lot of shows with the Blues Cube Artist, I'm quite interested in the Nextone. I was mostly very impressed with the BCA, as anyone who's read my posts on the amp will know. I shocked everyone by selling mine to buy a Marshall Origin 20. But my rationale was simple. I wanted to try the Origin, couldn't afford it without selling something, and knew I could always replace the BCA with one that would sound identical to the one I had. So that's the back story. I'm mostly happy with the Marshall. I'm always after an amp that will sing without being either too overdriven or too compressed, and the Origin series seems very close to the spirit of the old Marshalls in that they're relatively low gain. But like most tube amps, it does require a certain amount of volume to come alive. Also, being rather cheaply made, I have been worried enough about the reliability to pick up a Katana 50 for backup. So I bought the Katana for a cheap backup and grab and go rehearsal amp. In all honesty, I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it is, given the price point relative to the BCA. The BCA sounded great at volume but it was equally great for those occasions where you have to keep it down. So when a show came up recently where I knew I'd have to keep the volume down, I left the Marshall in the studio and played it with the little Katana. The bottom line is the gig didn't suffer in the slightest. It's a very enjoyable amp to play. This has me wondering if I might not go back to "Tube Logic" for all it's advantages. The Nextone seems very appealing for a couple of reasons. It has all the practical advantages of the BCA and the Katana (reliability, light weight, truly scaleable volume, complete control over drive, etc.), but from what I'm hearing, the Nextone might have the additional advantage of the availability of better blackface type Fender sounds, which is the one shortcoming of both the BCA and the Katana (my touring amps of choice were Super Reverbs). Understand I have no need for built in effects or much in the way of bells and whistles. I tend to set up the sound I want and stay there. With all that in mind, is the Nextone going to be worth the additional cost, or would I be just as well off maybe buying a Katana 100? I could buy the head for around $300 and use it with the cabs I currently own (actually the Katana 50 is loud enough, but not quite expansive enough with it's very small cab). Unless the Nextone is really a significant improvement, pretty hard to justify spending twice as much.