I am an admitted ampaholic ( I am addicted to ampahol)...and I began on my amp journey in 1992 and have continued obsessively trading back and forth ever since and probably will in perpetuity...but here's the thing - ever since I owned my 1st ac30 it seems no matter what boutique amp I try or whatever classic amp I use (Fenders, Marshalls, Hiwatts whatever), I am always using the Vox AC30 as the yardstick by which to measure tone. It's glorious cleans, the way at 12 O'clock just by how hard you pick you can alternate between midgain dark tones and chimey cleans, that sweet grindy saturation that occurs when you crank her - saturated but never buzzy (unless treble boosted by a solid state pedal), the ability to plug into the normal channel and actually use the treble pickup of the brightest guitars and then switch to their middle or neck pickups and use the brilliant top boosted channel to glorious effect. I have tried to be seduced by others - Matchlesses, BadCats, TopHats etc - all wonderful amps...but I am forever drawn back to the sweet siren song of the AC30. I know this...and yet I will continue to trade, try and play all others that come before me because I am weak - but I know the ac30 is my home...how sick is that? I always convince myself I can live without an ac30 (I tell myself how it will break down on the road or during a session, or how unreliable it is), and then I sell what I have and trade obsessively until my next ac30 fix. I then convince myself the reissue or CC will suffice, and it does, but then I say to myself - the PCB will warp, the switches will break, you'll see, and so I move on...deluxes, tremoluxes, JTM45, 18 Watt, bandmaster, boutique this and that...all better built, all more road worthy than any AC30 or reissue...and yet I miss that sweet tone, the diamond grill cloth, the 3 handles and vents...I clearly need professional amp. Does the AC30 haunt you or sicken you or neither...ampaholics need to know!