I've decided that I'm done with big iron for a while - my 2204 has 6v6's in it, and I can still barely get that up to about 2-3 on the master before I'm too loud for band work... I built an 18 watt TMB/Plexi with power reduction that I run browned pretty far down, so now I'm looking for #3. I'm in a Foo Fighters cover band (look up FooTopia on youtube if you are bored) that plays other stuff from the 80s/90s/00s. Heaviest would be Godsmack/Metallica/Soundgarden. I'm fine (and prefer) a little grit on my cleans. Want an FX loop to for the delay. Would prefer 2 channels, but I am fine with single channel and volume knob/boost. Would prefer a smaller head that can sit on a diagonal 212. Would like to keep it to under 30 watts with a good master, and under $2k. No great stores nearby to try much of anything (Matt's Music is about an hour away on a good day). Based on reading quite a bit here are the contenders: - Friedman Runt 20 - played this one a couple times at Guitar Center and really like it. I know Chris Shifflet uses Friedman's, so that may be the closest in tone to the target. - Soldano HR25 - always wanted to try a Soldano, and this checks a lot of boxes. - Landry LS-30 - clips sound great! - Suhr Badger 30 - Played the previous version a while ago in a store and liked it quite a bit. - Marshall mini jubilee - Hits the Marshall sound with a bit of variation. - Ceriatone 2202 or Son of Yeti - are these too close to my JCM800? I've also played a couple variants of the EVH 5150 III (including the LBX II) - a little to grainy for what I'm looking for. Didn't care for the Mini Recto sound, but that may have been the cab. Haven't really gelled with Orange amps, but I also haven't really spent much time on them (the clips tend to sound sludgy for what I'm looking for).