Modded PJ > PJ. I absolutely love my PJ and have since the day I bought it, which was the day the first one appeared in stores. Made in USA and fantastic from the get-go. Eventually, I found ways to make what I love about the PJ even better. When the crap OEM speaker gave out (and I don't even play loud), I went with a Jensen P10 (great) and later Celestion V10 (great) and currently, Weber. I did some easy, effective mods, the main ones being beefing up the filter caps, routing the wiring to reduce hum, and installing a Merc. Magnetics OT. Each of these liberated the amp more and more. Low noise, phenomenal response. I love the 10" speaker design; as the amp is now, I can get tons of bass if I want, with nothing close to the farting, flubby low end of most 12" combos, thanks to the OT and speaker. Finally, I did lots of tube swaps and found that for me, a 12AU7 in V1 eliminates the fizzy, silly gainy tone while not reducing the output power. (The OT helps there.) I totally recommend trying different tubes in the PJ, because in my experience, it reacts wildly to different tubes. For ex., RCA cleartop 12AU7s are highly regarded, but in my PJ they shriek insanely. And I use plain vanilla JJEL84s because the reissue "Mullards" (fake) and "Genelex" (fake) simply do not perform well, while the JJs do the job. I've run this amp like a dog for more than 20 years and it has been totally reliable and I get loads of compliments. AS we all know, Jeff Beck toured with one -- I saw him -- so I guess you can get some good sounds out of the PJ! Lots of session players love them as well.