I was looking into getting an SE30 amp but there was no way I was going to pay $800 for an amp made in China. I tried an HX/DA when Paul Smith came through on a road tour. It sounded pretty good. It wasn't $3000 good, however. Still love the guitars. I have four of them and I hardly ever touch my other guitars. If I get another guitar it'll be the Brent Mason PRS. Paul Smith had that on his road show as well and it was great.