after doing a gig at a pretty large theater in the chicago area, and realizing i had my 100 watt superlead plexi on 1, and had to use a pod xt live, to get usable tones because the amps are miced anyways. i realized that i really might have to downsize. like i said before i don't like using pedals, but i might have to as a last resort. something under or equal to 50 watts is probably good enough, even 50 is probably pushing it these days. must be a tube amp. i want something versatile, something where i can take 1 amp to any gig, regardless of the genre of music being played, and know 100% that i can get a great tone in any situation. combo amp would be nice. i'm thinking of something with 3 channels, that has a great clean, and allows you to assign specific tones to each channel. also i want to be able to have it so channel 2 would be a good gain for rythem (or even allow me to roll my volume down for clean) and then i can set channel 3 to be much louder then channel 2 for solo. a good effects loop should be on the amp as i do like to use delay. overall my basic requirements are, that i can get a very large variety of usable tones without the use of pedals (except delay) and to make sure each channel has it's own volume control so i can get louder for lead. even if it's a two channel amp, something like a dual switchable volume feature would be nice. i see a lot of other guitarists have problems with volume boosts and there aren't any amps that seem to fix it. i know if your the only guitar player in the band then cutting through on solo's isn't a problem. however i always find myself playing with bands that have 2 or more guitar players each strumming away on rythem, so it is tough.