I am currently enamored with the carvin vintage 16 that is on loan from my buddy. for my uses, IMO, it smokes the blues jr, which is at the same price point. I would like to know if there are any other similar amps I have not been made aware of, 15 watts and lower. I really like 5 watt mode on the carvin. after experiencing some 6v6 amps, I think that el84s are more my flavor. that said, reverb is pretty much a must, but not totally. I'd say 75% must, 25% no. single channel is fine, in fact the less in the circuitry the purer the tone, and the less there is to get broken, I figure. I've played the traynor 20 / 20wr and like it better than the BJ, but not as much as the carvin. haven't played thru a pro jr in a while, but doesn't matter, I really want reverb. the one thing that I'm pretty much set on though is a 1x12" combo, no 8" speakers for me. any ideas? FYI I want to be able to play the amp before I buy it, so ampegs, crate, and gibson amps are out cause no one around here carries them. same goes for the peavey classic 30s. (they're 30 watts anyway). the mini amps from tophat, badcat, and dr. z are out cause of price range as well as the smaller speaker.