Hi folks, I've been trying to figure out how I can get more of my el84-based Budda SUperdrive 18s clean tones, which only stays clean until 9:00 on the master. In my other post I was asking which would be better, getting another budda 18 watter (to run both together) or just 1 30 watt Budda (4 el84s, to my 18s 2 el84s) Someone suggested using the Slave OUt (from the back of my amp) into a dedicated power amp (such as the Mesa 20/20, 4el84s making for 40 watts). This sounds like a great idea (much more in my budget), since I already love my amp's tone, just wish there was more of it. But I could see problems in that the other Poweramp might hurt the tone of my amp. Has anyone here tried a setup? I know rack-systems reek of 80s hair metal, and I only play at home anyway, but if a poweramp/slave would sound as good as just the amp on its own, I'd love it. And the Mesa 20/20 is about 1/3 as much as a new Budda (of course, I'll probably spend that extra $ on more gear anyway, but still) My amp's manual just says the Slave is for going to another power amp, and is a "padded eq of the signal going to the speakers). Footnote: I posted this in the "Amps" portion of the site, but hadn;t seen this area yet--it seems like it might belong here.