I've got a really cool 10 watt single ended EL34 amp that a famous "V.H. type modder" amp tech turned into a little fire breathing plexi for me. Trouble is in my apartment, I can't get the master past three and although at that volume through the studios 4x12, it gets real crunchy, it just sounds dark and kind of dull running through my Shiva combo's cab at home. I think I'm going to mirror what I used in the studio - just go out and buy a small Marshall AVT 4x12 cab because it sounded pretty good in the studio. Just wondering though, as an option, if maybe I should get a 2x12 cab and load it with greenbacks to get me my crunchy Van Halen, Lynch eighties tones (I'm after screaming pinched harmonics here and that mid range growl) at a lower volume. The AVT cab is not the same as a full sized 4X12 I know, and the Celestions aren't the top of the line (does anyone know which Celestions they use in these things?), but like I said, I really like the tone in the studio with it and I don't really have a lot of room in my place. So would two greenbacks give me a more authentic eighties Marshall crunch tone than the AVT 4x12? Would the 2X12 help get the tone at lower volumes as well (the amp has a master and with the drive cranked, still grinds nice, just not as nice as with the master all the way up). What do you think? Budget's about 4-500.