So, I think that the tube amps I've used have run their course: a Peavey Classic 30 was always terrible, a friend built me a Twin clone which is great, but breaks up earlier than it gives good volume (enough volume to compete with drums in a small room). The only tube amp I've really loved is a Princeton non-reverb from 1965 that I got in a blink of good luck - but I'm obviously not toting that to shows or turning it up to 10 every day. So, my current amp lust is directed towards a Roland JC-120. My style of playing is occasionally what you'd call complex fingerstyle - rarely do I go for heaps of distortion - and I'm playing with loops, which sound like crud with distortion. So, it has to be loud, clean, cheap, and take pedals well. I know it won't have the special magic of tubes, and I can hear that sometimes (like when I play through an AC30), but I'm finding that, with no taste for breakup of any kind, this is the way to go. Is there anything better than a JC-120 in that price range? I don't need the focus on chorus built-in, and could probably go for something less enormous.