Don't you love it when you stumble on a magical gear combination? I stumbled upon one in a store a few months back when I went in to check out the new Fender Princeton Reverb RI. I grabbed a '60s players strat off the wall, plugged it into the princeton and.... ......whoa...... what is this magic tone entering my ears? ....breathe.... So after 4-5 minutes of blissful noodling, the gear side of my brain starts churning...is it the guitar or the amp? So I quick plug into the other fender amp sitting nearby (DRRI) and the guitar feels and sounds GREAT, but the same magic isn't there. Plug back into the princeton...there it is again. Now, I've owned some amps that sounded pretty good, but nothing that I would ever have called "inspiring". But this is it! The cleans that I hear in my head. Fast forward a month later...I now have both the classic players strat (which I tested against 5 other US made strats and it came out on top) and the PRRI here at home and I'm coming up with even more shades and textures of tone that I'm loving (especially with the Menatone TBIAC adding a semi-cranked ac30 vibe to the mix). All this to say two things: 1. The PRRI is simply a stunningly great sounding amp for under $1000. 2. The Fender into a Fender combination might really have some magic still even now in 2008.