Thanks to all those who have advised me on this board my Louis Electric amp has arrived today. I tried one in a local store here in Chicago that completely blew me away, it was the best sounding amp I have ever heard. The model was the Hubert Sumlin model. I hesitated to buy the amp since based on the recommendations from this board and my playing style the KR12 model would be a better fit for me. So I ordered the KR12 model from Rudy's in NYC. I am breathless this amp even sounds better, at least for my playing style. I have never heard such sweet sounds coming from an amp. Every note in a chord is so cleanly defined, the breakup is so smooth and yet so full of that tube character and warmth I have reached Nirvana!! I have also enclosed a picture of my new guitar which is help adding to the feeling of total happiness and content. It is a "one off" master built fender guitar made by Mark Kendrick. Its one of those guitars that feels like it can play itself it is a gently reliced 67 strat.