As most of you know from my repetitious posts, I really like my Tone King Meteor II 1x12. I've never had an amp work so well with my pop-rock-blues band. It has a slight mid-scoop so it sits in the mix incredibly well when I'm playing rhythm guitar behind vocals, and it has a slight amount of OD at 'the right' volume level when I hit the strings hard, and it fattens up nicely with a Fulldrive when I play leads. Also, the upper mids seem to mate perfectly with my guitar, I can dial them in to just the right level, depending on how I want the guitar to sit in the mix, with the tone control on the guitar. So between pickup choice (s/s/h Strat-type Suhr), guitar vol & tone controls, and just a couple of pedals, I've got a versatile 'rig' that suits my needs really well. Despite that, I read these pages and continually feel like I need to try more amps. With some extra cash coming in I had enough to pay the tax man and try two new pre-owned amps, a Pure 64 "The 64" and a Bruno Underground 30. I just finished a mini-session comparing all three amps. I played them all through the Meteor II 1x12 cab and an open back 1x12 cab with a G12H. Conclusions: 1. Meteor II ain't goin' nowhere. This is still my favorite amp (see above). 2. Pure 64. A very nice sounding Fender-ish amp, the curve control takes you many places, from more mid-scooped BF Fender to more mid-heavy JTM45-ish tones. Great feel on this amp, and the OD starts happening at a very good volume for my needs. However, this particular amp needs some work, there is a bit of rasp when it goes into OD. The builder, Mark, is VERY accessible; even before I received the amp from the previous owner, he contacted me and said he would be happy to go over the amp free of charge. I had a good chat with Mark on the phone after I received the amp, and he diagnosed the problem with the rasp (hopefully he's right!), offered to re-voice the amp slightly as per my needs, and darken the reverb a bit (also as per my needs). Customer service just doesn't get any better than this......it is clear that Mark aims to please! I look forward to getting the amp back!! 3. Bruno Underground 30. Beautiful amp. Fully deserving of the accolades it has received for many years. This is my third Bruno amp and there definitely is a characteristic "Bruno Tone". It is a fat rich mid/lo-mid tone, and it sounds great. The reverb on the amp is also spectacular, as is the OD sound which is nice and smooth and happens at a 'good volume' for me. Many have said that the amp works best with G12H speakers. In my case, I much preferred the sound through the Tone King speaker and cab, it sounded too mid-heavy through my 1x12 cab with G12H. Based on previous experience, though, I don't think the voicing of the amp will be the best fit for my needs with the band, but I'll give it a try at the next rehearsal.