I have a VHT 50ST head (EL34s) and am looking an either changin it - or possibly adding to it (If I can fund a new amp without selling mine). I have tried plently of stuff over the last weeks - Deizel, Custom Audio, Diamond, H&K, ENGL, VHT, Bogner etc. It looks like a straight fight between VHTs CLX or Sig X and Bogners Ecstacy 101b or Classic. Im a little dubious on the VHTs as the reason for selling mine is a mid freq on the gain channel I dont like - and I cant dial it out. I could also do with a it more gain than the ST offers me. I do like the clean channel though. As for the Bogners - I dont like the Marshal sound much - and the Bogners are pretty close by all accounts. When I tried the Bogners the 101b seemed too compressed and a little muddy to me - especially through a Bogner cab - it was better through a VHT 4x12. The Classic I though was better - but much more expensive and would mean I couldnt keep my 50ST. Having said that teh shop would not let me turn the amps up past around 1-2 as it was Saturday and a little full. I havent tried a Sig X as there not in England yet. So - Who would take what? Will the Bogners sound open up when wound up? How close is it to a Marshal sound at volume (not the Plexi mode as that will obviously be close)? How do the clean channels compare at volume? As for what I play - 60 Rock N Roll, through Classic Rock (Zep, Lizzy, etc). A lot of blues and Pink Floydy stuff. 80s Rock (Aerosmith, Jovi etc) and some modern guitar stuff (Green Day type stuff), some more mellow modern stuff (think Maroon 5). Basically function/covers band stuff. Nothing really heavy. Most importantly I need the sounds from the floor/guitar volume - no twiddling of amp settings mid set. So thoughts and recomendations please.