I bought a Regal II a couple years ago on the recommendation of a buddy who's a killer player and a gear guru. Like him, I have alot of amps. After using almost exclusively 38w 6L6 amps for many years, I was finding that gig volumes were going down at clubs and parties, and that amps were miced more at bigger shows. Most of my amps were too loud when they got to the right tone, and I had to suppress them with pedals, something on the front grill, pointing them backwards, etc. I wanted an amp that would give good compression and overdrive at more modest volumes. Also wanted on-board reverb cause I hate using tanks. And don't like overdrive pedals. The Regal II rapidly became my main amp for a wide variety of jazz, blues, and roots work. A major asset was the tube interchangeabiity, to change volume levels and tone. From low volume "unplugged" gigs with one 6v6, to medium volume club/wedding gigs with two 6v6 (and sometimes a lower gain rectifier), to crowded club gigs with two 6L6s and a 5AR4. It does all of that sounding great. Don't know the room you're playing or whether you're miced? No need to bring multiple amps - just the Regal and some tubes. I like this amp alot! It's all in one package - with a small plastic box in the back containing tube alternatives. Sometimes I'll swap in different tubes during a gig, when I'm otherwise running too loud or too soft. I have no problem with the reverb. Only use trem for a couple tunes, but it's great to have it when you want it. My tweed Bassmans (including a Vic) sound like God when cranked up, but most of my gigs don't need that much volume. The Regal is a little heavy for it's size cause it's built like a tank. It's still alot less than a SR or PR. After a couple years and about 100 gigs, it has been highly reliable. The only (minor) issue was when the handle screws pulled out, but I screwed it back on shiving the screw holes. Have been running mine with a Celestion Gold, with mostly Gibsons. Really nice amp! Oh, and I too have found Mark Baier's advice consistently reliable.