I made the mistake of checking out yet another amp yesterday, the Vox AC15 (I suppose it's the "cc" model <custom classic>)? After an hour with it I was able to pull some pretty sweet tones (sans the lame reverb) from sort of chimey clean to slight breakup (which I really liked on this one) to nice, gritty, dirty. It was loud even at 15 watts. I can't imagine what the 30 watt version can do. Anyway, I suppose this doesn't have the vaunted Ef68 (?) tube/channel? I don't really know my Vox stuff, but apparently this is the good stuff for Vox. I've seen some decent TGP deals on these and on ebay as well. What concerns me on the cc versions are the hard to reach tubes, questionable reliability, etc... I would assume the HW (hand wired versions) are where it's at but they are pricey and I've only seen them new so far. With that being said, anyone making a similar voiced amp off the beaten path for less than $1k (maybe WAY less?). I'm thinking a low wattage head would be pretty sweet. Hayseed maybe? Or, are my concerns about reliability with the cc models unfounded? I wish they made an Ac15cc head or similar. I do see there is a hand wired heritage head, but that's $1k new -- too much just to get a different "voice" into the house. Thoughts? NOTE: I guess it's more than a few comments like this that scare me away from a Vox: "on the verge of ordering a hayseed 30 after being disappointed/shocked as i watch my ac30cc2x fall apart..."