For me the king is the Tech 21 Trademark 60. $500 new/$350 used, 1x12, 60 (SS) watts, two channel, good clean, good OD, effects loop, SansAmp Direct DI, reverb, boost, all footswitchable with an included footswtich. A very decent sounding, good around amp that covers lots of territory. I dig the OD of the Peavey Classic 30 at $500 new or so. But the clean is lacking. I dig the cleans of the Hot Rod Deville at $750 new or so. The OD channel isn't good though. Has anyone checked out the FAT version of this amp? For boutique stuff, I dig the VHT Super 30 at around $1000 new. It's a really versatile two channel amp that sounds better than a lot of amps twice its price. For monster modded Marshall gain, I think the Splawn stuff is as good as it comes. Their prices are up there but still considerably cheaper (like half) from their competitors. What other cool bang for the buck stuff is out there?