In one of the few online videos discussing it, an NAMM a few years back, John describes it as based on his favorite 1957 single ended amp design. Sports a single 6v6. Is it a "clean champ" with a lead boost in a full sized combo? I gig at low volume due to IEMs and need a nice clean Fender-y tone as well. Local shop has a 5r. I have tested out a little. I am pretty mesmerized by the combo with light logo and fear that is what is initiating GAS in this scenario. I'm gigging a '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb now, but am looking for an excuse to employ my H9 full time. But that isn't necessary since my amp has reverb and tremolo duties covered and MLjr is a mainstay delay. Some one talk me out of a Bobcat 5r.