I haven't been playing very long (bout 2 years on and off) but since this past summer I've been more serious and developing an ear for good tone. I'm pretty new on this forum and have learned a lot lately. The type of amp I'm looking for has to 1) be versatile and have a spectrum of tones going from a lush (doesn't have to be Fender/Vox) clean to downright mean and dirty; and 2) I gotta have some of the thickest, juiciest, crunchiest overdriven tube gain on tap (no pedals for me, please). Here are the amps I've got in mind right now: 1. Voodoo V-Plex: Dissect an ass kicking Marshall Superlead and faithfully recreate it--probably no better way to maintain the Plexi tradition. I also like the 50w and MV as I would mainly be playing at home--but I'm looking at gigging small venues in the near future. The spectrum of tones that I'm hearing on the website's clip is really impressive. 2. Germino Classic 45 - I understand this leans more towards the JTM45 which I also love. The cleans you can get are incredible and it sounds so smooth when cranked but that also concerns me: How well can it cut through a mix or band? Judging from the clips it may lack that punch that I'm looking for...probably due to the tube rectifier? Maybe the meaner Lead 55 LV would be more up my alley? But I'm also concerned about volume (call me crazy, but I don't think I'm for attenuating). 3. Reinhardt Jester - I know it's modeled after a 'Wreck but I just can't stop listening to the clips of this amp on Bob Reinhardt's website. Sounds so fat, thick and saturated. Also sensitive in that it responds well to a player's feel and dynamic. Only thing is I don't know how well it can clean up. To have the power scaling option makes it really tempting, too. 4. Reinhardt Ampzilla or Storm - for wicked El34 gain I don't which to lean towards. Bob told me the Ampzilla is more "in your face" and has more presence while the Storm is more faithful to a hotrodded Plexi/JCM 800 tone. Pete Thorn's Ampzilla clips just floor me every time! I have nothing but the most respect for all the famous Plexi tones (Hendrix, D. Allman, Page, EVH, Slash, etc) but I also want something a little more unique. I play a LP nd a Strat and enjoy versatility. Out of all the options listed above I'm thinking maybe the Jester or Ampzilla would fit me best. Do you folks have any advice or suggestions? Anything else I should be considering?