I will be shopping around for a great sounding amp that can double as a top shelf practice amp. I just want a really nice but manageable second amp so that i dont have to tear down my recording rig amp whenever I go out to jam or play at small gigs or whatever. I have done quite a bit of research already, but I am convinced that I have missed something. I know there are things out there that I have not heard of yet, have not remembered to search for, or have simply dismissed without really knowing much about them, etc. So help me fill in the gaps in my list. You dont have to explain if you dont want to type much, just a name or a couple of names/models will be helpful. I will do the homework if you help fill in my list. I have already combed thru the standard list, like Traynor and Mesa, and in fact I have a Mesa 5.25 Express. I am getting rid of the Vox Valvetronix practice amp because the more I play the Mesa the more I dislike the sound of the Vox ADxx amps. Here are the conditions of the list.... REQUIRED TRAITS: (1) Head Only, no combos unless it's a no-brainer, but then it must be a 1x12. (2) Minimum 8 or 10 watts, prefer 15-30, but no 3 or 5 watt toy amps for $99 bucks blue light special. (3) All Tube, no solid state. (4) 8 ohm speaker out. (or selectable 4-8-16) (5) Under $2,000 new. (6) Made in USA, Canada, or UK - no China, Mexico, Korea, etc. manufacture. DESIRABLE TRAITS: (1) 2 (or 3) channel, foot switchable. (2) Independent tone stack, tone controls for each channel, not shared, hopefully with at least Hi-Mid-Low. (3) Master volulme. (4) Foot switchable boost. (5) FX Loop or Send/Return. (6) Loves Pedals. And I should tell you that the standard against which this list is competing is the THD Flexi-50, which I can get for around $1800, or the THD BiValve which I can get for about $1200. Thank You All in advance for your time and assistance!