It always surprises me when I see guys that own one or maybe two amps and are perfectly content. No matter how good any amp is I always find myself needing to change up just to keep from getting bored or stuck in a creative rut. Also I have such diverse tastes (classical to blues) that it's hard if not impossible for one amp or guitar to do it all. When I got my Divided by 13 amps I sold almost everything else I owned because I was (and still am) completely blown away by them (FTR37 & SJT 10/20). But after a while it really felt good to plug into my Straub Cantus and get completely into that pure, old, hot rod, plexi vibe. Not that I like it any more than my /13s just that its a refreshing difference and inspires me in a slightly different way. I recently added a Fuchs ODS30SLX to my collection and am on a whole new plain of tonal contentment now. I havent played anything but the Fuchs since it entered my music room. But yesterday I grabbed for an old shredders axe out of my closet and thought .hum . I havent plugged into the CAA OD100SH in a while .ought to have my self a down and dirty shred fest (of course Im not a real shredder. Thats just what I call my twisted version of blues - rock fusion I do.). Sure enough I plugged in and holy crap I fell in love all over again!! The CAA is another absolutely killer amp and again inspires me in an all together different way. The Fuchs, CAA and /13s are each versatile enough to cover a VERY BROAD array of styles and tones while doing any of them at a level that is extremely gratifying. But they each have their own individual character and are each equally satisfying to play and each one inspires me in a slightly different direction which keeps me from getting bored or stale which is very easy for me to do. I guess maybe Im trying to justify why I have so many different amps, guitars and speaker cabs but it really does work for me. And even though you can only play one at a time, as the saying goes, I find it a necessity to have all of them to keep me happy and moving forward. I know from seeing many of the collections of some of you fellow forumites that I am not alone in this feeling. I just feel so much tonal happiness and contentment with my collection at this point in time that I guess I just needed to say it out loud. I just want to give a special thanks to all the great builders out there for giving me and the many tonally obsessed players like myself the ends to our tone quests. There are many great builders out there today but these are the guys who have inspired me the most over the years: -Jim Marshall (have long since moved on to bigger and better things, so to speaker, but he started it all for me. And many of the amps I love today are at least in part inspired by his originals.) -Leo Fender (same deal here) -Victor Mason Mojave -Harry Straub -Fred Taconne - /13 -Michael Soldano -Doug Roccaforte -John Suhr CAA -Andy Fuchs -Gerald Weber Kendrick -Hogy & Mike Komet -Tony Bruno -Hartley Peavey (yes! I played a LOT of low paying, crappy bar gigs with these low priced work horses back in the day and they never let me down so Ive got to give em props for being there at that stage of my life) OK enough senseless rambling. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.