(And it'd be all the better if anyone has any of the recommended amps that they'd trade for a Lonestar Special 1x12 or a Budda Superdrive II 1x12. Or a Tremoverb 2x12 for that matter.) Firstly, I want big, bright Fender-esque cleans. A bit of headroom is nice, though something that breaks up gracefully early is ok. I find that I strongly prefer amps with negative feedback, have TMB controls. Reverb is optional. I love the clean channel on my Lonestar special. A DRRI probably beats it, though not by much, but the LSS breaks up sooner and takes pedals far, far better. For reference, I was really struck by Bill Frisell's clean tone on the "West" disk of East/West. (Sorry I couldn't pick something better known.) Having looked at the schematic I don't see anything especially interesting about the LSS. Biased in the neighborhood of Class-A, "fake" presence control, a very ordinary tone stack. The only thing that caught my attention (though it's been a year or two since I looked it over) was the ferrite bead at the very front and V1&2 had their very own 12 volt rectified and regulated heater power supply. Anyways, I would like a channel switching or two channel amp. I prefer Marshall-like crunch, but I'm pretty easy to please in this regard, as long as its appropriate for hard rock. I've owned a JCM800 and a dual recto, and the Superdrive and I could get by find with the overdrive on any of those. I hate the overdrive on the LSS. I was deeply impressed with the Bray modded JCM 800 clips someone posted in the emporium a week or so ago. So to summarize: Fender-like cleans. Overdrive channel appropriate for big, dumb, loud hard rock. Should have: Master volume Treble, mid, bass, presence Negative feedback I honestly don't care about class A/AB. I'd prefer a head rather than combo. I like smaller tubes - EL84s and (especially) 6V6s. Should not: Sound like a Vox. Require obscene volume levels to sound good. Weigh a ton. Simple, right? Any suggestions?