I play a les paul with 57 classics, and a strat with SSH. I currently play through a 59 fender bassman clone I built. The clean tones are fantastic, but the dirt just isn't there at reasonable volumes, and the cranked tones aren't quite what I'm looking for. I get my OD from pedals right now, and I'd like to get rid of them and get all my sound from the amp. I play: acdc clapton pink floyd zeppelin aerosmith eagles frampton zz top early metallica bb king boston guess who guns n roses tom petty rush queen hendrix srv etc... I'm looking for a versatile channel switcher to cover classic rock tones 70s to 80s. Sparkling blackface cleans, dirty edge of breakup tweed cleans, warm marshall middy cleans, bluesy clean breakup, plexi tones, marshall bark, jcm800 tones, soaring floydian leads, zz top riffing, early clapton sg into cranked amp tones. I can't stress enough - I don't want to use ANY gain pedals, I'd like everything to come from the amp. I have a couple of modulation pedals I would use in the FX loop, and a wah + volume. I need to be able to go from clean tones to gain just by changing channels. A built in boost for solos would be nice too. I'm also certain I want a head and not a combo, for future versatility and portability. The cab size would be one or two 12s. I don't want something that sounds smaller or boxier than my bassman, which has a rich, full, 3 dimensional sound. Thank you so much for any advice! This decision has paralyzed me for over 4 months now. I have watched hundreds of videos, read dozens of forum threads, and talked to multiple builders to get to the point I'm at now in my decision. (I can't try any of these amps locally, I have looked into this) Portability is nice, but I won't sacrifice tone for it. So if a larger and/or heavier head sounds better, that would be my choice. I'm looking for the ultimate no sacrifice tone. The sound I hear in my head. The sound that inspires me. The results of my painstaking research so far: Fargen DBC 2 Redplate Magica Bogner Shiva / XTC / Goldfinger Landry LS100G3 3rd Power Dream Weaver PWE Event Horizon 3 Please let me know which amp would be the best fit for my requirements(or if I missed one)! I'm starting to feel like I'll never come to a decision and I'd like to get back to focusing on playing music! p.s. No modelers, no digital, no solid state, no pedals. I'm looking to get as close as I can to what I seek, please avoid commenting that this is impossible. The cleans just need to be decent, not exactly like anything else. The drive section of the amp is MUCH more important than the clean side. This is for live use and I need the two sounds available instantly. Multi-amp is not an option. Master volume is a requirement.