Hello, Firstly, the collected wisdom from the forum users on here have all acted as my gear Obi Wan through the years. I never purchase a new piece without first consulting the oracles at TDPRI. By doing so I have saved myself a ton of loot and avoided bad buys (Black Cat 5 watter that cme out and wasnt really a black cat, is one that comes to mind). So like the post title says, A genz Benz black pearl 1X12 or a Reissue Gibson GA-40 (or 20) rvt is the current gear buy thats keeping me up at nights. I have played both and they are vastly different animals. Ive heard alot of talk about the fang speaker in the black pearl and the reason for the amp sounding so good is that it emulates the celestion blue. Would it improve it that much more if I were to purchase a celestion blue for the amp? What about speakers for the reissue ga-20 rvt? I never hear a peep about these amps but they look SO DAMN BOSS. I wanna have their little amp babies.... I need an amp thats solid and wont break up with light gigging, has tons of headroom (takes pedals, can get loud and versatile to P90s, humbuckers and single coils. I play bluesy rock and funk, brit pop, etc. electricuitars are: Telecaster reissue 70s MIM, single coil and humbucker, gibson es137 classic 57/57+, epiphone wildkat totally gutted to my own creation with ll new hardware and lindy fralin p90 dogear pups. it needs to be a combo 1X12 because my rolling flight case fits a 1X12 combo or head 1X12 FYI. And I love my flight case so theres that. Budget is up to 600. I have a mesa boogie cab clone as n attenuator/heaphone power soak thingy so volume isnt an issue. They will be used recording into a daw eventually. If pressed I would say I want a more fender/vox tone than marshall, if that make sense. Whats your opinions? Which would you buy in my position? Also, my avatar is my new 70s reissue telecaster from fender. Its MIM but GOD DAMN does it sound and play like a super fly pimp from times square in the 70s. I bought a wah pedal because the guitar told me if I didnt, "he would cut me up real bad one night, dig."