I have a much-loved Deluxe that I know is being held back by a crappy stock speaker. It's either been worn out, or was never that great to begin with, but either way, it's wonderful at very low volumes: chime-y, sparkly cleans, handles pedals reasonably well, but once the volume is set to anything above 2.5/3, it looses all it's character in the cleans department, and worse when driven. This was confirmed by the amp guru that I had give it a once over. It didn't need any repairs, so it did not stay for work like it's brothers, so I didn't get his take on what the perfect choice would be to cure what ails it, but I have some thoughts (and wishes) of my own that I'd like some feedback on. I have a late 50s Jensen P12Q that I'll have to try just because it's too great an opportunity to pass up- but form what I've read, these can vary WILDLY in their tone/efficiency/durability etc., so I'm anticipating a high likelihood that I'll still be in the market for a replacement. I've read the usual good things about Weber, WGS and (some) Eminence products, but there's information overload out there, and much of it is repetition of what's been "heard" (or read), not actually "heard", as in 1st hand experience. Tons of YouTube, but again, so many variables, compression etc. render much of that input marginal at best. Here's what my dream speaker will do for me: 1) Instantly Make me a great player, as talented as SRV 2) #1 was a joke. 3) Maintain pristine sparkle and chime, while never bleeding into icepick-ery 4) Handle higher volumes/natural amp overdrive whilst not flubbing/farting out. 5) Handle overdrive pedals, modulation/delay pedals without the concern listed in #4,and/or not turning into a muddy mass of indecipherable glop as it's want to do frequently as is. 6) Not cost me more than another small tube amp (ie less than $200) This may have been answered several times, but I couldn't find this list of demands met anywhere. It also may be an unreasonable, if not impossible, to attain all these virtues within a single speaker, but I'm sure I can get A LOT closer than what I've got now. SIDEBAR: Same criteria for a Twin. As I own a few, one of mine sounds incredible, but the speakers in my others are also sorely lacking.