I have a friend who wants to get intp "electric playing" with a tube amp. He's mostly a folksy acoustic player, but has been trying to get into electric for a few years now. Wants to play old country, old rock and stuff up into the 70s like Allman Brothers and Neil Young. He has a 100W SS Fender Mustang Modeler that is just a bad fit for him. He wants something simpler and better sounding. He was looking at the Fender Blues Jr and/or a Hot Rod Deluxe (on GC's used section). He asked me for advice, and ultimately I steered him towards the Peavey Classic series, and he ended up buying a used black tolex Classic 50 with 2x12s from the GC Used website. I love those Classics myself but I hope I didn't give him a bum steer. Well, his Peavey Classic arrived, and this is what he got: He didn't even power it up (which is a good thing) and took it back to the local GC for a return. They refunded his money so he's not out anything, but he's still soured by the experience. I don't blame him. But at the same time I feel bad that I led him to disappointment. I still believe that the Peavey Classics are great amps, but what else would be a good straightforward tube amp for someone who wants to play blues, old country and old rock?