I picked up a used VHT Special 6 for cheap last week. This amp is completely stock, and doesnt sound terrible, but it has cheap chinese tubes (1 6v6 and 1 12ax7) and a fairly plain jane 10" 16ohm speaker. I dont want to spend a fortune on a new speaker and tubes, I thinking about $100 Max (which is over half of what I paid for the whole amp!) Id like the amp to have a little more clean headroom since I use a bunch of pedals. I also want to make sure that the speaker doesnt flub out on the bass side, and doesnt have piercing icepick highs in the terrible side. For Power Tubes: (6v6) - Dont want to Pay for NOS Tubes - Looking for a smooth tube, not harsh and over powerful - What brand? For PreAmp Tubes: (12ax7 or the like) - 12ax7, 5751, 12at7, 12ay7 ??? - If I want later breakup with clean headroom, should I used a tube with less gain factor? - What brand? For the Speaker: (10" 16ohm Ceramic) - What Wattage Speaker for a 6Watt Amp? - Ribbed or Smooth Cone? - What brand? Jensen, Eminence, Celestion? (Weber doesnt carry 16ohm!) Any and all suggestions would be very helpful. Id like to make an order this week. Thanks everyone for the help!