I'm looking for my "last" amp. I'm not someone who wants several amps, just one great one, and a Lil Dawg is s serious competitor for me, but I've never played one. I could use some input from y'all about which Lil Dawg would be the wiser choice. I'm a very blues and roots rock based player with all the influences and interests you'd expect from that. I use Teles, LPs, and a Strat. I play a lot of slide, if that matters here. My current main amp is a VHT Special 6 through a V30. It has worked well in small, tame situations, but it clearly has its limits. Currently, I play in a southern rock-ish cover band that also does a good bit of more mainstream rock and 90s alternative. 6-7 members. Gigs are anywhere from small bars to clubs and ballrooms. So, I need some degree of versatility in terms of getting a great sound at a variety of volumes but a great basic clean-to-mild overdrive. Effects are mostly wah, TS type booster, reverb, and tremolo. Budget is $1000 absolute max finished with speaker; I will build the cab. In all cases I'm planning on a 1x12 combo for portability with an Eminence FDM speaker to attenuate volume (can adjust the sensitivity from 91 to 99 dB). 2x12 is just overkill for me. I'd consider 2x10 if the argument makes sense. 1. Deluxe with 25w output. I love the Deluxe sound, both clean and dirty. However I kinda like having a more adjustable tone stack. 2. Lowest power (35w?), Twin or Bassman circuit. I like the more adjustable tone stack. But is that too much power for my needs? And I prefer the sound of 6v6 overdrive to 6l6 (if I could ever get one of these to that point without pissing everybody off!) All thoughts and suggestions are most welcome!