I have been trying to find a new amp, and have traded sold some equipment for in-store credit. I have been borrowing a Super Champ XD, and have A/B/d the amp with many pedals, and now have the following: Carbon Copy OCD Plimsoul RC Booster Keeley Mod Tremolo So, I have been generally loving the sounds of the pedals on Channel 1, and my plans have been to pick up a SCXD of my very own... However, I liked the idea of actually using my pedals with a good, basic clean tube amp to get my tones, so I tried out a number of things both tube and non-tube (VCXD, Voc AC4(Tv), BJ, and the Epi Valve Jr. At first, I thought the EVJr sounded too muddy, and not clean enough, but with some love from my RC Booster, I was able to get some nice tones, although from what many have said an EQ is the way to go with this amp (and of course the numerous mods, etc.). And I really liked the way the combo kicked in near 11on... I did A/B the combo with the EVJr Head/Cab, and I must say that for me, the combo started breaking up nicely at a lower volume (this is primarily for my house/practice), although the 12" speaker was really nice. I could of course add an external cab later, so that is not my biggest concern. All of my testing was done strictly with CV Teles, no humbuckers. My dilemma is whether to stay the course with the SCXD, which now to my ears seems...thinner and less round than before my playing the EpiVJr. I tend to play a lot of classic rock (usual suspects), but also would like to be able to get a variety of tones with my Asat Classic and Chet Atkins Tennessean (Gibson). What makes sense, SCXD for 300, or EPIVJr for 150, and 150 left for EQ, etc? I have credit with the store, so my only real options are Fender, Epiphone, Vox. I wish they had a Marshall Class 5 to try, but seems unlikely they will get one in the near future. The EpiVJR seems to be the 3rd generation (it has the 4, 8, and 16 ohm outputs), if that is a consideration. Thanks in advance for any anecdotal evidence/advice you can provide.