Well I've been agonizing over what second amp in order for me to leave my heavy 67 Pro Reverb at home with the exception of the occasional outdoor gig (maybe couple times a year) So I wanted something light and easy for practices and club gigs. I didn't want to spend too much so my tube considerations were a Blues jr IV, Custom pro reverb (although not exactly feather light) I was also looking at a used Peavey classic 30 that was available locally. The compromise for me was that these amps would likely not sound as good as my 67 pro reverb, still have tubes and maintenance to worry about and I'm not as fond of a 1X12 cabinet as I am of 2X12. So I had my local Long and Mcquade put aside a Tone master Twin Blonde aside for me till I get there on the weekend. As far as I can see my pro's are 2X12 speakers, light and no tubes to worry about. As well from almost every source I've researched the tone masters are very close to a tube sound. The cons are Many have said it doesn't respond to touch like tube amps. I realize there will be some things that won't measure up to my pro reverb but if I buy a 1x12 tube amp like the blues jr, I imagine there will be things there that won't measure up. I have 30 days to evaluate and return if thats my prerogative. The last SS amp I ever had and gigged with was a Fender Pro Roc 1,000 that I had back in the late 80's and gigged for a short while. I remember not really liking that at all but I tolerated it for a while. I'm hoping these Tone Masters are far above that.