I primairly play original and cover country, alt. country, and roots rock n roll (Waylon, Stones, Tom Petty type of sounds). I generally prefer my amp tone to have some slight breakup with guitar volume full up, but clean up when I roll it back to 75%. I am currently amp-less and need to remedy this asap. I have narrowed it down to the following amps and I demoed them all side by side at GC yesterday. '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb, '68 Custom Twin, and PRRI (I don't care for the '68 Princeton as much) Pros and Cons: '68 CDR Pros- two channels/two tone stacks Better clean head room for band settings and better bass response than PRRI I dig the stock speaker and will only have to change tubes (unless stock tubes are miraculously good) Classic Fender reverb and tremolo, but something seems just a tad weak with the reverb Cons- Perhaps too much volume before edgy breakup (mostly home and studio use and my band gigs are all mic'd venues), so will probably need to use pedals more often Not my favorite clean nor distortion tones out there, but still versatile (I guess this could be a "pro"?) PRRI Pros- Unique (and one of my all time favorite) clean tones Reasonable volume for home and most gigs Easy interplay between clean breakup tones, but not crazy about distortion Sweet reverb Easy to carry and transport (I'm not an amp weight snob, but the PRRI is a paperweight to me) Cons- flabby distortion on low notes Limited headroom before said distortion eats my tone Replace speaker, tubes, and possibly OT, with no guarantee it will cure the fuzzy low note distortion Cabinet concerns '68 Custom TR Pros- the daddy of Fender amps... This amp can literally make you feel the tone (even at reasonable volumes) The biggest clean tones Better EQ Two channels/two tone stacks Actually sounded great at all volumes (I was surprised it didn't sound anemic below 3.5) Sweet reverb Only mod would be tubes and perhaps casters, but doubtful It's a Twin, so I can't help but want it haha Cons- No amp distortion at my playing levels Heavy beast My girlfriend will leave me I know it seems like the CDR is the obvious choice and I know would love it, but I'm not completely sold on it yet. I need someone to just slap me and say get it. Something tells me that the PRRI with a British flavored alnico speaker could be special for what I do... but only if I can tighten up the low note fuzzy distortion just a little, but then I'll have dumped serious money into a RI amp. And then, there's that damn Twin tempting me... kinda like the woman just chilling out over at the end of the bar making everyone stare, but is dangerous as hell and you know it. Plus, the Twin can also wreck your home. So tell me... which mistake should I make?