Thanks for all the advice and converstaion guysleading up to my new amp purchase. Finall I chose the Fender Blues Deluxe. Whether or not they call it a reissue I'm not sure. Its a Tweed, 40 watt with the Fender Eminence speaker. You all know the one. Its competition was: DDRI.. I loved this amp so much. the clean was a cut above. BUT. at 22 watts it ment micing up and having just retired from pro playing and lugging my PA and stuff every gig I really didn't want to do that for all the Jam and charity type gigs I'm doing now. Wish it had been at least 30 watts but it starts to break up at 4. A beautiful break up too, but not suited to a lot of the country stuff I play. Hot Rod Deluxe.. The chrunch was too crunchy for my style. Nice amp, especially with the Jensen 12 in there. But I can always upgrade the speaker if i feel i need to at some time. The new Bugera 55V. What a piece of crap the one I tried was. No volume and broke up on 2 0r 3. The guy at the shop had never tried it as it just came in and he says its goin back. Blues JR.. have owned one before, Great amp but not powerful enough again without micing. I played the stock Blues Deluxe and its clean channel, whilst not as nice as the DDRI at all, was still great. It gets warmer but does not break up at any volume I will be at, but still achieves great volume whilst still clean. Nice verb, just like the other fenders. As simple to dial up as the others. $400 less than the DDRI and 250 less than the Limited Ed Hot Rod Deluxe with the Jensen. I found the OD chanell on the Blues deluxe to bemuch softer in its chunch than the Hot Rod. It stats just warm and Ods very slowly as I turn the drive up, whereas the Hotros begins chrunchier and rapidly gets fairly distorted. Great if that is your style but i am country and blues and , surprise surprise, the blues deluxe OD suits blues better than the Hot Rod. Well thats my initial comparisons and reasons. the guy said try for a few days and I can always exchange if I'm not happy with it gigging or jamming when with other players, rather than just trying it in store. It was initially a tough choice but in the end, an obvious one for me.. Cheers and thanks for listening.. Mick G.. BTW I put mainly Teles thru it and an occasional strat.