OK...has much has i love my current rig...it's not gonna work for my next project. I would need a head...30w to 100w. i'm more of an el34 guy, but i'm not closing any doors.
I tried an amp this afternoon at my friend's shop..a KRANK KRANKENSTEIN..i was pretty impressed with it. what i liked is it has a clean..and a pretty good one i may had, and a distortion channel..BUT..the Distortion Channel has a second master volume controlable via the footswitch that act has a boost, exactly what i'm looking for basicaly. but they are has rare has Pope's dung these things..so maybe there is another amp that i'm not aware off with similar settings.
I need a quite some gain cause we will go from clean tone to pure bang your head metal power... I don't wanna use an OD with this set-up, that's for sure.
What i know i don't like...things like JCM 2000 series..makes my puke..LOL..i bought one in 2000..and returned it withing 2 days. Fender amps i know wont cut it.
SO...any suggestions?...i'll most likely try to hunt something down in the used market naturally. price range..no clue yet..
I've never needed to use an OD with any of the Engl's I've played. Maybe look for a used Powerball.