Buddy of mine used to have an e530+Mesa 50/50 combo ans it sounded killer. He made some shitty gear decisions (as one frequently does) and ultimately traded it away for some gear that wasn't remotely as nice. Years later, he wants to recreate it but I'm considering recommending him a head as opposed to hoping for a good deal on a pre AND power amp.
Google tells me the Savage is supposedly closest but the threads I found were all old enough that they've released other heads since then, and I seem to remember more e530 voiced (meaning vintage hot) models in the recent past but can't substantiate that. Ideas?