Alright as you know i need a new tube amp. I play modern hard rock, some soft rock and some alternative metal.Here are the following limitations:

-It needs to have good distortion

-It needs to clean up nice

-The speaker/s have to be 12" no smaller

-I would like it to have more than one channel although it doesnt have to.

-I have a $500 budget

-I can go with combo or halfstack.

other info:

-I have a 1992 Gibson les paul studio with maple top

-I use DR strings

and remember I read and value everyone's opinion, thanks for posting.

P.S. I have already investigated the B-52 series and have already discounted them for reliability issues