Alright I found a Hughes & Kettner warp x for $1,000 in perfect condition on craigslist. I was originally thinking a Mesa rec, but is this worth buying? In your opinion does this trump the mesa?
In my opinion, yes, but I'm biased a little as I love Hughes & Kettner and use a H&K in the studio and live :P That's a good price, and they're reliable too (if you haven't heard about their quality control... they test their amps by dropping them onto concrete from metres above and all sorts haha). I'd say go for it