I have a few questions that I think this community can help me with. I am a recent member to this site and have only posted a few times, but I read threads everyday and this is my new favorite site. One of the guitar players in my band wants a new guitar amp, but doesn't know what to get. Being the resident gearhead in the band, he asked me for advice, but I haven't played electric guitar in about 20 years, so I know nothing about guitar amps. I have tried to find a decent guitar forum to ask for advice, but have not yet located anything where the comments are as articulate and well thought out as the posts on talkbass. Can anyone suggest a decent guitar forum where I might ask questions? Allow me to give quick rundown of what we have in mind, because surely many of you have experience with different guitar amps. The band consists of 2 guitars, keyboards, harmonica, a drummer and bass (me). We are 'experienced' (which is code for old guys that love to play music) and are tired of carrying around heavy equipment. We play mostly original music which is rock, blues, reggae, funk, motown, Dead and latin influenced. We all have day jobs and are strictly weekend warriors. The guitar player in question plays mostly rhythm parts, but he is very tasty, ala Bob Weir. He is currently playing through a 60 watt Fender Deville 4 x 10. That amp is too loud to turn up enough to get a good tube crunch, and the tone is sterile, both live and recorded. We are looking for a tube amp, something like a single 12" in the 20-40 watt range, that has enough low end to compensate for the fact that he plays a Tele. We are fairly loud because of all the instruments, and the drummer bangs hard. His price range is negotiable (one of the benefits of being older is also being able to afford better hobby gear), but he won't buy an expensive boutique amp. Used or new is no object, ebay and craigslist are viable sources, as well as mail order retail and the local shops. Any ideas?