I have been wanting to put together a clean/dirty rig for a long time. I have been going back and forth on tube and SS. Originally I wanted two Mesa Buster Amps. 200W each. Very fast response and sound great. Only problem is they don't pop up too often and two of them might be hard to swing financially or find. So then I thought maybe I will go all tube and get a Meatsmoke and just run a clean blend. Although as much as I would love to have that amp I can't see me being able to afford it anytime soon unless I start making more money all of a sudden. Well long story short, Fender has come out with these new Bassman 500HD series. I think this may be the perfect application. I have loved playing out of Superbassman 300s in stores and really love the overdrive built into those amps. This appears to be the same preamp and at 500W a piece it would be a good rig to run two clean/dirty. The biggest plus is that it would also be the cheapest application that I have considered so far. Has anyone gotten their hands on these new Bassman 500HDs? What can you tell me about them? When do they hit stores?