Giving something a try. A couple years ago I had a pretty killer rig, M6 Carbine paired with a couple fEARful cabinets, a 15/6 made from a Speaker Hardware kit and a 12/6 Cube I made totally myself from plans. I thought it was a great sound. Really muscular, very clean though perhaps always a touch too clean. Sounded great and full through the fEARful's. So the band I was in ended, badly. I wanted a change, try something new, get a new sound. You know, an excuse for trying a whole bunch of crap. I settled on another old friend, the Bassman 135. All tube, round warm, great sound. But with a couple very notable exceptions I feel the Bassman never took pedals well, while overdrives and distortions were always crushing on the Mesa. Especially with one of my bands which is an off kilter 3 piece let's me do a lot of cool effect things. So, found a Mesa M6 Carbine used for $699 on Guitar Center, fair price I feel, and I am having it shipped to my local GC for pickup. All goes well, I'll be using that head this Friday at my next gig. Should be fun. New Old gear always is!