Parody title, but for real. I've been using a Traynor YBA200 that I picked up on sale for a steal a few months ago. It's a pretty decent head, I'd give it a 9.5/10 for features and volume and probably an 8.5 for tone. Unfortunately last week it blew it out a gig. It's in the shop being repaired, probably at no cost thanks to Yorkville's great warranty... but it's still made me a bit nervous. I'm in a regularly gigging band and being without an amp sucks. So, with a decent ($700) tax return coming down the pipe, I'm GASing for some different heads to try and maybe replace the Traynor. I'd like to hear some suggestions from TBers, keep in mind a live in a small city in Canada; our dollar is good but the gear still sucks! Size/weight, and price (to a point) are of no consideration; I'm willing to lose features (tuning, effects loop, etc.) for pure tone. It should be loud, have a powerful and gritty sound, overdrive well while still retaining clarity, and preferably be either all tube, or have a tone not less than a GKk-type SS tone. I'd be running it into an Ampeg 610HLF and playing a Ric 4001 or a Stingray. Go!