If you were building a from scratch amp and decided to spend no more than $1000 for the first batch of stuff, what would you get? The purpose of this post is to solicit ideas for my new amp. I'm not intending this to be a finished rig, but rather the start of a more powerful and extensive setup. I do have a couple things I am looking for though. The first is tone, I want balanced, heavy tone with full bottom end that sounds as clean as possible. As I've stated previously, I want to get as close to piano like tones as possible. This is priority #1. Secondly I need decent volume. This si somewhat subjective, what is decently loud for me may be way too quiet for some of you, but the rig should be able to project loudly enough to play small club sized gigs with a single guitar player and still sound clean. Lastly I want reliable hardware that will last. This is v1 of my amp, I want v2 to be created mainly by adding things, not replacing broken stuff. OK, with this in mind, what would you do if you were me?