New Mesa Boogie Head and Cab Ordered Today.
My existing mono amp setups just weren't working for me. (The Cornford Carrera is the exception. It's perfect but it's only 6 to 8 watts depending on tube selection. I run a 6V6 in one channel and an EL84 in the other). I was looking for something I would love just as much but have a louder output volume and would preserve clean tones at a higher volume.). I was looking to use either my 30 watt Dr. Z Mazerati, (too freaking loud and far too much gain), my Star Sirius 30 Reverb, (EL34 output tubes just don't work for me when I want to cover all styles of music. I don't like their cleans at all and their highest gain settings have a less smooth / more breakup lead tone than I prefer), or one of my Fender Concerts, (Nope. Fantastic cleans and reverb but less than usable lead tones).
I thought back to what were my favorite "do it all" mono amp setups and realized they were both made by Mesa Boogie. A Mesa F-30, (the best cleans with adequate crunch and higher gain), and a Mesa Mark III blue stripe that created perfect cleans and super smooth high gain tones. The crunch channel was just OK but I hardly ever use crunch tones. So ....... I started checking out Mesa Boogies current offerings and fell in love with the Mesa Boogie Mark V:35 head mated with a Mesa Boogie Wide body closed back / front ported cab designed for use with the 90 watt Mesa Mark series models. 2 channels with channel assignable output power. 35, 25, 0r 10 watts. I can run the clean channel at 35 watts for excellent headroom and the lead channel at either 25 or 10 watts for higher gain settings at an equal or slightly higher volume to the clean channel. Both channels are totally separate and foot switchable. Separate reverb, tone stack, etc. Just what I need.
It should arrive this Friday and I'm really looking forward to it.