The title pretty much explains the purpose of this thread. Finding a guitar head and speaker combo that really works well for a particular purpose can be tough. Some of us may have found what we think is the perfect combination, while others accept the shortcomings of a certain head thinking that the warts are something that are just unavoidable. That being said, there is no best amp: different amps and speakers work better for different styles, and then there's just personal preference. So, I'm hoping to start a list, and maybe eventually a resource of what amps and speakers you have found that work especially well for you for ____ style(s). My only request is that you list the style(s) you're using this amp and/or speaker for (duh), and what sounds it does well, and what you wish were different about it. And, if anyone wants to list anything they felt was particularly craptacular or underwhelming for certain styles ___ amp or speaker was designed for, feel free to post that also. I'll get things started off. Carvin V3 head. http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/group.php?cid=6 (I couldn't get the main page for the V3 head to load.). I play a lot of punk: speed punk, punk rock, ska, etc..., and this head basically delivers every punk sound I've ever heard. If I had to describe it in another way, I'd say that you can dial in just about any "California sound" on it. As you might expect, it's tight, crisp, and clear. Some people may like this, but people looking for an amp that goes "chugga chugga" will never be completely happy with the V3. I like pairing this head with Eminence black powder speakers: MIDI, because they are very bright, tight, clean, and crisp, complimenting the V3's natural characteristics.