I currently use a Marshall AVT 50, it's just not pulling its weight anymore. The tone I get is airy and feels like it doesn't have any chunk to it. I want an amp that was built from the ground up for quality, and not built to be the loudest. I will be using it primarily for recording, so wattage and/or volume isn't really a concern of mine. I have tried VOX modeling amps, and am pretty impressed with the quality of the tone for the money, but not so impressed with the versatility/customizability of the tone. I'm looking at spending 500 or less hopefully. I know that's not much, but I don't need a big amp. Actually I should mention at this point that I am primarily looking for an amp with a great clean tone, not so concerned about the distortion channels because I will be using distortion pedals to get my desired tone.