I’ve purposely stayed away from this thread, as this sort of content normally has a bad savings-draining sort of potential. Amazingly, 13 pages later, I’m not amp shopping. That’s different!
Serg hit the nail on the head a few pages back: the insane asking prices of gear post-Covid and current inflation is effectively killing any interest in guitars or amps for me.
I added a Fractal Audio FM9 Turbo when my name came up on the waitlist. It’s an addition to an Axe Fx IIIT that I have, and both are incredible pieces of gear from a company with superb support and community that hasn’t jumped on the “double the price” wagon. I honestly didn’t need the FM9T, but it’s been a fun addition. Fractal kicks ass. Also added a second Atomic CLR wedge, because playing with stereo amps and effects is also fun!
Otherwise, I added a second Mesa 1x12 cab to my California Tweed head and cab. It’s the Jensen Blackbird 100 (not 40) speaker in both, and they’re special (and getting impossible to find) cabs.
That’s it amplification-wise in quite a while. No new tube amps at all. There are several I’d love to get, but like the crazy priced NF3s, I’m just not swallowing the bait that’s in the water.
I do hope some of you are finding what you want!