More on the amps... While I was overwhelmingly pleased with my reaction and the reaction of the group with the HXDA, the Open Back 2x12 and the sound in the room, I was a little disappointed in the reaction to the DG 30. It was kind of a "meh" reaction from the group. I love that amp as well, so I was a little bummed about that. BUT - I think I figured that out. In checking it out again today, I think I didn't have that dialed in just right. That amp is really finicky with regards to the settings, that is an amp which many folks try out, don't love it, and sell it. Especially without an Ox Box or something like that to really hone in the optimum settings, which is having the MV pretty high. When dialed in properly, the DG 30 can be amazing IMO. I dialed it back in today and was getting some great tones out of it. In the heat of the moment yesterday with everything else going on, I didn't think to go to the amp and work to dial it in, I thought I had left it in the sweet spot I had it in previously. It sounded REALLY good today with the 594s! The HXDA is still my favorite, but the DG 30 is a close second, and what it is to me is a nice complement to the HXDA, it is nice to have both (as Les says!). I remember David Grissom or Doug Sewell saying something like "with the DG Custom we were trying to get the growl of the Marshall, the Chime of the Vox, and the sparkle of the Fender, in one amp". I agree with that. I think the way I dial it in it is mostly Marshall, with a taste of Vox and Fender, which find to be a great thing, and again a refreshing alternative to the HXDA, which is straight down the middle the best hot-rodded Marshall sound you could ever ask for. The other cool surprise was that we sort of discovered on the fly that the Plexi channels of both the Friedman and the Helios were pretty amazing cranked up and tamed by the Ox Box. I have heard both before not through an Ox Box, they sound awesome dimed but are punishingly loud, as loud as the real thing, a 100W Classic Marshall Plexi, like Kingsley's awesome example I mentioned before. But through the Ox Box they were manageable and sounded killer. I think I liked the Friedman Plexi tone a little better. That was fun, to discover that! We also concluded that the dirty channel on the Bogner couldn't hold a candle to the HXDA, which surprised me as the Helios has always been one of my top 5 Marshall voiced amps. (We preferred the Plexi "Clean" Channel cranked, which got pretty overdriven, over the Lead Channel, on the Helios.) That just goes to show you how great the HXDA tone is, cranked through the Ox Box! That was pretty much it on the amps, the Two Rock was great for the cleans and as a pedal platform, and we didn't even get a chance to plug in the Carr Mercury V.