Hi all, I wanted to ask your opinion on gear. I am thinking of buying an amp, which would be my first tube amp. I am a big fan of the ENGL sound, so I definitely want to buy an ENGL. But I wanted your advice, as I can't decide what would be best for me. First of all, as a background to my questions, I really dig the Powerball II, but it is quite expensive, and also quite loud. I don't gig too much, I mostly practice either alone or with a friend in his basement. We also try to record and mix our own stuff (for sure if we want to record our first album we'd go in a studio). So far, we are mainly using the "Line Out" of my friend's amp (Dual Rectifier), into a cabinet simulator, via a Rivera RockCrusher (Wall of Sound). The room we record in has too much reverb to place a mic in front of a cab. So, my questions are, is getting an Ironball 20W going to be the best option for me? It seems like a really nice amp, but I was wondering if "tone-wise", 20W is going to be quite different that 100W? I wouldn't expect it to be different, but I'm not an expert. Moreover, I don't have a 3000$ budget (ENGL amps are quite expensive where I'm from, and quite rare). So, I was thinking about buying the amp alone and use my Line6 4X12 cab. I think it's got custom Celestions speakers in it, and I read on multiple forums that it's actually a good cab for the price (a third of the ENGL 4X12 price). Just so you know, here, an ENGL Ironball is 1400$ and the ENGL 4X12 is another 1400$. For anyone in Europe, I think they aren't that expensive. But, I don't have that money. And buying used is not an option, since ENGL amps are quite rare here (you can't find anything used for a good price, I made a quick check). So, what do you guys think? I know that the new Peavey MH is quite cheap, but I really prefer the ENGL sound. Just a question of taste really. Thanks for any advice you guys can give. I'm just trying to get as much info as possible to make the best decision I can.