I've been all over the place researching amps. I definitely don't need a loud amp, hoping to sell my condo and move into a house soon so noise wouldn't be a huge deal but I want to keep things reasonable. Everything I've read and heard on youtube confirms what you said about a blackface PRRI. Now I just need to save and wait for one to pop up in my budget!øøøøøøø wrote: ↑Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:20 pmTo the OP--
I'd choose the black panel PRRI over the silver panel one. The silver panel one is paired with a strange speaker, IMO, and doesn't make the PRRI its best.
The DRRI is also a cool amp; I like the tremolo on the PRRI a bit more. The DRRI with its 12" speaker is a somewhat bigger sound, which in an ensemble context isn't always an advantage for me. Both are great amps. I personally am happier to see a PRRI show up than a DRRI for what I do, but many would just as easily feel the opposite way. The DRRI is a bit louder of an amp, but not drastically so. The main thing is that it has a bit more clean headroom.
For what you want, I would definitely skip all of the Rolands and all of the emulators. I have no doubt that some people like them and are happy with them-- I might be as well, in certain applications-- but in your case, and for the vast majority of things people consider "good guitar sound," you will be happier with a PRRI or maybe a DRRI.
Thank you for your response -- feedback is super helpful!