My current setup is an RG471AH into a Boss MT-2 and then a Fender Frontman 15G. While it's all beginner equipment I have been able to wrestle some good tones out of it. I'm making the move to seven string with a JP70 soon, so I'd like to upgrade the amp as well. My budget is under $1k USD and I'd really like to keep it as low as possible. I don't gig or have to compete with a drummer and really just want something to sound good in my room. I'd like to go all tube, but I have nothing against solid state or hybrids and realize my budget doesn't bode well for a pure tube experience. The ideal amp would have 2 channels that I could foot switch and cover both clean and dirty tones well. At minimum it would have to do cleans, since I can just use a pedal for distortion. Other features like aux in or a line out are cool, but not necessary. Effects loop would be cool, but unlikely. As for my my tastes, I love prog. Petrucci is a huge influence to making the 7 string transition and I've been digging a lot of Periphery and Tesseract lately. Protest the Hero, Art By Numbers, Corelia. I also dig Coheed and Cambria and stuff like Silversun Pickups. Anyone have some suggestions on what I should look at? EDIT: I should specify that a combo or head/cab doesn't matter. Also, I'd be willing to build my own from scratch or a kit. Could be fun.