Okay. So a few days ago I posted this thread about trying to decide whether to buy a JCM900 or not since many tube amps are not available here in this part of the world and a friend was selling me his JCM900 for a decent price. I play a lot of death/doom metal stuff and a lot of modern metal stuff like Soilwork, Sybreed and Nevermore etc. I had almost decided I'd buy the JCM 900 and then just add a TS-9 or SD-1 or MXR ZW44 overdrive infront and an EQ in the fx loop along with some compression and chorus and use that. However now the same friend has offered to sell his JCM800 2203KK for around $1000-1100. Now I have slight reservations about it. No fx loop, single channel and no footswitch to shift to the 'Beast' side of the amp. I will go over to his place soon and try it out in detail. I was wondering is this a better deal than the JCM900 I was getting earlier? I know KT88 tubes sound more open and this amp is loud as f*ck. Also, would this amp give me a 'djenty' tone? I can further boost it with a OD pedal infront of it and I can also OD the JCM800 side of the amp and get different metal tones from there but there is no fx loop to add any chorus or harmonizer or EQ pedal in it. Opinions/suggestions?