It is hard to have a category on guitar without mentioning the pre-amp that I use. While I was working at Peavey, there were a load of Rock Master Pre-amps that were made for Europe but were not able to be shipped. I was able to get my hands on one (all I had to do was ask) and convert it over to use 120V/60Hz. This preamp is probably the most versatile amp I’ve ever played. It will do everything from a warm, clean sound -to gritty blues – to hi-gain sustain. The lead and ultra channels also have an active three band equalizer with an adjustable middle frequency to get more of a metal/thrash sound. Now I just need a good clean tube half stack to drive it.