So I'm still on the fence over whether to go with a traditional pedalboard and amp or just get a Helix and a PowerCab Plus. I had a chance to sit and play around with a Helix setup at GC for about 30 minutes last week and while I can see the potential, I get the distinct feeling that getting a good tone is heavily dependent on lots of EQ and using the best IRs and not the built in Line 6 speaker and cabs. That said, it would be a lot cheaper than a pedalboard and amp. Still, I like the idea of having real pedals and an amp to turn knobs and get a sound with. To that end, I'm still looking at amps. I'm very interested in the Mesa Lone Star and Lone Star Special but a new contender has now popped up on my radar... the Matchless Avalon 30. I haven't had a chance to play through one yet but from the demos I've seen, this thing has some serious tone going on and it seems to sit somewhere between a strict Voxy sound and a Fenderish thing. It has far more mids than a Fender but it has a thicker "bloom" than most Vox type amps I've heard. Has anyone had the chance to play one? If so, I'd love your input, especially insight into how much clean headroom it has in 30W mode with the Master engaged. Thanks!