After several years with a RV300 (which I liked fine for its sound but not the weight it added to the rack it was in), I finally bought myself an MC50 as my primary amp and a 4 lb. DCM200L as my backup and never looked back. The MC50, in particular, is awesome. It's only around 20 lbs. (not in a rack - it sits on top of my rack, now by itself, in about a week, in its custom Brady head case), is tough as nails, and sounds great. I took my time, bought one in fine external condition, spent as much as the amp again on updating and mods (power switch; IEC power cord connector; 1/4" in; 4 and 8 ohm 1/4" outs), and even then, my total cost was under $800 for an amp I'll enjoy for the rest of my natural life. I admit I wasn't always of this persuasion but I am now: with vintage McI's remaining so affordable, if you truly want Jerry tone, why settle for anything else?
When we Go to Heaven, will Jer ask whether we were the perfect Jerry ... or whether we were the perfect us?
What does Jerry tone mean to you? Copying Jerry slavishly? Honoring Jer's music no particular way but our own?
We're each of us unique. And also the same. Can we open our hearts and minds to both?