It's with a heavy heart that I write this. My father, who gave me the gift of musicianship, is in critical condition and unlikely to survive the day. But I do appreciate this forum in many ways, and once again I'm thankful for the diversion it provides. Sometimes the diversion is from the mundane, but when it can distract from something painful it's most appreciated. So, as a healthy change of subject, I do have some incoming additions to my rig that I ordered a few days ago. First is the 1x12 extension cab that matches my Hot Rod Deluxe. I want to get the most of those 40 watts. And having been convinced that my tone will only really find glory if I replace the stock speakers, I have a couple of WGS speakers on the way. An ET65 (similar to a Creamback) and an Invader (similar to a Greenback, but capable of handling up to 50 watts). I've done a bit of thinking about the configuration, and I'll probably put the CB clone in the combo amp and the GB clone in the closed-back ext cab. If anyone has any other suggestions I'd be open to hearing them. Now that I'm playing in a band my tone needs have evolved significantly. Hopefully these upgrades will help me keep from being buried in the mix. Give me a couple of weeks and I'll have an official new gear post with pics and impressions. Thanks for being here, my friends.