Sooooo...... I blew up a power tube on my DG30 (maybe related to an amp switcher that I was using...maybe just infant mortality...who knows????). I have a few amps, so I let it sit longer than I might otherwise, and in the intervening period, and I slutted out with a few other amps. Some PRS (like the tricked out 2-channel C that Martysnarf was kind enough to let go of) and some not (like the most excellent Mesa Roadster that I had to become re-acquainted with...)
Although I was looking forward to getting the DG30 back online, I was dedicated to getting NOS power tubes for the thing, so I didn't rush it as I had other options. In the intervening timeframe, I became accustomed to multi-channel amps for gigging and was fat, dumb and happy, figuring that who wants the hassle of gigging a single channel amp anyway???... The DG30 was great, but I'd probably just put it into the at-home rotation from now on.
Fired it up and I immediately remembered why I though what a special amp it is. Clean to crunch using volume controls on the guitar (and a Mark 4:20 clean boost) and an OCD and/or an Exotic BB pedal to take it from there. Wow, what a great amp. Maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it really is a special amp. And maybe it shouldn't come as a surprise, but DGT's will never sound better than they do through this amp.
Did a band practice through it, then gigged it this weekend with the DG stoptail and DGT. I was so enamored with it, I had to snap a couple of crappy cell phone pics at the end of band practice (see below...)
I am an amp slut though. I made the mistake of physically going to my favorite music store to pick up some strings (as opposed to the tiny shop around the corner that doesn't carry anything of real interest much less PRS...) I wonder which of my PRS guitars does metal best??? I'm about to find out I think....