Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Cincinnati, OH USA
I'll gladly put in a plug for anything made by Johnson. I have both a JM150 Millennium and a JM120 Marquis.
The JM150 is a really sweet amp. It's ridiculously flexible, but only as complex as you want it to be. It's got a great variety of tones and FX. The preamp is tube driven (2 12ax7's) with a solid state power amp. It's loaded with 2 12" Celestion Vintage 30's which push considerable amounts of air. You could probably get a used one for slightly less than the Cybertwin, and I personally guarantee it will kick the Cybertwin's a$$ into next week. This is also available as the JM250 head with various cab options.
The JM120 is a pretty cool amp, too--I use it for a backup amp. It has a different set of models and FX than the JM150. It isn't quite as flexible, but there is something to be said for it's simplicity. Overall, the tones and FX sound pretty good, but it doesn't have quite as much thump as the JM150 and the built in wah is really nasty. This one has 1 preamp tube, with a solid state power amp driving 2 12" Johnson speakers. New this would still probably cost less than the Cybertwin. I believe there is a 1x12" 60w version of this known as the JM60.
For the record, I also use a Johnson J-Station for recording in my home studio. It comes with another completely different set of models and FX. It's not real intuitive to use in less you have the software handy. The tone is pretty good, but it takes a little tweaking to get the out-of-the-box presets sounding good.
If you're debating getting a modeling amp, you really owe it to yourself to check out the Johnson gear!