Peavey JSX, the man himself uses it! Must be a good starting point. It was designed to work with pedals very well and the clean channel is specially designed to stay clean up to extremely high volumes!!!
I can understand that, but what better amp to complement your guitar then the one that was designed to be used with it! And if you're worried about sounding like Satriani don't be, you'll will sound like you whatever gear you play through, tone is all in the fingers but a good amp and guitar help it get out!!! ;-)
I haven't tried one myself Yet. A good friend recently tried one and told me all about it, he loved it, very responsive, couldn't get a bad sound out of it. There's a web cast concert on the peavey website which I believe Satch is playing the stock models. The best advice would be to go try one for yourself and bring your guitar along. Have a look at this if you can http://www.kikkerfest.com/2005-05-01/
I don't know, they're not available in ireland yet that's for sure but we're always 6months behind or so. You could also look for a Carvin Legacy 2x12 combo if a combo is what you're after. plus you could pick one up 2nd hand for a reasonable price
I know could like the amp but at the same time, I have a JS guitar and if I get a JSX amp...I'll never be able to stand out as a unique musician if I carry people's signature guitar and amps....but maybe I'm wrong. Besides us, nobody care about people's gear.
how many people play Les Paul into a marshall??? Gear has nothing to do with your uniqueness, it's purely a tool to allow you to express yourself. If it sounds good to you and it helps you achieve what you want then that's all that matters.