Nice collection you have-I'm with you on the amp front. I have a Marshall MKII 50w 2x12 combo, a Sovtek Mig50 head and a 1x12 Marshall cabinet, a Sears Silvertone combo, a Kay combo, and a Gibson Les Paul Jr. Amp. Guitar-wise I mostly go straight in with single-coil Fenders. I think tremolo is about the best guitar effect there is.