Alright, so I literally just yesterday sold off my Peavey Bandit to a guy because I hadn't played it since my little man was born four months ago... Only been using my Blackstar ID:Core 10 (even gigging at church! At my feet and mic'd, of course) since. Thought I'd use the money to buy a friend's Playstation 4, because he doesn't want it anymore and is willing to let me have it for peanuts. Buuuuut... Christmas is coming up, and I'm thinking Santa needs to get a good boy like me a real amp again, already. Haha. Except, maybe this time, I'll get something really portable I can throw in the car one-handed so I actually get to use it more (the Bandit was freakin' heavy and pretty large for an SS amp). So, having played some smaller amps, I've kinda narrowed down a few options, in order of my interest in them: Vox AC10C1: Killer good looks, super light weight, perfect size, glorious Brit-grit tone, stupid low price. Played one; loved it. Highly dependent on how that chimey top-end takes my OCD pedal. Marshall Class 5: Something about a dead-simple mini-Bluesbreaker appeals to me; but the lack of a master volume or attenuator makes me hesitant. Marshall DSL5C: Heard that a Gibson + DSL is one of the most glorious sounds a guitar can make, but I worry that the ultra-gain may be a little too much for the kinds of sounds I want to get; plus, I have the OCD for pushing it into the "heavy" territory anyway. Boss Katana 50: From the way people talk about this amp, it must be the king of digital amps. I wonder if smacking pedals in front of it will hurt the digital pre-amp over time, though... Or even if it will sound all that good. But it's super cheap and does everything I would ever need it to do, too! Fender Super Champ X2: Great size and weight, with lots of volume. However, I halfway wonder if this is just a glorified Mustang with tubes to make purists happy. I know Fender modelers do Fenders well, but I'd like a usable classic-modern rock crunch tone, too. Wildcards: Peavey Valveking 112: About the size and weight of the Bandit, and at 50 watts it's clearly more power than I'll ever need, but these things regularly go for less than 200 bucks. I like the way Peaveys sound, and for the price of entry, I could re-tube and do a speaker swap and have clean and crunch tone for days. If I can find one for around 175, I'll actually consider it. Peavey XXL 2x12 combo: Way bigger, way heavier than the Bandit. It's big, it's loud, it's dumb, but I know some consider it one of the best SS amps ever made. And it's made in USA. 'Merica, punks. (Just kidding all people from other countries you're cool too I love you I promise don't hate me please). If I found one around 200... I'd buy it just to have it. Anyway, that's where I'm at. If you had a couple-to-a-few-hundred to spare around Christmas and didn't have anything than a tiny modeler, what would you do? Thanks everyone!