In my quest for a new amp I have been contemplating selling my 1987 reissue and a few other things and invest in a more portable tube combo since I'm not totally overwhelmed with the modeling and solid state choices I have in a $400 budget.
I'd prefer a Marshall TSL, Rivera or VHT, but they are out of my price range.
So does anyone have any experience with the Peavey XXX 40 watt combo or the 5150 60 watt combo? Or these two amp series in general for that matter?
My budget needs to stay right around 9 bills.
Also are there any decent Mesa's for that kind of dinero? I'm looking for high gain, but not that scooped mids metal sound of today.
EDIT: Ugh..the 5150 is not so portable..I just saw the weight...yikes...
OK..any info on a decent high gain marshallesque sounding tube combo in the 700-900 price range is appreciated. Would prefer someting around 40-60 watts