The search is finally over, I ended up going with the Peavey T-Max. I had a Peavey amp before and this stuff is made to taking a beating and last. I like the fact it has both a tube and SS pre-amp and you can blend them along with a EQ. Best of all it only cost me $99 from Guitar Center's used site. I'll post pics and update later, cannot wait to get it and try it out! Thanks to all who gave their input.