I just re-registered here so I don't know if it has already been talked to death, but I'd like to put in my $.02 on the ampeg micro vr head. My old faithful peavey just died and I bought the ampeg at guitar center for about $300 for a quick fill in until I could buy a full size amp. Long story very short, I am now running the micro vr as my full time rig through an ampeg 8x10 cab. It sounds good, has an xlr out to run to the pa for bigger gigs and it only costs $300. It was almost a joke when I got it, now I'm telling everyone I know about it. Go try one!