OK heres the deal. I wanna give my old v4b a break. It looks and sounds mint and id like to keep it that way. The cold here is hard on it and Im not able to always store my gear at the house we practice at. For practice it is not worth it to lug this beast around both because of wear and tear and weight. SO what im looking for is a small head. It needs to be loud enough at bar gigs with a 4pc jam/blues,psychedelic rock band. 90% of the time it'll be paired with an ampeg svt410he which runs at 8ohms. My v4b IS loud enough to be clean at gigs and sometimes i get a little grit. Im looking USED here. Something like the PF's seem perfect for me to get a small backup/practice/occasional gig amp. However i have seen all the negative things about the PF500 which sucks because I would feel better with the extra power over the 350. Is the PF350 gig-able with my cab? (i have multiple cabs but want to stick to one) Also, in reality how much of a risk is it to get a used PF500? Lets be honest here, I know there are many cases of failure but also many many times more units sold... but relatively how safe is it to get one? The PF 800 is out of my range... What are some other brands.models of amps that can get me a sort of ampeg vibe? It doesnt have to be close but just in the ballpark. Im open to any suggestions in the $250-$300 range. thanks.