I've been looking around for a fairly portable combo amp. My preference is for a 15" speaker. A good sounding 12" might not be out of the question, if I could find one that sounded good enough. The rig I currently play through, and have used for years is an old Sunn 200s(60-80 watts) through a SWR Son of Bertha single 15' cab with a Precision bass. Love the sound to death, but I'd like something a little smaller with some kind of D/I. The band plays what used to be called Rock&Roll, but now I guess it falls under the Punk catagory. Thinks similar style to Social Distortion, or the Supersuckers. I like a mildly overdriven tone. I've tried out a bunch of combo's and the two so far that have stuck out tone/volume wise are the Ampeg B100R and the Fender Rumble 100. I know apples and oranges. Others that didn't cut it were Ampeg ba115? (awful, like playing into a pillow) Ashdown EB180 and Mag300(boxy sounding) G/K combos, SWR workingman 12/15 combo(no character) Mesa Boogie walkabout scout 12" (too high fi sounding for me not very organic sounding) The Ampeg B100R seems to be about the Max size that I'd find acceptible. This would be used for clubs with a capacity between 100 and 300 so smallish gigs. All have P/A support. The pro's of the Ampeg and the Fender is that they both seem to have adequite volume, and easy to get the sound I like out of. PRO AMPEG sounds great nice looking NO HORN (yes that's a plus for me) Quiet quality construction. Master volume/gian CON AMPEG no ballanced line out xlr ( has unballanced line out 1/4" so I'd have to use a direct box Controls on top, not easy to get at or see on stage. A little pricey PRO FENDER sounds great Nice price XLR balanced out Controls on front of amp easy to get at on stage CON FENDER Probably particle board construction Can't shut off the horn(I hate those things) Not quite as quiet (damned horn agian) Has anyone gigged with either of these amps? Is the Fenders XLR out of decent quality, or would I be better off using a good D/I box with the Ampeg? How about the Roland Cube 100? Can't seem to find one to try out. Anyone have any experience with these or any other suggestions given what I'm looking for in tone. Thanks for your input.