My Carvin rig was seeming a bit big for some of the venues I have been playing... and is kinda big and heavy to move so I shopped around for something loud enough to play out and small enough to be easy to move. After trying a few different medium sized combos, I went with the Ampeg Rocket 100. It's 100 watts solid state into a single 15. It seems pretty sweet so far. Hopefully it will keep up with my drummer. I will post a follow-up with that little tidbit. He isn't hamfisted... so I am hopeful. That will cut 20+ lbs off my rig and be a bit smaller in the move. I already reduced our PA from a pair of 15 + 8 + horn to a pair of 10 + horn, going through the same Carvin mixer and R1000 power amp. Since we just put our vocals through it, it seems to work fine. But anyways.... back to the amp. This is a really sweet sounding amp with my Fender 75 reissue. After listening to that pair, my wife was like "buy it, buy it!" That was cool! The fella at guitar center was telling me that this was a tube amp, so I emailed ampeg and asked, they confirmed it is solid state. (makes sense for the $500 price tag) They gave it to me for $429, which I guess is about normal for this amp. I dig the vintage look too! I will post a full report after the next band practice.