I've walked away from playing for a few months due to injury, and due to the fact my rig was slightly a PITA to set up & deal with. I've sat back and realized that I used pedals to get to sounds I could get through another amp. To compensate for my apartment or a lower volume setting, I'd run my klon or a big muff or rat through the clean channel of my Classic 30. The OD channel on my Classic 30 is just too much. It sometimes sounds like it's cutting out if I crank the pre-amp and lower the post. Which makes it a PITA. So I am looking at other gear that would mostly end my reliance on pedals, sound good, and kill multiple birds with 1 stone. The Blackstar HT Stage Mark II series has my attention. I am looking at the Stage 60 Mark II 1x12 and it's bigger 2x12 cousin. I am also interested in the Stage 40 Mark II. But I admit the Mark 60 1x12 has my attention more. I don't think the 2nd speaker is worth $200 in price. It looks like they can be lowered in wattage, and direct out. So I think I can kill many birds with 1 good sounding stone. I admit I have looked at modeling, and I still just don't like it. Not sure why, but I just don't. My biggest question is does Blackstar tend more durable than my Classic 30? Am I thinking correctly that they will help end my pedal reliance by being more versatile? I play a lot of different styles. If money and noise was no issue I'd probably run a Plexi or JCM800. This does sound like it splits the difference with a warm happy medium.