I am aware that there isn't much love around here for solid state amplifiers. But for those who can share their experiences, i would appreciate it much. Im starting to look for an amp I can haul with me on the road for gigs in halls, clubs, or parties. I know nothing beats a tube amp but I just prefer not to deal with blown tubes, rebiasing,etc. I intend the amp to be cheap, loud (100w onwards), decent sounding (warm not treble-ly and cold), and pretty much plug and play (which hints at combos instead of half stacks/full). Ive been looking around the net and Im curious about the following amplifiers: * Peavey * Raven * Line 6 Spider 3 series * others? I currently have a SS Marshall MG50DFX and for what it is, the sound is fine with me for home practice but its hard cutting through the mix with a full band. I have had experience with a Fender ss years ago and it was harsh on my ears. It was punchy and full of treble despite me messing with the EQ to the best of my abilities. The fender amp sounded much more suited to country-style, blue grass type of music which I am not really into. I really like the sound of the Marshall but I am looking for more affordable alternatives.