Hello All, I'm having a really tough time deciding on what I should get for my next amp. I would like to buy a combo, something small, possibly light, has good bass response, and above all else it has to sound amazing. I'm generally going for just a straight ahead metal tone, Marshall flavored, something with decent saturation but not too compressed. If I had to put my tone in a box, I would say something modern thrash flavored is what I'm going for (Havok, modern Exodous, etc.) Currently for recording I use either a 6505 MH or a Marshall SV20H into a load box, then into a cabinet simulator, and finally into a Neve style lunchbox preamp. I always boost with a TS808, and it all sounds great. For low volume practicing I use a Katana 50 with a boost and custom patches, and again, it sounds great. I do not want a preamp pedal / poweramp / cab setup. I am a simple man, and I want a simple amp. I own the other stuff as well (Kemper, HX stomp), I just don't want that for this particular setup. My most recent band is getting ready to start practicing more and playing out once this COVID stuff is over with. However, I'm torn about what amp to get. I've been researching this for a while, and I'm just overwhelmed with options. Basically, I just want to show up to the gig with a tuner pedal, boost pedal, and combo amp, plug everything in, and let er rip. Here are what I've narrowed it down to thus far: Orange Rocker 32 - Seems to be almost exactly what I'm looking for. The only thing I'm worried about is the open back cab. I get why this is desirable on a small tube combo, I'm just worried about low end response. Also there aren't that many reviews for what seems on paper to be an amazing grab and go rock amp, which slightly worries me. EVH 5150III 1x12" 50-watt Combo - This amp has everything I'm looking for. However, the size and weight... it's definitely stretching the limits of "grab and go". If this is the size and weight I need to go to in order to get everything I want I'll do it, but I'm really hoping for something more portable. Katana Artist MKII - Since I already use a Katana 50 for practice, I have a general idea of what this will sound like. I actually love the Katana 50: with the ability to choose a boost pedal within the amp, and the ability to add EQ's both pre and post preamp within the amp, you can dial in basically any sound you want. Also, I don't really have to mess with separate pedals aside from a tuner, which is amazing for loadout. However, my fear with the Artist is that it won't sound different enough from the 50 to justify the price increase, and won't produce enough low end (due to the semi open design). Vox AC10C1 - I know this one seems insane, but just listen to the demos on Youtube: saturated to hell pure vintage rock. Closed back as well with great low end response, and cheap to boot. My only concern here is that it's a small 1x10 and won't be able to keep up with a drummer and a bass player. I've also looked at some other options, such as the small Friedman amps, the small Mesa Boogie combos (not a huge fan of the Mesa sound), etc., but nothing has really caught my eye. I just want to show up, plug in with a boost, and sound great: are any of the amps I'm looking at going to do this, or are there some other options I'm forgetting about? Thank you in advance for reading my wall of text and offering any and all recommendations.