I have a shiva head. Its a great sounding amp and I love the darker voicing and thick bottom. Lately the shiva seems like it doesn't have enough gain and saturation, especially when playing at band practice. Allot of this is due to the fact the other guitarist is using a peavey JSX w/ a processor. The tones do not compliment each other, but even so the shiva just isn't angry enough at higher volumes. Even when pushed w/ an overdrive it just seems like its too much, but not in a good (overdrive) way. I've been screwing around and trying different things but a good metal tone is not to be found. I'm sure my playing has alot to do w/ this and I'm working on that aspect. So I'm considering the Hot Cat and the Orange Rocker Verb 50. I love the 80's hardrock/metal tones, but would like to have more gain, sustain and saturation on tap. Something that retains a thick fat tone (like the shiva) and is capable of eating the peavey jsx for lunch. Thanks for the input.