I have to decide between these two amps within a week ,, I mostly play metal (metallica, megadeth, slayer etc) and do a lot of chugging and palm muted riffs, so want a heavy bassy, tight sound but should be clear. I also need good cleans but care less for that. I just want to know that which one of them is tonally superior with high gain? I know both have some ss circuits going through inside. But it doesn't matter to me as far as the tone is good. I know peavey has some reliability and glitchy software issue, but that's ok to me coz i don't do any gigs now. Also there is software update from peavey to fix that. I tried peavey on a store and liked it, but couldn't get my hands on any blackstar. have seen youtube videos but dint like the gain sound on blackstar kinda weak and less appealing but one can't really trust youtube videos, others have some really good reviews. Better Tone is what I'm after. Wattage, loudness and other features I care less. i think both can do good at low volumes. So if anyone who have owned or tried both, have any thoughts on that then please share. Will really appreciate any HELP ! THANKS !!!!