Hi, This is my first time posting on the forum, hope this is in the right place. I have a particular problem that I'm looking to get opinions about. I live in Angola, and have been jamming with friends for the last year with a Line6 Amplifi 75. It has been fine, but we had a gig and after pushing the amp at 75% for awhile it sounds like a mess. I'm looking to do a shopping trip this summer to get a new set up that I can take back in a suitcase. So here are my parameters I can't take anything too heavy, as its got to fit in a suitcase. I will be playing mostly with 1 or 2 other guitars on stage (+drums/bass) I will need to be able to practice at home without going deaf and creating chaos If I end up gigging, I cannot rely on being able to mic the amp I'll end up spending around $1000 Here are a two possible solutions 1. I bring a small tube head like a Peavey Valveking (20/5/1 watts) or a Panama Shaman, and bring a high sensitivity speaker to build a 1x12 cab. Maybe a boss ME80 or PodHD500x for effects(skipping the modeling). 2. I bring a tiny solid state like the Quilter Toneblock 200 (4 pounds!) and a speaker to make a cab, and a multi effects board. I haven't had a tube amp before, so I was hoping to make that work, but since most of the multi effects do modeling anyway, then perhaps I might as well keep it digital. Also (and this is why I'm posting in amp/cab) if I build a cabinet that's going to run a model, do I need a speaker that is specifically for guitar cabs, or just any speaker that handles the appropriate range of frequencies? If I go with a 20 watt tube amp is that going to give me enough clean headroom for outdoor gigs, or large halls?