If anyone has had a chance to try both of these out (alternatively the Victorilux/Gries 35), I would love to hear your impressions of how they stack up against each other. The Victorilux I had a chance to try was VERY impressive, but the Gries seems worth comparing it to... Finding one to try out (within a few hours drive) however, is not easy. I'm looking for a great, portable blues amp with reverb, 20-35 Watts, 1-12, $2k or less. I'm open to other suggestions also, but there have been a lot of those discussions here already... Am I the only guy who has a problem dropping $2k on an amplifier they haven't had a chance to play through??? Thanks for your help!