Interested in the Pathfinders, Deacy and the VR15 or 30. How new is the VR series? It uses a 12ax7 in the output stage like the valvetronix series and a "virtual OT". I'm wondering if that's mostly just marketing. What type and amounts of gain on all these amps? And can they handle pedals well? Or even be boosted with a SHO that I have. I know it won't boost like a tube amp would, but since you can goose other solid state pedals I wonder if this would be similar or if the front ends on these little practice amps give out under pressure. Other amps I'm considering are the Tech 21 TM10 and maybe a Peavey Transtube, but I would need a speaker out to run to a Detuned cab at times as well. I've played the Tech21 and found it pretty nice, but would appreciate any thoughts on it especially concerning it's handling of pedals and it's effects loop. Thanks!