i've got a randall rg8040 that is a good grab n go combo for metal;
its lightweight, has tons of gain, clean/crunch/reverb/solo boost/LOUD.
replaced the stock spkr w/ an emi manowar. i use it for band rehearsals, and on multi band gigs where we have to set up fast.
i also have a powerblock that is a great backup as its so tiny & light.
used it in a rush tribute w/ a vox tonelab st (bypassed the powerblock preamp),
would go back to that rig if i needed some flexibility & FX (actually prefered it to axe fx).
My band kept a Peavey Bandit 112 in the band trailer for a backup for several years... only had to use it on few occasions. But when I or our other guitarist used it... it was always rather impressive... plenty of power on tap, clean crunch or even rather high gain sounded excellent in the mix... the foot switch compliment of channel/reverb/boost is perfect. I always thought it sounded better than my other guitarist's usual rig... (Valve King 2x12 + GT-10) and when I used it... it had the core features and tones I needed to get through a night of cover songs... I could do one of these amps with a simple pedalboard no problem-o.
Omg... The circa '85 Fender Stage Lead 212 is amongst the worst amps I've ever owned... I hate that amp it does nothing well... I tolerated it for years as a young musician... No where near enough headroom for any gigging and the lead channel was so anemic and it was heavy as hell. I have ZERO love for this amp... And much hate.
for sure stompamp brown (that is the only they make, I believe). I have bought one last year and it's lovely. Not just for its size. I would love it even if it was a 20kg full size head! I was thinking to add another one to my setup to switch from one to the other by their ab box.
I have a '72 Kustom Hustler (4x10's) that is SS and sounds VERY "tubey" if that's a word. Great tone. I also used LabSeries L5 (2x12's) on stage for years. Loved it. And I picked up a LabSeries L7 (4x10's) that sounds great but never got the chance to put it on stage. These are all great sounding amps and very "workable" in my opinion.