Originally Posted by Justinvs
Sounds like we've played the same clubs. Especially the part of slipping around on the ice in February! :)
In all honesty, volume has never been a problem with the SR, in fact just the opposite. If I've ever had a complaint about the amp it's that it sounds thin at low volumes, which unfortunately is where I have to set it to keep from blowing the rest of the instruments out. It would be nice to have something with a master volume/gain control, but beyond that, you're right. The SR has always been way more than I need as far as output goes.
Right there is why you shouldn't even think about 100 watts, even the 50 would give you the same issues playing out. An 18 watter is exactly what you should try out. Also, I might get flamed for this but I don't like master volumes. They only help with more preamp over drive and you miss out on the rich harmonics of overdriven power amps tubes and the sag of the rectifier. One more reason to look at the 18 watter. Like I said before, see if you can rent or borrow one for a weekend before you even think about selling the fender. It would suck to sell it and realize it was a mistake.