Wow, lots more good advice. Thanks guys.
I've heard good things about the Vox Pathfinder, but have reservations about the 8" speaker. The Orange Crush 30R has a 10" speaker, so that's worth looking into.
Originally Posted by 3 Chord
If it is your first amp I would get a soild state... I am assuming you are new to electric guitar...
Reasonable assumptions, given my question. I've been playing for three years and use Line 6 PodFarm modeling software on my computer, hooked up to hifi speakers. So yes, this will be my first amp. I don't know how accurate the modeling is, so I don't know if liking a Line 6 model = liking the real thing. For example, I like the AC30 model for clean tones, but I don't know if that means I would like a real AC30.
The JC-120 is the only SS amp in my Line 6 software, and I find it unplayably brittle and harsh. But again, I don't know if that means I would think the same thing about a real JC-120, or about other SS amps.