So I’ve always been a tone chaser on a budget. Trying to find the perfect balance of lightweight, volume, and tone has been a game for me. But recently I realized what a money sink it’s been. I don’t always come out ahead on money when I resell an amp, and it takes a lot of focus away from just playing. I’d bought a Peavey Envoy that showed up with a busted reverb, and previous to that, a Blackstar HT-5C. Decided to return the Peavey and trade in the Blackstar to finance a 50 watt Katana. Perfect for my needs, I’ve used one with the louder of the two drummers I play with before and it keeps up great. And hey, bonus, got one of the older ones new in box for 189.99. After trade in and return I came out like $50 ahead on everything. Already told my fiancée/bandmate to give me a whack next time she sees me pulling my wallet out while I’m looking at an amp.