I'm seeing that people like the Orange SS amps. I could be selling them short but they seem a little genre specific. Are they common where you are?Yeah from the videos i saw yesterday I'm sure I'll be happy with the Aviator Cub. I like that it's light and pretty compact, yet delivers a big sound. It sounds warm and bright, with good variation depending on which input you use. I didn't originally consider Quilter because it isn't seen in New Zealand. I'm pretty sure there is no importer here. Although I'd read about them in the past, i just haven't been exposed to them. The Boss/Roland or Blackstar amps are common in NZ, and i have played a few different models.
I've never owned an AC30, but have played through them. I've owned a Twin in the distant past, and love the sound but didn't want the size, weight, or to use a tube amp this time. I'm happy with modern analogue SS amps. They do all i want now.
Thanks for your input.