Hi all, I've had my Marshall Valvestate VS30R for about 15 years now, and it's OK. The tube pre-amp sounds OK as long as you crank it, it's big enough for small gigs and (For the most part) it still works. The spring reverb is great too. However... I mainly practice at home these days, isn't as good quiet and I think I'm about ready for a full tube sound. To get the most out of a tube amp at home I'm going to need a small one. One I've got my eye on is the Blackstar HT-1R... I should be able to crank that although I'd like to know exactly how loud 1 watt sounds, and it would be great to know if it's feasible to gig with the emulated output straight into the desk. If I can 1) crank it up at home and 2) use it to gig (somehow) if needed I'll be more than happy. Any other suggestions would be much appreciated. I'm not much of an amp connoisseur. :s Cheers!