I've been looking at Victory amps, particularly the V30 or the Sheriff 22. Either looks good, I have a local dealer that keeps them in stock, and the reviews are positive. They're semi-boutique-level expensive but not outrageous IMO. The big problem, as I see it, is that their effects loops are c**p. If I want to run an instrument-level pedal in their effects loop I may be screwed because they've built the things with "a post-phase-inverter master volume amp, so effects can easily overdrive when used in the loop." The effects that I want to run in the loop at the moment include a Strymon Flint and a Boss DD-200, so they might be okay, but come on, they couldn't have spent an extra £10-20 to make the effects loop buffered or something? Sorry Victory, it's a deal killer. As the English say, "Penny Wise, Pound Foolish."