Hey guys, I've read a few threads about this topic already but wanted to make one asking about these two amps specifically in terms of metal. So I'd either get a VIP2 40-watt, VIP3 100-watt, or Katana 50-watt. The 100-watt Katana is a bit more than I'd like to spend. So comparing the VIP2/3 vs the Katana 50, which would be better for metal tones? I've always liked the Roland Cubes so I'm expecting the Boss to be similar but better. I also had a Peavey XXL 100-watt head in the past that I really liked (which uses Transtube technology just like the Vypyrs) and I've always wanted a 5150 or 6505. I was looking at the 6505+ 112 combo but it's too much money for me to justify using it as a lower-volume practice amp. I currently use Amplitube3 and my favourite amp on that is the Metal Lead V which is based on the 5150. It would seem the Vypyr would be the obvious pick since it has a 6505 amp model on it but I have heard that the Vypyr 6505 and the real 6505 sound quite different. I've actually wanted the 30-watt Vypyr since the first generations came out so when I saw the second generation Vypyrs I was about to order it until I learned about the Boss Katana. I've heard the Katana can do nice cleans whereas the Vypyr can't. If they both do metal just as good but the Katana gets better cleans, the Boss may be the way to go. I don't play clean often but it would still be nice to have the option. Just based on features alone, the Vypyr is the clear winner since it has a built in looper (though it requires Sanpera pedal) and can be used as a bass amp and an acoustic amp. The 100-wat VIP3 also has an LCD display which should make things a bit easier when making patches. But we all know that in the end, it comes down to the tone and sound quality of the amp. I can demo the Katana 50 locally but the Peavey dealer is about 1,000km and a ferry trip away so I'd be ordering it blindly if I did go with the Vypyr (hence this post).