I pretty much agree with above. Small tube amps are loud, and sound small. All mids, no bass. Small combos also sound small. You are not going to get chunky bass out of a 1x10 combo. Even decent SS amps, like a Peavey Bandit, will be pretty loud and large physically. Digital modelers rule the low volume front. Personally, I love my Boss Katana. It is digital, but has better dynamics than anything else digital less than $1000. It can sound good quiet in 1/2W mode, and get stupid loud in 100W mode. I have the head and use it with 212 cabs to get bass chunk. You can connect it to the computer to dial in about any sound you want. Many times I will play it instead of my Axe-FX or Mesa Recto just because it is such a cool little amp.