Hi, one of the big problems with 50 watt plus amps, is the need to crank them up to get 'that sound'. You should check out the massive range of 'lunch box' amps. These are typically 15-25 Watts but, with a decent speaker, are more than loud enough for a mid-size venue. I have a Carvin Legacy 3, that runs at 15-50 or 100 Watts (I rarely need more than 15) I do have a 2x12 125 Watt cab. But have not needed it for over 2 years! My 25 watt Vox 1x12 is way loud and takes less carring.
With the lower wattage is doesn't take much volume to get them singing. Check out the Orange Dark terror, bags of tone and shouldn't be much more than 300 dollars used!
Last edited by bjjemman; 02-03-2018 at 01:05 AM.