This isn't for home practicing, it's more for leaving at rehearsal and playing smaller, indoor places. I have a Peavey C30 that crapped out on me last weekend, it's #3 amp. My #1 is a Marshall 3203 & 1965a for larger places/outdoor and #2 is H&K 20th Anniv combo for indoor/bars. The C30 is loud and small but I've had a few issue with it so I may repair and get rid of it. I use clean channel and use pedalboard for all dirt and effects. These are four amps out in the wild right now: A. JTM 30 1x12 @$200 B. JTM 60 head @$300 C. DSL 40C stock speaker @$350 D. DSL 40C w/ Creamback installed @$430 I really don't want to haul a head and cab so option B is not really an option...unless it's an unbelievable deal/amp..and then I'd consider building a 1x12 cab for it.