I gigged for close to a decade with DSL100s and loved it, but for those tones the SV is much better. By a mile. It's also much more dynamic (less compressed, punchier), and takes pedals better than pretty much anything, so with a boost you can get it into modern metal territory easily. Before the pandemic I was doing 50-60 gigs a year (ranging from small-ish bars to 2-3.000 outdoors stages), doing mostly classic rock including some VH, and using a volume box in the FX loop I've ben able to control the volume without a problem on the SV. Seriously for what you're looking for I can't think of a better amp. Best amp I've ever owned and one of the best I've ever played.