I've been out of the amp buying and even researching game for about 4 years now at least. Over that time, I'm sure some decent stuff has come out
I live in an apartment so volume is obviously an issue. While the voice in my head is screaming TUUUUBES! and there seem to be some good low wattage amps out there now (Dark Terror, OR15, Tubemeister 18, etc), I just don't know how well they would work for an apartment and for the sound I'm looking for.
I primarily play metal and am looking for that incredibly heavy chunky rhythm sound. I'd like to know if there are any Solid State amps out there that have a great metal sound without being muddy and annoying. I'd like definition in the distortion, but I'm not sure if the metal sound and clarity/definition can go together.
Have any SS amps come out in the last few years that fit what I'm looking for? I would be looking for a head as I still have an Avatar 2x12 that I fortunately never sold. For reference, I've never owned an amp and said to myself "this amp has too much gain"
Thanks for any help or insight you guys can give. Like I said, I've been away from these forums and from the amp scene for at least 4 years, so I'd just like to know if anything has hit the market or even existed before that I may have missed. I've never even considered SS amps before, so I know very little about what's available.