A mesa rectoverb 1x12 combo has come up for sale locally, and on paper it looks like it might suit my needs.
Compact, plenty of drive sounds, has a footswitchable solo boost and less knobs and switches than some of the mesa stuff.
It's the series 2 one so can run el34's as well as 6l6's.
I wondered if anyone had used one long term??
Thanks for your patience!!