What options would you recommend looking at within this price range?
I'm happy to buy used, and would prefer to drive the amp using pedals to sculpt the sound. Aiming for an 80s hard rock sound as my core tone, but I also like to dabble with a bit of 90s metal from time to time.
Ideally around 30w-ish as I'd like to save my back and also be able to crank it in a live environment (I have a very loud drummer).
Not looking for absolutely pristine cleans, but that would be a bonus.