Some time ago I bought an HD500 to use as a recording rig, but after playing around with it and going through all the different amps/cabs/pedals/mics, I knew it was way deeper than I ever gave a shit about and just slowed me down. I let the HD500 collect dust while I bought a small combo amp (Crush 12) I could use but then tragically, one day, that combo amp just said "fuck this guy, I'm not going to make any sound for him anymore," and I became ampless ...again. Now, after a long period of not having an amp, I decided I wanted to see what was out there in the lunchbox range that I could either turn into a rig with a separate cab, or use as just a head with a headphone out; and then I came up on the Orange micro series - 20 watts, solid state power section with a single tube to drive the gain side of the things, and it had a headphone jack (on the Dark, not the regular Terror), all while being dirt cheap.
I know most people shit on Orange, because they are very polarizing - you either like them or don't - but for doom/stoner/sludge stuff, they really are the bread and butter, and this one is no different. No excess amount of controls, just a volume, shape knob, and gain knob, and go to town. Then after sitting on it for a bit with just the head, I figured it needed a cab to go with it, so I splurged for that as well. Knowing that V30's on their own are kind of meh, I figured I'd look around to see what other options are out there, and dug what I heard for the cabs that are using the Celestion 70/80.
So small it fits on top of my new monitor's box!
Shoutout to Marshall for also making the least inconspicuous box out there, great work team.