Well now that i have started playing live i am having a few problems with my Vypyr 75. Nothing tonally, it is still a superb amp. Earlier when the places i used to play were small i used to straight away use the amp and it would be loud enough but last two times i played in an open place and i obviously had to plug in to the PA system. Also there is problem in switching the effects/presets, i have to do it by hand as i dont have the Sanpera pedal and dont plan to buy it as it is quite expensive also i dont plan to have the Vypyr with me in the long run. Also lugging around an almost 25kg amp is starting to tire me out. So i recently came across these pre amp pedals from Blackstar and from what i could gather from online reviews and youtube videos they are tube driven pre amps and have a really good sound. So now i plan to build a decent pedal board over the course of this year. So starting now i wish to first buy a pre amp pedal like these. HT-DISTX Guitar Pedal - Blackstar Amplification HT-DUAL Guitar Pedal - Blackstar Amplification HT-METAL Guitar Pedal - Blackstar Amplification Personally i like the ht-metal. Well, i would again like to point out my musical interests it is mostly metal and hard rock. I also like to have some nice cleans for playing the softer stuff like nothing else matters, paradise city, knocking on heavens doors etc. I also sometimes play some Punk Rock and Classic Rock stuff like Blink-182, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits. But mainly i play metal stuff like Metallica, Megadeth, Godsmack, Iron Maiden, Kamelot, Lamb of God, Pantera. I have only come across these pedals from blackstar, if you guys know any other good tube pre amp pedals please suggest. Well these pedals are priced around Rs.12,000-13,000 when directly converting prices from Euro or Dollars to rupees. My budget for one of these is around 15k. So i guess they'll come around that price in india if they sell for around $250 in the USA. Also earlier i had no idea where to buy these from but seeing that thread about Play Floyd being legit i can try to get it from them. My future plans for my pedal board include an overdrive pedal, an ISP Decimator, a delay and a tuner.