GAS - medium output tube amp for practice/small gigs
Thanks to a deadbeat seller on craigslist I'm now GASing for a 50ish watt tube amp that produces bright, articulate cleans. My current practice amp is a solid state Crate RFX30, which does the job, but I need something a step or two up for around $500 or so.
After some research, and knowing what's available locally, here's what I'm considering:
Peavey ValveKing 112
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Crate V50 112 (This model is apparently new enough that I'm having trouble finding any substantive reviews or sound clips.)
I have more than enough effects pedals and such that I'm not really worried about the overdrive channels. I'd rather start with a lively clean tone and take it from there. I'm not really into the fat, warm vintage Marshall tone.
Any and all experiences you can share or suggestions for other models are welcome. I have my Ibby's for Satch and Vai type stuff, but have Fenders and Gibby's/Epi's for blues, alternative, a little classic rock and such.