Re: looking for amplifier for guitar solo practice at home ..
Peavey Transtube in used with either one 12' or two 12' speaker combo's are hard to beat. Usually they have a pedal to swtich channels, and they have a lead boost, etc, reverb, etc, and although they're not Tube, they sound better than some tube amps. I think Peavey really nailed many years ago on this Transtube thing, but that's just my opinion. But, that said, I have used Tube amps for many years and was a tube snob until I really checked out these Transtube amps.. The older one's are not that much better except maybe the speakers you can get with the US made versions of the amp. The Vypers are also transtube, but have all the effects and modeling and are made in China. Really, you get transtube with the Vypers, but I personally don't like all the effects.. others love it.. Can't go wrong with a good onee by 12 Vyper.. 3o watts would be perfect for recording and gigging at home practice, etc,