Okay; I have a question about small valve (tube) amplifiers. I'm currently using a Marshall Silver Jubilee head and a 2x12 cabinet. As you can probably imagine, it's not a practical setup for home recording, practice sessions or idle noodling, so I want a small amp for use at home.
I'm not bothered about features like FX loops, extension speaker outputs or DI outs, because if I want to record it I can just stick a microphone in front of it. The features I do want are a decent speaker (preferably a 12, or a good 10), a decent range of tone control, and a nice sweet clean-to-crunch zone. And it must look nice, since it will be sitting in the living room that my wife has decorated with great time and expense.
The options I'm currently considering are:
Carvin Vintage 16
THD Univalve with a 1x12 cabinet
I've tried a Laney LC15, and I didn't really like it; it didn't sound all that characterful. I don't really want to import a pricy US boutique job like Alessandro or Kendrick, so I'd prefer stuff that's easily obtained in the UK; can anybody offer any feedback on the amps I've listed, or add a suggestion they think I should consider?