I'm looking to pick up a small tube amp to use at home. I'd like something that has a 10"-12" speaker and under 50 watts. I have used a Vox Valvetronic in the past and thought it was pretty cool with the modeling feature but I was looking for something a little different.
Any thoughts on Bugera?
Bulgera's quality control is a little iffy. And, especially since they're mostly known for Peavey knockoffs that usually you can get the real thing used for less than a new Bugera, I'd steer clear.
Beyond that, it REALLY depends on the tone you're after. The good news is there are a lot of great lower wattage options on the market these days, something that even 5 years ago wasn't the case.
I'm a huge fan of the "Mesa" sound, and while they're pricy, if you like that kind of tone (think John Petrucci, though they can do a lot more than that), either a Rectoverb 25 combo or a Mark V 35 combo would be an awesome, extremely flexible amp.
Marshall has gotten into the lower wattage game lately too, if you're more of a "Marshall" sound guy - there's a DSL15 and 5 that might be worth a look.
Other than that... Fender's Blues Jr. was the first lower wattage amp that I thought did it right - 15 all-tube watts into a 12" speaker. The gain, such as there is, is mostly worthless, so this would be a great option if you want to use a distortion or OD for most of your gain, and just need a great clean channel as a platform. Peavey's Classic series is similar, and might be a bit cheaper. Speaking of, thhere's a mini EVH 5150III that I've heard a lot of good things about, if you like the "full sized" amp.
Jet City has gotten a lot of kudos for their smaller amps, as has Blackkstar. No personal experience, however.