Re: Tube amp with headphones ?
I didn't know that about having the load on the output of the amp. Seems the more I play, buy gear, and read Jemsite, the less I know. LOL
My solution was to get a Peavey JSX Mini Colossal. 5 watt, all tube, class A, and it has a power sponge feature that allows you to get that overdriven tone at lower volumes. I love it. There are other options, too, there's an Egnater that you can turn from 20 watts down to 1 (the Rebel I think it's called).
I like the cheap modeling amp solution, many many choices and you can get decent-to-good sound for late-night, low-volume playing.
Or just get a $40 plug-in headphone amp? Good luck!