Hey, I use a Tele into an old tweed Deluxe...I never turn it up past 3.5. It's plenty of amp to hang with a drummer and handle places that hold 100-150 people. If it's mic'd, I mean c'mon, a tweed Champ could fill the Garden. I've had a Deluxe Reverb and still have a Twin Reverb. I actually like the Tele through the tweed best because of the mids but to each his own.