Background: So, I have a 64 AV reissue tele. Love playing it, and mainly like working between the 7th and 17th frets. Don't get me wrong, I can and will use the whole neck and bang out chords, but my playground if you will is lead line and note flavorings in that area. So here is the deal. ALL of the playing I am doing right now is at home. Mostly through a little Yamaha THR practice amp. It sounds okay enough, and some of the features and EQ are neat. I really like it because I can bluetooth in backing tracks or my Spotify daily mix (random songs each day) and then play lead guitar over those songs. I also have a mid to late 1960s National guitar amp. It is all original tubes and everything. It has three inputs (guitar sounds just a little different in each one) and a volume knob. That. Is. It. I am guessing it is in the 10 watt range, but couldn't tell you for sure. It is a cool and rare amp. When I started my electric guitar journey about a year and a half ago (after playing acoustics off and on for a couple of decades), I bought it from my neighbor across the street. He is the lead guitarist for a famous national band... He has an insane collection of guitars and amps and was in the process of selling this one and I bought it. So here is the deal: The National Amp just doesn't sound great with my tele plugged straight into it. I have to back the treble from the guitar way back or it gets super harsh and ice picky.... but doing that kind of muddies up the lower notes. It is a crazy response amp and the slightest change in pick attack can really alter the volume and sound of the note. I've had new amp fever for awhile and really was wanting a Vox AC15C1. I have watched a million videos on YouTube and like the sound of them with a tele... but now I am wondering if that is too much amp for playing around the house. I have young kids and a lot of the playing I do is early in the morning before they get up or after they go to bed. So then I was thinking maybe an AC10 would be better... but then I hear it only has the Top Boost channel and doesn't take pedals well. I care about good tone (who doesn't) and would love to get that Vox/Tele tone in something that isn't going to wake the kids and piss off the neighbors, but then could also maybe work for a small bar gig too (if that ever happens). Man, I guess my question is this: 1. Do I buy some pedals and try to "tame" my National amp (like a compressor pedal or something like that, and an overdrive so I can get some grit at lower volumes), or do I buy a new amp? If I buy a new amp, which one should I get? the 10? 15? Something else?????? And if I buy pedals, what kind should I get? Compressor? Eq? Feeling so confused and torn over what to do.... Any and all advice is appreciated. Thanks!