A soundengineer annex bar owner turned me on to the Fender Princeton Chorus. Which to me sounded great and took pedals very well. For years I ran it in a stereo setup together with a Fender Vibrolux tube amp. Together with dirtboxes for dirt, that combined sound was my sound. Until I moved away to a full SS rig with an AMT-F1 pre-amp pedal on my pedalboard into a Marshall 8008 poweramp into whatever cabs were available at rehearsals or gigs. And now an Axe-FX into a Matrix poweramp into two 1x12 cabs at rehearsals and straight into the FOH live. Tube amps sound great when they sound great, but they just don't always sound great. And consistency is a quality on its own too.