Heya, As the title suggests, I've been looking for a small amp for home use. Now, I know there are already 1000 threads regarding this, and I have been checking them out, I was hopefully looking to get some case specific advice. I live in a fairly small space with renters in the basement (who are sensitive to noise) and have a 1 year old of my own. However at times I can turn up to decent volumes depending. If it's super late I don't mind playing unplugged (not looking for extremes here). I play a bit of jazz still, but mostly blues, R&B, motown, early rock etc etc etc I'm looking for a small (quite preferably tube) amp so that I can have a sound I enjoy for home practice. I'm not interested in heavy tube amp dist, but rather clean/mild breakup that I can both plug right into and enjoy or run some pedals through (my whole board doesn't really matter but for tone stacking I use a TS9/OCD, and sometimes fuzz face). My main amp is a nicely modded DRRI which I have used for over 8 years and enjoy. Essentially I would prefer not to have to buy a ton of pedals to suit a new practice/small rehearsal amp, as I already have a live setup I'm pleased with. Again, amp dirt tones are not at all a requirement, but clean headroom is not a must either; I control a lot of dirt from the guitar anyhow. Also, my studio is a smallish room so amps like my DRRI which normally sound find can sound a little bassy in there. So far in my search I've tried: Fender Bassbreaker 007 (seemed dark, uninspiring, and had some mechanical noise, took it home monday an returned it Tuesday...) Fender blues/pro jr (liked that the blues jr's master vol & reverb, the pro jr seemed to need to be quite loud to open up, could still be an option) Vox AC4TV (liked the tones plugged straight in albeit not a lot of bass, loved the built in attenuator; but wish it had reverb and wish it wasn't quite so boxy sounding. I also worry that pedals like the tubescreamer would suck the bass right out of an amp like that. I also like to have reverb and could stomach buying a reverb pedal to leave on top but this of course would be pre-gain. Is this a problem? I did however probably enjoy this amp the most.) Vox AC10 (I actually preferred the AC4 as the 10 seemed both bright and bassy and tube breakup a little harsh; I love when other people play vox amps, but the top boost sound isn't quite me I think...) Fender super champ X2 (really liked the first channel at lower volumes, but 3 units locally were all either in for repairs or needed to be; the one I tried I couldn't use the 2nd channel because the channel switch was broken, but I didn't really care for what I could hear of the modelling. DOn't really want to touch this amp as I just want a simple amp that is a little more reliable. Also keep in mind that the unit I tried was unboxed right in front of me, and I was the first to play it in store). Fender princeton RI (a little pricey perhaps and doesn't really shine at the volumes I was trying it out on) Blackstar HT5R (clean channel seemed a bit bright/harsh, but it could just be the model I played; don't really need the dist per se. I could potentially like it though) Other amps I could get my hands on but haven't really played: Vox AC4C1, VHT Special 6 head, amongst others. So far I feel that I enjoyed the AC4TV the most as mentioned but have a few concerns as mentioned above. For an already bass lacking amp I feel it may not bond with my tubescreamer. Again I can always buy more pedals if I'm sold on the amp's standalone tone, but it's nice to be able to use the same pedal board I gig with. As far as price goes... If it' worth it I can pay, but ideally would like to keep it under the cost of a new blues jr III ($725 canadian.) The vox ac4tc is $450 CAD brand new which is a very appealing price. I apologize in advance the long and quite possibly redundant post. I anyone is interested in info of the amps I've tried I can hopefully provide some insight as I've been spending a pile of time at music stores demoing. Thanks in advance!