Just thought I'd throw this out there. So many amp choices. So many amps, that over the years, I couldn't get an acceptable tone from. Though some respectable players have used some of them. Anyway, an amp I can recommend with total confidence is the Yamaha G50. They were made in the 80's, and were promoted to have the tonal characteristics of a Fender tube amp. We've all heard the tube simulation and modeling BS. Some often could produce a dirty tube amp sound, but I've still to this day heard a simulated tube sound that was big and clean. I got this little Yamaha from an ex-girlfriend back in the early 90's. I've turned heads with this amp, and everyone assumed it was a tube amp. I don't use the overdrive channel. It takes pedals really well, and if you like the sound of a 70's silver faced twin, this amp is in the ballpark. It's only 50 watts (they did make a 100-watt version also), so it does need to be mic'ed if you're playing larger venues. I replaced the stock speaker (which sounded good) with the beefiest speaker I could find that was similar to the EV speakers that the 80's Musicman amps had. It did result in more usable output, but is very heavy now. The amp has never been down, and has seen years of consistent use. I also have a rebuilt 70's Twin Reverb, and (another affordable great amp) 80's Peavey Classic VTX. Though there doesn't seem to be a lot Yamaha G50's out there, when I have seen them for sale, they've been really cheap. You can't go wrong with these amps. And they record great also.