Hey guys, haven't posted in a while so first of all, some context: My primary gigging rig is a 2013 American Standard - Ash Body through a MESA Single Rec. / Laney IRT212. I came here late last year for advice on my first Tele and ended up settling with the gorgeous MIA Standard pictured below. I've never been happier with an instrument, from Les Paul Customs to MIA Standard Strats to Jackson V's and Dean Razorbacks, these Teles feel like a privilege to play. Since the purchase it has seen a lot of gigging, writing, and jamming and I love it more every time I pick it up. I really lucked out on the head / cab combination too, massively dynamic thick / warm tone with the MESA Single Rec. dialed back to a nice vintage setting. But, The time has come to start seeking out a practice amp that allows me to enjoy this guitar as much as I do on my primary rig. I keep that rig at the rehearsal space because I live 19 floors up an apartment building in a city 80 km away. I love it to bits but it's obviously a bear to haul around, especially in the cab of an old pickup truck and through a series of locked doors and elevators. And even if I was up for hauling it around constantly I really don't think it would perform well at bedroom levels. My current setup for practicing and writing is a 150 W Line 6 Spider III 2x12 that I still have hanging around from my early teens. Playing through that Line 6 almost feels like a joke, especially after spending weekends hammering away on my primary rig with the band. It's nearly impossible to get a satisfying overdrive tone out of it, especially at bedroom levels. These solid state Line 6 amps have very little dynamics / response to playing style and as soon as you dial up any distortion through them you lose all of your clarity, every note collides with every note and just fizzles into a dense indistinguishable fuzz. It's very distracting when you're trying to write and makes playing quite a bummer, especially when you know how much that Tele sings through a decent tube amp. So now I'm desperately itching to go out there and track down a great quality tube amp for bedroom / studio volumes. My heart tells me to go straight for something like a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III 40W 1x12 or a Fender Blues Deluxe 1x12 or a Blues Junior or maybe one of Orange's 1x12 combo amps but my brain tells me I'm probably overlooking some fantastic options from other manufacturers. I have no experience with Vox amps, nor do any of my friends in music. I have a nasty persisting peeve against Marshall tones and have yet to feel comfortable playing one. And I'm cautious that Blackstar or Peavey or some other names in that ballpark are geared too much towards metal players. I'm looking for vintage tones, warm thick cleans with enough clarity and shine to compliment the Telecaster's voice and enough bite to occasionally beef things up into a dynamic classic rock overdrive tone with reasonable sustain (think China Grove or Good Times, Bad Times or Life In the Fast Lane). I'm trying to avoid on-board effects but it would be nice to have some reverb control. Budget is ~$1000. Anyway, sorry for the long winded post but it's pretty important to be extra clear on what you play and what you're looking for when shopping for gear.