My basic problem with my "bigger" amp (a Roland AC33) is that since it's basically a solid state PA it has that sharp treble and sounds sorta cold. Looking for a small tube amp, around 5 watts will probably do for most events. I've tried a few, looked at many more on Youtube...
The Bugera V5 seems to be "my" amp. Haven't tried it myself but it sounds fine, does a good clean (the cranked sounds aren't important, won't use them), has a tone knob, a reverb. None of these things are necessary but all make the amp more usable in many more situations. And is dirt cheap. People warn me about the quality of the workmanship, but those who say this don't own one. Thoughts on this?
The Fender EC Vibro Champ is good but pricey, has no tone control, no reverb and no headphones out.
Palmer FAB5 is somehwere in between the Bugera and the Vibro Champ in price, has a tone knob but no headphones out and no reverb. And is sorta big and a bit heavy.
So is the VHT Special 6 but it has a tone knob and is very cheap.
Laney Cub 8 sounds too harsh in the clips on Youtube. Can that be fixed? Cute amp otherwise.