Those of you who know me from my countless 'which amp' threads: I'm constantly buying and selling guitars and amps, I'd too indecisive and poor to either stick with one amp or to buy everything my heart desires. Not to mension it's not always easy to find one amp that's perfect for home use as well as for loud rehearsels, live shows, recording, etc. I'm sure you all know what I mean...
Plus, I'm not strictly into one particular style of music. The one moment I'm playing fuzzy 60s style riffs, the other moment I'm jamming with metal minded buddies, and a lot of the time it's instrumental indie/post+math rock or whatever you call it...
Anyway, I'm now thinking of NOT getting a fresh practice amp for under my desk (amp sims will do for now), so I could maybe spend the money on a fat loud head. I'm on a huge sludge/doom kick lately, and I'm kind of an Adam Jones fan biy (tool).
So I'm looking for the least expensive amp that can get me in Tool territory and doesn't have a horrible sounding clean channel. Even more versatility (like a chimey semi-clean tone) would be a nice bonus, but I'm also keeping my fender, so I've pretty much got everything covered. Except for REALLY thick low end tight high gain.
Of the options I've found so far, these seem somewhat affordable if I manage to find a good deal on a used one:
-Mesa Recto (if it's good enough for Adam Jones and a TON of other recording/gigging bands,...)