I am a noob to the forums, although I have read through them on numerous occasions. I am also new to all tube amps.
I currently have a Marshall AVT150H and a Crate 4x12 cab with Celestian Seventy 80s. The head has more power than I need and sounds too cold for me. I play a variety of music, Metallica, Megadeth, A7X, GNR, Zeppelin and lots in between. I'm a hobbyist and play at home only. I do like it loud on occasion though.
I am looking for a versatile amp that can cover a range of sounds well, but doesn't have to be perfect. For a long while I was set on a Fender Super Champ X2 head as it seems to have the variety I am after. 15 watts through my cab should be more than enough. I have also thought about a Bugera 333XL. I can get a head for around $400 or a brand new combo for $500, (old stock).
My budget tops out at $500 and please keep in mind that I am in Canada so pricing on used stuff seems to be more that what it goes for in the US.
Any suggestions are appreciated.