So Iím done kidding myself and I am ready to get an amp/setup thatís appropriate for my needs. Iíve always wanted to have a real amp and ďrealĒ setup at home from a purist perspective but I just donít have the time or patience for it anymore. Yes itís fun having a real amp and real cab and a pedalboard with pedals, but the time it takes to set that up and get it going (I donít have a dedicated space to leave an amp or pedalboard and have to store it away after Iím done) for maybe just 10-15 minutes of playtime just doesnít seem worth it anymore or very practical.
So what I basically need is a home appropriate setup or amp/rig for use at home. I will likely never play in a band again so it doesnít need to be loud, it just needs to sound good for practice and for writing. I donít need a ton of tones but a clean, crunch, heavy rhythm and lead would work with appropriate effects. Less is more here - I donít want to have to get a separate noise gate or overdrive or delay pedal, an all in one solution where I can just plug in and go is ideal. It does not need to be geared towards recording specifically - I will be going direct into my Apogee interface with amp sims for any recording tones (I also donít wish to use amp sims for practicing, I want a dedicated amp or rig for that).