I have a Mustang 2 for my home recordings. I wiped it clean of all the settings that came with it. Then I started from scratch. I auditioned each amp model separately and tweaked it to sound good clean. I wanted to get the best sound I could with just guitar and amp. I figured I can always add distortion or overdrive or extra gain etc... later on. the same applies to effects. This approach paid off for me. It took a lot of work, but it was worth it. I'm always surprised by the way most amp models and effects pedals, and computer based amp sounds seem to be dirty sounding. Sometimes you can't tell what the guitar itself sounds like because there's so much stuff burying the tone.
I like the Mustang. It's small, loud, and cheap, and it sounds damned good too. Great for home studios.