So I did ask the pros about amps for gigs, and solid state for cleans.. (First post in the thread below and you'll get the idea) https://www.tdpri.com/threads/anybody-gig-with-solid-state-amps-or-lower-watt-tube-amps-that-doesnt-break-up.985147/ So I FINALLY decided to get a Solid State amp. It was the only thing I can afford. I went out and was ready to spend some serious money, so I loaded my wallet with a 100 dollar bill. First stop was my favorite Pawnshop, (where I found my Avri62 - thread here - http://www.gretsch-talk.com/threads/ngd-62-avri-custom-telecaster-pawnshop-find.194454/ I always see Peaveys there, Envoys, Studio Pros, Bandits, Roland Cubes, etc etc... I wanted to get at least a Red Stripe Studio Pro or a Bandit. If I see one of these, I can go home happy. If there’s none, I’m going to the nearest Fender dealer store and try out the new Fender Champion 50XL and Fender Champion 40. But there were no Peavey’s to be found!!! No decent solid state amps. But there were expensive tube amps, like a Marshall head, an Orange rockerverb 50 and a few obscure Australian tube amps from the 60’s, and a few Solid state Crates, a GT Mustang III and a few other amps. They’re all priced higher than what I want to spend so I didnt bother. Heart broken and desperate, I need to come home with an amp, my gig is on the 17th. i began to scour every inch of the pawnshop and saw this, hidden in one of the shelves, covered by a boss multieffects pedal, dusty but in excellent condition. You wont actually see it if you didnt really look for it. An AC4TV. And the price was, guess... 100USD (150AUD) i couldnt believe it. I have a tube amp but not in the output watts that id want for cleans, but for the money I have, I’ll take it home and try it maybe and see if I can use it and get some useable cleans since we’re gonna be MIC’ed up anyway. It might probably sound good with my set up. I went home, cleaned it up and played it 30 mins straight, trying to find what is wrong with it. None. But well, what do you know.... The tone is just warm, loud, vibrant, in short, AMAZING. I love it! Its not my first time to use a tube amp, but its my first time to own a tube amp and that added to the excitement of playing and listening to the tones this little box produces. Love the tones with the volume at noon! Cleanish with a hint of gain! All i have are teles with low output 60’s pickups so the little amp was not pushed to break up, but i have never cranked a tube amp, so with a smirk, i cranked it. I think volume dimed is where this amp is at!! Too loud for home use though!!! 35mins in, I knew i wont be able to get the clean tone I want from this amp, but i feel like, maybe I can try and gig with it, just not use my heavier dirty pedals in front of it and I think i might be able to gig with it.