Guitar is a G6120T-59 Vintage Select which uses TV Classic pickups. I like the acoustic jazz sound, Chet Atkins and 60's country. I normally play acoustic with Bluegrass and Celtic lead styles. I've always been into natural tones than produced tones. I have a 1965 Gibson Saturn which for "big" amp needs, will do it all. I need something for the living room which is where I'll be needing a small amp and that's what I'm needing help & suggestions with. My lady has ears I wish I had, she can hear a fly fart at 20 feet. She sleeps so badly because of this so there's no way I can use the Saturn at 3AM when I wake up and need to work something out. So I need headphone outputs that mute any higher level signal. During the day I want something where I can do solos and get a really decent sound out. I have a tube McIntosh pre & amp which might work out well with this guitar and if I turned off the amp, I could use headphones with the pre. I'm not sure what input on the pre would be good for Humbuckers and though I couldn't get a cleaner sound, I suspect it wouldn't be an ideal situation. I have four Klipsch speakers & was going to use all four as in two pairs with the stereo but it didn't sound quite right so I have a pair of Forte with 12" woofers, horn mids, and horn tweeters on top of the Chorus that aren't being used. From my old recording days I have a Daking Mic Pre one which though not tube, is one of the best SS pres made. It seems like a small tube amp would be my best solution and I could surely use the extra Klipsch for cabinets so I wouldn't need more than a head as I won't be moving this from room to room. I have some pretty decent tubes that are NOS that I bought for the McIntosh and have several varieties from the 60's that will be great to replace the 12AX7. I have quite a few tubes from my Dad who repaired TV & stereo back in the 50's-60's so if I get an inexpensive amp, I can upgrade the tubes easily. So here's where I've run into dead ends with the salespeople I've called; either they have never seen one of the amps that their company sells and they can only read from the sales info on the web, or they have seen/demoed the amps but really have no memory of the particulars or don't have a great recollection. Some of the salespeople tried leading me to nice amps which had no headphone out. They just didn't get my needs so I'm asking here. So... All I need is max of 5W. I need the headphone to ether mute the speaker output or be able to manually disconnect the speaker without the no load condition damaging the amp. I don't know if the emulated headphone output is a good fit for being controlled by the amp settings or if it creates artificial sound that I'll be hearing. I don't know if the studio preamp I have is of any benefit to any of the low powered amps or if it's a bad fit. Some of the small amps like the Bugera G5 Infinium look ideal but then I see the selection of the tone stack is not part of the "Clean" pathway. When I want clean, I also want control over the tonal characteristics. However it has the emulated headphones. The Blackstar HT-5H looks to be the same as the Bugera G5. The Marshall DSL1HR 1 watt tube head has a small jack out for headphones and it's also emulated. The Bugera T5 Infinium is a dirt cheap 5W amp and looks to be a stripped down version of the G5 Infinium and only has Gain Treble Bass Reverb & Volume. But if that's a "clean" pathway, it seems to offer more than the G5 in its "clean" mode, and it also has a phones only output which is the only headphone kind of output I've ever used. So I don't know about how the "emulated" headphone outs play with accurate sound, I don't want a head devoted to overdrive as in much rock requires and I need a headphone out that allows muting of the amp. I also wonder if using my standalone pre is of any value as there's no bypass to insert this in lieu of the amplifier's 12AX7 tube. I'm thinking that the cheap Bugera T5 with top end tubes might be ideal because it allows treble and bass control whereas the Marshall and Bugera G5 seemingly do not in the "clean" pathway. Any thoughts on these amps, their headphone outs & any other good 5W or below amps to consider?