So where do I start... I guess with Hello! My main rig is an EVH 5150 50W. Dean Superstrat and ESP/LTD Les Paul. Both fitted with EMGs. Epiphone Flying V with passive Gibson humbuckers. I don't use a cab, I use Two Notes Torpedo Live and output through FRFR speakers. Anyway as someone who plays a lot of metal with a lot of gear around that genre, I find myself very often playing other material, like rock, folk-rock, that isn't hard and heavy, and so I use the clean green chan on my high gain amp a lot for that. The cab IRs I use usually falls somewhere between Tweeds/Vox cabs and the Torpedo Live really captures the differences in cabs. So often without a pedal, just with the 5150s green channel and the color of tone from those IR cab types, get me close to softer rock tones. If I up the gain I get breakup somewhat early on the EVH (it’s not a high headroom amp) or I can also get that breakup from an overdrive or boost pedal in the chain. It isn't a cranked Tweed but it's pretty close. I am sure with a Tweed specific overdrive I could sound pretty much like it. I have a load of pedals for metal, but I also have some for cleans, including stuff for spring plate reverb and harmonic tremolo, for example. So in this sort of setup, I can get tones for rock and softer material… but my setup wasn’t really designed around that concept. For one, my guitars aren’t either, so I felt I had to consider a different type of guitar first with different pickups on the opposite side to EMGs and the Gibson humbuckers as these were possibly my most limiting factor for the moment. After looking around at guitars I decided to go with a Gretch Streamliner. Bigsby B70 instead of Floyd Rose, semi-hollow body instead of solid body, Tron pickups instead of what I have been using seemed like the right way to go. For the Streamliner prices, that sold me on this guitar in gunmetal. https://www.gretschguitars.com/gear...reamliner-center-block-with-bigsby/2806100568 So yeah, just changing this guitar with these pickups into the same above setup produces quite a different tone. I am happy with the EVH 5150 III green channel with the Two Notes Torpedo Tweed cabs IRs and this guitar allowing me to play blues, jazz but especially rock like Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Dire Straits, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, U2 or anything that has those sorts of bells and chimes to the gain on full type tweed crunches. Let's call that my home studio setup. So that's done. I also have a 15W Marshall DSL head, Orange Tiny Terror 15W, and a 10W Vox Pathfinder. I can also use the green channel on the Marshall but that Orange amp doesn’t really have a dedicated clean channel per se. It is just one knob that goes from no gain to high gain. So the TT isn't really described as an amp geared towards clean tones. I got it for that Orange distortion after all. I also like to use a smaller setup for metal with these lunchbox type amps, which are easy to carry around. So the closest I can get to the sort of cabs sounds I am using for cleaner material is either the Marshall 15W clean or the Vox Pathfinder 10. The Marshall is a bit big for what I need here so I have been using the Pathfinder, which sort of does the job. While it is in the ballpark of the tones I am looking for, it also isn’t. Also what I am noticing is that some people think the Pathfinders tone is quite different from my tubes. Like they are noticing a bigger difference than usual. So I get that it’s a cheaper combo and isn’t going to produce the tone I should be aiming for even with a small home low wattage combo. I don't want to knock the Pathfinder 10. It can sound pretty good with the Gretsch, just not what I am looking for. So a small tube combo seems like the way to go. The 5e3 is where it is at for me… but the snag here is that this is also a top-shelf Fender combo. At that price I could get a Kemper. The other snag is the tone comes from louder volumes. I just don’t want to play that loud with a home combo. I listened to a shoot out between a Vox AC15 and a Fender blues Jr. The Fender was the closer to the 57 Deluxe tone but still far away. So the more I read the more some people are just saying 57 Deluxe means a 57 Deluxe and a similar type amp won’t quite do it either. So what has been suggested to me is that I get an overdrive voiced for that tweed sound. I have a few overdrives I think I can tweak to get there. So I can do that. I already have a spring/plate reverb. I am not sure if my Boss DD3 will be enough to find settings anything like a Belle Epoch Deluxe, but even if I had the right pedals, there is still the combo problem. People who use pedals to get this 5e3 tone usually have a combo that is stunning to begin with. Like a hardwired Suhr or Bad Cat or Friedman. So in a way the pedal setup seems it would just go best with my EVH or possibly the Marshall’s green channel out of the options I have without getting a new combo. However that’s not the easy portable combo plan I have. I am thinking if getting a combo is a good idea at all since I have the Two Notes, getting a head and cab might be the better idea so I can also use the head in the Two Notes. So I am thinking what would be a good option that would meet the 5e3 crunch tones for home practice like this? Something I can carry around rather than lug and spend awhile setting up. Which even seems to rule out using pedals. Any suggestions are welcome. I don't absolutely need the 5e3 just as close as I can get to it for practice without breaking the bank.