Are you sitting comfortably? This might get a bit rambly...
Right now, I have a number of "keeper" guitars, due to a mix of sentimental value and them genuinely being downright great instruments.
Around the side of those main guitars I've always liked to try and keep "something else" that's not just a regular solidbody. This summer that led me to an ES-330 which is a really great guitar, but I'm struggling with the P90s and hollowness, just a little, and have a nagging feeling I'd rather just have a Les Paul, preferably an R7 or Custom. I reckon I could quite happily make that switch without spending too much extra, and 99% sure it would be a good move. But i'm stressing about decision making as I'm not gigging and mostly play on my sofa. But I keep looking longingly at the R7 in Coda and hoping they'll do some R8 style discounts...
Add to that a similar feeling around amps... Currently I have a THR10C which is fantastic and a Badcat Cub 15 which is completely brilliant, and the master volume makes it very useable at home. But I'm feeling more and more that something blackface-flavoured would suit me better, given that every time I've plugged into a Deluxe Reverb I've had a cheshire-cat grin. But I also live in a flat and don't play live, so an amp without power scaling or a master volume is maybe a little nuts. That said, I only ever get to the verge of breakup from the amp, and use pedals for everything beyond that, so maybe it's fine?
Perhaps, therefore, the answer is a DRRI and a decent attenuator or load box, but would that be enough for an apartment? The UA Ox looks a spectacular bit of kit but it's a shitload of money. Is power scaling viable for a DRRI? Or something boutiquey like an Allen Accomplice or Vintage Sound SC22 or Rift?
Both would be easy enough to try but for the fact I'm in the UAE and trying new gear is a complete pain. Chances of finding either option on the used market here is next to zero, and shipping this stuff is always a level of risk and pain-in-ass, especially with the CITES shit of late.
Would would you do?