I've been on the search for a tube amp for a while now. I've been using solid state amps my whole life and have consequently become used to very pure clean channels (minimal breakup). The difficulty with tube amps is achieving true versatility unless I buy something like a Mesa Boogie, which is too expensive.
I play such a wide variety of genres ranging from jazz to mayer/clapton blues and all the way up to loads Iron Maiden and Metallica.
I've tested loads and loads of amps and my favorite two are Orange Rocker 15 Terror and Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. Now, these are obviously two very different amps but their respective tones are very important for my taste. So my dilemma is this:
The Orange Rocker 15 Terror has my favorite rock and metal tones I've tested so far, however, the natural channel is not purely clean by any measure. So do I compromise the clean tone and buy an Orange and maybe buy EQ, reverb and delay pedals to help with my clean sound?
Buy a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and use overdrive and distortion pedals to achieve the high gain sounds?
My budget would be somewhere around £1000 (head/cab or combo)
Thanks in advance guys!