More good suggestions. I know I'm basically looking for a unicorn of an amp. The vox ac4c1 and joyo sweet baby don't have the headphone jack, which I know usually don't sound good on tube amps, but its a requirement for me personally. I already have a modeling amp, and yes you can get some good sounds out of it but not without a lot of fiddling, and it still doesn't sound great lower volume either. I can get away with higher volumes and push the tubes during the day, so that's why I want a tube amp. If the bugera sounds good with pedals then that helps too. It has the tones I want, but reviews say the HT-1R sounds better at low volumes? I see plenty of the bugera V5's for sale on the used market and less of the blackstar, which makes me wonder if more people are holding on to them or less people are buying them?