If you're playing at home only and you're never going to crank it up to volumes to get that natural break up and overdriven tones, why buy a valve amp?? Someone said that to me and it got me thinking. I was prepared to pay up to a £1000 for a fender DR or PR valve amp but would it better to purchase a solid state amp for similar money? I see the amp as a pedal platform anyway so it needs to have great clean tone and respond well to pedals. What would i miss if I went down the solid state route? And can you recommend a great high quality amp for home use?