Got a Mesa 5:50 Combo Express amp, amazing tone even at low 5 watt setting, and power when needed at 50 watt setting. Its really re-inspired my playing, don't think I'd ever go back to a solid state amp unless out of desperation. You really hear the difference after using solid state for years and going back to a tube amp, especially a Mesa. if you can afford them I think there well worth their cost, the 5:50 (or 25), I believe being the lowest costing of Mesa amps.
Also got the Mesa Cab Clone for recording the signal as output to speaker, with some cabinet sound selections and line levels adjustment it really gives recordings that sound without having to mic amp.