Originally Posted by gumplunger
If you're worried about loudness, maybe buy a Palmer PDI-06 or other loadbox and use whatever amp you want. My guess is you're going to get better, more consistent tones going direct with a loadbox and impulses (or the Palmer's speaker simulator output) than trying to mic up a quieter amp in a bedroom.
I don't really fancy getting a power soak, too expensive and I'm not sure if it'll make much of a difference as I won't want to be driving the amp anyway.
I would like to go direct, my input sounds crap direct though and I still need to pick an amp for playing with friends! So one that fits both needs would be nice.
I think I'm going to try out the Fender SCX2 and see how I like it.