#1
is it worth getting a small valve amp for a practice amp ie 5-10 watts since i have a valve stack already for giggin and band practice or should i just get a small ss amp to practice on ?

oh also looking to change my pups in my epi les paul play blues classic rock and hard rock so any suggestions on what pups to put in it
#2
I'd say get the SS and tolerate the tone difference. Put what you save into the new pups.
Blues, Classic and Hard yells IronGear Hot Slags or maybe a Rolling Mill or Blues Engine in the neck.
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#3
What's the amp you've got at the moment? Unless it's a really heavy head you could always buy a small 1x12" cab and use it at home.

If you play blues rock I imagine you'd like a low-wattage amp so you can overdrive it by turning up the master - however at home, even 5W is too loud to really do this!

If you just want a cheap, decent sounding practice rig I'd go for the Vox VT15/VT30 without hesitation. Or possibly just set up amp software on my PC, Revalver especially has some of the best tone you can get at bedroom volume.
#4
just now for giggin and practice i am using a marshall tsl 60 head and a 1936 vintage marshall cab for home use i have a old marshall vs100 its ok at middle volume but at low and high volumes it sounds pretty crappy