I'm looking to spend no more than around $500-600 on a new setup. I'm interested in clean reverby tone and British distortion. I'm going to need an amp loud enough to jam and gig with, although it certainly can be mic'd. My main inspiration for tone would be Radiohead but I'm going to be playing in an indie band, so something along those lines. Any recommendations for reasonable amps and effects to go along with it? I was thinking of getting an AC15 and maybe a delay pedal or something like that.
I would definitely push you towards the AC series. But if you wanna jam with a drummer and keep a cleanish tone, I would recommend (and unfortunately ask you to double your budget) the AC30.
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+1 to an Ac15, seems to fit your needs perfectly

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