#1
So I'm into a very wide variety of styles, and want to get an amp that can cover most of the ground I need. I've been looking into Fender Twins because I read that they work well as platforms for pedal usage. The clean sounds are great to my ears (just from the few chances I've had to hear one played for a few minutes), though it was turned up quite loud. I know I should be trying to pay one of these myself, and I am, but will they still sound decent used at bedroom volumes? I don't need to get tube saturation, but I don't want it to sound thin.

Also, I know these things barely do any kind of overdrive on their own, but if I get some good distortion pedals can it still handle a crunchy, marshall-style distortion? And will it take fuzz effects well? I need to go from shimmery cleans (which it obviously does) to raunchy, fuzzed-out bliss. Sorry for sounding like a noob, I just haven't had much of a chance to play with tube amps at all. I have no car and live in BFE where I might see a Fender Twin maybe once every two years in our local guitar shop.
#2
I'd say it would work nice.
Then, some stuff about what you wrote...

The thing will sound nice at bedroom volumes - not whisper volumes.
I mean if you get the thing at the volume of you talking it will sound nice, and if you get the thing at loud tv volume it will probably sound a bit nicer but not even that much.
Also, these things turned up loud get to kinda a bit (a big bit) more than "barely any kind of overdrive".

But I kinda have a question for ya:
why do you want a clean amp to use with pedals over "an amp that can cover most of the ground I need."?
And if I got the thing wrong and you just want a versatile amp, follow this link and update your post with some more info so we can advise you properly with an amp that suits your needs - https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=31052894&postcount=2
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#3
I guess I was under the wrong impression as far as how they break up as you crank the volume. My bad.

Main reason I've run into for wanting a clean amp to use pedals with, is because I have yet to see anything in my price range than can do everything I want. I just figured I'd supplement the clean sound with some pedals to get any other textures I'd need. I will update with more info in the thread you linked to. Thank you!

edit: feel like a derp, I just realized that wasnt a thread.

-budget - I'd like to spend 1k or less, maybe a little more if need be

-my favorite genres include hard rock (classic kinda stuff and fuzzy stoner rock are favorites of me), blues, thrash metal, cant think of anything else that fits me well enough but I need versatility. Some of my favorite tones are James Hetfield's rhythm tone off Kill Em All, J Mascis's overdriven tone on every song ever. I need a good clean sound but I can't think of a good reference point. I find myself playing very pretty, clean, chord-based stuff quite often and use these sounds to contrast heavy overdriven tones

-I do NOT mind buying used, and in fact I already planned on it

-usage; I plan to use this for bedroom use, playing at small clubs, getting heard over a heavy-handed drummer while still having headroom

-closest city...I live in WV. You could count Charleston, WV, but I don't know of any good music stores there. Colombus, OH, maybe, but I don't have a vehicle to get there.

-current gear - BC Rich JRV-7, Johnson Strat Copy (set up for slide), Fender Princeton Chorus, a couple pedals such as a Pro Co Rat2 and Boss BF-3 Flanger. I'm rebuilding a decent rig...
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#4
i asked the same question a couple of weeks ago
pulled the trigger and got an 76 TR silverface
I use it for stoner, hardrock, punkrock,...
think bands like Zeke, None More Black, Red Fang, ...
I have a fuzz in front of it , a tubescreamer,... the amp takes it all well!
#5
I'd look into some used ENGL Fireball or EVH 5150 III or Jet City JCA100HDM.

Anyway if you can't find any, I'd say the original TR idea would work as well.
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#6
Good to know. So a Silverface TR won't sound thin at bedroom volumes? Also, I don't know if I should've mentioned this or not but where I've got a seven-string I'm a bit worried about having a tight bass response when I do high-gain sounds. I don't mind changing out speakers and planned on doing it anyway, so will that still be doable?

I'll definitely be making a road trip to at least play around with some amps, and hopefully will have the chance to run into a TR to test out. Until then I'm trying to narrow down my search.

Between the TR and the 3 that were suggested I'm leaning towards the TR solely because it looks like I'm going to spend less on that than getting a combo or head/cab setup for the EVH, ENGL, OR Jet City...and I've got lotsa guitar things to start buying as soon as I've got this amp out of my way.
#7
Just throwing this out there, you can find Mesa tremoverbs for that much. Also if you can stretch a little you can even get a Mesa Roadster for around budget.
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