What do you think of the Epiphone Valve Standard?
Why do you ask? If it's because you want one, let us know your budget and style of music, and where you play, and we'll let you know what we think of it in that context.
Played on in my local shop with my Artcore. Mabye it had old tubes, or mabye it was the DFX sucking up the tone, but I was very underwhelmed. I settled on a Valve Junior, and love love love it. Forget effects and equilization, I'm happy with tone.
I play mostly indie stuff. Jangly/strumming and the odd heavier song that I use a boss distortion for. Think The Smiths, early REM, Joy Division etc. I want something with a good clean/slight crunch channel that I can run my distortion pedal through. If it can get a good distortion sound through the amp alone as well for recording then great. I've heard there's a lot of reliability problems with things like the Vox AC15 and AC30 and Marshall DSL401 tho.
Check out the Laney VC15.