Amp for Indie/Alternative Rock sound?
I know I just posted another thread but I'm getting quite close to buying an amp so I need second opinions. Which amp would be best in getting an Indie/Alternative Rock tone. The sound I would most like to recreate would be Radiohead (anywhere from their cleans to heavy albums like The Bends). But I'm also thinking of stuff like Foals, Grizzly Bear, Blur, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Vaccines, The Pixies, Weezer etc. I would also like to be able to do the classics like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who etc. Not metal though.
I know a lot of things can be achieved with pedals but I would like to get a good, versatile amp that sounds good on its own and then get a basic OD/dist pedal later (I'm thinking RAT, OCD, TS, Hotcake, SD1). The highest I can go for an amp is around £400 but then pedals would have to wait a little. I would also be buying the amp used as there are so many good deals to be had.
I was thinking an AC30 as I've heard good things and it's generally a very tried and tested amp. Then there are things like the Peavey Classic series and the Fender Hot Rods and loads of other mid range tube amp brands and models. Some of them e.g. the Hot Rod could do with pedals if I went for one but then they are cheaper than something like the AC30.
So in summary, what I'm asking is what is the best amp in my price range for the music I want to play. Would it be better to go for something like an AC30 or to go with a good clean base amp and beef it up with pedals. Obviously, the AC30 could do with pedals in front of it for some stuff too but that would come later as all of my £400 would be used up if I did go for an AC30. Availability when searching for used amps is also a factor. There is an AC30 in my budget range available where I live however I haven't seen any other deals recently on the other amps I've mentioned.
Thanks in advance and sorry for the text wall :P