Since you just need a good, clean base tone and intend to use analog pedals just get one of the Quilter head or even combo options. They sound great, nice warm tube amp sounds IMO you couldn't tell them apart if you spent all day trying. They also all come with a speaker simulated XLR out. Other than that treat it like any other clean fender amp. Done. No need to learn all the modeling stuff in a short span of time. EDIT: did I mention you get to avoid the IR rabbit hole? That alone can eat hours before you settle on something only to second guess everything all over again and repeat the process till your brain explodes.