I was just looking for a practice amp that doesn't sound like a "practice amp", something maybe you could even bring to a small rehearsal & play small gigs, for between $2-300. I tried several: the new Peavey MAX 115; it looks great on paper, 300 watts for 300 bucks, TT, chromatic tuner built-in, etc., but I didn't like and couldn't find a warm sound out of it. Lots of plastic on top, very disappointed. Sounded ratty. The whole MAX series was like that. But the old 115 that it replaced was on sale for $220, sounded much better, even though only 50 watts had near similar loudness. Also plugged in to the new Peavey TNT, completely different, back to HI sound quality, 400 watts, at $450 probably the best in that price range, definitely gig-ready. Also tried the Fender Rumble 75 watt, it was great, str8forward quality, and the 90-watt Behringer also sounded pretty good, but "music shop guy" said Fender [5-Year Warranty] stood by their products better, and are better overall deal, both were ~ $230 brand new. Ended up finding a used Hartke A70 on Craig's list for $200, & I love it.