I'm looking into getting a good amp under $300 (my financial situation's changed in recent days), and as before I don't know where to start. A quick browse online brought up the Ashdown Perfect Ten MiniRig, which seems to be a good setup. According to Same Day Music they should be in stock on Tuesday, and at $270 it's very tempting. However, the Electric Blue 12-180 combo sounds nice too, and is only $20 more than my budget, which is easy to afford. Should I take the plunge with something that hasn't even been released, or go with something else? It would probably be good to note that I'm looking for a warm tone, and I would easily choose tone over volume. Quality over quantity, right? It might also help to note that I do have a Behringer V-Amp that I intend on using as a preamp. I'm still new to this, so I don't know if that would knock out the tone requirements or not.