After weighing the ros nd cons extensively, I've come to the conclusion that I need an amp. But I'm having trouble deciding on which kind to get. I played through a Genz Benz 250 W combo and i LOVED it. $630 though don't have that kind of money. I've heard good things about the Ampeg BA-115 and the Carvin PB200. My main concern is, am I going to be heard through a loud drummer and a guitarist with distortion? How's the tone of either of these amps? Would they work for small-medium gigs? If you have another recommendation, please say it. My limit is about $500.