would guitar center or anyother musical shop let me rent a nice amp for a talent show? or would i have to buy it?
I think local shops might, but guitar center probably not. I really have no clue.
I used to live near a shop that rented amps, but only really crap ones.
Usually anywhere that gives lessons will rent you some used stuff. Im not sure with guitar center because I haven't dealt with them (I live in Canada) so if they do the answers probably yes if not try local shops. Phoning around usually takes less time.