My Junior GDEC just isn't cutting it when I go high gain. I'm coming up with cool stuff, a bunch of cool riffs, but they just lack the punch I want. I can't seem to get the tones I want, so I figure it's time to upgrade.

I can't afford any amp that costs more than $300, so sadly my Axe FX ii will have to wait until I actually get good. I write music influenced by bands such as Megadeth, The Word Alive, but also stuff that you might hear in a Guthrie song. Those are just three influences. High gain is a must but I also want to get good Guthrie tone. Any suggestions?