well...as you may be aware of, the "holiday" season is upon us yet again, and...my amp sucks. so, put 2+2 together and, i need a new amp.

i'm pretty cheap, and my familiy has a budget so...i'm looking for the best amp possible for around 200 bucks...maybe 300 if i'm lucky. right now i got a spider II 15watt...yup...that's right...so i'm open to suggestions. i haven't been able to play around with many other amps so, when i go into a shop, what should i try out first or what should i tell my family? please and thanks in advance
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My Gear:
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
Epiphone G-400
Fender Precision Bass
Ibanez Exotic Wood Acoustic
Crate BX-15
Crate Palomino V16
Proco Rat 2
Dunlop 353q Crybaby
Look at the Roland Cube and Vox Valvetronix' in your price range. Can't go wrong with either of those.