if you need versitility go for a modeling amp. dare i say a spider III. if you want all tube look into the epiphone valve jr or a blackheart amp but those are hard to get your hands one.
squeeze out a few dollars more and get one of these..


A lot of amp, for not a lot... tremendous reviews, avoid cheap amps, they sound bad, and will not encourage you to play more...
epi valve junior.
My name is Charlie.

Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet
Fender Deville 410
Electro-Harmonix USA Big Muff
Digitech Whammy IV
MXR Micro Amp
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Fender SuperChamp or VibroChamp both sound really good for goofing around at home. Maybe have like 16 effects pre-sets you can tweak for a good amount of sound options. I think they are 5watt Class A and 10watt Class A. Should be $250 - $300 and IMO sound really really good.
96 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop
95 Strat w/ Lindy Fralins
Ibanez JS1000
Orange AD30HTC
Vox AC30
Blue Alnico Cab
Budda Wah
Barber Tone Press
Keeley NOVA Wah
Pederson Strobo
Keeley TS-808
HBE Chorus
T-Rex Delay
Red Witch Moon Phase