#1
A while back I asked for advice regarding on guitar gear upgrades suitable for what I wanted and needed. While it's depressing meeting people who think $500 amps are crappy, I cannot spend that kind of money on an amp.

A recommendation was made to buy the Roland Cube 20X (I'm guessing maybe $150 to $200 for me depending on where I buy it) for metal and I read that it sounded very "clean," which is what I want because my current amp sounds very muddy and the notes don't ring out as clearly as I want to, if that's even possible (not very good with the correct terms for describing sound quality). I am skeptical, though, because I have never heard a live demonstration of the Roland Cube amps and the nice sounding ones may be fake/attributed to nicer guitar, pickups, or additional add-on effects.

Should I go for the Cube and it's built-in effects, or should I keep my Fender Frontman 15G and buy a pedal instead? There was a YouTube video of a Frontman Fontman 15G with a BOSS MT2 Distortion Pedal (about $100) and it sounded decent and close to the sound I wanted, but he used a Fender SSS while I have a Fender Jag-Stang (stock).

Which should I buy? Roland Cube 20X or a BOSS MT2 (or other recommended pedals?) for my Fender Frontman 15G and stock Fender Jag-Stang? Budget is $200-ish and style of choice is hard rock, metal, and shredding. Thanks in advance.
#3
Forget the frontman, most of us probably started on that ****ty amp...I did, or something similar, and I hated it. I can tell you the cube series blows the frontman series completely out of the water. If you want a cheap decent amp get the cube, they are awesome amps for the price.
#4
If you only need it for practising at home, think about getting the Microcube. It would be cheaper and it has all the same features + more amp models. It's pretty loud for it's size too.
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