Okay I've been playing guitar for about three years now, and I've had a reliable 15watt Fender Frontman with me this whole time. I just played a talent show this week and to be honest, that little thing just doesnt cut it anymore. I play a lot of rock, a lot of chili peppers, starting to get into blues. I have a budget of about $500 but I can wait till the summer when I get a job to raise the bar. I'm looking for the Frusciante sound or something beefy that can also sound beautiful when clean.