Right now, I am still playing my Squier Strat into a 15 watt SS amp.

I am starting a ska band soon with some friends, which means I'll need cleans to get over a drummer, bass, horns, etc.

Before I was starting a ska band, I was thinking about getting a 5 or 15 watt tube amp, but I know that tube amps start to break up when the volume is turned up, and I'll need cleans. This means that I'll have to get a more powerful amp, which would be more expensive, which I don't have enough money for, which made me think about getting a higher wattage SS amp.

Help!? Will I have enough cleans in a 15 watt tube amp to be enough?

Any help or advise would be appreciated.

Edit: I guess I should post my budget: about $300-$400.
Last edited by ewsrocks at Jul 22, 2008,
Are Palominos still available?

I thought they were discontinued.

Does anyone have any experience with the Crate V18 1x12 and 2x12? That seems to be perfect for my price range.
Last edited by ewsrocks at Jul 22, 2008,
And to the Super Champ XD, would 15 watts open-backed with a 10" speaker be loud enough clean?