@Jay 77: yes, i do go to the rehearsal factory, the one on front st. and thanks for the tip about guitar shop. i never heard of them, but i'm sure going to check them out.
@boogie bill: u're right. i havent been looking at used stuff, but now that u mentioned it, i'm liking the pricing i see!
@immortalsix: that's a sweet sounding amp! what's the difference between the AC15C1 and the AC15VR?
also, can anyone please tell me about having more watts? like the difference between a 15w vs 40w amp? for the higher wattage do i need to up the volume and gain more than a 15w to get to the breaking up point?