Amp: just ordered a Fender Pro Junior III. will be my first real amp.
got this today, holy wow its awesome. some thoughts:
1. i don't even know what to do with such a good clean tone, as i've literally never played clean in my life (besides just playing acoustic obviously). just never could get a usable clean tone on any of the amps i've played on, so i never bothered. its the most striking difference between the cheap amps i've used vs this one (and its not like this is high-end either).
2. i don't know if its the tubes or the speaker or what, but this thing literally makes my body feel different. its a thrilling feeling. only ever felt it during really loud bassy parts in movies at the theater with the surround sound, and during concerts when i'm close to the stage. like the bass is pumping my heart. holy shit.
3. size and volume wise, this is absolutely perfect. its as small and portable as any of my practice amps (a bit heavier obviously, but not much). and it cranks out plenty enough for any place i'll ever play without it mic'd anyway.
4. this thing has 2 knobs (volume and tone). and i don't feel like i'm missing anything honestly. simplicity at its finest.