You know, you're behind a plexi-glass tower, have a monitor and all that stuff. Right now I'm playing hot rod delux. The volume is set on 1 1/2. I would like to drive an amp a little bit, ya know? I'm also going through, for me, an unusual period in which I am not in to Fenders. How many watts do I need? I'm interested in cool cheap amps. cool boutique amps and everything in between. It's basically a pop gig. I use pedals but like amp overdrive too. I like all major styles of amp sounds. Going through my weird anti Fender stage, but include those anyway cause I'll get over it soon. Oh yeah, I'm playing strats on this gig.