First time posting, and I apologize if there are people that have already been in my situation that have had this question answered. I am in search of a tube amp and I thought I hade narrowed it down to the Marshall until some guy I work with told me about his rig that he is selling. I can get the Marshall for $550 to $600 new which is right at the top of my price range. Now the guy I work with is selling, for $750, a Hot Rod Deluxe from '96 he thinks, along with anew '06 PRS Santana, and a hunch of Ibanez pedals (2 tube screamers, a demon wah, delay, and chorus) on a board. The tempting aspect is that it is only another $150 over budget and I get a guitar and some pedals. Maybe if I don't like the amp I can turn it around for a few bills towards the Marshall, but I am leaning to the Fender. For the record I want a solid middle range wattage. 40 is probably perfect like these twow. My playing consists of trashy punk rock like the Stooges to heavy ass riffs like Sleep and Electric Wizard to some slightly distorted blues. I don't do much clean but I like the ability to play some jazz if I ever get the feeling to. I think the Marshall fits my parameters but if I can make the Fender work I may get the deal of a life time. I wish I could afford both but I am going off to college next fall and can't justify that much lol.