I REALLY REEEEAAAALLLLLYYYY want a Friedman BE100! But I'm too poor to afford one. I was considering financing one, but it's questionable if I can even afford that. I'll need the cab too. If I were to finance just the head it would be around $152/month. My rent is relatively low, but at this stage in my life who knows what new bills will find their way into my life? Is it good to finance through companies like Guitar Center, Musicians Friend, or Sweetwater? Also, I was wondering if there are other amps out there that are not boutique that could compete with the BE100? I'm chasing a Nuno Bettenourt/80s metal type tone. I'm open to all suggestions. I just need a good solid amp that does a good sounding heavy rock tone. I appreciate all help!