I practice on a Fender Champion 101 which I paid not much over $100 for. I has good distortion. You can pay a lot of money for an amp, and a lot of that money goes to good distortion. For the money, this amp does the job. It is good enough. And loud enough. Plenty loud. If you are just starting out, this is a good way to go. Don't pay a lot of money for an amp...yet. Wait. Get good with the Fender.