why a newbie needs this amp
For the price this is the most effective way to increase your ability to play in a band, learn timing and feel a groove. Having the drums makes you into a one man uber band ala White Stripes if you can sing a little! Seriously the amp is ridiculously loud for one watt, it has Hendrix levels of gain so you can play a great star spangled banner I kid you not. Its not a real clean amp but it does clean up and can make warm tones so if you play anything but jazz this amp works. Having drums will increase your skills in ways you didn't think about if you never played with them before
So this amp is the best pick over any other in the price range because it has drums period. If you need more power to play in a band then save up and get at least a 30 watt amp. If you play around non musicians its plenty loud much louder than the single speaker amps of same power because its got two 3 inch speakers.
I been playing for 30+ years and have heaps and stacks of gear played in all original bands so I know a little about gear and what makes a good guitar player is having fun and being able to practice very often. This amp will do that. Oh your gonna need the power supply unless your dad works for ENERGIZER bunny.
So in closing you must buy this amp or miss out on a real chance to feel what its like to play with another instrument.