I wanted to get him something that isn't total crap, that inspires and that is loud enough for me to hear him with me drumming. So, I got an SWR Working Pro 15 It sounded good at the store. (I have my drums put away as we are buying a house so I can't play with it). But when I brought it home it didn't really sound loud enough to me. The tone seems really good. It's 200 watts. If I add a 210 cab some say it will seem louder what do you think? I can take it back and buy this 350 watt SWR Black Beauty for $25 more.