I am just getting into playing and I would rate my skills at strong beginner easing into intermediate. Right now my best amp is a Vox VT20+. I have 2 friends who are guitar guys from way back. One of them helped pay his way through college playing on weekends. They both think I need to move up from a modeling amp to a standard amp and add some basic pedals. Any thoughts, advice, or suggestions on what to start looking at will be appreciated.