I have picked my gee-tar back up and plan on teaching myself to be a better player, but that is beside the point. Before, my attitude about anything was "It cost me such and such $$$, I ain't messin with it." But after getting my K5 and joining this site, I look for mods that I can make on almost anything I own. So my first question is.... At the bridge of my Fender Jap Strat, there are two adjustments that I can make, one is a screw for each string that will increase tension on it (or is it to change the length of the 'taut" part of the string?), what is this for and why would someone mess with it? There are also two allen screws per string at the bridge that will raise or lower each string from the bridge. Same question, why would one mess with these? Also, what does it mean to wire the pickups "out of phase"? Well, I guess that was a few questions. Heres another. When I bought my first electric, a $100 Jackson, I also bought the cheapie Fender $100 practice amp. Well, I am no longer satisfied with the quality of sound that I can get from it. I want to buy an new (or used) amp. What is the best bang for the buck? I'm looking to spend ~$300. I play almost any kind of music that I like from Johnny Cash, to Skynyrd, to the Animals, to you name it, but what I'd really like to concentrate on is blues when I get good enough to pull riffs out of my ass. What do you all reccommend?