I recently got rid of my old POD 2.0 and even older Boss GX700, which for years had seen occasional use as the means to record guitar into my multi-track. I had come to realise that they both sounded terrible! I also switched from a hardware DAW (Akai DPS16) to software (Reaper), and the prospect of plug-ins arose. I chose another route - stand-alone digital and analog amp modellers. Having cut my teeth on cassette multi-trackers, I had always worked to the pattern of (1) get the guitar sounding good, (2) record it. Plugins allow you to record something and tweak it later, but this does not appeal - life is too short! For analog I chose the Tech 21 PSA 1. This uses multi-band distortions and filters at different frequencies to emulate various amps. Here's a pic, and a recent audio clip. The guitar is an American Standard Tele going through a Cali76 compressor and the PSA. There is a touch of reverb from a spring tank, recorded at the same time onto a separate track. Soul Man intro I'm really pleased with this unit. Anyone else use one, or the Tech 21 character pedals, for recording?