It's been a little over six months since I dropped the tube amps, and the pedal board, and went ultra simple and ultra lightweight with a DV Mark FGC121 combo, and a TC Electronic Nova System for effects. I do not use patches on the Nova. I have it set up as individual pedals for each button. Works like my old board, but it's 1/4 the size and far lighter. I met a lot of resistance when I did this. From my band, from musician friends, from my studio engineer friends. Next to nobody thought it was a good idea. The thing I heard most was that I was being silly, and in six months I'd be buying tube amps and pedals again, and trying to live down this ridiculous experiment. So now it's a little more than six months later... I've never been happier. Ever. This six month period marks the longest I have ever gone in 33 years of playing guitar without making ANY changes to my amp or effects rig. And I have no desire to. The amp sounds fantastic. It has plenty of power. After six months I'm convinced there will never be a gig too large for it. And it works great a quiet restaurant levels, too. Always sounds like it should, no matter what level. Doesn't sound thin and wimpy at low volumes, doesn't compress, flatten out and saturate at high volumes. Perfect. And I only need one amp. No more having piles of them for every possible scenario. And it's so easy to move. I pick up tube amps at the shop all the time to move them around, and can't wrap my head around ever paying that much money again to haul around something so heavy with such limited performance range and dynamics. The Nova System is great, too. I have it in a small carry case with all of my cables and my mic, and it's so much smaller and lighter than my old board. It sounds incredible as well. With the analog drive section, built in boost, and other digital effects it's just the perfect package. The whole rig is so dead simple, and I've had nothing but compliments. Nothing. The ones I get the most are from people who can't believe it's an SS amp. The second most is that people can't believe it's a multi FX unit. To be truthful, I can't either. But it is what it is. Anyhow, that's the six month report. Anybody who's been around this forum long enough knows I go through gear like water, so keeping the same rig for six months is a huge milestone for me. Having no desire to change ANYTHING after all that time is even bigger.