I'm Digital Larry, and I have GAS (hi Larry)! Yes, I realize that most people here are not looking to discourage any fellow travelers from indulging their GAS. But I'm really trying to hold firm on this. I took my G&L S-500 to the local guitar shop for a setup. While there, I perused the lower end of their used models. Ibanez Artcore? Already owned and sold two (different models though). Pretty red paint job. Body a bit deep for my tastes. 2V/2T, don't like that. Next! Italia Maranello Semi Hollow. ooooohhhhh, nice orange paint job, light weight, 1V/1T. Uh-oh. So I had to convince myself that this guitar was "too nice" and I'd be worried about it getting a ding or something. I have a 2HB guitar (Yamaha AES-800) which is my longest favorite. But now I start thinking "its neck is a bit narrow", "never really liked the way it looks", "weird but cool 5-way switching wiring", etc. Next up, modelers. Lots of new things coming out of NAMM. I've said this a million times, but will say it again. I have an Eleven Rack, which is probably ten years old by now. I'm just using it for recording. Don't gig. Just use the knobs and buttons off the front panel. Trying to muster the discipline to record without delay or reverb so I can add that later to suit. This already allows re-amping via USB. Just a few issues. a) I can get good sounds to my ear for recordings. Guitar and bass and electric mandolin. Sometimes the presets don't sound good to me and it may take awhile to get those dialed in. Mostly "chime" or overdrive with single coils can get sort of grating to me. But never having owned an AC-30 I'm not sure if that's normal or not, because most modeler "chime" patches sound similar to me. b) MIDI tempo sync for delays and LFOs cannot be enabled while USB is plugged in. No real good rationale, it's probably just a bug that will never get fixed. Sometimes when I'm coming up with ideas I like to get tempo synced delays and LFOs, which I'd add on the modeler just because it's so easy to do so. Even if ultimately I would not print that to the DAW and would instead recreate it later. c) When using the USB audio, it is an ASIO device which means (IME) that now I have to monitor through that since you can only run one ASIO device at a time. Assuming that's true, then the problem is in ASIO and not necessarily the modeler. I was interested in all the hype about the NeuralDSP modeler. The POD Go also ticked my interest for awhile. But one of the worst things for me is to get a new piece of gear and then have it just sit there, because I didn't really need it, or it didn't really provide me anything I didn't already have. But those Italia guitars! Really nice. I'm gonna have to go back to that shop to pick up my G&L eventually.