...Then when do you buy ? Because you know you’ll buy it and then you’ll play the same model or one from the same maker, in five years and go “oh my gosh what a giant leap forward!” I should have held off! I grabbed our practice space amp which is an old Vox VT30 with the chrome looking front which I always thought I could get a decent tone out of for rehearsal and have been using it at home for a week or so. It made me think, is the current version of this amp from Vox way better overall or is it just way better than the old one but I would still be able to tell that it’s digital and/or solid-state ? Just like those Tonemaster Amps that everyone is having so much fun loving or hating on that other thread. Is there going to be a next generation Tonemaster in 6 years and it’s going to sound even better than this one ? Built-in obsolescence so that folks keep buying from whichever company is making them?