I have been playing around with committing to using at least some software processing. I have owned a bunch of goodies GT-6, Adrenalinn I+ II (II was the upgrade), TC Electronics FireWorx, TC G-Major, Echoplex Digital Pro (I like looping it's fun) I have started to get rid of some of it and some I did away with in trade/swaps. I now am going to get rid of the looper and am keeping a Boss VF-1 need some sort of hardware backup and most software distortion I have tried leaves me unimpressed thus far. Still things have really improved on the software front enough to get me to start taking this route now. The looper (Gibson Echoplex) is now replaceable in software and well some of the delay effects seem good enough and worthy of usage. Software though I realize overwhelms some folks and likely not everyone wants to go there but, there are some real advantages in using software. Okay go ahead take it to task just figured it might be a worthwhile discussion and well it is actually a passion of mine besides great guitars like SG's. Some resources http://www.zonemobius.com/ My choice for replacing the Echoplex http://www.kvraudio.com/ Tons of software effects to try out some free, some not, most VST, others Mac only.