Glad there was mention of the Roland Guitar synth - GR-30. I'm currently reviewing one for Recording magazine. I've only had a chance to work with it a few times, but it's very nice. Looks just like the previous one, the GR-09. Roland has worked on the tracking and it rarely glitches! It's very clean. Response time is very good. Roland also has included an arpeggiator and harmonist. And there are a ton of sounds (more than the GR09 including the expansion board). Even better is that the price is very reasonable - I think it lists for $895. Sounds are good too. Needless to say, I like it. Anyone interested can email me for Recording's publication date, probably around July. J. Arif Verner Infinite Sound http://www.epix.net/~verner/ PS - My Web Site has other tech articles I have published - including a bunch on guitar synthesis. Check it out! PPS - By the way, synths are great for looping too! Has anyone tried it? It's wonderful, but it really should be in stereo. I used synths loops on my last album using the Yamaha D5000 (a very interesting box!).