Steuart wrote... ** while i love gear, i also find it useful to just show up to a gig with nothing except a bass and an amp. it channels my energy differently - - and in a healthy way many times. That last 'healthy' comment really rings for me as well. It's amazing how versatile you become when you aren't distracted by a pile of gear and just listen and react. The simplicity is very appealing... > Oh yeah, it's plenty healthy... for your back! I should have become a >singer! I recently acquired a funky old tube amp (Alamo 2570) after having done the direct-inject thing for years, and found myself ignoring a fairly new Lexicon PCM80 in favor of a pedal board and amp. It's been really fun just going out to play with that setup, although I'm probably going to put the EDP and PCM80 in a two space rack bag to take along sometimes as well. Miko Biffle - Miko.Biffle@asml.com "Running scared from all the usual distractions!"