I was humbled this weekend. Went to a wedding and they had a the usual wedding band. Guitar, bass, keys, drums, three "show" singers. All very good players. The guitarist played a HSS Strat through a silver stripe Peavey Bandit. No pedals, just straight into the amp. FANTASTIC tone! Clean, overdrive, and enough gain to do a spectacular version of Santana's "Europa". Of course, if this guy was a golfer, you would call him a sandbagger. He obviously was an accomplished player and this gig was an easy lift for him, but the amp tone blew me away. Got me to thinking that we tend to obsess over gear when we could do just fine with a lot less.