I have talked to several young players and two music shop owners and they seem to indicate that more and more kids are going for an ampless rig, plugging directly into the PA from their pedal boards, using in ear monitors and wireless set ups. I can see many advantages to this, and I am also told (have not heard with my own ears) that you can get a good/great sound this way as digital is catching up with analogue. I have seen a couple of boards that tempt me to try this (most notably the NuX Cerebus). Now I have way too many years playing behind me and far too few in front of me to feel like I will divest myself of my few remaining amps. Having said that, in the last couple of years I have dumped my Vibroking, my Marshall, my DRRI and a couple of others and use 18 watts and under almost exclusively. So my question to you is... Do you see yourself ever gigging without an amp and being happy with your tone?