Some places just don't allow amps... and I think if I have an amp-less rig in my arsenal I can play at places I don't have much time to set up and tear down... I've accumulated some options here.. 1. Amp sim pedal at the end of the chain cheapest solution of the bunch.. in fact I have one now. (Tech 21 character series clones..) they work well and sound decent with some verb added and what not but it doesn't feel good on the fingers.. 2. Avid Eleven Rack Poor man's Axe fx? They sounded good in clips (direct recording) and wonder if they have better pre/DA converter than my focustrite scarlet.. if so this could be 2 birds in 1 stone. If I just need 1 sound.. I can just bring this and my guitar and go. 3. Torpedo CAB The one I encountered recently.. apparently the best cab sim in the market. Power amp sim looks powerful. I don't know much about it.. 4. An amp head with a speaker sim direct out....? hmm Which route should I take?