and it is the Axe-FX. I've posted this at other boards too but wanted to put it here anyway. Seriously though, I had my first gig with the axe last night and I'm not kidding when I say, it was or was close to the best live tone I've ever had. I used patches that I tweaked ( and I really still don't know 1/1000th of this thing) I didn't have to really change anything at the club other than add a little volume to my lead patches. My bandmates even complimented my tone. Our drummer went out front for a couple of songs (a drummer friend filled in) and said it was crystal clear. A friend of ours commented between sets that the "Marshall sounds really good tonight"! :LOL: Now I'm really looking forward to my show tomorrow at an air force base. and even moreso ,I'm looking forward to the QSC arriving on monday. After sunday we have 2-3 weeks off so I'll really be able to sit down and get my settings just where I want them. I used my JVM for power last night and it'll be nice to not have to lug that and a cabinet around (unless we're playing a huge stage). It's funny too because since I got the Axe, I've actually played more at home and haven't spent the time tweaking it that I thought I would...it's just that easy to get a good sound out of it....even when you don't know what you're doing yet.