My first rack setup was an Ada mp1 into a carvin fet1000. Then came a VHT gp3 into a vht 2/90/2. I still have and use it with my Tc gforce and eventide eclipse. For me, though, I prefer the straight in approach now for that dynamic feel. I run all my fx through a rim fx gizmo. Love it. Reminds of rack the way I can switch combos of fx and amp channels with one button thru midi. I realize others may want more. My deaf ears think it sounds just fine. Now I'm off to sell blood so I can eat tonight before I go back under my bridge. Damn billy goat gruff always running me off.