I'd really hate for it to affect my tone in a way that people who'll never hear me play wouldn't like.
Please tell me it'll give me those Robin Ford tones, from that song I won't let you know the name of.
I guess as long as someone famous who doesn't play musically remotely similar to what I play is using one, then it should hopefully be okay for that one time I'll ever use it before I resell it.
What about replacing that Floyd rose trem with a Strymon BigSky + Timeline? It's only $600 over your budget - just sell that stuff that I personally don't like so that what you have pleases me - yeah that'd be great.
At one time it may have been a Dumble clone of some sort, but now? A low watt Fender, or Marshall type that takes pedals, wait no! Certainly a pedal, true bypass, time based with a snake $hit name. Or maybe a PAF iteration by FOM Winders, who must be located somewhere rainy.