If it's not too much of a pain, I'd love to see a picture of your Tie-Dye Strat. I don't know if I have ever seen one. Recently I have been tossing around the idea of trying a Strat again. I'm a humbucker (LP) guy but for some reason the thought of owning a Strat again is appealing.
Anyway...have fun and I look forward to see ya around TGP.
ps: How do you like your GT-8? I have had my GT-10 for about 8 months now and I am still blown away by it daily. What a killer processor.