Questions for an overall rig: I want primarily mid-gain sustaining lead sounds (the latest Santana sound on the Steve Tyler track or Gary Moore, for instance), clean jazz sounds (tone turned all the way down types, Pat Metheny) and boutique high-gain for rhythm (Diezel, Bogner, Mesa Boogie). Will definitely be buying some sort of rack for modulation-delay, chorus etc- the G Force is high up on the list. The guitar is mahagony body, maple cap, rosewood neck and ebony fretboard. Pickups are 2 Lollar P-90s and a WCR Darkburst or Bartolini Z60 in the bridge. Basically I need ideas for the OD/amp combo- Option 1-Ecman tube amp with ODs-Damage Control Demoniser, Ibanez TS seem like good options, but what do I do for the high gain rhythm? Also can the Ecman handle the low end growl for rhythm as well as not getting muddy on the zero tone jazz stuff? Option 2: POD XT Live into an Atomic Reactor 212. Does it really have that picking-sensitive tube amp feel or is it all hype? When I played the XT Live, the high gain sounds and cleans were ok, but the lead sounds were very overprocessed sounding..very much in the shred domain. The GT-8 of course had massive clipping on all patches. So what do I do about this stuff without it costing a bomb?