Some actual guitar content for a change... Played a Fender "Strat-o-Sonic" today at Guitar Center. Honduran mahogany body with 5 "tone chambers" makes for a very light and resonant guitar. Typical Fender American neck/frets (pretty good on this one), butterscotch transparent finish, two P90's that sounded outstanding. I wanted to buy it. So has anyone played on of these things? The price tag was $1K, I asked for their best deal and they said $800 sans case. I said how about $750 with case and the kid wouldn't do it. I know the manager pretty well so I'll go back when he's there and see what he can do on the price. I was impressed with the tone and feel of this guitar, especially the tone. I might by one. Also played the new 1964 Vibroverb reissue (one 15" speaker ala SRV). It has a "stock or modded" switch on the back that sounded like pulling the normal channel preamp tube when on the modded setting. Loud, tight, clean but nice drive when the volume gets around 4 or so. I was pretty impressed with this amp, much more so than the 1965 Super Reverb reissues I have played. Unfortunately the folks at Fender were hitting their crackpipe when pricing this bad boy - it was $2499. It's worth maybe half that if it's PTP, maybe $699 if it's Fender quality PCB. Sounds good though. Heard a band in Florida last week, 3 piece basic bar band. The guitar was sounding pretty damn good so I wandered up near the stage. The guy was playing a Line 6 guitar with no pickups and a Line 6 amp of indeterminate model. His tone was quite good and I was shocked to see it was a modeling amp. What's up with that Line 6 guitar thingy with no pickups? Is this something new that sounds good or was I drunk?