Hey there... For a weekend jam party I dusted off my Rush "Replay x3" DVD set (among others) for background noise in the house, while we took breaks from jamming in the garage to grab something to nibble or grab a drink. While watching it again for the first time in years, I realized something funny: Whether he was playing his old Ric "way back in the day" or his Steinberger headless during the '80s or even his signature J's today, his sound has been pretty much the same throughout. Sure there are a few slight differences but generally speaking regardless of the gear being used it still sounds like Geddy. I thought I'd bring this up as a reminder that it isn't about gear so much as how you play it. So I guess the point is not to worry about gear too much as it doesn't make that much of a difference in the long run. Keep jammin' and have a great day.