i got this idea in my head today. i was think about how i read jpj jones uses a laptop for his effects and a midi pedal to turn them off and on. i know they have friwire preamps or usb preamps. any ways my idea is this i think it be good idea to put a fire wire out/in on bass and guitar preamps. i was thinking you could use it two ways. frist use it like a di for recording on comptures. the second thing u could use it for is useing effects. you would only need one cable for send/return. it would open up to a limitless possablety of effects. a effect compy like boss could just make a program with all there pedals built in to it and when they make more u could buy updtaes. if they made it like reason u could have ass many effects as u want and have them patched wat ever way you want. say boss / dod and the othere big name effect makers made the programs with rewire there would be a never ending amount of wat effects you could use. sorry if this doesnt make sense this idea pop in to my head today. i knwo u could just buy a friewire preamp and put it in ur efect chain and use vst or othere effects, i just thought it be better if it was ment to be a bass preamp and ment to be used live.