Check out these great videos from Damian Erskine and Bakithi Kumalo using the Two Notes Torpedo C.A.B. pedal. It's a microphone and cab modeler that also has power amp emulations, 5 band EQ! Use your favorite preamp in front of it and with the modeling it sounds like a real rig, even though you are still going direct. Here are links to the videos: Damian Erskine - I use the 8x10 model alot but I REALLY dig the Mid-70's B-15 model and use that most of the time. They have a great aluminum 410 model I like for modern sounds and slap playing and the 2x12 model is really cool for muted thumb plucking. Check out the videos and see what it can do!