Oh man, I am so freaking out in anticipation . I can hardly control myself. I have heard so many great things about this system, that it is almost endlessly configurable, but I will have to see about all of that. When I actually tried the system out for myself in a music store the pick up placement was all screwy, so it naturally didn't pick up notes, then it was altered, and all of the patches sounded noisy and bad, but I think that could have been the amp, or the placement. What I have gotten out of these boards is that in order to produce a quality sound you have to tweak a lot, which I am fine with. I am just a little intimidated by the unit, and disappointed that it doesn't have Fodera modulation. I can't wait, but I also have a feeling of trepidation and impending doom. I keep on reminding myself that if I don't like it, I can return it and get that Conklin GT7 I have been lusting after, but I am afraid that I will get so lost in programing this bastard that I won't return it in time. I was planning on using the unit for bass modeling mostly, because I play a bottom of the line ESP LTD 105 5 string, and I want a nice sounding bass, but some flexablity. Hey Fred Honshon, I dig your bass tones, post more mp3's of the V-bass, please!