Hope you don't mind me chiming in, but Scuffham is just really good for the feel of a guitar hitting the input of a good amp. Prior to getting Scuffham, I was using a POD HD 300. If you're really good at setting up presets on the HD-300, or you find one that's provided through their user group, you can get some nice sounds, especially the cleaner amps. You will not, however, be convinced you are playing an amp, and therefore you change your approach to how you play. The Scuffham input is more like a real amp than anything else I've played in that regard. It still takes some tweaking skills, and the idea of taming the input with a little compression is a great idea. It's very good for relatively high gain stuff, and the Fender.emulations are very good if you like the Strat twang through a Twin or Super Reverb. It's also a blast to play with some of the presets for some late night shredding through headphones, and goes well with a good single malt.