I'm glad you're happy with the Helix. I have run the gambit with guitar rigs... Solid state amps, rack rigs, tube combos, hybrid tube/rack, stereo tube amp rigs, half stacks, full stacks, and half stacks in stereo. I have bought, sold and used top of the line gear from Marshall, Mesa, Eventide, Voodoo Labs, Gibson, ESP, Ibanez, Kiesel, and many others. They all scratched a particular itch very well and still left several itches unsatisfied. I was elated beyond measure with each acquisition and regret none of them... The AX8 (the Helix and Kemper would have been as well had I chose either of them) is still the best money I have spent bar-none. Every time I get an update from Fractal, I feel as though I just purchased a new piece of gear without the dent in the finances. All the itches are sufficiently satisfied. I have read and agree with the statement that my Amp G.A.S. is satiated.... I am excited at the prospect of being able to buy more and higher quality guitars.