3 days ago I picked up a second hand POD XT... (no, no NGD for a POD, sorry )...and blah blah blah today I was going through the presets and I faced again my "Tonephobia" Scary disease the Tonephobia...and I can't actually explain it but I always suffered from it...but never really completely realized until yesterday Basically what I mean with Tonephobia is "that ear-hands problem that makes you unable to play" Last time I had it trying an hand made amp a friend of mine built...basically he was showing me the tonal possibilities of the amp and moving the knobs. The effect on my brain is that when the tone doesn't match my liking, my hands do not respond...so I might be going between shred and missing strings in a matter of seconds...milliseconds perhaps. I almost never play clean electric guitar sounds, even if I like the sounds on a record and have the same exact sound...my right hand seems scared to hit the string and produce the sound...the left fingers go completely out of synch...and that's why I have to resort to either classic, acoustic or piezo-like effects, very very very dry...when I play clean guitar, the sound seems to pierce my brain and I don't want to produce it. But same things happens with distorted sounds...the less the sound is, the more sloppy my right hand is, but if the sound is tight, I can crunch and be tight on the strings like a demon. And yesterday and today, going through the POD presets, as I said...it was the same thing...skipping between chirurgical shredding and slop fest. Has anyone else the same problem? Or am I the only idiot around?