(not sure which forum was a better spot for this, since it involves 2 types of NGD) So, over the course of about 2 months (is that right Steve? Can't recall exactly when I started), via selling, buying, selling, buying, I have, notably without adding any supplementary funds, now successfully turned a MK-IV rackmount head, a TightMetal pedal, and a TC Nove Drive into: 1) a PODxt-Pro (not pictured) 2) an Orange PPC112 3) my beloved old Bodenhamer Leviathan (!!!!!) w/ new custom faceplate 4) and... 4) (cont'd) the KxK Fierce Grape 8 I love all of it, except the PPC112. I actually hate that, and as I'm typing this, have already sold it (had it less than a week). I should have realized I would, as I didn't get along at all with the PPC412 I played a couple times recently, either. I can see where some people like it, but definitely not my thing. I realized as I was typing out a post recently on the best ODs out there that, although I liked my Nova Drive, I really needed the old Leviathan back, because nothing compared to it. As luck would have it, the guy I sold it to had just decided to sell almost all of his gear, and was happy to sell it back. Even cooler, he had added a custom faceplate to it, which is absolutely badass (will take a closer pic later). Too bad he swapped out the ultraviolet LED, though. PODxt-Pro - no real explanation here. For quickly recording ideas & silent practicing, it's a really great, cost-efficient solution. I think this is the 8th or 9th one of these I've owned. I will almost certainly sell this one at some point, too. Probably right around the time my DAR FBM-PX shows up. ... and, on to the part that you will probably care about the most - the Grimace signature KxK Sii8! This guitar is actually the prototype to the Sii8 I ordered from Rob (still in progress), so I suspected I was going to love it, feature-wise, and was not disappointed. It plays every bit as well as my old Sii7 (if not better), and is awesomely comfortable to play. The neck is thin enough to put even an RC7 to shame, and the upper fret access is nothing short of epic. I don't see this one going anywhere anytime soon. It may even stick around after I have my own Sii8 in-hand. The only thing I'm not really loving ATM is the pickup choice - both BKPs, a VH-II in the neck, and a Rebel Yell in the bridge. Neither is really the sort of pickup I'd usually go for. On first playing, I was getting along with the VH-II better than the Rebel Yell, but after hours of tweaking my setup to work with these (their tone is massively different from the Oni), I'm actually liking the Rebel Yell a lot more than the VH-II. It's super, super tight, with great clarity, and awesome harmonics. I suspect it would actually be ideal for all the djent-lovers out there. It's almost a little too tight for my tastes, and it doesn't have the level of low-mid push that I typically like in a pickup (my Rackto prefers low-mids, too). I played it through a Triple-X and a 5150-III today, each through both the 5150-III cab and a PPC412, and through both amps & both cabs, it was actually pretty awesome. Didn't need a boost with either to have huge gain and awesome tightness. It almost made me want to buy the Triple-X on the spot, and just have an amp per guitar Still, I'd like something that works better with my setup, so I'll likely be switching these out soon. All in all, it's been a great couple of weeks. Can't wait for my FBM-PX to come in to add to the mix!