I'm all for miking up a real amplifier, and have put in my fair amount of time experimenting with stereo miking and double tracking to get big stereo guitars. I used some amp sims to add to existing "real" guitars, but passed most of them off as not quite able to stand on their own. I was playing around with Amplitube last night and doing things virtually as I would if I could afford 4 different high end amp/cabinets. Basically running a single guitar track through multiple amp models and panning them around. After much tweaking, I must say it sounded pretty darn good. The ability to change any parameter at any time while mixing plus getting around the need to manually double-track every guitar line has me thinking about using it for the final mix of things. What are you guys' thoughts on using amp sims like this to get stereo guitar sounds by running different cab models left and right without double tracking? Any tips or tricks? Maybe re-amp thru a real amp and add a little of that back in for some added real-ness? Any amp sims better than Amplitube? Any comments much appreciated!