Hey all, I have played acoustic guitar for a while and have just started playing electric guitar. I don't have an amp and was wanting to record some electric parts on a song... but I don't know which way to go on effects. I have messed around with some older amp modelers (nomad factory rock amp and revalver) but so far the results are less then desired. Everything sounds pretty flat and hollow (for lack of better terms). Now, the guitar I'm using isn't the best (an epiphone SG... I traded a sandwich for it... a footlong Subway Italitan BMT none the less) so I'm guessing that's one issue. But what about these plug in effects? Is there any secret to dialing in sounds that actually sound good (I really don't have much experience with guitar effects in general)... or do the afformentioned plug-ins I've messed around with just sound crapy? I've been thinking about buying Amplitube 2 or possibly the POD line 6 or something along those lines... any advice? Right now I'm using the Firepod (front end) and Cubase/Reason as my mixing software if that makes a difference. Are any of these plug ins worth messing with or should I just break down and buy an amp and outboard effects?