Well, I lowballed a guy in Halton Hills and picked myself up an Avid Eleven Rack for $300. He wanted $350 firm, but saying I'll be there in less than 24 hours really gets people motivated. The guy I purchased it from kindly demonstrated some of the tones and explained how he had it set up. It sounded amazing. I don't know why I was expecting it to sound like garbage. He said the key was running it through a tubed power amp. He was using a Mesa 20/20, so I've been scouring the net for one or a marshall alternative. Then it occurred to me - the Fryette Power Station is THE amp multi-tool for the job. I stuck it into the effects return and I could only get a slight taste before my wife reamed me out. The volume went 1, 2, 10 with no happy medium. I thought that was weird, since it's a bloody attenuator. I went back to the Fryette Youtube Demo and realized I should have put plugged it into the line in, but I'll have to wait until tomorrow to check it out. Nevertheless, I have effectively added tubes to the chain and can't wait to let it rip tomorrow.