So, I considered the advice of people in the pickups thread I started awhile back, and ended up saying fuck it, and getting a PAF Pro in the neck of my SC420. It goes along with the Tone Zone that came out of my RG, and wow: TZ's sound a lot better in mahogany than they do basswood, for some reason.
The two together are pretty damn awesome. In fact, I think the PAF Pro is my favorite neck humbucker. Between it here in a 25" scale mahogany guitar tuned to D standard, and my JS, which is basswood, 25.5", and tuned to E standard, this pickup can just do it all. I'm really happy with the clarity.
The tuner thread kinda went between the Pitchblack and the Polytune, and reading the two descriptions and stuff, I liked how the Polytune works, so I went with the PT2. Really, really bright, and tuning is very fast and simple, like a tuner should be. No adverse effect on tone at all when bypassed, since it is true bypass.
Last but not least, is a bit odd in terms of being new music stuff, but I'm really geeked about it regardless: Positive Grid BIAS.
Holy. Shit. In my opinion, of course, so take with a grain of salt, BUT.....definitely the best software modeler on anything, whether you're talking Mac/PC or iOS. It's that good. SMOKES anything else on the iPad, and sounds far better to me than GuitarRig or Amplitube on the desktop. For me, it's damn close enough to a hardware modeler that I'm considering ditching the POD, if I can figure out a streamlined solution using the iPad. It's $20, and works better if you have JamUp XT Pro as well, so add another $20 for that too.
Very much like Revalver, where you can really change stuff around, like power tubes, preamp tubes, rectifier (SS or tube, and which one in the case of the latter) transformer type, etc. Tons of possibilities. Not all have a profound effect on every model, but depending upon the model there's a ton of flexibility, while managing to not be too daunting with options.
Overall, I really recommend it if you happen to have an iPad, and want to mess around with amp modeling. I've got all the major ones, and it's definitely my new favorite, followed by its sister product, Jamup.
Positive Grid sounds interesting, I just lack the iPad