So ya I took the plunge and got the Yamaha THRX and so glad I did. This thing is a beast!. Best sounding amp ever as far as i'm concerned. I was curious though will a EHX Soul Food pedal sound good thru the clean channel? Also I have a schecter with stock pickups with the thrx being a modeling amp, would upgrading the pickups make my sound with this amp any better or would it just be a waste of money? This is my only amp and I have no desire to play thru anything else or to play anywhere except my bedroom.