Thank you everyone for the super helpful advice. I have been playing guitar for over 20 years now but am still such an amateur on everything, especially gear. I only understand about 1/4 of everything the LT can do and what it means (signal chain, wet/dry/wet, 4 cable - might as well be speaking Cantonese) so I know me having this LT is like giving a Ferrari to a toddler but being able to really clone my favorite sounds (metallica, randy, coheed & cambria, etc.) makes me all the more motivated to play and learn. So again, I really appreciate everyone taking the time to reply and for the super helpful advice.