I have found a great alternative to getting great tube sounds although I know it won't touch all the features of the Axe, but to those that sold their Ultras and have a nervous twitch; check out Scuffham Amps S- Series. Downloadable to try for 15 days. I'm digging it as I wait patiently (a year or so) until I'll get my greedy little grubs on the Axe 2. I know there were threads that mentioned Scuffham Amps.If you haven't heard it yet and have a audio interface check it out. Just thought I'd chime in and let some people know (not affiliated with them,been here wanting an Axe badly). I would be at a loss if I had to sell something and never know when my new replacement is going to be available.