Guthrie Govan, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Metallica, John Petrucci, Alex Lifeson, Neal Schon, Dave Mustaine, Ty Tabor, Misha Mansoor, Tobin Abasi, Periphery, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Andy Summers, Don Felder. Just a partial list. Of what? People using the Fractal Audio Axe Fx III. Use what you have now. Practice a lot, play with other musicians as often as possible, take lessons. Save your money. Buy this when you can.