Hey Andy et Al,
That *is* good advice, and I am doing something similar. I'm purchasing the distressor ASAP and it should be here shortly. I know I'm getting one, it's the one I'm most certain about.
However, regardless of whether or I buy them together or separate, I still need a plan of action. Renting them is not an option as I've already looked into it, as is demoing -- it's all a pain in the ass and would cost me more than I'd like to spend in disposed income. I'd rather come out with a combination that has the best possible chance of pleasing me the first time around, as shipping things out, selling them used, and purchasing items to "demo" them all have their associated costs, all of which I would like to try to avoid.
Beyond that, this is supposed to be *fun*... if I'm going to drop 8 or 9 grand, the least I can do is have a sense of "play" about it ... it's fun to see everybody's opinions, perspectives, and different tastes.
So, I appreciate the advice, but I'd still love to hear further package suggestions if that's cool with everybody. Based on the advice here so far, I'm leaning towards a modified package, perhaps something like this:
• Portico 5043
I just couldn't help but be rubbed somewhat by that Greg Wells 5043 thread.