Martin Burns noted: >>http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinb/tags/variax Heh! None more black it is! ;-) >>Mind you, being amp-less, I'm trying to get the output into my Mac, and so far coming up with silence Can't help too much there ... but when I first moved to Houston I ran my Strat through a multieffect pedal and out a pair of those little powered speaker things ... since your "pedal" is onboard, you might be able to simply (given a Frankenstein assortment of connectors, mind you) output through your powered iPod speakers. ... But that's only if you have trouble squeezing that new Marshall stack into the back of the Prius! YeeeeHaw! HTH, RonL.