Well, times moved on and I now have the Apogee Gio, despite it being old it works and it works well, took me 10min to set up Mainstage with the conert template it comes with.
I have sold my Fender Strat and my Parker Fly!
I have ordered a Waghorn custom guitar based on Sauria S body shape, but challenging Tom to get to 2kg. We are looking at African Mahogany which is a lighter wood. Hardware not complete yet, but we will use Hottip trem with midi and piezo bridge pickup. Then I am going to try both DiMarzio Pafs and Suhr SSV pickups. 3 configuration. 11cm 4.2cm width neck, 24 frets. So midi and normal set up. Hopefully, it will be ready June 2014, watch this space.
So enough of kit, now I am focusing on building my Jazz fusion playing.
I have acquired the Boss RC300 looper and it is great edition.
I have tried the Suhr Modern and am not keen on these SSV neck and SSH plus bridge pickup. I also tried the Musicman Axis Super Sport, the sound I like from Alexis Hutchings, but again I found them a little muddy and the tone control almost pointless. I am finding the JT Yamaha Pacifica to be far more responsive.
Next up to try is the Musicman JP13 which has the new Illuminator DP256/257 pickups with a booster switch, it will be interesting if they are better.