Amplified musical instruments with cords are ridiculous. How long it takes them to set up is ridiculous. All the gear should just be 802.11g wireless, then you have a laptop with a virtual wiring diagram that lets you route the guitar to the effects box to the mixer, etc. (and change the "wiring" in realtime with scripted configurations if you want). Of course the "wiring" is just a router for which data stream goes where. To set up for a gig, you just unpack your gear and start, no hookup, no layout, no testing, it's all automatically ready to go, and wireless so you can dance around. Silly people.