Okay, first of all, I haven't got a mac anymore, I'll prolly get one at somepoint... Secondly, I can't play guitar, but would like to, but don't want to buy an amp too... I basically just want to learn guitar using the computer as the amp... I don't actually know how any of this works... I'm clueless... whee! So, here's my question, to connect a guitar to a mac, what does one need? And just out of interest, is it the same with a pc? Cos pickles with PCs I constantly see people saying they lose sound quality and so forth and have to use an amp or something... can one plug the guitar directly into the computer or would that blow the soundcard up? Hmm. I've got many questions. This little thing has also got me puzzled, it looks like what I'd need, but again, would I need an amp too? I thought electric guitars produced a very low signal or whatever you call it... but what I've read it seems to be saying that you can connect your guitar directly to your mac... here's the little dude So, basically, I'm confuzzled, I've got conflicting information, some saying I need an amp... and then I see these preamps? Do I need a preamp? I know what a preamp does... but I'm very dizzy thinking about all of this... Yes, what do I need, then? ANY HELP MOST APPRECIATED!