so due to some emergency stuff, I had to spend a lot of money; this means that I probably won't get the DT50 or 25.
I'm looking now at a used HD500. I want some versatile tones; think Steve Howe. (You can tell by my username that I'm a pretty big Yes fan.)
I would like some great jazz tones, great crunch tones, great metal tones, and some great effects. I say "great" because, with all the things I hear about the HD500, I really can't settle for just good, haha. Also, I would like to do some volume swells with the pedal.
I'm thinking of going direct to FOH. Where I live, in Toronto, there's good sound reinforcement at a lot of venues, so monitoring shouldn't be a problem.
Now, I did go around asking some guitarist friends what it will be like playing direct to the FOH. They all said that I won't be very happy. Unlike the DT thing, however, they might be right, and this might not be the Line 6 hate talking, because what I want to do isn't very conventional as opposed to using amps. It's something I've never even seen happen, so I can't tell what it's going to be like.
How easy is it to go direct to FOH? Would it be possible to get a consistent tone from venue to venue? Any advice on this matter is appreciated. The POD seems to be the ultimate balance between tone, portability, and cost. And this is really important: I would like to buy something that'll last a long time. Literally everything I've bought, amp, pedals, guitar, is falling apart.