Dear Kilrahi, Scallybert & Phil-m,
Many thanks for your responses. I am now leaning toward the HX Effects. Another week of research and try-out at Sam Ash (if they have either or both on the "floor").
Indeed, the midi functionality, having 9 blocks, and the ability to turn individual effects on and off in real time is a big positive factor.
I just did think of one more question.
1. Are the custom tones created by users (y'know, regular guys like us, devilishly handsome, 61/2 feet tall with far too much chest hair) "cross-useable?" Meaning, if you go to the
"customtone" downloads section on Line6's site and you have, for example, the HX Effects, can you use a "custometone" created for the HX Stomp for your HX Effects unit?
Thanks again and best wishes to all.