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Since I purchased the 500X a few years back, have been in love with modeling and using Line 6 products. They are very user friendly, easy to use and it's really up to the user to create great tones. I really enjoy the Custom Tones forum to upload other individuals patches. One thing I'm disappointed about though is a lack of modern tone that just rips, bites and cuts through mixes. Feel like there's a big emphasis on popular and classic when there is much more variety to be had. There's a Peavey 5150 in presets but no JSX which was a phenomenal sounding head. Options for Mesa Boogie products are available but no Randall products. Dimebag Darrell played Randall and is known widely around the world for his shredding. Scott Ian played Randall, Kirk Hammett plays Randall. Even Laney heads would be cool. Would love to see a Framus Cobra in the arsenal someday as well. Also, I see a lot of options for Celestion speakers but Eminence makes fairly good speakers as well.
My guitarist and I have recently switched amps to the Pod HD Pro, and he uses his old 6505+ to power his Pod, while I invested in a cheap solid state power amp (Crown XLS1000) to power mine. Although I don't mind my tone, I do like how his sounds more powerful and is easier to power live. We recently played at a bar that had no home monitors and I had to max my power amp to barely get loud enough to be heard. We play out of Vader and Mesa cabs, and our genre is more on the Death Metal side than anything else. I've decided to invest in a cheap tube head to power my pod while I save up for a 6505+, and a used Peavey Valveking (100w) and Crate Blue Voodoo (120w) came to mind, since they are both tube amps that I can run through the effects return and buy for around 300 USD, maybe less. My question is, has anyone tried powering their pod with either amp? It seems like it may be a decent temporary fix to my problem. That way we can at least be close tone and power-wise.