I dont play in a band anymore, nor do i see it anytime in the near feature, and i live in an apartment, so i'm looking at scaling down my rig. And i have a problem with a Mesa Mark III collecting dust, so it's going.
So i need a solution for home. I've got a pod xt that i've had since they were new, but it's on it's way out, and i wouldnt mind something new The axefx is out of my range, so we wont go there. And i dont need 7 billion effects and a trillion amps. I just want something that can really do a good job of a few amps - primarily heavy tones of the Mark series, 5150 and a ktre would be supreme.
And i need something that is plug and play, easy to use like the pod. i have no problem messing for hundreds of hours on tone, but straight usb for recording (like the pod) is what i am after.
Try software sims? I love playing around in ReValver. You can download the demo and see if it works for you.