Originally Posted by budda
Totally. I've just gone over to using a full tube amp, and while I love the tone and sonic advantages, it's more of a hassle to set up, get my volumes correct between clean crunch and lead patches etc. I have cables everywhere now, and my amp settings can get easily knocked when moving gear. Pod on the other hand just needs two cables, all my levels are saved and are consistent, and I just need to use the master volume on my power amp - that's the only dial I ever touch. Plus I eq'd it to cut out a lot of the really low frequencies to sit in the band mix better. So it was insanely convenient, and you get good tones from it. But I'm getting better tones with my amp now. I still need to set up some eq's in the pod to sort out the low end rumble. if you are going to get a tube amp consider other things you might need in your set up - noise gate (especially with high gain amps), delay compressor reverb etc. And cost those into your decision. They all come as standard in a multi fx, so don't look at it as just an amp modeler. The effects probably won't match a good pedal in some cases, but will get you close.