Ok bros (and bro-ettes), since many of you around this joint have more of the Pod knowledge around here than I do.... I'm pickin' you to be the go to peeps for me.
I'm givin' up on my tube amps (well, sort of.. read below).. I know, sad to say, but they just aren't giving me what I'm looking for anymore.. That damn GuitarPort has ruined me I guess..
Next project is going to be going all Line 6, all rack mount with power amp driving straight into either a 2x12 or possibly 4x12 cab depending on what I can find for deals around here locally. Since I've never really been a "rack mount" kind of guy, what do you guys suggest I start with..
I've pretty much got my mind made up on the Pod Pro XT rack mount (w/floorboard)... I would LOVE to get my grubby little mits on something like the Mesa 50/50 that Dan has for the power section.. but they don't really pop up that often in the used market that I've seen.. Same for say the VHT 2150's, which would be another highly considerable thought.. So, I guess I'm possibly not getting totally away from tubes..
Does anyone have any suggestions for an alternative power section that's not going to break the bank, even something solid state.. GASP!
Secondly, do you need to run a power conditioner with this stuff? I know it would probably be a good idea with the tube driven power amps to help smooth out the voltage for better consistency of tone.. but do you need it for solid state? This will pretty much just be used at home, so it's not like I'll be playing clubs and having to deal with all the electrical variance that entails..
This is just in it's infant stages, so any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated... I've even considered a Vetta II if I can find one worth the money.. By the time I buy all this stuff, I might be able to score one of those for the same kind of $$$ I'm probably going to spend on this and just have it all in one.. BUT, I'd kind of like to have the option of maybe going back in later with a good rack mountable tube preamp just in case I get misty and decide to back "old school"..
Thanks in advance, and let the Komments Kommence!