OK, I think my final question....I think I've narrowed my choices regarding the amp and cabinet to run with either a Helix or Axe FXii.

I am finding that Matrix has a combination purchase of the GT1000fx and NL12 for basically the same price as a Line 6 L3t.

Which one would be a better choice and why? I do eventually want to play small gigs in a rock/hard rock cover band so I want the equipment to stand up.