#1
Hey guys,

I've got a bit of a problem with that I was hoping you could help me with. Essentially, I want a new amp. But here's the doozy - I'm off to University, and I just finished with one band and probably won't be in a new one for a little while. I also don't have enough money to buy a really good amp.

So I'm thinking, should I just buy a distortion/effects modeller like a POD or a V-Amp? I mean, there's no point spending half my money on a half-decent, small-ish amp is there? I'll only have to start saving again when I'm ready to buy a decent amp. Plus at home and at Uni I won't be able to get enough volume to get a good tube amp going, whereas a POD or a V-AMP I could run into my computer through the speakers - (I have an M-Audio Firewire recording sound card, and Creative Gigaworks speakers).

Does that sound like a good idea?

If so, what would you recommend? Although I have a fair bit of money saved, if I'm planning on saving, I guess I don't wanna spend too much, so I guess I'm looking at £200 tops. I'm guessing a PODxt or the V-Amp Pro are looking like likely candidates.

Thanks.
#2
If you plan on recording a lot definately hte POD XT. I personally find that the POD XT doesn't work so well on a regular amp, it works better going through a P.A. I find it sounds best recorded with and I use the POD XT to lay down all recorded guitar tracks at home as micing up an amp and avoiding outside noise...etc is difficult for me.
#3
Either of those will do you fine. Try each and see what you prefer, look on ebay to see how cheap you can get them second hand. I got my POD 2.0 for £60.00 off ebay. I use it for practising at my girlfriends flat with some headphones, its great for that.
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