i'm not so interested in the effects modeling though if its good thats sweet, but i am, however, being tempted by amp modeling effects, are they worth it? are there any good ones for under $300 or so usd?
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$300? go for PODxt!!
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Agreed, PODxt or PODxtLive ($350 new) if you'll be using it in a band situation.
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