I recently acquired a squier Stagemaster with an emg 85/60 set. I know that active pickups can't be completely utilized through a ss so I was looking to buy a tube amplifier loud enough to gig with but wouldn't break the bank. I have line6 podx3 live for effects and such and was wondering would the Pignose be a good deal? I liked the portability of it b/c I live in a dorm, and I would probably be able to do a speaker swap eventually. I'm looking for an EVH to Metallica type sound.