I found the Line 6 is good for heavy, straight ahead recording. It seems that building up in volume and feed back cannot be done with this pedal board unless you plug it into an amp and mic it. Players that use volume control and varied picking may have issues. It seems to defeat the direct recording that the POD was made for. I run this into a Fender Hot rod deluxe from the power amp section (to bypass the amps pre-amp) and it sounds nothing like the POD thru headphones. Use two mics, a SM58 about 6" from the speaker, and a AKG condensor about 8' away for ambient in a small bedroom (10'x 12'). It sounds OK but nothing like the direct signal from the pedal. I was looking at getting a stereo solid state combo with at least 75 watts RMS that would give me a better, Live sound for recording. Any suggestions for something under $1,000.00?