A little backstory I know this comes a lot, so I want to say up front that I have searched and read through quite a few articles on this forum. It seems that each gathers opinions from completely different people and eventually every piece of hardware is "the best!" I'm looking for a new recording option for myself. I have stopped upgrading my computer making multi-track recordings using Guitar Rig or Amplitube a little too taxing on my PC (p3-2.4, 1Gb Ram). Normally I would run: "The Right Way" Fender Twin/Mesa Mark III -> Shure SM57 -> PreSonus Firebox -> PC. "Quick and Dirty" PreSonus Firebox -> GR3 or Amplitube 2 Between clipping from processor/memory issues, waiting for software to load up and prep a track with the Quick and Dirty solution, or waiting for everyone to leave my house so I can pump some tone out of my overpowered amps with the Right Way, I started leaning back towards a hardware modeler. *Some recent family issues also may mean that money and sound levels may become even more of an issue.* Getting to the point I'd like to look at some sort of inexpensive hardware amp/cab simulator/modeler that I can run my pedalboard through to either jam quickly or record easily. I'm not willing to sacrifice absolutely all of the tone in order to solve this problem, but I'm not expecting it to sound like my Twin cranked. - The Line6 Pocket Pod comes to mind because they appear to be going super cheap used ($75-80). I had an older POD 2.0 way back, and have heard that the XT line sounds a multitude better than even that. - Sansamp GT2. Obviously not as versatile as the POD, but all I really need is something to sim the Fender clean sound well - I've got all the effects I need on my pedalboard. Anything else? Please consider the gear listed in my sig before you reply. I'm not looking for a ton of effects, just recording fidelity, some portability, and a nice clean amp/cab sim. Thanks for the help guys!