When I first got back into guitar 7-8 years ago, a friend recommended I check out GuitarPort from Line 6. Since then, I’ve run through quite a few different products from them. After getting hooked on modeling with the GuitarPort, I got a used Vetta that I used for playing out live. Even though they have not updated that in years, it is still a great modeling amp with an almost perfect feature set. The down side was, well, it’s an amp and weighs a ton. Somewhere during that early period I got a regular gig playing in the band at church and the thought of hauling the Vetta back and forth twice a week quickly wore on me. So… I picked up the Pod XT Pro and stuck it in a portable rack case and used the same floor board that I used with the Vetta. That wasn’t bad, but the tone options weren’t as good as with the Vetta. Thus began a years long quest to find the Vetta options in an extremely portable package.