So, I've been looking around for alternatives to my Ampeg SVT3-Pro and Avatar cab set-up. I'm quite curious about the Bass POD and a poweramp. If I were to use such a set-up, I'd probably go with a 500-750 watt power amp, possibly Carvin, Behringer, or Crown. Is the POD hot enough to drive a power amp? How good does the POD emulate amps and effects? I've heard very mixed reviews. Some guys swear by 'em, some wouldn't pee on them if they were on fire in a nursery full of newborns. Also, which POD do you suggest, if any? The Live, or the rackmount with their big ol' footswitch? I'd continue to run this rig through an Avatar B212.