After an exhaustive search through all the IP related threads, I haven't read anything about matching the POD Pro XT with the IP series cabs. Many have said that the IP's come into there own when mated with a dedicated bass pre (I have a Trace Elliot V Type I can use) but I'm considering a rack POD also. Anyone tried this? Does it sound thin/digital/unconvincing? The IP's seem like the ideal canvas for something like this but am unable to try the IP's before I buy. I've used POD's in the studio before and know what they're capable of, but I've never used one in a live rig. Your thoughts, experiences and unqualified polarisation of opinion are welcome and much appreciated!