So I've had a PodXT for about a year now, and am seriously beginning to hate it. The clean sounds are fine, but anything with distortion on it, no matter how slight, just disappears in the mix. Ugh!! I've tried everything; EQs, cab swaps, mic placement... everything just sounds so thin when mixed in with everything else. I'm considering selling it and getting some other direct recording device (it's for guitar, by the way). I used to own a Boogie Recto Directo, and that was awesome, but a little limited and kinda pricey. Anybody have any experience recording with a Roland VG-88? Does it dissappear in the mix as well? I am feeling a little skeptical about the digital modeling thing at this point - I've had much better results recording the direct out of my Boogie VTwin (another good sounding, but limited, device). Any suggestions to get some good distorted guitar tracks to tape? I'm using a ProTools MBox, by the way.