I'm considering replacing my 1969 Ampeg BT-25 because of several reasons. 1. It's old and I've put a bunch of work into it to get it where its at now, but I'm still not satisfied that it's going to hold up and I'd rather get something newer and feel more secure about it. 2. It's a pain in the ass to lug around in a Honda Civic So, here's what I'm thinking: 1. I need to cut through a Marshall Half Stack and a very loud drummer. 2. I need to be more portable and fairly reliable. 3. I want to be able to EQ it quickly and easily to go from a nice rich deep tone to a growl. 4. And the most I want to spend is ~$500 So, what about the idea of buying a power amp and using my PodPro (not the XT) as preamp and add my cabinet of choice?