Re: tone lab question
I haven't got any clips for you to check. But I have one and I am very underwhelmed. It feels a lot more organic than other units (I own also a V-Amp2 and a J-Station, never had a POD). and it works really well with external pedals, just like an amp... however, the tonality range leaves me cold. It just sounds a bit muffled no matter what I do. There's some low-mid range there that never goes away. The clean sounds and the soft overdriven ones are very good (bearing in mind the tonality comment above). But anything with a little higher gain sounds a bit too grainy to me. Some marshall are ok, but just that, okay.
So my ToneLab is for sale. I prefer the V-Amp2... the sounds are pretty good, and offers a wide range of them, the tonality can easily be adjusted... and the leds indicating where every knob is at each patch is a great idea (it annoys me in the J-Station and Tonelab).
So my advice is: try one for yourself, and decide... but do not overlook the little V-Amp2 just because it's cheap. You may be pleasantly surprised.
I wanted to like the ToneLab. But it's not for me. They're onto something, Vox, as they *feel* more like real amps... so I'll be looking at their future products, but the current ToneLab is not good enough, to my ears. You may disagree 'though, so try one and decide for yourself.