· I am a meat popsicle
Consider that the POD XT has loads of support on the web. There are sights to download presets. One that comes to mind is www.instituteofnoise.com. I have the XT and am thrilled at my blackface tone which I custom made and is up for download here (click my profile and then the "boombox" icon for all the posts I have made. The preset is there as well as the tune done with it. That's what I call my Fender Blackface Priceton Reverb patch. Also, the tube in the vox would not persuade me as I have Chandler Tube Driver with a tube. It's a preamp tube. They typically give you a "buzzy" type distortion and we all know the "great tones" of a tube amp come from it's power tubes. I agree however, use your ears to gauge what's best for you. I would keep in mind the support options available with the XT. Perhaps the Vox has one. I am not sure. The Line 6 stuff has lots. My opinion anyways....