Amp modeling question! Pod hd500x
So, I'm thinking about getting a pod hd500x, but I'm worried I won't like it. My last three amps were a vht pitbull, a mesa mini rectifier, and a randall diavlo 1watt head. They were all great, but I want an all-in-one package that I can just play at lower volumes through my studio monitors.
My question is, will the tone somewhat match up to an actual tube amp? Also, are there any other suggestions? I will not spend more than 500 dollars (since I'm just a hobby player) and I hate software modeling. I like an actual rig that I can tweak the knobs myself. Thanks in advance for any input!
Side note, I play 7 and 8 strings. So I need clarity on the low end.