I’m only targeting Line 6 because I think their stock IR’s are insulting for a unit that price. I’m sure it sounds fine with ownhammer IR’s but from where I was sitting that one time with a helix I really didn’t feel it was that big of a jump from a hd500. I think the hd500 is a great piece for the price. I’d save the $1100 and get another hd500 before I’d run with helix stock cabs.Actually, for its size, the HX Stomp has quite a bit of power.
Look, I know you hate Line 6, but let's not get carried away here.