I'd recommend different Line 6 amps, the Flextone III, or the Vetta. I have owned a lot of different Line 6 gear: the old flagship amp, the AX-2, the most recent flagship amp, the Vetta II, and the Flextone III, and by far my favorite is the Vetta. Some really great sounds at pretty reasonable volumes. Second would be the Flextone III...in my experience, the Flextone III is a lot like a POD's controls and inner workings shoved into a combo amp...simple to get decent sounds, and with some tweaking, you can get some really good stuff.
I just upgraded to an Axe FX, which is definitely the best thing going for modeling/simulating these days, but that's a big price jump. I do have my Vetta and Flextone III for sale, though, hate to bring it up in a thread, but if you would be interested, maybe we could make a deal.