I'm thinking about returning that Flextone II I have and using the money to buy a POD 2.0 Pro (the rackmount one) and a decent power amp to run it by. I was considering the Carvin DCM150, which will provide 150W at 8 ohms when bridged.
I'm mainly looking for this to serve as a recording rig, and with the power amp kicked in, a giggable backup amp. 150W solid state ought to be plenty. I remember gigging with a 100W SS Marshall rig once and it was JUST enough.
I actually heard this exact setup rig being played a few years ago through a Marshall cab and it sounded pretty good.
Can anyone else suggest some power amps that are similarly priced (within reason), and have the same wattage, but might sound better?