Ah yeah, you said you use your PODxt. I’m not exactly sure what that is, but I’m guessing some amp sim / fx unit. I have an Eleven Rack which could be similar. I record that in stereo most of the time, because certain effects are stereo, like reverbs. Otherwise it may as well be mono.
I’m actually curious what others think of this–if you take a stereo track and pan it off to one side, does it do anything funny? I’ve never really thought about it before, but I tend to record electric guitar tracks (with fx) in stereo, then pan them wherever without thinking much of it. If you have a stereo track, can you convert it into mono no problem, or do you get phase issues or something?