I record at home for my own enjoyment. Isee products that provide many many amp sounds. I've been thinking perhaps three basic amps Fender Deluxe, AC 30, and a Marshall JTM Plexi, would provide 3 very good starting places for building guitar tones. Each has a distinct type of sound, and may be modified with various stomp boxes for changing the flavor and or edge of each amp . many but not all early rock players used one of the three generally speaking I recently recorded a slide part which I like but the tone was not to my liking. Using the 3 band parametric eq on the mixer, with a few quick adjustment and a little with and with out eq comparisons, the guitar tone was more pleasing and sat in the track very nicely. I know that I am not a discerning tone gourmet, and believe at this time keeping it simple is best given my limited experience and tin ear.