Ready for what? It is what it is. I go for the best of both worlds approach, as someone else put it. Whatever sounds good IS good. So, one day I got AMAZING sounds with my band, running an SG Classic (P90s) through a Vox ToneLab (modeler), into an Epiphone Classic 30 (tube) amp. When I record, it's frequently straight into the computer. Or, JUST through a Snarling Dogs VeryTone. SOMETIMES, I use the "speaker emulated" direct out of my Marshall or Vox tube amps... or my Radial DI, which does the same thing. I really love my tubes and analog stuff, but it sure doesn't pay to be a purist!