So I'm looking at getting a second amp to go along side my Tone King Sky King. I'm thinking something in the "loosely based on a Vox, to go along side the blackface\tweed\marshall of the Sky King. I may be coming to a crossroads wondering whether I should just get another tube amp or take the leap in to modeling, such as the Kemper. One of the major things I like about tube amps is that they're simple. I generally like simplicity in the tone stack such as found on Dr Z's. One of my favorite Dr Z amps is the Carmen Ghia with its 2 knob config, vol and tone. So going with modeling may take the philosophy in a potentially unpleasant direction. I really don't like to fiddle and spend lots of time with set up. Not knowing much about the Kemper profiling I don't know if this is something that I would like or not. I know that one of the pros of the Kemper system is I could have several types of amps at my disposal. Which is a fantastic benefit. Even if I stick with tube amps there will only be 2, so I'll be limited. One of the potential cons is that the Kemper would not have the exact feel and sound of a tube amp. Anything less and I may be in for disappointment. My budget regardless of which way I go is $2,500 ($1,800 US) give or take a couple hundred but certainly no more than $2,700 ($2,000 US) all in. When it comes to tube amps I know exactly what I want and what is potentially available to me in my budget so I don't need any advice in that way. However when it comes to the Kemper I'm as dumb as a stump. I've seen things like "unpowered and powered". FRFR blah blah. I have an inkling of what all that means but really don't know. So I wouldn't mind some advice on what it would take to have a full complete system down to amp with a cabinet. What the advantages are what the cons are, etc. Maybe some online resources for educating my self with kemper. How much time is spent with fiddling with parameters. How close is it to tubes. I'm sure its indistinguishable to an audience in a club but I want it to be indistinguishable to me. Maybe I'd be expecting too much of it and should stick with tubes. If you think so tell me that to. One of the greatest fears I have is will I invest in this thing, which is basically a computer and 3 years down the road its obsolete and I have to invest in another one. Unlike tube amps that are what they are for the next 50 years.