I am a long-time guitarist - I picked up guitar 51 years ago at the age of 14 and have been playing professionally, as a hobbyist, and semi-pro ever since. It's the great love of my life.
I've had some great rigs over the years, most of them based on tube amps (Fenders, Matamp, Vox, Silvertone, and did Montgomery Wards label some kind of tube amp?) - the exception being the solid state Kustom that was the hot ticket for a while but in reality sounded like crap . Wonder what happened to that thing? But I digress.
My current analog rig is very versatile but really complex. Recently I had an issue on my pedalboard and another with my 4-module tube preamp. It got me to thinking that if something breaks the next time I'm out gigging, I am well and truly f***ed. I've always been a fan of the concept of modeling and profiling; however, my only previous amp modeler was a Line 6 Pod XT Live which did not live up to my expectations.
Sorry if TL/DR!
After researching Kemper Profilers I decided to take the expensive jump, based largely on the testimony of some huge performers. I am not disappointed. In fact, I have found rigs in the as-delivered rig pool to be immediately usable, absolutely convincing, and true to my experience with the corresponding amps with which I'm familiar. And it's so portable!
I'm on the front end of the knowledge curve and look forward to learning and sharing what I learn.