Ok, so I had the Kemper for quite a few months and loved it, I only got rid of it for financial reasons. Now I recently acquired the Axe FX II and love the medium to high gain amp tones I'm getting, the Friedman/Plexi tones are out of this world, I love the effects, love the design, LOVE the software interface but I must say having owned both I find the Kemper smokes the Axe in the clean amp department; particularly the clean, warm Fender sparkle sound that I love so much. Now, I'm still an Axe nube, so please do not send me anthrax in the mail or send me death threats before you understand my predicament. A huge shout out to Fractal: the "out of box" tones are stellar btw, I have not tweaked anything and love the patches; but the clean patches are leaving me wanting much, much more. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I've been so busy I have not had time to get onto the Fractal forum to say the same thing. This is not intended to spark a Fractal vs Kemper debate but I know it will anyways so whatever......cheers. I love both technologies!