I've been using modelers direct to FRFR, but I also have MFX, pedals and tube amps. My main gear is a TC Helicon VoiceLive 3 direct to FRFR / FOH, the guitar "models" direct are ok, not great, I ran this into a Fender tube amp (Deco Tone) and it was an improvement. The VL3 has vocal processing, guitar processing and very good looper in a small package. For what I need / do, it is perfect but the guitar effects need some tweaking (I hope). I considered building a new pedal board, but gave my TC Electronic Nova System a go and it sounds great (into the Deco Tone) and much better than the guitar effects in the VL3. Now I will try to duplicate the NS effects in VL3 but I wanted a clean amp for an effect platform since I will be using effects quite heavily. I just ordered two Roland Cube-80GX amps, which I will run in stereo. I have amp stands for both, and there is a direct out of the 80GX to run to FOH (via DI). I considered a JC120 but the thought of hauling that around is not very interesting. For smaller gigs, I could get by on one 80GX. Who else is using solid state amps to create a clean platform for effects? What are you using?