Hello everyone! So this is going to be a pain because I'm a pain and I'm unbelievably picky and I'm so sorry for that in advance haha. I really love vintage sounding amps. I've tried again and again to take a high gain amp and just turn the gain down and it still sounds god awful to my ears. The sounds I really love are the Dumble sounds and the early plexi sounds like Cream and Eric Johnson. I've thought about getting an Axe FX because I want one for the effects processing anyway, but I've heard a lot of players use them live and as much as I don't want to be a dick and say there's a difference there's enough of a difference in the sound of them from a tube amp to seriously bother me, unless it's a very high gain sound. Also, I'm talking about like Dweezil Zappa's axe rig not any amateur so I'm pretty convinced if anyone's gonna get a good sound, he's gonna be one of them. To make matters more complicated, I also play metal sometimes. I just recently was offered a tour with a metal group and I would need a serious metal amp that's touch sensitive enough for me to be able to handle for a few weeks of touring, as well as EXTREMELY tight because the only metal amps I like are tight af (I listen to a lot of Meshuggah and Danza and tight riffage). So the question is, do I get a separate vintage amp and metal amp? I haven't found one that had everything unless someone knows of one? Do I break down and get an Axe or a Kemper? Thanks guys! I'm sorry if I become a pain I just really want to find the right amp(s). What I like in an amp (vintage): Touch sensitive Shows every tiny thing I play Warm, not a bright amp (I like channel II of plexi's) Not too high gain and very old sounding (either vintage Marshall or dumble) I like the tone of 6L6's but I hate the feel I have so far thought of a: Germino Filmore, Metropolous 10,000 (I think), Fuchs ODS II Metal amp: Something tight? Something as touch sensitive as possible for a high gain amp Don't worry too much about pricing, I'll deal with it. I just need good amps and I need them now. Thank you everyone! Sorry for the long post!