Fat One Musical Instruments (a.k.a Fat One) builds high quality electric guitar tube amplifiers. Products include select vintage amplifier replicas, original amplifiers re-using some of the best loved amplifier designs, custom amplifiers to address specific customer needs and selected amplifier parts.
Fat One agrees you may get a good guitar sound from a solid state amplifier, but it will take much fiddling, and it will never be as flexible a sound foundation as a well-built tube amplifier. We have never found a pleasing overdriven sound from a solid state amp regardless of the technology used. Many DSP amplifier modelers are available, and while they can get close to a sound characteristic of some amplifier models, they fall short of capturing the feel, the dynamic response to your attack and the ability to respond to small changes in guitar volume settings.