There seem to be two types of guitarists I have ever played with. One uses solid state and/or tube amps, cabinet and has an array of effects pedals and buys guitars which cost $1k+ in order to get the perfect tone. The other plays cheap guitars at or under $1k, uses a single digital effects processor which can plug into anything like a powered speaker, can recreate most any sound with decent but imperfect tone. After many years of playing with these two types, it has come to the point where I only care to play with those who use digital processing. Here are some anecdotal situations I have ran into which stand for the reason why: We need to rehearse but are short on time. Guitar player comes over, plugs digital processor pedal into a small monitor at my apartment, I on another, and we practice comfortably at around 60dB. I can sing with no mic needed. Arrive at venue and realize it's very small, so small they don't bother to mic the guitar cabs. Guitarist who brought his tube amp has to turn down to 1 and complains about his tone. Recently blew PA speakers trying to get PA loud enough so my voice can get over the levels of guitarist's tube amp which he has to set loud enough so he is happy with his tone. Tells guitarist new song has a section which needs delay and chorus. Rather than make a new patch on a digital processor he insists on buying an expensive new delay pedal but never actually does. Part doesn't sound right. Spending an hour before traveling to a gig loading up cabinets and amp heads into rented ($$$) vehicle or borrowed truck/van and taking multiple vehicles. Honestly I'm frustrated with constantly dealing with this. My 'musician wanted ads' in the future will say, "Digital effects processor preferred, NO TUBE AMPS PLEASE". My feeling is that as time progresses, bringing cabinets and amps to a gig is just impractical and unneeded. Save getting the "perfect tone" for recordings when people will have time to actually dissect it and won't be too drunk to tell the difference. There seems to be some kind of mental complex that tells people "you're not a real guitar player unless you have a half stack and some day you might actually need to play at 150dBs! ". What are you thoughts and experiences on this?