On the Kemper: I haven’t used one, but it seems to me if you want realistic EQ interaction a modeler like AxeFX makes sense. But so many people dial in their amp a certain way and leave it there (especially gigging artists) that a profile that doesn’t really react well to EQ changes would be fine (EQ at FOH for venue-specific adjustments). On modelers sounding thin live: In my experience (as a person in the crowd) it’s not an issue if there are cabs on stage. Plini was going direct through FOH and also going into a 4x12 powered by a PowerStage. Sounded phenomenal and quite powerful. There have been other examples that sound great with AceFX as well: Sithu Aye, Scale the Summit, Periphery, Intervals, etc. All were using some stage volume. I’ve also had to move away from the stage at other shows because the real amps were blowing my face off. I remember an assigned-seats show where I REALLY wished Robben Ford would turn that Dumble down lol.