...and of course the endless guitar "grudge matches" of say a high end LP versus a PRS.. which inevitably end with nobody in the video taking a position on the matter, and always ending it with "They're both great guitars, and it all comes down to personal taste." Which is of course true (it's always going to come down to taste when you've got the money to buy a high end PRS or Gibson.. because at that point you can pretty much afford anything on the general guitar market), but that's not why we click on those videos. We want to hear someone take a stand and say something about what they like better and why--but they almost never go there.
Solid state proponents along with modelers would almost never risk placing their amps against something truly venerable with a pure circuit like a Trainwreck, an old handwired Marshall or Fender, or something like a modern Carr. There's just no way to recreate the incidental, shifting, beautiful artifacts of tone that change with distance from the amp, interaction of different pup mags with different tubes, volume, room size (w feedback tendency) etc.
On the other hand, your generic brown sound, hi gain clobber from a decent enough crunch factory, etc, your generic modern mid-low priced Marshall/Peavey and many others.. modelers can do that 12AX7 crunch nowadays really well, and really convincing.
1985 DC150K (koa) Stereo, M22N/M22SD w/black hardware.
1985 100 Watt X Amp 2 x 12 combo (XV212) upgraded w/ 2 Vintage 30's
...and other gear.https://soundcloud.com/the_heavy_clouds