I played one for about 5 years and loved it. You will get what you want out of it but you will have to spend some time tweaking. Even though there are presets that are based on "Marshall," "Fender" or whatever, it's nothing like a modeling amp. Also, your tone will be drastically affected by your power amp. In fact, the power amp is the place where you can, and should, do a lot of research and spend some money. I've heard some amazing sounds from an MP-1 run into the front end of an old Marshall head. It's not a "plug in and jam" unit, but it can do what you say you want depending on the effort you put into it. I think you will be pleased.