I have an electric guitar with a pedal board of various stomp boxes. For a while now, due to convenience, I've been going direct to the sound board from the effects through a DI-box. The sound was not bad, but I sat down the other day and compared my direct sound to my sound with an amp, and it's convinced me to carry my amp around with me again. I have a Fender Frontman 65R solid state amp. I currently go from guitar > amp input > pre out > through my effects > pwr in. Then the amp would need to be miked. The amp isn't huge, but more than I'd like to lug around. Also, there are times when I don't want the amp sound on stage, or it is easier to go to a DI in some manner instead of miking the amp. And now my question: I am fairly inexperienced with the use of amp heads (I know the general concept), so... If I bought a decent tube amp head, would I get a good tone by going in this order: Guitar > amp head input > amp send > through the effects board > DI-box to sound board? Would this do well at what I'm looking for? If not, what would you recommend in my situation? I'd prefer the nice amp sound without having to carry that large of an amp with my other gear. Thanks!