If You Can Find An HXDA...

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by LSchefman, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I'm a well known thread hijacker. That's not always a good thing, but it's a thing.:p
    The profiles that I referred to are free, and hosted by Kemper, and made by users not companies.
    Unlike a modeler, a profile is made as a "snapshot" of the amp settings/speaker/mic, which is why there's no way I'd want to try your challenge.
    Again, if I came to your house I could very likely surprise you, but I know I'll never convince you anyway, and honestly I don't want to. We're cool.
    The offer still stands...
    If you send me a direct guitar track that you recorded, I'll re-amp it with the existing profiles so that you can hear that profile with your playing. It might be fun!
    Or not...o_O All is good.
     
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  2. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Ok, you got me there. Heck, I didn’t even know I was supposed too.
     
  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Honestly it’s all good. I deleted one of my ill-tempered, angry old man, the Kemper Krishnas are after me again, rant posts.

    We’d both agree, I’m sure, that a good amplifier is an infinitely variable tone machine, with continuous control pots that tell circuits things in itty-bitty ways that all add up to wonderful sounds; it’s equipped with tubes that break up in mysterious ways. It responds to your slightest nuance, and it helps you create more nuances until, before you know it, you’re playing some 100% genuine, irreplaceable music. It ain’t snapshots.

    I do understand the weight issue. I haven’t been able to play guitar in a month because my back is so out of whack that I can’t even deal with picking up a guitar case to open it up and pull out the guitar, let alone move an amp! Then again, at this stage, I couldn’t even lift a Kemper.

    Everything in life involves trade-offs. Pick your poison.

    Just do me a favor. Don’t make me jump out my bedroom window because I’ve been driven bananas over this endless issue. It would be embarrassing, if only because it’s a ranch, and there wouldn’t be enough of a drop to sprain an ankle.:eek:
     
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  4. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Sorry to hear about your back! Been dealing with a creaky back myself the past month - flare up of my herniated disc and sciatica. :mad:

    I smiled about the digital piano reference - we have a Charles Walter consol piano - my wife got the piano, I got Miss Pernie - fair deal! Acoustic piano rules! :D

    Change “insist on ersatz” to “constrained to ersatz” and that would be more accurate for me on tubes versus toasters or more often than I care to admit on French Press versus Keurig coffee ;)

    I’m still stalking that Lerxst Chi amp...:):rolleyes:
     
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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Hare, Hare Krishna, Kemper, Kemper.....


    Sorry Les, don’t jump!;)
     
  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I guess technically we’re supposed to love anyone who completely changes the world of music.... but I get it, it’s hard to stay up on current musicians after a certain age. I really only listen to Kool & the Gang or stuff that sounds like them.
     
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  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I had a nice acoustic piano, a 5’9” grand, that sounded nice, but I sold it when I moved to the condo after my kids grew up. That was, incidentally, not a great idea, but I did what I did. I probably could have found room for it.

    We have the exact same back malady. Pain brothers!!
     
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  8. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    My wife wanted the small grand piano, but we didn’t really have the space (or budget at the time) for it, so after looking at many uprights, decided on the CW consol. Nice compromise on tone and form function. I dig that it was signed by Charles Walter and made in America :).

    When my Chiro told me I had and L5 issue causing my sciatica, I said I don’t own an L5 Gibson? :D More cardio and less sitting always seems to be the answer to a fair amount of my back issues. That and not packing up my house...
     
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  9. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Word. I was hoping for some drugs for mine, but nooooooo! I had to get hurt after the whole opioid epidemic. My timing has always sucked. :(
     
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  10. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    I had triple hernia surgery back in 2015 (I like to get my money’s worth) and they perscribed the least powerful opioid for me. I had withdrawal symptoms after one dose! I threw that crap out and stayed on ibuprofen. No wonder there’s a crisis today.
     
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  11. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I was on something in that category after my open heart surgery, but I didn’t have any trouble stopping it when I no longer needed it.

    I figure it’s because I already had a PRS addiction, and there are only so many addictions you can have at one time. ;)

    Mine was triggered this time by moving furniture and amps around in my studio. I discovered something about myself in the process: I suck at being a furniture mover. Because I’m too freaking old. That’s it. I have to face facts.
     
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  12. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Have any of you tried the Tylenol/Motrin combination?
     
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  13. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Tylenol’s OK for me, but I’m not supposed to take NSAIDS. Heart issues.
     
  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I’ve done the Tylenol by itself after my doctor told me to stop the Advil (my wife’s preferred pain reliever) but honestly, neither of them did sh!t. The only thing that seems to work are the exercises my PT taught me, which I suppose is cool, and the “right” way to handle it.
     
  15. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Neither works for me. Ibuprofen works best, but with the vestibular migraine chronic illness I’m not supposed to take it at all now. Like Sergio, PT exercises, stretches and cardio works best. Typically I’ll ice for 10-15 minutes then stretch if my back starts flaring up. Reducing sodium intake helps too.
     
  16. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    That's all good to hear! There's a protocol more for acute symptoms/treatment(ie post surgery) form pain management as an alternative to opioids. For chronic/regular use PT and stretches are the best!:)
     
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  17. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    1) Carpet is horrible for moving furniture :) Furniture moving discs help.
    2) your amps all have that heavy iron in them - great for tone, horrible for picking them up and moving them around! ;)

    My trainer used to say the following about moving furniture to me:
    Suck in your ab muscles (tighten your core)
    Straighten your back (ala squat position) with relaxed knees
    Focus on breathing (exhales when exerting)
    Pick up the damn phone and call a mover! :D Much cheaper than a doctor/ER visit!
     
  18. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    I work with several doctors for my vestibular migraine condition. Two of them are specialized PTs, one for Vestibular Rehabilitation, one for Orthopedic and Breathing techniques. Been an interesting ride the past 18 months!
     
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  19. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    That's a tough thing to deal with for sure!
     
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  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I actually used the discs. The problem is that you have to lift furniture to get the discs under the furniture legs. Strangely enough, my back was kinda sore but OK for a couple of days, and then at a friend’s party, boom! It went out. I couldn’t even stand up, my wife had to help me to the car.

    I didn’t even drink (I rarely do at parties anyway).
     

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