Kemper better than real amps?

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  1. John

    John https://deathbenotproud.bandcamp.com

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    I still have both my KPA and my PRS Archon. I'm happy with both for different reasons.





     
  2. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules On Double Secret Probation

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    Ewe that's ugly! Does it come in blue? :p:p
     
  3. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I gotz sum paintz!
     
  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I vote plum!
     
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  5. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules On Double Secret Probation

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    oh, Custom Shop!
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Kustom Shkop!
     
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  7. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Had to dig out my old Fender SS PA amp because the Camplifier is not working right now.
    100w into 4ohms. It's loud and it sounds good.
    Early opinion of the Kabinet is wow.
    More to come after dinner and testing different speaker imprints.

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  8. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    You're killing me
     
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  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Preliminary thoughts...
    Positives:
    Dayum, the difference between imprints is impressive
    Getting closer to how you want to sound is now easier
    The amp in the room is back (subjective until I figure out natural feedback)

    Negatives:
    The choice of speaker type is universal. We will get imprint per rig later.

    This sounds good. I'm saying this as a blues rock rhythm player.
    I like it.
     
  10. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules On Double Secret Probation

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    Really is interesting. But, you have to sort of be “all in” with digital before this makes sense. $500 for this plus $400 for the SD small amp thing.... I hope it’s great. I just can’t quite make myself do it yet.
     
  11. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    Excellent, thank you @dmatthews, I'm getting more tempted!

    @DreamTheaterRules - you can get a Camplifier for under $200 - for the smaller ones.
     
  12. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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  13. Clashcityrocker

    Clashcityrocker RedPilled

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    Sounds good. I'll get into this at some point but I'm still playing through my recording monitors. I've just been enjoying playing through a Ac30 Copper top profile with my Silver Sky. It's a religious experience! :D:)
     
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  14. Don

    Don New Member

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    I recently sold my Kemper. I was having problems balancing the volume within the rigs. Most likely the problem was with me as I needed to learn more about the profiler. I switched to a Fractal and with the editor, it's much easier to work with and sounds amazing. But as others have mentioned, I, too have a wall of tube amps and there's nothing like a nice tube amp behind you creating an atmosphere and vibe for your playing.
     
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  15. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    I have what some consider the top 3 modelers/profilers/etc...

    In order of preference:

    1. Axe FX III (main gig rig)
    2a. Line 6 Helix (mostly church and backup now)
    2b. Kemper Stage (My bass player is rigging it up to use live).

    I still have two custom designed/built tube amps, and have an H&K Triamp MkIII on backorder.

    I love my Axe FX III !!! Helix and Kemper are good, too.
     
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  16. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    I have been a Helix guy since it was first released. I still love it and happily use it everyday, but if I went back to gigging I'd use a 15 watt Bad Cat. It sounds like my rig I set up in the Helix, but more organic.
     
  17. gioforce76

    gioforce76 Bartender to the stars

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    I havent played out in a while but I used to use my jcm800 combo , it was really always too loud and a pain to haul around.
    I have been using helix native at home and been happy with it and I also have the helix floor which I dont have complaints with it . if you take your time and get the settings right it really does sound good. Does it replace my tube amps? not at all . but I can see this being a nice easy set up and break down if I ever play out again. ive been setting it using my PA system so I got it at gig volume which helps. id love to try a Kemper and an axe fx one day.
     
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  18. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Regardless of which modeler, if you ever want to move some air again, I'd highly recommend the Mission Gemini 2 FRFR or
    the Line 6 PowerCab Plus 2x12. I've used an Atomic CLR, but I prefer the Gemini 2 over them. It has a "Cab" pot that lets
    you dial out a certain amount (or all) of the horn. I'm not a fan boy since I have all 3, but I do prefer and currently gig the
    Axe FX III over my Helix and Kemper Stage. I could live with any of the three, but if I had to choose, I'd pick the Axe FX III
    over the other two every time. Helix is convenient for church or those nights when I only want a pedal, not a pedal and
    a rack.
     
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  19. gioforce76

    gioforce76 Bartender to the stars

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    I’ve never tired the axe fx I would like to one day . I may buy the fm3 when that becomes available.
     
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  20. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Try a Kemper Kabinet, or the Kone in a cab of your choice. Holy carp, it rawks.
    ***EDIT For Kemper only***
     

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