I have both Kemper Profiling amp and Fractal audio Axe FXII but the Kemper is the only one to be able to reproduce that Van Halen Brown sound ! You can criticize my playing which is not as sharp as Eddie’s but the sound itself is very very near Eddies sound... I used two different guitars and pickups (active and passive) and I can not tell which one are the best to play Van Halen... What I can obviously say is that the Profiling Amp can give the best of both, you just need to adjust parameters (a little bit...) and it’s done ! For me, the Kemper is really the ultimate tool for guitarists !!!!
And you which one do you prefer ?
Ibanez JEM 7V (Di Mario Evo passive pickups)
Vigier Excalibur Ultra (EMG active pickups)
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