Hey guys, I said hello before, but I'm saying hello again because after 2.5 years of auditioning the Kemper, I can finally say with confidence that I am a happy customer.
I've been lurking here for a while and have had the Kemper unpowered head for about 2.5 years. After a lot of going back and forth, the past few months of using (specifically for gigs with a diverse set of songs/musical styles), I'm so sold.
Guitar > Origin Effects Cali76 > Kemper > CPS SpaceStation V3 controlled with a UNO4Kemper Behringer FCB1010.
I originally started playing Kemper without the FCB1010 and through a Yamaha DXR10. It sounded good, good enough to sell my trusty (heavy 'n' loud) Fender Twin Custom 15, but I hadn't fallen in love big time. Eventually I bought a CPS SpaceStation V3 and I got more in love, but still on the fence and kept lurking at Helix's and Axe FX's. Then, Kemper brought out the Spring Reverb -- now we're talking. Then finally, I got an FCB1010 and it's game over. This thing rocks beyond belief. Having played a couple of gigs with the Kemper and FCB1010, I'm super happy, so is the band, and so is the audience.
What I use it for:
A concert/big band style group that does everything from Earth Wind and Fire, Beach Boys, and Chicago medleys, to big band jazz, to movie themes and everything in between. In other words, to get the right sound for the right occasion, I have to use all kinds of amps, including multiple amps within each piece.
Recommendations if you're considering buying a Kemper:
- Get a controller for it and you'll be happy (Behringer FCB1010, Kemper Remote, etc) (take a look at buying a used Kemper with remote included).