[RiF] Free Bugera 6260 Pack: 1 amp, 3 channels, 5 pedals, 2 cabs, 2 mics, 3 speakers = 38 merged profiles, 12 cabinet profiles

  • Seeking to recreate the sound of a Bugera 6260 (which is a copy of a 5150) through Mesa and Kitty Hawk cabinets using different speakers.

    I also have a 6505 sitting right next to the 6260, but I am still undecided about which on I like better. They share a similar character, but they do sound different.


    THE PROFILES

    The pack contains 37 merged profiles. These are made up of 30 DI-profiles. The DIs cover all channels from Clean to Crunch to Lead. Each amp setting has been profiles with different gain settings (see codes like "-3" or "-5" in the name, where "-3" means "-" = no pedal and "3" = gain at 3) and different drive pedals (see codes in the gear list below, like "MT" or "DS").


    There are 12 cabinet profiles made from two different cabs (Mesa 4x12 and Kitty Hawk 4x12) with 3 different speakers (T75, V30 and G12-65) and two mics (SM57 and e906).

    These cabinet profiles are stored as "RiF-.Cab *"-profiles for easier usage. See the manual for instructions. You probably know that you can use these cabinet profiles with any DI profile you have, not just those in this pack. I am striving to make these cabs work with all of my DIs, though if they sound good with other DIs depends on the voicing of the DI.

    THE GEAR

    All my profiles are going through an analog-only audio path. No digital gear (besides the KPA) involved.

    To create these profiles, the following gear has been used:

    • Bugera 6260 tube amplifier
    • Mesa Rectifier 4x12 cabinet /w G12-T75 speaker mic'd (Shure SM57 and Sennheiser e906)
    • Kitty Hawk 4x12 cabinet /w G12-65 and V30 speaker mic'd (SM57)
    • Maxon OD808 ("OD") , Boss DS-1 Distortion (1991) ("DS") , Boss SD- 1 Super Overdrive (1984) ("SD"), Boss MT-2 Metal Zone (1994) ("MT" , EHX Big Muff Pi ("PI")
    • BAE 1073mp preamp
    • Palmer PAN-01 DI box
    • Furman Power Conditioner

    THE SOUND SAMPLES

    Here are some sound samples that cover the high gain, rock and clean tones of this profile pack. The guitars in these samples are bone dry, directly from the KPA and no other FX applied in-Kemper nor in Pro Tools (other than a transparent Limiter on the mix bus and KPA-Delay and Reverb from the profiles in the clean tones).


    THE PICTURES

    As usual, I like to show you some pictures of the gear used during profiling.


    The pedals and their codes used in the rig names:



    I hope you'll find this pack useful and fun!


    THE PROFILE PACK

    Download the pack here (it includes the PDF manual):

    RiF-Bug62_v1.0_FREE.zip

  • I really would like to know how to the cab profiles work with your DI profiles. So if anybody could try and report back, this would be awesome.


    And secondly, is there any common way of marking merged profiles as being merged?

  • And secondly, is there any common way of marking merged profiles as being merged?

    The standard way vendors do it is to append the word "Merged" to packs' and Rigs' names, Holger.

  • The standard way vendors do it is to append the word "Merged" to packs' and Rigs' names..

    Dammit... I don't have any characters left as I have already exceeded the max rig name length, because I want to give the rigs some meaningful names that show you what to expect to be in there.

    I'll need to find a way to sneak the word "Merged" somewhere into the rigs, because currently you have to memorize it, which is... err... sub-optimal to say the least ;-).

  • Dammit... I don't have any characters left as I have already exceeded the max rig name length, because I want to give the rigs some meaningful names that show you what to expect to be in there.

    I'll need to find a way to sneak the word "Merged" somewhere into the rigs, because currently you have to memorize it, which is... err... sub-optimal to say the least ;-).

    Well, if you can't squeeze it in without sacrificing too much of the meaning of Rig names, there's always the Rig-comment field - the top pane, not the fields in the lower panes 'cause they're obviously aimed at individual components of Profiles.