One of the many things I’ve loved about the Kemper is my ability to audition amps I’d otherwise rarely play. I’m about the farthest thing from a metal player one can imagine (short of a jazzer) but, thanks to the Kemper, I’ve found I really gravitate toward recent Mesa amps. I’ve dug the Tone Junkie and Top Jimi Mark V packs and love Tone Junkie’s Lone Star pack. I’ve actually been debating picking up a Triple Crown 50 for my cover band work and so was delighted that HW just released that pack, covering all channels at varying levels of gain, across all 3 tube types.
Long story short: it’s superb, clean to mean! I thought I’d set up the cleans with 6L6s and the higher gain with EL34s, something you can’t do with the actual amp, but found that the EL34 cleans were fantastic as well. (I could do an entire gig with the EL34 clean 1 3 profile at varying levels of gain.)
I normally gig with a performance that includes rigs from Fender, Dumble, Mesa and Marshall, but the TC is every bit as workable. Setting up performances with the latest version of RM was even more frustrating than in the past. But the results from this pack make it all worth the hassle.