Hello guys and happy new Year!
Since I got myself the Kemper I have constantly been chasing the best possible marshall tones. I like very much classic rock and early metal/hard rock tones from bands like Led Zep, ACDC, Dio, Van Halen, Extreme, Whitesnake etc
I have tried almost everything, Top Jimi, ReampZone, Britt, Tone Junkie, TAF, Suckerfreegear, Bert, Mattfig, Guido, Sinmix, AGL to name the most known vendors, and of course thousands of profiles from RE and posts in the forum. Just to be clear, I haven't purchased profiles from all of these vendors, because in some cases I tried their free packs and were pretty far away from what I like (Tone Junkie, Bert, Guido, TAF)
My favourites so far were Top Jimi's because they have that "character" I like, but there is always something missing. Sometimes they sound thin, if I increase mids to "fatten" them up they get that "wah" sound, if i increase the gain they are very noisy and have to add noisegate which alters the tone in a bad way (changes the pick attack and also adds that wah effect, I think guys at Kemper should take a look at this, along with making the stomps better), they don't respond well to the volume pot, and the clean/low gain profiles imho are very-very bad.
And recently I realized that they have a pretty weird sound, I can't describe it exactly. It's like artifacts, or something like every profile was refined with single-coil pickups and has that SC sound to it, even though I play mostly with a PRS cu22 with HB's.
So I started profile-chasing again, and found Katzbach profiles. and OMG, I think it's exactly what I have been looking for. The cleans and low gain profiles are great (I have to mention here that AGL's profiles are also great for Marshall clean/low gain tones), and the higher gain profiles are fat with sustain, not very noisy, respond well to the volume pot and they are very tweekable. I think I've found my favourites!
So, I made a quick clip with some noodling to share my joy:
Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with the seller! Hope this post will help somebody who has been in the same situation!