Kemper alternativ

  • So, the anger has passed (for now) and I am in a problem solver mode.


    My Kemper is still lost in transit to Kemper HQ. (The thread here, if you've missed it: Kemper service and repair time?). In a worst case scenario, it could be lost to me for months. So I need to plan for a worst case scenario. (And really hope for the best!) ?(


    What are you doing for Kemper backups? It looks like I can borrow an Axe-Fx II to finish of recording some songs. But what about live? My pedalboard and remote is totally useless without the Kemper. Nevermind a total replacement for the performances (and my custom harmony-patches with my own programmed scales), I need something that is somewhat cheap but sound great. It needs to at least have some FX built in: Preferably something with delays like Kemper, chorus, and reverbs ala Kemper (not exactly the same, but it needs to be "vibey"). Easy feat huh? ^^


    What should I check out?

  • I have two Kemper Stage units for live. Using one of them in the studio too.

    Thinking of getting a regular Kemper Profiler to just leave in the studio control room and keep the live and studio stuff separate.

    As much as a second Kemper is tempting, I don’t think that is viable for me. Financially too. I mean, one Kemper would only ever be used if the other fail (or is lost). :S

  • The Mooer multifx pedals (ge150 ge200 ge250, ge300) are wothwhile options to consider. I've been lusting after a ge200 for a while now; sounds great on youtube demos. The IR loading is a big plus. I'm not sure what their pitch fx is like though.

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  • Have a KPA Rack now- Id like to get a "Stage" but just cant justify it only playing at the house. Plus I also own a Helix rack and Controller.



    So Im kinda saving now for pair of Kemper Kone Speakers. 8)

    If you use FRFR the benefit of a merged profile is that the cabinet is totally separated in the profile.


    For my edification only... :D Kemper/Helix user

  • The Mooer multifx pedals (ge150 ge200 ge250, ge300) are wothwhile options to consider. I've been lusting after a ge200 for a while now; sounds great on youtube demos. The IR loading is a big plus. I'm not sure what their pitch fx is like though.

    Nice! Thanks for the tip. And the price is right too. 8)

  • Have a KPA Rack now- Id like to get a "Stage" but just cant justify it only playing at the house. Plus I also own a Helix rack and Controller.



    So Im kinda saving now for pair of Kemper Kone Speakers. 8)


    Yeah, I feel the same. I can only play one Kemper at a time. But I din’t have an Helix though. ;)

    There IS no alternative ?. But the Helix from Line 6 seems a decent option for less money.

    it’s funny ‘cause it’s true. ^^ I’m not looking for a Kemper replacement though. Just a stand-in.

  • I have the TH-U. Don’t buy it. It’s not good. I’ve used it since it was TH-3. That’s just my opinion though. I’ve tried for years to get a good tone, but I’ve failed in the attempt for years now.

  • I found my Kemper alternativ. And it’s a ... used Kemper. Tadaaa. So, anti-climax perhaps. But thank you for all the great tips!


    This turned up just as I sold of some other stuff. A new Kemper was out of reach, but a used one was not. Lucky, huh. Perhaps the guardian angel of tone (tm) is watching over me after all? :saint:


    Pic, or it didn’t happen:



    Strange how the same device feels kinda alien at first. The knobs feel a little different when pushing and twisting etc. It’s used, so it kinda not feels like my own Kemper just yet.

    Oh, and my OG toaster is white. I still prefer white. ;)

  • HX Stomp is portable enough to carry as a backup, although the Kemper never had an issue. You have limited slots available, but great tones if you find the right IRs.