Posts by timowens

    Not sure if anyone is following the thread on TGP (maybe someone posted it in this thread and I missed it?) but the tech from Diezel chimed in and explained that the device does not prevent profiling the amp, instead it simply remembers that the amp was profiled. The point being to give the dealers a tool to know when someone has purchased an amp to profile it and then return it for a refund. I'm going to be honest and say that I think this is a good idea, it does not seem fair that someone would purchase an amp, profile it and then return it for a refund, especially if they sell the profiles. I have no idea how often this happens but I suspect that it does to some extent.

    A few years ago I purchased a couple of Celestion speakers, one of them had a similar noise. After looking at it closely I discovered that the dust cap was not glued on correctly, I could pull it up on one side with my finger nail. I carefully applied some glue with a toothpick, let it set overnight and it fixed the issue. Not sure if that's your issue, just a thought...

    Burkhard,


    I finally had some time to hook it back up and test it, I messed around with it for about 1 hour and I was not able to duplicate the problem. I tried to answer your questions below in bold blue. Do you see anything suspicious that might have caused the issue? Perhaps I have a setting incorrect? Any thoughts would be appreciated.


    Thanks for posting the photo @Monkey_Man.


    Burkard, I'm sorry but I have not had time to setup the KPA to try and duplicate the issue, as soon as I can I'll report back and answer all of your questions as best I can.


    Thank you!

    Thanks Burkhard,


    I use two separate pedals for volume and wah. I did take a photo of the volume pedal level when it happened, as you can see it had a value of 14 with no pedal plugged in. As I changed slots in the performance the volume sounded normal on some, low on others and then there was no volume at all on one of the slots. I do set the minimum level of the volume pedal so that it only cleans up the sound, like rolling the volume control back on the guitar, so I was assuming that is what was happening but I did not confirm it. As soon as I have time I'll try to duplicate the issue and make a video to show what's going on.


    Firmware Release: 7.1.3.15294 Nov 10 2019


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    I don't mean to be "spreading uncertainty and doubt", it was a real issue that happened and I don't know what else to say. Maybe it would be best if you just delete this thread.

    You reported a Wah Pedal issue on September 23rd, we suggested a reset and you confirmed it to be fixed on September 26th.


    I doubt there is a Volume Pedal issue like you describe it. Please provide evidence that the Volume bar on page "Pedal Links" rests at minimum while no expression pedal configured as volume pedal is connected.

    Seriously? You told me that the wah issue was impossible but I provided proof that it was happening. Now you want proof that the volume issue is happening? Why would I make this stuff up? I can’t imagine that I’m the only one to have this problem.

    Hi Tim.


    Maybe just roll back to the last release version of FW6 ?

    Thanks for the tip but I'd rather just wait for Kemper to get it all sorted out so my Rack and Stage are compatible with each other and Rig Manager.

    Ever since the Stage was released the firmware has been buggy, but what really stinks is that it's not just the Stage, my KPA Rack (which was rock solid until the Stage was released) has buggy firmware too. My last issue was that the Wah was on full by default, every time that I powered up my Stage and Rack the Wah was on by default (cocked wah sound) until I moved the pedal and then it started working like it should but the bad thing was that I don't always have a wah pedal hooked up so I would need to go in and disable the wah to make it stop. I ended up having to do a system reset to get it to stop.


    Now a few weeks later I find that the volume pedal is doing kind of the same thing, if I don't have a volume pedal hooked up then the KPA defaults to the minimum volume setting of the volume pedal, in other words, if I don't have a volume pedal plugged in as I scroll through the performance slots they will either be really quiet or no sound at all, so I need to plug a volume pedal in and cycle it to make the KPA work correctly.


    I don't have time to troubleshoot your firmware so I will be switching back to my AX8 until you get these bugs sorted out.


    Very frustrating to say the least...

    Another option would be to install a Matrix GM50 plate amp in your Kab. I've been using one in my 112 cab for years and it works great. Instead of cutting a hole in the cab I simply got a piece of plywood and made a new back for the cab, since it's in the back of the cab I didn't even tolex it I simply spray painted it flat black and it looks fine.

    https://usa.matrixamplification.com/gm-50.html

    Two questions... when will they be available to (pre)order through the Kemper store and besides the Kemper logo and 4Ω impedance, are there any other differences between the Kemper Kone and the Celestion K12H-200TC?


    Thanks!!!

    I have the same question, I run one or two 112 cabs so I really need 8 ohm speakers when I run two cabs. Thank you.

    I checked the manual, not sure if I looked at the correct manual because there are a few variations of the model but it says "Note: the DI output has added loudspeaker emulation", so if that's the case then you won't get a true "Direct Amp Profile". It still might sound good so it's sure worth a try. Also, the Kemper can usually tell if a cab is or is not involved while profiling and it will tell you so it would be interesting to see what it says after the profiling process. I don't remember exactly what happens but I'm pretty sure if it doesn't detect a cab the resulting profile won't have a cab (the cab light will not be on) after the profiling process, someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

    So I decided to use Rig Manager on my KPA Rack today to clean up some old profiles, it insisted that I update the firmware so I did and sure enough, now the wah is on every time that I reboot the Rack. Hopefully the Initialize Global Settings will fix it like it did with the KPA Stage, but it kind of stinks because I didn't have time to do that and then reconfigure all of my global settings so I just had to work around it to get through what I needed to get done today. I sure hope that they get these silly bugs worked out soon, it really is kind of frustrating, never had issues with updates in the past.

    The Initialize Global Settings fixed it. At least I know I'm not going crazy, both the Stage and the Rack did the same exact thing after an update. I'm surprised that more people haven't had this issue, maybe most of you don't have a wah programmed to turn on when you move the pedal?

    So I decided to use Rig Manager on my KPA Rack today to clean up some old profiles, it insisted that I update the firmware so I did and sure enough, now the wah is on every time that I reboot the Rack. Hopefully the Initialize Global Settings will fix it like it did with the KPA Stage, but it kind of stinks because I didn't have time to do that and then reconfigure all of my global settings so I just had to work around it to get through what I needed to get done today. I sure hope that they get these silly bugs worked out soon, it really is kind of frustrating, never had issues with updates in the past.

    Nicely done, you guessed correctly!