Posts by HamerJo

    Hi,


    MIM 60's original version of the strat definitely is a very usable reissue of an original 60s fender mia strat, for which you'll have to pay double. Still there is a noticeable sound difference. You'll have to decide wether you like it better. The MIM comes with nitro finish (nicely done) and a 7.25 neck. All together a compound radius neck is easier to handle, even a 9.5 one is.

    But to get the right (60s) sound maybe you should have the right feeling under your finger tips and comfortable does not translate to "right". Chords not only go down well but sound more substantial (subjective of course). Lead guitar playing is a bit (but just a bit) harder (strings are a wee bit higher; so you can do bendings 1,5 - 2 tones) Bottleneck is quite hard to get a grip on because of the neck's greater curvature.

    I would not trade this mim original 60s strat. In my opinion it stands it's ground. I did compare it to an american standard (2011) of mine and a 79 rather old strat (wich sounds better than the two of them together) actually the second real guitar I bought 40 years ago.


    So if I had the money I certainly would try to get a custom shop 60's reissue. Alas most strats on offer are made to look older (brr!). What's the word now...roadworn ?....relic!


    Greetings

    Joachim

    Hi,
    really a good idea and a promising discussion.
    I'd like to add some rigs I found absolutely usable. It's been some time, though. Might be that I found most of them in the original factory content and did not look 'em up in the rig exchange.


    1. MORGAN AC20 RMPACHECO
    2. FENDER BASSMAN 59 JOHNNY NAVARRO
    3. FENDER TINY FEET TAF
    4. MS BB KOSEFF BALLANTINE
    5. RIVERA THIRTY TWELVE HAYS
    6. EVH 5153 CLEAN AIR OLA ENGLUND
    7. FENDER VIBROKING CHADRIDES
    8. TWEN COMBO CLEAN BR. M. PAUSIO
    9. THE CHIEF DIRTY KEMPER AMPS
    10. AC15 HAYS (SOME OF THE SERIES)
    11. RAINHEART M.FRANZKOWIAK
    12 TWO ROCK JET MAYER TAF (I believe this was free)
    13. AC30 PURE BOY M. WIENSTROER
    14. FENDER TWIN 335 U. BOSSERT
    15. S.MEHL VINTAGE 50 2 M. WIENSTROER
    16. MARSHAL GOLUB MARKO (thanks Karajan to remind me of that "hammer")


    Greetings
    Joachim

    Hi Renaud,
    (hope I did get it right)


    thank you for this entertaining an Santana like piece of music. It seems to me that besides all that was said about "fingers", which I hold to be true, the organ and the doings of the percussions play a certain role in expierencing the tone of guitars: You only hear them together, the rhythm gets to you and the sound is a melting pot. In short: You came as close as one could get without beeing the man himself.


    Greetings
    Joachim

    Great post, Armin.
    Thank you for this easy to understand flowchart.


    I generally agree and most times I give profiles a second and a third etc. chance. I like to believe that is a personal parameter that has nothing to do with science. Instead I'm thankful for all the work someone has put into producing this very profile. So I'm trying to do justice to the profile and the producer. So I find profiles I discarded for one reason or another on a regular basis. And of course the comparison of so many (good) profiles teaches my ears a valuable lesson...


    I neither experienced the Kemper nor the guitars to be that unforgiving in the sense of right or wrong, but that certainly is a personal matter. I agree that monitors are of the essence. I use Adam Monitors (50W) and never had reason to complain.


    Greetings
    Joachim

    Tom Petty


    For me one of the few musicians that really made sense and sound. I really miss him.
    No more "Deliver me", "Back down", "Little Refugee", "Break down" or "Don't come around here no more". I really fell in love with his rendering of the old Isley Bros. hit "Shout" - the Stones used the wonderful bass line of the song in one of their early live records without giving reference, naturally.


    They don't make 'em like that any mo'.


    As Tom T. Hall had it: "I hope the good Lord likes a little picking too!"


    Joachim

    Hi guys,
    I most definitely am not in this kind of looking at my guitars, and I don't have any professional skills or experience to make what is known as "clever guesses" which I take as adding quite a lot of science and a good portion of intuition in the equations. I buy a guitar, given I may afford it, if and only if I like the sound, the feel and the handling.
    The new professionell Fender models e.g. changed the material in the pups to the effect that every string gets it's own magnetic characteristics in the pu. When I compare my new Tele with one of the older models I hear quite a different sound. (Very subjective, I agree) But then again: Maybe it's nothing to do with the pups and all them changes of sound are solely caused by the new bone nut. In this case Fender's top pu designer (Mr. Shaw) did al lot of work for nothing. But it sounds really cool to my ears and that does it for me.


    I hope the following videos are helpful in the discussion. I don't have any legal rights for these videos.


    Greetings
    Joachim



    Hi,


    you could also take the pre-rig-manager-way:


    1.Go to the first empty performance slot of your actual performance (in performance mode).


    2. Use the right scroll knob above the display. It will start browse mode.


    3. Pick the rig you want to include into the performance by scrolling through all of your rigs (or just a subset you defined beforehand).


    4. Press the load button of browse mode. This will bring you back to performance mode with the new rig in place.


    5. Store the updated performance for safety.


    Now repeat these steps for the next free slot of your performance.


    Even though I use rig manager quite often I like to build performances the old fashioned way.


    Greetings


    Joachim

    Just got my Kemper profiler all set up

    Hi,
    welcome to the happy Kemper lot.


    The time of not believing what you hear certainly will last... I'm a Fender Twin Reverb Fan (1956 or 1965). When I heard the profiles of M. Britt and TAF of these amps and compared them to online sources I sure was blown away. A bit like time travel...


    Greetings
    Joachim

    Well, there's tons of good and excellent free rigs many of them are part of a new Kemper. That has been so from day one.

    but I'm curious to hear how much 'better' they are.

    But: I really would miss the rigs I bought or got free via Kemper support from TAF, M. Wagener and M.Britt. Till now I did not find a Fender TWIN Reverb (1956) profile in the same ballpark (well that is subjective of course) as those done by M. Britt or TAF. On the other hand I surely would miss the wonderful (free) profiles from "pausio" as Dynacord Twen, Echolettes and so on.
    The last few free deliveries from Kemper support are really good stuff and let you hear wether the guys doing them have something in store for you. They allow you to compare on a wide range of profiles.


    Greetings
    Joachim

    Depending on what country you live in, try a Tokai...worlds best kept secret (to some).

    That certainly is true from what I know of my own experience (Tokai LP and Tokai Tele). Sadly, in my home country the Japan made Tokais are not (legally) available.
    Greetings
    Joachim

    Hi,


    Some weeks ago I bought a professional Fender Telecaster (SS) and I will say yeah to everything JSB told about his new strat.

    The deep-C neck, narrow-tall frets, might not suit everyone, but after getting a Tele with that combo, I had to have a Strat too

    I would like to add that intonation even above the twelve fret really is a dream. I have to get used to the very dominant sound of the bridge pu though. This tele - moreover it's butterscotch blond and really a lightweight - definitely is a keeper. I took it to the latest gig and I was blown away when I hit the neck pu for some J.J. Cale stuff: Thick, articulate, sustain till tomorrow...
    Love it. Only thing I changed at once: Away with the gauge 9 set of strings and back to the trusted brand of gauge 10 strings.


    Just looked up "folreden guitars" in the netherlands. Prices for a fancy strat are about €1500,00. A bit less than Fender's new model. I'm not sure wether you may order a neck with the specifications fund in the professional strat. Same thing goes for the treble bleeding circuit. But it's better to ask them. Maybe they'll do it even though they don't offer it in their website shop.
    Greetings


    Joachim

    Hallo m_beck,


    Willkommen bei den "Kemperites"!


    Das ist ein sehr informatives und kurzweiliges Video, für das ich herzlich Danke sage.



    Zu den Fragen


    1. Ausschließlich Kemper mit einem zwei-kanaligen Schalter von Kemper und kleiner frfr Aktivbox am Monitor. Keine Stomps vor dem Kemper. Für den Masterout (PA) habe ich eine feste Einstellung für den globalen EQ und die Lautstärke. Da regele ich schon die Höhen runter, die bei großer Lautstärke sonst problematisch werden. Keine Lust mehr auf Anlageschleppen. Ich höre mich über den Monitor, der Soundmensch macht mit dem Mastersignal, was er für richtig hält. Da mische ich mich nicht ein. Soli regele ich über Morphing für jeden Kanal im Performance Modus.
    2. Ich arbeite sehr gerne mit den Fender Twins von M. Britt und TAF. Dafür brauche ich drei Performance Kaskaden. Das reicht. In einem Stück wechsele ich ungerne den Amp. Aber von Clean nach Crunch beim gleichen Amp ist für mich ok.
    Zum Probieren habe ich solche Kaskaden auch für Marshall, Vox, Dumble , /13,... eingerichtet. Ich lande aber immer wieder beim Twin Reverb.
    Wie gesagt: Keine Gitarrenbox. Wozu auch? Die Kemper CABs tun alles, was ich will.
    4. Probieren und hin und wieder Kontrolle durch Mitschnitt am Kemper (1 x Monitor, 1 x Kemper). Der Soundmensch sagt mir, wenn das für ihn nicht geht.


    Auch wenn ich einige Gitarren zu Hause habe, benutze ich meist eine Fender Tele für die Live-Sachen. Das hält die Dinge einfacher, als wenn ich das Ganze für andere Gitarren auch noch basteln müsste.


    Ich hoffe, dass Du damit was anfangen kannst.


    Gruß


    Joachim

    Hi Michael,


    this indeed does justice to your song which was already impressive. It has drive, it has punch and it has lots of good music in it. Well done.
    Now:
    When I do mixes I always have my "precious" guitar sound in mind that did cost me quite a bunch and thus tend to loose perspective of the song as a whole which is more than just instruments and vocals. .
    You could try to take down some of the mids between 150 - 250 Hz in the vocal track. Sometimes it's really worth while. I don't use an eq to do this but a multiband compressor where I lonly ower the band between these markers that are allright for my rather old voice and leave everything else flat. If it works at all you'll hear it at once. If you have already done it, skip my remarks!


    Greetings Joachim.

    Hi Michael,


    I agree with paults concerning the second guitar. It eats up a portion of frequencies (the first guitar does not!) that could do something for the "voice in your face" sound that might enhance the presence of the voice in the mix. As it is the voice seems to hide behind the dominant instruments. Maybe, I'm not really sure, this will also enhance the presence of the drums and the bass namely the snare drum. In my (humble) experience I often had better results by re- equing tracks when all tracks deliver than by merely dial in more volume. Since you already done the eq side of things this may not be very helpful to you.


    Greetings
    Joachim

    Wow, man, this one obviously did hit home!


    I did not expect such an answer lacking politeness and moreover lacking reason. If you think you can break down the first syllogism, well, be happy trying it.
    And, cool down a bit. I didn't mean no harm.


    If we are going to do philosophy, I can break down why this "logic" doesn't add up, including straw man and uncharitable interpretations.


    But that's not very interesting for me here. It will involve 1) a lot of text 2) detail the thread and 3) I don't have the energy/care to post such a "substantial" reply.

    Joachim