Ernie ball Paradigm 09-42. Higher gauges are not for me anymore. I use small Fender 358 and 09-42 are optimal for these picks.
My go-to delay preset is a circular one. I took this from someone in the forum a long time ago and I tweaked it a little.
Ratio 1 32.8%
Ratio 2 65.3%
Ratio 3 0%
Tempo sync disable
Lo cut 20.6he
Hi Cut 33.4khz
Volume 1 10
Volume 2 10
Volume 3 0
Volume 4 2.5
Panorama 1 -100%
Panorama 2 +100%
Panorama 3 0%
Panorama 4 0%
Flutter Int 0
Flutter Rate 5
Here is with a profile from Archetype Petrucci of the Rig exchange.
You will have for sure to adjust some parameters to your taste, but basically is 100% here. Tempo of 95bpm is also important.
Update 2022 :
Here is the exact setting of the video
Rig tempo around 95bpm
Serial two tap delays
NOte value 1 : 3/16
NOte value 2: 8/16
NOte val serial : 5/16
Tempo sync enabled
mix : 75%
mix serial : 62%
feedback : 26%
reverse mix : 0%
Stereo : 200%
chorus, mod and all the rest at 0%
Ducking pehaps around +0.2
Hi, long short story.
As I changed pick and strings gauge lately (switched from Dunlop JazzIIIXL Stiffo and 10-46 to Fender 358 Heavy and 09-42), I decided today to check how different amp blocks could fit better to this change. Then I had an idea : I picked my trusty Main Lead rig, and I decided to lock everything except of the amp block, then I scrolled down Rig exchange. Only amp block changed and instant different flavours, but still very close of what I like. First conclusion, finally amp block is much less important than cab block. Anyway... then I arrived on a R.U. Sirius Mesa quad LD2* profile made in 2015, and instantly I felt I was on the right amp profile. Perfect combination with the rest of my main rig, and the feel and tone I wanted. Rig here included.
This is only my opinion. Well purchasing a new device which emulates sounds which are from 20 to 70 years old... I have learned to be happy with what I have and how to optimize it at full potential. In fact I am fully happy with Kemper when I use also the amp parameters which bring me the "feel" I want, not only the "sound". I tested the Quad Cortex, which sounds also good. I would have to spend hours and hours to find exactly what I want, and I prefer spending this time playing and composing...
Finally investing 1500-2000€ in a new device which doesn't bring me something new sonically, I don't want (and my wife neither, hahaha)
Thanks very much for the profiles. They sound great.
Wow, djemass, can you share the tweaks? I really liked your tweaked JP profiles in the past.
Hi to give more life to the Mesa tones, in amp parameters : generally gain at 7,5, definition at 6,5, then power sag at 3, then in the amp page where there is bias, clarity set at 4, and finally used tube shape at 10 and bias at 10 also. Set the space at 1,7 with headphones. Sometimes, I boost slightly the amp volume at +2db. I switched off also all the studio eq and gate of Meambobbo in order to get the closest of the naked profile.
In input section, with my Di Marzio, I like dist sens at +2. Works for me, but perhaps not for you.
Also I transferred some cabs of these profiles in some of my own profiles, and also worked great.
the sneep profile and the temple were great for leads for instance
Hi, modded them into my standard settings, some are really great !! Spot on JP last recordings
Thanks bro !
Have you tried Richb one in the rig exchange ?
Thank you all, I don't even remember I posted this hahaha ! Glad you like it
Hello, for old Kemper toasters, wi-fi is not available, correct ? So no solution to use ipad app ?
Thanks for response. I didnt find any direct profiles in bud spencer pack. Could all be merged profiles?
Hi they are actually merged profiles. Only cab differ. Just bypass the cab
Hi studio Mainly. The only direct I did were for my bud spencer pack.
Hi bro as usual they are pretty solid ! They are really great !
I was a strong defender of JazzIIIXL Black stiffo, but during last year, I switched to the absolute opposite, the Fender 358 Heavy. I was never been so happy
December 2012. Stock B at Thomann