Posts by Jimi71

    Hey Kemper Fans,


    We're happy to announce the availability of the new Top Jimi '66 Plexi JT45 Pack for the Kemper Profiler (86 profiles)


    Demo Video


    Seeking to Recreate the Sound of: original 1966 Marshall Plexi JTM45 (30 Watts)


    Speakers Used During the Profiling Process: 1964 Celestion Blue, 1967 Celestion 20W Greenback, 1970 Celestion 25W Greenback


    Gain Range (Scale: 0 to 10): 0 to 6


    Profile Type: Studio, Merged


    We went all out on this pack, and it's a big one! Only vintage speakers with original Pulsonic cones were paired with a pristine original 1966 JTM45. I'm extremely proud of these profiles. The multiple speakers and amplifier channels make for a wide array of organic, vintage tones from cleans to mild breakup to sweet overdrives. I find them to be very inspiring. They just make me want to sit down and play guitar.


    1966 Marshall Plexi JTM45 Info: This 1966 JTM45 is essentially the same as the first Marshalls, which were mostly copies of the 1959 Fender Bassman. The reference amp for these profiles was an all-original (with the exception of a couple biasing resistors) 1966 JTM45 . Differences from the Bassman include a 12AX7 preamp tube instead of a 12AY7, a different feedback circuit, and Celestion speakers in a closed-back cabinet. This 30W amp features (2) KT-66 output tubes and (3) 12AX7 preamp tubes. The amp has Normal and Treble channels, but placing a jumper between the two channel inputs gives the equivalent of a third channel with additional gain.


    Profiles Available Here


    Thank you,

    Jimi 8):thumbup:

    My understanding is the Kemper Kab is an FRFR cab, much like plugging into a PA or studio monitors. If that's the case, you'd want to use the studio profiles and leave the cab on.


    -Jimi

    Hi,


    The demo was recorded guitar direct into Kemper direct in the DAW using SPDIF. The Strat in the demo is loaded with a Lindy Fralin Blues Special in the bridge and the standard Custom Shop Strat pickups in the middle and neck. The Blues Special takes a little of the top end ice-picky bite out of the stock Strat sound. Otherwise nothing special.


    The Kemper is an extremely powerful tool with a ton of options to alter the tone any way you choose. My Kemper is at factory settings for everything in order to make the profiles the most widely usable for the largest number of people. Unfortunately it's possible one setting somewhere is making your setup different from mine.


    I always recommend, when people are having trouble getting the tones of the demos, to save off any profiles they want to keep and then do a factory reset. That way we're using the same settings.


    Hope that helps,

    Jimi

    Hi All,


    I needed to make a long-overdue YouTube video for this pack and while I was at it, I "remastered" the EQ settings and adjusted the reverbs, both to better match the sounds on their recordings. The base profiles are the same as what you already have.


    Those who've purchased since fall 2019, when we moved to our new website provider, received an automated update email. Unfortunately our old website didn't provide this functionality, so no automated emails were sent.


    I'll go through past purchases from the old system and send an email with a free update to everyone who purchased prior to fall 2019 or bought as part of a bundle.


    Thank you,

    Jimi

    Hi,


    The Soundcloud clips were taken down due to copyright. Soundcloud is really strict with copyright stuff. YouTube is less strict in that rather than just take the video down, the monetize it for the copyright holder and leave the video up. So, I'm planning to do a video for this pack soon to replace the Soundcloud files.


    Thank you,

    Jimi

    Rejoice! It's New Profile Day!!!


    We're happy to announce our new pack, the "Mississippi Mountain" Pack from the Legendary Tones Series. This pack seeks to recreate the sounds heard on various recordings and live performances by Leslie West of Mountain. Get the real Mississippi Queen tone!


    This pack contains the tone that so many have tried to duplicate over the years -- Leslie West's Mississippi Queen tone. The overdrive is the definition of fat and organic tube nirvana. One of the most legendary guitar tones of all time.


    Profiles Included in this Pack:

    '69 Woodstock, '70 Imaginary Western, '70 Mississippi Queen, '70 Yasgur, '71 Flowers, '71 Nantucket, '71 Nantucket Clean, '74 Twin Peaks


    Amp Used During the Profiling Process: 1970 Sunn Coliseum PA head


    Speakers Used During the Profiling Process: 1973 Eminence 12" Alnico


    Min to Max Gain Range (Scale: 0 to 10): 2 to 6


    Profile Type: Studio, Merged



    Demo Video


    Profiles Available Here


    -Jimi

    Rejoice! It's New Profile Day!!!


    We're happy to announce our new pack, the "Sabbath" Pack from the Legendary Tones Series. This pack seeks to recreate the sounds heard on various recordings and live performances of Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath. Get your Tony Iommi tone!


    This pack contains the tones of the father of heavy metal -- Tony Iommi. Here's your chance to rock to Black Sabbath and Heaven and Hell with amazingly accurate guitar tone. Even if you're not a big Sabbath fan, this pack contains a wide array of fantastic vintage and modern hard rock guitar tones. Tony's career has spanned about 50 years, so covering even a portion of his tones over the years required the use of 5 different amp heads.


    Profiles Included in this Pack:


    '70 N.I.B., '70 Paranoid, '70 War Pigs, '71 Sw Leaf, '72 Supernaut, '75 Hole Sky, '78 Never Die, '80 Heaven Hell, '81 Mob Rules, '81 Voodoo, '92 Comp God, '92 I, '98 Reunion, '07 Radio City, '09 Bible Black, '17 The End


    Amps/Pedals Used During the Profiling Process: 1970 Laney head, 1974 Lee Jackson modded Marshall head, Laney GH100TI Iommi Signature head, Mesa Boogie Mark V head (IIC+ mode), Engl Powerball head, Dallas Arbiter Rangemaster Treble Booster


    Speakers Used During the Profiling Process: 1970 Celestion 25W G12M Greenback, 1970 Celestion 30W G12H Greenback


    Min to Max Gain Range (Scale: 0 to 10): 6 to 8


    Profile Type: Studio, Merged



    Profiles available here: https://topjimi.com/New-Legend…Pack-SABBATH-20191019.htm


    -Jimi 8):thumbup:

    Announcing the Top Jimi Ozzy Pack for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier (48 profiles)


    Seeking to recreate the sound heard on the recordings of the hard rock artist Ozzy Osbourne


    Amps/Pedals Used During the Profiling Process: Various vintage Marshall heads, MXR Distortion+, MXR 10-Band EQ, Boss OD-1 Overdrive, Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive


    Speakers Used During the Profiling Process: 12" Altec Lansing 417, 12" Electro-Voice EVM12L, 12" Celestion Creamback 65


    Min to Max Gain Range (Scale: 0 to 10): 0 to 8


    Profile Type: Studio, Merged


    Comments: This pack contains the tones of Ozzy's three most important guitarists -- Randy Rhoads, Jake E. Lee, and Zakk Wylde. Here's your chance to rock to Ozzy with an amazingly accurate guitar tone. Even if you're not a big Ozzy Osbourne fan, this pack contains a wide array of fantastic hard rock guitar tones. All aboard!!!


    Please Note: Obviously, the guitar is a very important part of the signal chain, and differences between guitars will affect the tone. We used Jimi's 1954 Gibson Les Paul Standard (modified with original 1950's Gibson PAF pickups) as the reference to build the profiles. There will very likely be differences in tone between your guitar and the reference guitar. If your guitar has a fuller tone, we recommend increasing the Treble and Presence together. Try increasing them both by 0.3 and see how that sounds. If your guitar is bright, try reducing the Treble and Presence by 0.3 and go from there.


    Tones Included in this Pack:


    Randy: Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman, Tribute

    Jake: Bark at the Moon, Ultimate Sin, Badlands

    Zakk: No Rest for the Wicked, Live 1989, No More Tears, Ozzmosis, Down to Earth, Live at Budokan, Black Rain


    Demo below recorded with a Kemper using the Ozzy Pack and drums/bass/vocal backing tracks found on YouTube.


    https://youtu.be/QDcWval8FH8


    Profiles available HERE


    Rock on,

    Jimi 8):thumbup:

    We're happy to announce the availability of a new profile pack for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier -- the "Queen" Pack from our Legendary Tones series. These profiles seek to recreate the sound heard on the recordings of the rock band Queen.


    Speakers Used During the Profiling Process: Celestion Alnico Blue

    Min to Max Gain Range (Scale: 0 to 10): 0 to 7

    Profile Type: Studio, Merged

    Comments: Brian May from Queen crafted what may be the most instantly-recognizable guitar tone anywhere. His rig is sinple, but the microphone techniques required to mimic the studio tones are not. Even if you aren't a Queen fan, plugging your guitar into Brian May's rig gives the biggest AC30 tone you've ever experienced. So much fun to play!

    We used a Red Special from Brian May Guitars as the reference to build the profiles. We've also included profiles which have been EQ'd for use with Gibson-style P90 pickups and Fender-style single coils.



    Profiles available HERE


    Rock on,

    Jimi 8):thumbup:

    We're happy to announce the availability of a new profile pack for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier -- the "Phil 100" Pack. These profiles seek to recreate the sound of a Friedman Phil X Signature head (100 Watts).


    Speakers Used During the Profiling Process: Celestion Vintage 30, 1970 Celestion 25W Greenback, 1967 Celestion 20W Greenback
    Min to Max Gain Range (Scale: 0 to 10): 2 to 8
    Profile Type: Studio, Merged

    Comments: To me, these profiles are tonally somewhere between a modded 80's Marshall and a more modern sound. More gain available than vintage amps. These profiles work equally-well with humbucker or single-coil pickups. This pack is a really cool blend of vintage and modern tones.


    Friedman Phil X Signature Background Info: The amp is a 100-Watt, single channel, EL34-powered tone machine. The amp features three selectable preamp gain/tone voicings and a selectable 120V/90V power supply switch (acts like a VARIAC).


    Profiles available here



    Thanks,
    Jimi 8):thumbup:

    We're happy to announce the release of the Top Jimi Satch 410 Pack for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier (52 profiles)


    Seeking to Recreate the Sound of: Marshall JVM410HJS Joe Satriani Signature head (100 Watts)


    Speaker Used During the Profiling Process: 12" Celestion Gold


    Min to Max Gain Range (Scale: 0 to 10): 0 to 9


    Profile Type: Studio, Merged


    This is another pack that covers a ton of ground. I was very pleasantly surprised by the clean sounds which are actually some of my favorites -- reminiscent of a vintage Tweed. The crunch profiles cover 70's stack sounds to 80's modded tones. They have a distinct vintage flair, but also a modern edge. The overdrive profiles are definitely more modern and have a ton of gain available if you want it. The profiles work equally well with humbuckers or single coils. A rock guitarist could get by just fine with only this pack! Other genres will also find many useful tones.


    Marshall JVM410HJS Satriani Signature Background Info: Designed by a collaboration of Marshall and Joe Satriani, the JVM410HJS takes the regular JVM410 to new sonic heights. The channels are each re-voiced to Joe's specifications. With 3 distinct channels instead of 4, the 4th channel is a copy of channel 3 (overdrive) to allow two different overdrive settings for live use.


    Profiles available HERE


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    One very cool thing that came with the amp was Joe's personal settings for both a Les Paul and a Strat. The settings aren't that different, but you can definitely tell. We, of course, profiled both settings. They're labeled "JB LP..." and "JB Strt...". If the name doesn't have a "JB" in it, we used our own settings which honestly weren't much different. Joe know how to set up this amp pretty well. :-)


    -Jimi

    The New "59 BonaTwin" Profile Pack from Top Jimi!
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    We're happy to announce the availability of a new profile pack for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier -- the "59 BonaTwin" Pack. These profiles seek to recreate the sound of a Fender Twin-Amp JB Edition (80 Watts).


    Speakers Used During the Profiling Process: 12" Celestion JB85 Bonamassa Signature; 1970 12" Celestion Greenback


    Min to Max Gain Range (Scale: 0 to 10): 0 to 8


    Profile Type: Studio, Merged


    Comments: This is THE tweed tone! This pack has more available gain and a wider range of tones than our High-Power Tweed Pack. We duplicated Joe's setup which includes a Way Huge Overrated Special overdrive on some profiles. This pack responds very well to rolling off the guitar volume to adjust gain (they don't get muddy). We profiled the amp using the original JB-85 speakers as well as my beloved 1970 25W Greenbacks to give two very distinct but great sounding tones at each gain setting. Joe can and has played everything -- but he chooses to play this amp. This amp (serial number JB00042) is staying in my personal collection.


    59 Fender Twin-Amp JB Edition Background Info: Designed to be a perfect recreation of Joe's favorite stage amp -- an original 1959 Fender 5F8-A Twin-Amp he bought from Steven Seagal. Only 150 have been produced so far (Joe has 6 of them). Features top-quality components, point-to-point wiring, and a pair of Bonamassa signature Celestion JB85 speakers.



    Profiles available here


    Thank you, and let us know what you think.


    -Jimi :thumbup:

    Most high gain amps have available settings that are unusable (too much gain, too much this or that). This one doesn't have that. The gain maxes out at a level that's still very usable.


    -Jimi