Posts by Jimi71

    After a marathon profiling session yesterday, the new BEye pack is now done. We think the new profiles sound fantastic, and are what you'd expect from this amp.


    Those of you who purchased the first BEye pack sound have received an email with new profiles attached. If you didn't receive the new profiles, please send an email with your invoice number to jim@topjimi.com and we'll hook you up with the new pack.


    Here's the new demo:


    Demo Audio


    Thanks,
    Jimi

    Hey Kemper Fans,


    We're happy to announce the availability of a new profile pack for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier -- theTangerine 30 Pack. These profiles seek to recreate the sound of an Orange AD30 head.


    Speakers Used During the Profiling Process: Celestion Vintage 30 and Celestion 25W Greenback


    Min to Max Gain Range (Scale: 0 to 10): 2 to 8


    Profile Type: Studio, Merged


    We've redone these profiles from scratch to include improved mic techniques and merged profiles. They remind us of a mix between a Vox and a modded vintage Marshall. The cleans are not totally clean, but with a low output pickup or dialing back the volume knob, they are some of my favorites. The thick, chunky overdrive is fantastic. A very versatile profile pack.


    Orange AD30 Background Info: The AD30 is a classic British amp. The amp is a 2-channel, 30W head with (4) EL-84 output tubes. Channel 1 has a vintage flavor to it, with more bass and a little less gain than Channel 2, which is slightly more modern and has a subtle mid boost.


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    Profiles available Here


    Thanks,
    Jimi

    Hey Guys,


    We've decided to remove the merged profiles from the BEye profile pack. There's nothing wrong with the merged profiles -- that's what the amp actually sounded like in the studio. But people have been unhappy with them because they sound a lot different than the studio profiles and lack low end. The BE-100 has remarkably little low end -- it's like there's a 4-pole high pass filter at 500 Hz.


    We had to do a lot of work with mics to get the studio sounds to what we thought sounded good. If we hadn't done that, everyone would have hated the amp. I think we got some good studio tones.


    If you are a guitar cab user, we recommend using the studio profiles and removing the cab.


    Thanks,
    Jimi

    Kemper Fans,


    We're happy to announce the availability of a new profile pack for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier -- the Medium-Power Blackface #3 Pack (34 profiles). These profiles seek to recreate the sound of a 1964 Fender 6G6-B Bassman head.


    Profile Type: Studio, Merged


    These profiles sound like a Marshall JTM45, but with additional low end. They're fantastic for a wide range of musical styles, from jazz to country to rock. The profiles were voiced for single coil pickups, but if you increase the Treble and Presence each by about 0.8, humbuckers will come alive.


    1964 Fender 6G6-B Bassman background Info: Vintage Fender Bassman amps are ironically not often used by bass players, but are coveted by guitarists. The blonde 6G6-B bassman is probably the most desirable of the blonde and blackface Bassman heads. The model pictured is a transition model, with "blonde" knobs and circuitry and a blackface cabinet. The 6G6-B is the amp famously used by Brian Setzer.



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    Profiles available at: http://www.topjimi.com


    -Jimi

    The BE-100 has less low end than any other amp I've ever played through. Mic selection and placement was done with improving low end response in mind.


    If you want to use the direct out and want more bass, I think the only recourse is to add low end via the bass knob or add an EQ into the chain.


    -Jimi

    Hey Kemper Fans,


    We're happy to announce the availability of a new profile pack for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier -- the "BEye" Pack. These profiles seek to recreate the sound of a 100W Friedman BE-100 Brown Eye head.


    Speakers Used During the Profiling Process: Celestion Vintage 30


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


    Profile Type: Studio, Merged


    Comments: These profiles are modern and detailed, but maintain a bit of a vintage British sound. The bottom end is very tight and the mids focused -- perfect for cutting through a mix. The profiles are dialed-in for humbucker-equipped guitars, but like most of our profiles you can get great tone from single-coil guitars by reducing the Treble and Presence each by about 0.8.



    Friedman BE-100 Background Info: The BE-100 is a 100-watt, EL34-powered monster with 3 channels (Clean, BE, & HBE). Several switches, including a three-position bright switch, give additional tonal options. The amp received the prestigious Editor’s Pick Award from Guitar Player Magazine (Nov, 2013).


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    Profiles available Here


    Thanks,
    Jimi