Posts by guitarj

    I had one of the early production Stages and seen here that there were switch issues that Kemper quickly dealt with and fixed. So, I'm here recently with my 2 1/2 year old stage, and switch number 2 starts to fail. Opened a ticket and quickly received a shipping label, and off she went to repair at Kemper Americas. Nice actually, since it is located in my home state of Colorado.

    I received a message today stating that they are waiting on parts from Germany to do the repair. So Instead of making me wait, they are sending me a brand new Stage. Wow! I'm floored. Great Company!

    HW is a great (!) guitarist, but you can tell he's a bit of a douche. $300 or something to join his "lounge."


    90% of my Kemper knowledge is thanks to his videos. His understanding of the Kemper & getting great tones is truly impressive.

    I didn't know about his lounge. I don't have an issue with him promoting his brand. I have even purchased some of his profiles just because I have received a lot of good info from him.


    I think the Wifey would want to string me up if I joined his lounge, lol

    Not sure where I saw 8200, sorry about that. 1500 is still some time spent. Just because I watch a video once in a while doesn't in no way mean I spend all my time doing it. We all have our own methods for learning. I ask very few questions and tend to read and observe. Point is this; why are we being so critical of each other and exaggerating our criticism?

    You guys must have a lot of spare time to watch videos.

    Says the guy with 8200 posts on an internet forum. Lol


    Seriously, I don't have very many guitarist friends, and none who use a Kemper or who have a vast knowledge of these things.

    I enjoy both these guys. I wouldn't say that I waste time listening to them.

    Most of the time I don't make it all the way through an HW video, but I have learned a ton from him and use some of it every time I turn on my Kemper.


    (1500 posts, not 8200)

    I have seen the thread here about that and definitely a great option for this custom setup. However, having bought a second Kemper "Stage" and a Gretsch Broacster the year before, I have to lay low with my wife for a while lol.

    Using a BAM 200 with it in my studio for now.

    Another reason I may stay with an external is that I have a 2x12 cab that may get loaded with Kones if the need arises.

    Had my 2010 reactor up for sale locally for 250 dollars. No hits in nearly 2 years, so....


    I have always really liked the quality of the cabinet itself, so I thought what if I were to put a Kemper Kone in it?... Hmmmn

    A couple issues with that; 1. power amp is rated for 8ohms not 4. 2. There's a bass reflex port and a tweeter that are not needed.

    3. This thing is heavy!


    My solution was to pull the power amp and components, also the tweeter and bass reflex tube. This left me with 3 holes to fill. Quarter inch plywood was the fix along with an input jack where the power amp used to be. Dropped in the Kone... Done!..., Well, except for an external power source.


    Sounds great! The power amp was really heavy. The cab is a bit oversized, but looks great and serves as a great monitor wedge or backline amp solution!:)

    I just ordered a stage yesterday. Already have had my toaster for 7 years, but I never did get a remote. A few years ago, Kemper did not have any remotes in stock for months. Impatiently, and going a cheaper route I bought a BJ Devices controller. It's a nice unit especially for the money, but not near the full compatibility of the remote. So, since the Stage came out, I have been determined to get it... Just not necessarily really needed, so I waited.

    I have been curious about the QC recently, and even considered getting it instead, but every time I play my Kemper (home and live), I'm never disappointed . The tone and the feel never disappoints . Then some of these views and opinions have come up in the past week that really confirm what I'm thinking. After 7 years I'm just too comfortable with the Kemper overall and its probably going to be around until I'm too old to play. lol

    It would be great to give all these new products a spin. Personally, I don't have the time or money to spend on such ventures.

    I also have never owned or played most of the stuff that my Kemper profiles and models.

    I am planning on adding a Kemper stage for playing out and keeping my 8 year old toaster on the desk.

    I find the QC intriguing just as I once found the Kemper intriguing. I pulled the trigger based on information from many sources including this forum.

    All said, I'm still getting the stage, but I'm curious what people think of the QC. I won't be buying both.

    When TJ gets long winded or gets into overhype, I just quit watching. No need to complain about it. Sometimes he appeals to my guitar nerdery, and I've learned some things a long the way.

    I do wish he would share more thoughts on Kemper vs QC, but I understand that is a slippery slope. He intends to market for QC obviously.

    Sold my Sonic Maximizer after getting a Kemper because I never needed it. Definitely a solution inside the Kemper for the desired effect of the Maximizer. I would try Coldfrixion’s advice.

    Just received my bam 200 yesterday. Definitely a great option for a transparent power amp. I'm impressed with the quality of the unit, and it will fit in a coat pocket. I plan to add a Kemper Stage in the future to my lunchbox that I bought second hand in 2014. I will have the ability to power either unit. The bam is hardly an inconvenience to bring along with a Kab or cabinet in my opinion.

    Great bam for buck:)

    I have been in contact with Sergey at BJ Devices. It seems the website has been on hold Due to Russian trade laws. You can contact him directly via the info given on the website.
    I'm ordering midi cables for my tb11 now.
    That is if you're still looking

    2 to 3 weeks? A product thats been out 8 years and still being updated and evolving.... Surely you aren't serious.

    3 1/2 Years with mine. Still feels like I'm just getting started. Probably the the best gear purchase I ever made. Thats a saying a lot since its digital.