Posts by mightypudge

    Greetings and salutations to all you beautiful people in Kemper-land. It’s been a minute since I popped my head in to see how y’all are doing. I sure hope this message finds you all healthy and happy.

    After several years of self-imposed retirement from guitar and playing/performing music in general, I found myself presented with a unique musical opportunity that I simply could not pass up. A trio of like-minded chaps who are local to me asked me to join their group as a second guitar player. The plan is to cover some deep cuts from our favorite albums and write a few tunes that violate every known “rule” of songwriting. Should be fun.

    In my opinion, this is where the Kemper is really going to shine. The other guitarist has a traditional rig with a few pedals and gladly will handle the traditional duties of a guitar player. Meanwhile, I’d like to pull out some of the craziest, coolest, non-guitar-like rigs possible for our original tunes. Synth pads, buzzing sawtooth leads, weird sound effects; you get the idea. I will probably throw in some acoustic and 12-string emulations, maybe some whammy pedal nonsense too.

    I am pretty sure the Kemper has the goods to make this happen, I just need some inspiration from y’all to get started. Feel free to post your favorite wacky rigs or tips and tricks on using the Kemper effects. I haven’t dug too deep into the morphing thing, despite it being one of the coolest features to ever hit the Kemper, but I think it’s time.

    Thanks everyone! Be well.

    EDIT: I have a Baritone Tele which will 100% be tossed in for extra coolness. :)

    I just bought a Stage for live use so I can keep my trusty rack at home where it belongs. One less thing to carry!

    As I get older, convenience is key.

    Hi, everyone. :) I've missed you all. So, it looks like Pudge is coming out of retirement for a one-time gig. And, I am in need of the Kemper Community's collective genius.

    A friend of mine is organizing a Neil Peart tribute show, with all funds going to charity for cancer research, and I've been asked to lend my guitar-slinging services for the evening. Though my declining health has forced me to turn down several requests to come out of retirement in the past, I cannot think of a more worthy cause to break that tradition than an evening to honor and pay tribute to one of my childhood heroes.

    Naturally, I want to do the music justice, so I would like to do my absolute best to capture some of Big Al's more elusive tones. Specifically, we'll be focusing on Rush-era 1978 to 1992, so his tones from Hemispheres through Presto are what I am after. Here's where I could use some assistance.

    :?: For Hemispheres through Moving Pictures, I am leaning towards Hi-Watt and early Marshall amps. Thoughts on effects to use?

    :?: I always struggle with getting Big Al's shimmery tones from Presto. I know he used GK solid state gear for a while, but those tones are so elusive. no matter what I try. Ideas?

    :?: Does anyone know of any good profiles that already exist?

    Any advice that any of you have would be helpful at this point. Thanks everyone!

    Thanks everyone, glad you dig the tunes.

    The only influence that's obvious to me is Vai in City Lights, correct?

    If that's true, I am amazed. Because I am definitely a thief in the nighttime. I steal from everyone! When I listen to myself play, I hear every guitar player that has ever influenced me, only played badly. :)

    Yeah, Vai was a big influence for me back in the day. I haven't listen to him in ages, but some things just stick with you.

    Hi everyone. My 3-song EP has hit the web. :)

    For those interested, this work is of significant personal meaning. The songs contained within represent three very different stages of my life. Each song was written during a time when I was struggling with some form of abuse, depression, anxiety, and at one point, homelessness. I never had a chance to record them until a few years ago. My son convinced me last week to publish them publicly.

    Every guitar and bass track was recorded with the Kemper, feat. profiles by Michael Britt, Bert Meulendijk, and more.…at-home-single/1434332226…ed_at_Home_-_Mighty_Pudge

    I have to tell you how wonderful it is to see so many familiar faces welcoming me back. Thank you, everyone.

    What a nice feeling it was today to flick on the Kemper today and be instantly reminded why I love it so much.

    Third-party what now??? Link man, link me!!

    You foxy lurker-in-the-mud, you. :D

    Geez Shawn, what a noob, mate. Seems like just the other day he was still here. :D
    Hey 'Pudgie! Has it really been that long? How time flies here on the forum. S'pose the intermittent drama series, interspersed with awesome updates like the delays and spring 'verb beta help keep our minds occupied.

    Sorry to hear about your health, mate. Believe me, if anyone can relate to long-term-health "challenges", 'tis I, brother. Great to have you back in one pice, man, and... your avatar hasn't aged a bit! :D

    MONKEY MAN! Glad you're still here, mate.

    The good thing about my avatar - it never gets older. Me on the other hand, not so much. I frequently joke that there is a painting of me in an attic somewhere getting uglier by the second. :)

    So let's see: High blood pressure, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, acid reflux, and good old fashioned American obesity. Have I mentioned I turn 50 next year?

    But it's not all bad news. I started college in January. I'm pursuing my PhD in Mathematics. Maybe when I grow up I can be a teacher or something. :)

    Bring back the AIC covers man!

    Haha, you remember! Nice, thanks for mentioning that. They might be the first thing I start working on. I was starting Rain When I Die when the health problems started, so maybe I should jump on that first. Plus, I can have my son do some rhythm tracks now - he's gotten so good in the last year.

    Hi and welcome back!
    Sorry to hear of your health issues, hope that’s all behind you now.
    New in Kemperland... well, the spring reverb finally arrived in beta, and two new reverb algorithms were shown at NAMM that sound amazing. Apparently should be out in beta before the year’s end.
    You can now set sampling rates, so you can record digitally at up to 96kHz, if you so choose to. Hmmm what else? I’m sure some of the other guys will be along to help me out. Were you around for the new delays? Can’t remember when they were released.

    Sam my man!!! Good to see you're still here. Still got those Alice in Chains cover clips we did where you did vocals? That was awesome. I can't find them anymore. :(

    I was here for the delays, but the spring reverb is new to me! That is great news.

    Hi everyone. Been a minute since I've hung around these parts. In fact, other than teaching my son to play, I haven't picked up a guitar for recreational purposes since 2016. Mostly due to health issues. But, I think I am coming back. My son has progressed amazingly and now he wants to jam with his old man and learn some of my tunes.

    Anyway, how you all been??? What's new in Kemper-land? I haven't flicked on the old green machine in a couple years so I'm curious about the latest scuttlebutt.

    Most sellers should have a store so you can redownload the contents of your purchase :)

    And those that do not have already graciously responded to my emails and provided either new links or zip files. I am truly grateful for the showing of support I received from the community.

    It's been a weird couple of days here in the US. Glad I could find some comfort here. Sniff, sniff.

    Well, it finally happened. This week I switched from Mac to PC and in the process I deleted every single one of my free and commercial profiles.

    All of them.

    I've spent the evening downloading the ones I could, but for many of them the download links expired. I've reached out to the sellers for assistance. It's been quite an evening.