Posts by kevinduren

    Hi Jim,

    As always, the members above have great instructions/suggestion for you. From reading the forums, they all seem to be amongst the more knowledgeable.

    Here's the most expedient way I can think of to get you up and going quickly. Since you have the Grab n Go Pack, go through all the performances that came with the pack and select your 5 (or 3 if that is all you need) favorite profiles from all the performances (the best clean, dirty, dirtier, even dirtier, dirtiest) and copy them into one performance of your own (I did this and named the performance "Grab N Go Compilation"). Then change or modify the stomps and/or effects to be what you need and you are ready to roll. It could be just that easy to get started. Just by way of example, I used: Chattahoochee, Tweedy Cln, Tweed Crunch, Z Maz Cln 2 Crunch, & Big 2 Bigger Solo, which, with the addition of the effects I needed, gave me one performance that I could do any gig with. I have in excess of 40 performances, but if everything else blew up, I could fall back on that one performance. You will likely choose different rigs than I did, but this would get you a "standard" performance that you could use while you explore all the other possibilities. See below for my suggestions regarding using one amp to keep that consistency of sounding like you are using one amp.

    Regarding performances for different guitars, try this: Copy those same 5 (or 3) rigs into as many performance slots as you have different guitars, and then tweak the settings (particularly the definition and clarity parameters) to get what you want for each guitar. Name the performances "Tele", Strat", Humbucker", etc. If this works, meaning, the profiles sound the way you want with different guitars, you are up and going. Oh, and you may also try changing the parameters "clean sense" and "distortion sense" to accommodate higher output and lower output pickups. I have not had the need to do this, but have read here on the forums that many folks do.

    If the above doesn't get you going quickly, I would suggest auditioning the rigs in the pack until you find "THE AMP" you like. All of the amps have several profiles that usually range from some degree of clean to dirty. Copy your favorite profiles of that amp into a new performance, arranging them from clean to dirty. Add the effects you need, and that may be all you need to do.

    If, in the profiles of the amp you like, you can't find one of the degrees of clean/dirty that works for you, use the next dirtier profile and lower the gain to get what you are after. My experience is that increasing the gain does not yield good results, though in a few cases has worked. I have had much better results with lowering the gain of a too-dirty profile to get just the right sound. And forgive me for stating the obvious, but you can always add gain with the boosters and/or distortion stomps. I agree with the guys above who advised that, if you want the same tone, but with a little more hair, use the Pure Booster.

    Alternatively, you may find that you solve you multi-guitar needs by auditioning the rigs with each guitar and finding an "amp" that you like best for each guitar. If so, then just follow the suggestions above with each guitar and your chosen "amp" for that guitar.

    Regarding effects / stomps: If you are not already aware, you can save your personal setting for the stomps, effects, and blocks of stomps and effects so that you can easily insert them into any rig or performance. You can also copy and paste stomps, effects, or a block of stomps or effects. That will greatly speed up your initial setup of your unit. I have already been very long-winded, so I will refer you to the manual, the forums, the MBritt website blog, or the Tone Junkie You Tube channel for how to do that.

    Good luck and I hope the suggestions above help you have a smooth start with your Kemper.

    On his website, there are pdf files with info for every pack. Geek that I am, I combined them into one pdf, so that I can keyword seach the pdf and quickly find the amp or profile and see which pack they are in.

    I am not aware of any other comprehensive listing.

    Just building one prototype of a new amp and then just sell the profiles instead of starting mass production of the actual amp.

    That's a very interesting concept. If it were to come to fruition, I wonder if a full pack of profiles would have to cost as much, or nearly as much, as the actual amp to be a workable business model?

    Lots of love for MBritt in this area. My fav is the 68 Lux Verb V 2 (and the other 68 Lux Reverbs) from his Grab n Go Pack.

    For free profiles, search the Rig Manager for Fender by Name, Amp Manufacturer, and Amp Model. If you search Fender in All Tags, you will also get a bunch of high gain (not typical Fender) profiles. Also search by any specific Fender model (Super, Bassman, Princeton, etc). The Grab n Go Pack also has Blues Deluxe, Princeton, Super 60, and Super Sonic Twin profiles, along with a bunch of other amp profiles.

    Good Luck and Happy (late) Birthday!

    Hi Max,

    SL Plexi- There are a ton of plexi Marshall-type profiles in the Rig Exchange. Don't be afraid to also search out the "boutique" versions of these amps. For example, 3rd Power makes some great Marshall-sounding amps. Most of the commercial profilers have free/sample packs and some of these may contain examples of any of the 3 amps you are looking for. I won't make a specific recommendation on a Plexi because there are so many, and the range of tones and gain is going to make selecting one a matter of your rig, your taste, etc. I have downloaded and then discarded many. But, I bet you find so many that you have a difficult time deciding which ones are the "best". :)

    For you Roland Jazz Chorus, I can strongly recommend ERIKS LEGACY CLEAN 4 in the Rig Exchange. It sounds superb (and even better in stereo) and has a few effects included in the profile. For your Clean Rhythm tone, you can add or modify the effects, and then just turn off the effects you don't want. Keep in mind, you can use one rig and just turn the effects on and off (remembering that you can assign several effects to one button, or use morph to turn some on, turn some off, turn some down a little, turn some up a little, etc. Or you can save the two different rigs and/or slots.

    Bogner Ecstasy - For the most part, I am going to have to leave that one to the folks that are more knowledgeable about this specific amp, but I really like the Bogner Ecstasy profiles that are in Michael Britt's Pack 2. I am using his Bogner Ecstasy Ch2 N2, with a few small tweaks, as my "big screaming rock solo" profile.

    Regarding both the Marshall and the Bogner: If you find a Lead sound you like, you can lower the gain on the profile and maybe get a great, complimentary rhythm sound. You will likely have to increase the volume depending on how much you lower the gain and may want to tweak around on the amp parameters. If you find the Rhythm profile you like, you could try raising the gain to get a Lead tone, but in my experience, this does not work very well. BUT, you could experiment with the various Distortion and Boost Stomps to get the Rhythm profile to be a complimentary Lead profile. Of course, you can save each of these profiles, tweaked or not, as separate rigs and/or slots in Performance mode, or morph between the original profile and your tweaks, which ever fits your workflow or way of doing things.

    I checked out the suggestions made prior to my post and all were great, and I am sure you will get more great suggestions.

    If you find the Plexi(s) you like, I would really be interested in knowing what it, or they, are. :!::!:

    Good luck in your search,