Posts by vernon48

    Indeed, DJ, and please tell us what you thought of the Colonial, Vernon! 8o :pinch:

    First impressions on the Colonial and Driftwood; both great!


    I like how the Colonial does that raw, breathing but not screaming Marshall tone (woody/organic, couldn’t describe it better Monkey_Man ) - it reminds me of the Splawn Hot Rod. It’s great for the low grind hair metal that I love like Ratt and Motley Crue.


    The Driftwood is REALLY heavy and thrashy. Good for Racer X metal but a bit too much gain for my taste (and sloppy playing). It is a nice metal pack, probably the nicest I’ve come across.


    I’m most satisfied with the Guytron pack - three profiles out of this pack made it on to my KPA!! (Clean, Ch2, Ch3 type). It instantly felt like home to me, very very rich in harmonics and kind to my playing style. Lots of sustain, very nice cranked Marshall/ADA MP-1 type tone.


    Update: You guys reaaallllly need to check out the Guytron pack if you haven’t already. Just had a chance to crank it in rehearsal and it’s incredible

    Not really. There are a lot of rigs yes, but once you find your favourite profilers it will really narrow the field down. Then you can narrow it down further by only auditioning amps that your ‘tone heroes’ use

    Yeah his BE profiles are superb. The best I’ve come across tbh. (I prefer pack 1.0 to v2.0 with my current setup).


    I’d HIGHLY recommend his ‘Deth Pack’. There is one profile in there called Marty Crunch which is one of my favourites of my entire collection. If I could only own 3 profile packs it would be that, Deadlights Satch JVM pack and TJ’s Brown Sound pack.

    Whoa this is still risky. Don’t use it until it’s officially checked.

    Yup, there are plenty of cases were faulty equipment has lead to fatalities in the music business. I wouldn’t even entertain the idea of using it after you’ve had a belt. Just out of curiosity, is the ground lift engaged?

    I bought the super kraken pack a couple weeks ago.The profiles are dark, almost like a blanket is covering them up. I tried to brighten them up but they seemed to get scratchy and harsh.

    If I combine them with some of my brighter profiles they blend pretty well and are usable.

    Hope this helps.

    I found this to be the case with all of the official Victory packs, I couldn’t use any of them - quite disappointing. I was pleased with the Reampzone of the original Kraken. Are there any others anyone would recommend?

    I used to own a Polytune. The 6-string-at-once thing was cool for the first day or two, but after that just didn’t prove to be practical nor accurate enough. I found tuning one string at a time to be much quicker and much much more accurate. Also, trying see that tiny display standing up to tune the 6-strings at once, not happening 😄


    Anyone else find this to be the case?

    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love - Delay


    Stomp location: B

    Delay: Dual Delay

    Mix: 7.5 to 15.5% (see where you like it)

    Delay Time 1: 100ms

    Delay Time 2: 300ms

    Delay Balance: +12.5%

    Low Cut: 20.6Hz

    High Cut: 3044.6Hz

    Flutter Rate: 5

    All other settings: 0

    Ain't Talkin''Bout Love - Flange


    Updated 15/08/19 :

    I wanted to negate the need for my pedal board so have spent some time trying to replicate my MXR EVH Flanger (EVH button pressed)


    Stomp location: C

    Flanger

    Rate: 2.3

    Depth: 9.2

    Manual: 1.0 - Settings of Depth:10 & Manual:0.3 is also very close but there's an odd bass 'bonk' at the end of the sweep with these settings.

    Feedback: 37% - Any higher and I hear the airplane flange thing starting to kick in, that over the top swoosh.

    Mix: 100%

    Ducking: 0

    Volume: +1.0 - The MXR Flange with EVH button pressed has a volume boost creating more gain at the preamp.

    There is nothing inherently better about the technology of modeling a Vintage 30 in a 1 x 12 cab, than using a real Vintage 30 in the same cab. So I doubt it will get you any closer to what you conceive of as "hearing the Kemper as it is intended to be heard". You just won't need as many real cabs to cover the modeled speakers offered by the Kemper technology.

    I wouldn’t be so sure. Who knows what magic Kemper will sprinkle over their 1x12? They’ve worked miracles before with the profiler, and this is their biggest innovative release since that platform. I’d be surprised if it’s as simple as a speaker modeller 1x12 akin to the L6 PowerCab (that was a big disappointment). Knowing Kemper’s attention to detail and engineering prowess, I’m excited to see if they can turn the FRFR/Cab situation on its head as it has with the amplifier head.


    I don’t agree or disagree with you. I’m in the camp that buys the matching cab that goes with an amp because the way I see it, that is the datum for the amps design. The KPA is many amps and came before the cab, so I’m very interested to see how the Kemper Cab turns out.


    Let’s face it, Team Kemper are confident enough to stick a HUGE Kemper kite logo on it so it’s going to be amazing 😄