Posts by SoManyGuitars

    Ply is stiffer than MDF. I've said my peace on the MDF vs ply debate in this thread so I won't rehash it. But if you must use MDF for the cab, at the very least, use a quality ply for the baffle.

    What does the Kabinet use for the baffle?

    Cool if the OP and others like the BAM Bass Amp.

    https://www.tcelectronic.com/product.html?modelCode=P0DI5

    Ultra-Compact 200 Watt Bass Head with Class-D Amp Technology


    BAM has a preamp optimised for bass with a Class D power amp. That is the only practical way to achieve such high power in such a compact design. No need for big power transformers etc.


    Is there a way to bypass the bass preamp (the separate tone stack and gain (distortion/drive) stage), to avoid the coloration it introduces?

    I understand how Class D works, and why it’s desirable for an application like the Kemper... but why throw a bass preamp and the extra coloration and circuitry into the signal chain?


    Why not just buy a good clean Class D amp? Like the ICE amps that Kemper uses? (They are readily available as power amps or modules)

    Serious question, not putting the BAM down.

    (I never used one, preferring a clean Class D power amp solution)

    Here’s a tip that might wrk for you...

    Prior to getting a Kabinet and an ISP Ultra and Crown XLS1502 (for my Marshall cab or stereo cabs), I used my old Mustang III (v1).... plugged straight into the effects return.


    Sounded great - was 100w loud, has a very neutral 12” Celestion speaker (designed for modelers), and you can get them CHEAP....

    Not sure this is any help to you, but wanted to make you aware of other options that work well too.

    Would be neat if they sold “Powered Kemper Backs”, w/ the power amp mounted on a Kabinet back panel as an optional upgrade for people without powered Kemper, that don’t feel like DIY... I mean, they sell the Kones...


    Of course this all happens after I buy a different solution(s).

    I contemplated buying a Kone for a 1x12 cab I have. I just can't get to feel like an amp. No sustain, dead notes, weird high E string sounds, lot of stuff. It sounds great on many things, really weird on others. Tired of wrestling with it,

    No sustain, dead notes, weird sounds from you high E?

    Sounds like the Kemper is showing you the sound of your actual guitar, and your prior rigs may have masked it, especially if you play with gobs of distortion.


    The symptoms you describe are guitar issues, not amp issue traditionally.

    British Audio sent me the "full" MBritt library and I have not even unzipped those yet so I don't know how many are in there.“


    That was nice of them.... I hope Mr. Britt gets compensated somehow... He does great work for the Kemper Kommunity.... He’s a regular on this forum as well, lots of good advice in addition to some of the best profiles you can get.