Posts by stratdude

    The cab is going to impart it's own tone to a large degree. The Peavey's poweramp will also impart it's own tone as well. I'm quite confident you won't be impressed with the results.


    I'd suggest run a neutral poweramp into your cab, or best yet run a neutral poweramp into some kones.


    The cabinet is going to be responsible for at least half of your tone, so the Kemper's versatility will be lessened to a large degree running through a guitar cab. However, most profiles will sound good through V30's imho, just accept whichever speaker you go with is going to be the colour of all your profiles

    Pickups do not 'see' anything we hear coming from a guitar as acoustic sound - I have guitars that sound unimpressive when played acoustically but kill over an amp.

    There's even controversy over the trope that resonant guitars = good guitars, and from people that know much much more about the stuff than I do (like R&D guys from major guitar/bass companies)

    But I see your point, if a guitar feels good, it can be made to sound and play well - from a simple setup to a new bridge (my personal fav) and pickups that make sense in context.
    There really are no good/bad pickups, it all depends on where a guitar is and where you want it to go.

    We'll have to agree to disagree on that one, the strings have no choice but to vibrate with the piece of wood they're attached to, if the wood is capable of affecting the guitar's sound then the strings are going to be affected by the wood vibrating as well, they can't vibrate independently from each other.


    Playing plugged in is really just testing the pickups, sure swapping pickups may save an otherwise poor sounding guitar (but not always), but a guitar that sounds nice unplugged can always be made to sound good plugged in

    Maybe if you could allow a 3rd party to develop and maintain an Android app, and then charge for the app to recoup expenses. I know it goes against the general Kemper ethos but I'd happily pay a few dollars for the app, and it would save Kemper the effort of doing it themselves, freeing them up for more important developments (Kemper 2?)


    Win/Win

    I think they're designed for shredders who hold their 3rd 4th and 5th fingers in a fist. I had a Jackson Kelly that I've since sold, but if I kept it I would have swapped the volume pot to the tone position and taped up the tone pot in the cavity. I kind of regret I sold that one but the profit I made paid for most of the Kemper


    Edit: Actually looking at that old picture I think I definitely regret selling it. Doh!

    It's funny, I don't use distortion sense either, but it effectively makes your pickups hotter, which seems like a powerful tool. But I guess I like my pickups sounding how you'd expect them to sound.

    But yeah, clean sens is just for balancing dirty and clean within the one rig, not necessarily from rig to rig, that's your rig volume. I never touch rig volume personally, the Kemper does a great job of balancing between rigs itself, as long as your clean sens is set well

    I lock the input. In answer to your question "don't understand how having clean sense unlocked would be usable" some people may want to save different performances for different guitars with different input settings. Maybe not a bad idea if you only use two guitars. Just another option, leave the choice up to the artist

    Thanks, yeah I get that part. But if you're using a Kab as your monitor, wouldn't you want the sound from the profile's cab instead of some other speaker sound from an imprint?

    I hear ya, but since when has the sound of your amp been the same as your mic'd amp through front of house? The Kones/Kab are there to give you the familiarity of playing in front of a real amp, but whatever works for you