Posts by SeanChristopher

    One of my main guitars is a DBZ Imperial w/a Bigsby :) (DBZ makes Diamond Amplification and is now Diamond Guitars as well. Dean Zelinksy was designing the guitars around the DBZ era of the company :) and this is when these guitars were made in Korea in World Musical Instrument Co., before they moved production to another factory)

    It has a 335 style body but a bit different and it's sleeker and thinner. It has a bit more twang than a standard 335 (I love that about it!) and it has a ton of sustain! For being literally my thinnest guitar, it has the most sustain! (Which is extra surprising because I've read people online make comments about how Bigsby bridges can affect and decrease sustain8o) The Bigsby bridge was new to me and I hard-tailed it when I first got it but, I undid that pretty quick and ended up falling in love with the Bigsby. It also has one of the nicest fret jobs and nicest playing necks of any of my guitars!

    It's the guitar I use when I want to experiment with clean, low gain, and mid gain tones. I rigged up the push/pull Tone knob as a coil split and the tones I get with the split neck pickup are heavenly when I play low and mid gain tones through my KPA.

    I got in 2008 and It lived in it's case because at the time, I was playing heavy stuff and I didn't think it would work for that (I was dead wrong on that one! lol^^). When I got my Kemper Stage, I started taking it out to experiment with different sounds because I finally had access to a million amps and every/any tone that I could ever want! hahaha. To my surprise, everything I played on it sounded great and the KPA brought the best out of it! That's how I found out that one of my best guitars had been cased and shunned by my unknowing and naive young self-for over a decade lol:D

    Gotta love the incredibly classy and timeless shape and look of the 335 and 335 style guitars. They're really badass while being classic. A lot like a really great fitting leather jacket hahaha :D

    Hi guys, I tried another pack from Tone Wars along with the other pack I mentioned before and I wanted to post about this one too!

    The Tone Wars SLO Profile pack came with somewhere around 60 Studio Profiles and and around 30 DI Profiles. I was honestly blown away by this Profile pack too! If the SLO sounds this amazing in person-then it lives up to it's reputation. I hear a lot about how wide the tonal spectrum of the SLO is, and I think this set of Profiles really gives a total representation of the amps tonal spectrum.

    Just like the other Tone Wars Profile packs, the pack includes Clean, Crunch, and high gain Profiles, as well as some random really great sweet spot Profiles. And alot like the other pack, the Profiles are really dynamic. But compared to the other pack, these Profiles are even more touch sensitive when it comes to breaking-up and distorting and it makes for some really amazing low gain and mid gain tones. I can totally see how the SLO can be an "every tone" kind of amp that covers a ton of ground and pretty much every gain stage you'd ever need for most types of music! The Crunch channel Profiles in the pack were pretty much plug and play for me and I was really happy with how quickly I was getting great sounds for low and mid gain tones that usually take me a ton of tweaking to get where I like lol (because I have much more experience dialing in higher gain tones and just recently got really into lower and mid gain tones)

    And for the high gain tones, these Profiles are as good as it gets! lol Literally tonal nirvana and the SLO's gain structure really sounds super unique and rich. And the SLO Profiles have a really tight low end no matter where the gain knob is set. The SLO high gain Profiles are really articulate and really clear even with a lot of distortion, which sounds sick! With the low end tight, the overall tone clear and rich, and the gain searing and percussive, I was in heaven with the high gain tones lolol :D

    But most importantly for us guitarists, the Profiles FEEL really great to play. Jarrod (the tone dialing-in genius who makes the ToneWars Profiles) is always making an extra effort to make sure that the feel of whatever amp he's profiling-is represented in the Profiles. The Profiles have to feel like the real amp to him before he considers releasing them and selling them. Those standards make for some really high quality Profiles. Honestly, so far all of the ToneWars Profiles i've tried, are up to par with Profiles from the great Profile makers like TJ and MB and Guido and ChopTones, etc.

    And as a really sick bonus, the SLO pack comes with a free pack of the SLO 30 too!

    So you get a SLO 100 and SLO 30 pack! And the SLO 30 pack comes with around 15 Profiles of various gain stages and EQ settings.

    This pack was another one that totally impressed me and I'd highly recommend it for anyone looking for a Profile pack for a SLO that covers a ton of tonal ground!:)

    (I forgot to link the website for anyone interested last time, so here it is! : )

    It certainly doesn't do what it shows in the video. At best I can get a crunch sound out of it. Nothing hi-gain. I'm just using a single coil Strat with Lace Sensors but it's plenty on other pedals and amp models.

    If you're trying to get a high gain tone using the Kemper Drive, I'd recommend starting with a Profile that's in the "Crunch" territory at least (as Wheresthedug mentioned), and then use the Kemper Drive to boost the Profile into high gain. It works extremely well for high gain when used like that :) The Kemper Drive is more of a traditional Overdrive and doesn't act the same as a distortion pedal. So using the KD as your main source for the gain will only get you some of the way there if you're trying to get high gain tones.

    The "Precision Drive" presets for the KD are a great starting point to boost an amp into high gain. All you really need to do is load up a Crunch or mid gain Profile, and using either the KD's "Horizon Attack 1", "Horizon Attack 2", or "Horizon Attack 3" preset-you use the KD's Volume to boost the Profile into full on saturation.

    As Wheresthedug also mentioned, tone in the vid is probably created using a method very similar to the one we've recommended and most likely was made with Kemper Drive settings very similar to the Precision Drive presets to Boost the Profiles.

    Hope this helps :)

    whippinpost91850 they felt awesome and super responsive! Jarrod has done an amazing job making sure the Profiles feel great and the Profiles support playing as you would through a tube amp.

    Sometimes some Profiles will have significantly less low end and can often sound shill when played by themselves. These Profiles are really rich in the low end without being boomy or anything like that. I was honestly pleasantly surprised with this being my first full Tone Wars Profile pack I tried out. I'd definitely say he's hyper-focused on Profiles that are tailored towards players and it shows because they feel really good to play :)

    Hi guys, I tried out a few packs from ToneWars and I wanted to tell you guys a bit about my experience with one of them, just in case anyone else is looking at the pack or is looking for a Mesa Badlander Profile pack.

    It had a few clean Studio Profiles, around 30 Studio Profiles with gain settings varying from "Crunch" to "Crush", and around 25 DI Profiles.

    The Profile pack has everything from super clean tones to high gain, so I felt like I had all of the Profiles I needed to get whatever tones I'd dial in with the real Mesa Badlander . I tried turning down the gain on the Crunch Profiles to try to get some low gain tones, and I was pleasantly surprised at how great they sounded. Those low gain Profiles have become some of my favs recently and for low gain, the standards I have are set by guys like M Britt and ToneJunkie lol. And the clean tones are really sparkly and sound really fat at the same time so I found them super fun to play.

    But where this pack really shines is in the high gain arena. Crushing rhythm tones, searing lead tones, and crunchy rhythm tones. Everything from super tight high gain, to crushing and searing high gain and everything in between. There are profiles that are set to really neutral EQ's so any tweaks needed are minimal. And there are some sweet spot Profiles that cover a ridiculous amount of tonal ground. I ended up using some of the DI Crush Profiles and dialed down the gain and tightened it up with Precision Drive settings on the Kemper Drive, And I found my happy place for tight high gain tones lol. I've always loved Dual Recs but the low end was always almost unable to be tamed lol and the Mesa Badlander is like the tight ended Dual Rec that i've always dreamed of hahaha!

    Anyways, the pack was really great and blew me away. I honestly was really surprised and as my first ToneWars Profile pack, I was pretty impressed. If anyone is looking for some Mesa Badlander Profiles, i'd highly suggest checking these out :)

    Welcome FredoRobo !

    If you're looking for some good modern metal/Djent Profiles, check out ToneWars Profiles, ReampZone, and Matt Fig Profiles. Those Profile makers are a great place to start for Modern Metal and Djent tones!

    Also, getting yourself super familiar with the Amp block controls is one of the best things you can do to get a firm grasp on how to utilize the KPA's controls to shape your tone. Especially the Definition control because it controls where the harmonic content of the amp in the Profile sits, and that can really help tighten up your tone if used tastefully :)

    Again, welcome to the Kemper forum and I hope you enjoy your KPA!

    If you're looking for some great free IR packs Check out Seacow Cab Impulses at There are literally dozens of free Impulse Response packs of a bunch of different Cabs and they're all free! I was able to find a lot of really great ones from that website. Another great free IR pack can be found if you search Zeta IR Pack on YouTube and click the first video that comes up that was posted by Frederico Ascari.

    Hope those help :)

    Hi Ajs6593 , The high cut recommendation from GearJocke is a good one, and that can definitely get rid of high end fizz. There's a High Cut in the Output menu if you select the Output soft button. That way you can save yourself an effects block for other stuff;) I typically set mine anywhere between 8k-10k depending on how much high end fizz or high end unpleasantness I'm hearing.

    Another thing I'd highly recommend looking into, is the PureCabinet settings in your KPA. PureCabinet is a feature that's purpose is to smooth out any high end fizz caused by mic phasing and stuff like that. But it tends to change the high end a lot with high gain profiles and can in my experience, either make fizz more prominent and move the fizz to more obvious frequency ranges, or get rid off the fizz and smooth out the high end. It can have very different effects on each profile especially when working with high gain. It's definitely worth turning it off overall and then experimenting with it to see if having it either off or on at various settings can help solve your problem.

    PureCab is set to 3 or 3.5 automatically on the KPA and is located in two places, the Output menu and in the Cab menu. The PureCab setting in the Output menu is a global setting, and the one in the Cab section menu is a "per profile" setting. There's also a PureCabinet soft button to turn it on and off globally in the Output menu, and unless it's turned off globally by using the soft button to disengage it, then even at 0 PureCab is still on. I just turn it off globally in the Output Menu, and set it per profile in the Cab menu. Having PureCab off globally allows you to set it individually per rig. I'd recommend experimenting with it on and off and see if it helps with any of the fizz.

    Hope this helps!:)

    Hey malcomowenflood , Check out the Headrush backpack. It's basically the same as the Helix bag with another pocket, bigger overall pockets and more space, but the same general size. Its like the Kemper Stage bag but with a bigger main compartment, bigger front pocket, and an extra front pocket.

    Super padded and fits my Kemper Stage, 2 expression pedals in the main pocket, fits all my 5 instrument cables and 4 xlr cables along with a bunch of other stuff in the big front pocket, and the top front pocket holds a few pedals, power cables, strings, etc (and there's a mesh lining in the front bottom picket that holds other random stuff I can fit pretty much all I need for a gig in there, besides my guitars lol. And it's pretty affordable compared to the Kemper bag and Gator bags. Definitely worth at least looking into! :)

    I had the gator bag first and it wasn't padded enough and wasn't sturdy enough to me. And it was a tight fit for all my stuff for a gig. I can fit all I need in the Headrush backpack, and there's still space for some more stuff if I need it. I'd highly recommend it ^^

    Hi Tom Sawyer, I think Chris Duncan and V8guitar had some great answers and great insight.

    Regarding your question about profiles and their flexibility, you can approach working with profiles a few different ways. Some users cycle through profiles until they find one they don't need to tweak at all and prefer to not mess with the EQ. And that method works well for a lot of users. Others tweak the EQ and Amp section. The Kemper has a really powerful and musical EQ and you can honestly tweak profiles to sound completely different, the EQ is really versatile. Others (like myself) approach profiles as being capable of being used as building blocks just like an Amp Model and IR in a Modeler, and you can mix and match Amp sections with IRs and Cab sections from other Profiles. You can truly create your own tone and build your own rig using profiles others have created by tweaking profiles and experimenting with different Cab sections and IRs.

    The Kemper has limitless opportunities. And the beauty of it is that there are a bunch of different approaches, so you can find the one that works best for you:)

    I'm sure you'll love your Kemper ^^ and any help you might need along the way, is always just a post away on the Kemper Forum ;)

    Hope this helps, and welcome to the Kemper Community!

    Why don't you like pure cab? Maybe I'm missing something. I've tested, and tested it, recorded and use IEM's live, I think it sounds great FOH.

    hi jon9max I know this question wasn't directed at me but, I think some of this info might help :)I'm not sure about Ibot39 but, I personally prefer PureCabinet off with high gain profiles and most mid gain profiles. Ibot39 makes a great suggestion regarding that. On lower gain and overdriven profiles I don't mind it because it doesn't affect the sound so much. But I find that to my ears, PureCab alters some of the overall sound of the profile and and can sometimes change the high end in an undesirable way when used on a high gain Profile. PureCab is supposed to basically dial out any phase cancellation or comb filtering issues that the mic setup of the Cab section has from when being Profiled. High gain Profiles tend to get more noticeably affected by these things when mic'ing and it can cause the high end fizz sometimes and other things like that. And the PureCab parameter is supposed to combat that and smooth it out.

    To my ears, if a Profile has a lot of "fizz" or any sonic effects from the mic'ing, then PureCab changes the fundamental tone too much, even at .1 lol. But if a Profile doesn't have much "fizz" or anything like that, then PureCab doesn't change the tone so drastically and that's when I don't mind it at lower settings(between .5-3). I just like don't like the fundamental tone to be changed too much. And PureCab just happens to be more noticeable on high gain Profiles haha 8o

    An important things to note is that PureCab has 2 locations in the KPA. One in the Output Menu, and one in the Cabinet Men (this one has a soft button to turn PureCab on/off, and a knob to set the value of the global setting). The one in the Output Menu is global so, unless any Profiles have a higher value set in the Cab Menu, then the value in the Output Menu will take priority in the KPA. So if PureCab is on globally in the Output Menu, then it'll be on even if you set it to 0 in the Cab Menu. You should be able to tell if it's on because in the Cab menu it'll show under the Cabinet name if there's any Global PureCab setting active. So unless it's turned off in the Output Menu, it's always on basically. I personally turn it off globally in the Output Menu and set it individually for each profile in the Cab menu:)

    So I just got my stage profiler and I played around with the default amp profile and the chords sound great but when I hit single notes they seem to be thin sounding and heavy on the pick attack (reminiscent to me of Mesa Boogie amps that I don’t like for that very reason). Changing the “pick” setting doesn’t solve the issue for me. I profiled my amp and have the same issue.

    Try adjusting the values for "Power Sagging", "Tube Shape", and "Definition" in the Amp menu. Push the Amp button and go

    through the pages of parameters to find them. All of those parameters are super important to familiarize yourself with :)

    "Power Sagging" controls the bloom of the notes just like sagging from a Power Amp would cause. 0 is no Sag or bloom and higher values increase it.

    "Tube Shape" controls shaping the distortion characteristics of the tubes. Around 3 is going to sound like preamp tube distortion, and higher up around 9 is going sound more like power amp distortion.

    "Definition" controls the characteristic fingerprint of the amp. So it basically controls where the harmonic content of the amp sits. Lower values will sound like a vintage amp since the harmonics for a vintage amp are usually lower harmonics. And higher values will sound like a modern amp since modern amps have more pronounced harmonics higher up than Vintage amps. And higher values are supposed to also work for expensive boutique amps, because a lot of boutique amps supposedly have a lot of harmonics in the high up frequencies.

    The Kemper manual has a lot of really great and easy to absorb info in it. I'd highly recommend checking out the info about working with different types of Profiles, how to use them, and working with guitar cabs and power amps. And also, all of the sections regarding the different sections and menus in the KPA. It really helps ease your workflow and entire process if you're familiar with the UI, and especially the parameters in the Amp menu. When I'm dialing in a profile, I usually end up tweaking parameters in the Amp menu first. So I'd say at least read up about those ^^

    If you get familiar with the Amp Menu, Input Menu, Rig Menu, and Output Menu, you'll be unstoppable when dialing in your tones!;)

    I hope this helps :)

    Do we know for certain, that the amp part of DI and merged profiles are 100% the same? What really happens, when the merge button is used? Can we be sure the amp part is 100% unaffected?

    Great question! This depends on the DI and Studio Profiles used to create the Merged Profile. The DI Profile needs to be the exact same as the Studio Profile, but without the Cab in the Profile. If the DI Profile is done after the Studio profile, and done with the same settings, the Merged Profile's amp section should be the exact same as in the DI profile and the Studio Profile.

    Of course, this is all in theory and the outcome comes down to the way the process is executed. When you press the "Merge Cabinet" button, Kemper compares the DI profile to the Studio profile that the Cab section was taken from, and subtracts the DI profile from the Studio Profile to get an accurate assessment of where the Amp section ends and Cab begins. Otherwise, CabDriver is just guessing where the Amp ends and Cab begins. So "Merging" a Studio Profile's Cab section from a different profile set or something, can change the amp section (in certain situations).

    And of course, you can always test these things for yourself, as I try to do when I'm curious about something such as this :)You can go through the process of correctly making a Merged Profile, and before saving, you can turn the Profile's Cab section off and run the Kemper into a real Cab, and then toggle "Merge Cabinet" on and off while keeping the profiles cab section turned off to see if the Amp section changes when being "Merged". This is how I have tested this out with various Profile sets (its important to use Studio and DI Profiles made in the same session or equal to each other for accuracy) and I found the outcome varies and really depends on the DI and Studio Profiles, and whether or not they were close enough to the same to begin with. That's why for the most accurate results, it's recommended to use a DI and Studio Profile made with the same Amp settings or from the same session Profiling session.

    Another question. I know for sure, some commercial profilers sell "Merged" profiles, that in reality are only direct profiles with copied cabs from earlier profiling sessions (or the same cab copied to different DI). If this cabs are maybe just copied from studio profiles, cab driver is still active on this rigs. Is the amp part affected too in this case (cab driver guessing again)?

    In the situation you're talking about, it depends on whether or not the Cab from a different Studio Profile from a previous session has been "Merged" or not with the DI Profile (whether or not "Merge Cabinet" was pressed). It's possible to just use Cab section from a Studio profile with a DI profile and not merged the cabinet. If the Cab section isn't "merged" then the algorithm that compares the Studio and DI Profile to find the Amp and Cab seperation isn't engaged. And if it isn't engaged, then the Amp section of the profile should remain unchanged.

    Without engaging "Merge Cabinet", it's just like layering a cab section after the DI Profile and it won't change the Amp section. But once you "merge" the cab section, that's when the Amp section can be affected by the "Merge Cabinet" function depending on the DI and Studio Profiles used to make the Merged Profile. If done correctly (by using equal DI and Studio Profile), the Amp section of the Profile should be the same as before. But like I said before, In practice there are a lot of variables and the outcomes vary quite a bit.

    I've actually experimented a lot with "merging" cabs and making Merged Profiles out of various combos of DI Profiles and Cabs from Studio Profiles that I've saved as Presets. Sometimes using "Merge Cabinet" with Profiles from different sources can yield really good results depending on your preferences. I actually posted a thread about it a while back called - "Revelation for Merge Cabinet" or something like that. It explains some of the results I've gotten when experimenting to give some insight for people wondering more about the "merge cabinet" function.

    But regardless, you can test all of these things yourself to find out the effects of making Merged Profiles using different methods and that should at least give you some perspective on the questions you asked, as well as helping you form your preferences as far as using different types of Profiles for different situations. :) It can't hurt to try some of this stuff for yourself ;) It definitely helped me get a better understanding of using the "Merge Cabinet" button and helped me gain a better understanding of the different types of Profiles and making Merged Profiles^^ And if anything, it'll at least give you the opportunity to find the answers to your questions first-hand, so you don't have to just take my word for it :)

    All the info given in this reply is based on research, experiences, and info from other Kemper users. But I'm not always right and there's probably info I'm missing, or info I'm not getting 100% right lol. But I'm sharing in hopes that some of it might help answer some of your questions, or encourage you to try these things to find out first-hand and get answers that you can be confident about;)

    Very interesting..

    Its a very interesting situation indeed, my friend :) After watching the video, it drove me to do a comparison of my own. And that's what actually finally made me come to the conclusion that I prefer DI and Merged Profiles through a real cab. It was an eye openening comparison ^^

    In direct comparison to DI and Merged Profiles, the Studio Profiles sounded more boomy and muffled. I even tried through a solid state power section to try non tube power section and it was the same.

    I guess that makes sense though. DI and Merged Profiles are more for the purpose of running into a power amp and cab, than Studio Profiles are. And with DI and Merged Profiles, there's no CabDriver algorithm guessing where to split the amp and cab, so you get a more accurate amp section with no coloration from the cab.

    Both can get good results though:)

    I guess it comes down to preference and experimentation ^^

    Yes, the key here in the video is the KSR power section…

    I too thought that there was possibly a factor in the video that was affecting the outcome aside from the different types of profiles being used. It drove me to do a comparison of my own using a studio profile w cab off and the equivalent DI profile and tried running into a cab to see if the results were really that different :) I tried running through my Mesa Road King power section, and then my Orange Micro Dark solid state power section to see results not influenced by a tube power section. The results were always the same regardless of power section used.

    The results weren't night and day different but, the Studio profile had a noticeable amount more low end and sounded more "bloated"(not sure how else to describe it lol. It was definitely noticeable in direct comparison to the DI Profile, that the Studio Profile w/cab off still had some EQ from the cab in the amp section. Because it slightly had that effect that happens when you leave the cab section of the profile on when running into a real cab, and it causes the sound to be way too thick and muddy and sounds like a blanket is tossed on the cab, but to a more mild extent than when leaving the cab section on.

    I tried this comparison with a few different Studio and their equal DI or Merged Profiles. Pretty much all had the same type of outcome. The DI or Merged Profiles always sounded less muddy and less boomy.

    I'm not saying it can't sound good. Because it totally can. But, DI and Merged profiles were made to be used when using a real cab for a more accurate amp section with no cab section coloration. So it makes sense that DI and Merged Profiles would produce the most accurate results :)

    You can do both. Assuming you have access to a rehearsal room and a PA system, start by getting some rigs together with virtual cabs that are similar to your real cab. Next, tweak your tone to sound good on the PA. Once you're close, start A/B'ing the PA with your real cab, and use the monitor EQ or power amp EQ to fine tune the sound coming out of your cab. Doesn't have to be perfect, but you're aiming for a sound you're happy with out of both. The real cab is used just for you on stage to have that real amp feel, and the FOH gets the virtual cab signal. Everyone wins. I played several shows with this setup when I had a Helix (and bands still played live😭).

    I totally agree. That's the best type of setup for real cab feel and FOH gets a more consistent tone than mic'ing up that real cab. I think one of the best features of the Kemper is the ability to go FOH and have a real cab for stage sound.

    I was talking about was someone utilizing that instead of just using a real cab and mic'ing it up. I was commenting on the aspect of utilizing the ability to go FOH. I probably should have said that for more context haha. My bad, I should have elaborated on the setup I was referring to for the backline. My post was more focused on the FOH aspect and people trying to mic' up a real cab instead of just going FOH. The FRFR aspect is up to the user and I could go either way lol:)

    The insight given in the post I was replying to seemed to be quite enlightening as far as pointing out the fact that what the audience hears is extremely important. I think people should consider that when putting together their setup, whether that be FRFR and FOH, or FOH and real cab, or real cab mic'd up. That's all I was saying my friend :)

    But I actually agree with you as well. Using a real cab and still going FOH is the best of both worlds.

    Hi dacop1313! Another Kemper user actually recently made a video about this exact scenario and there's sound samples using both situations. You get to hear the difference with a mic'd up cab when using a DI profile vs a Studio profile with the cab turned off.

    Both DI and Studio profile with cab off can sound good through a cab depending on the situation but, the DI Profile won't have any coloration from any cab section and will be the most accurate representation of an amp. Studio profiles w/ cab turned off through a real cab can get pretty good results but in direct comparison to a DI or Merged Profile of the same Studio profile being used through a cab, the DI or Merged profiles typically sound less boomy and woofy. I think it might be because DI or Merged profiles don't have the factor of having any of the cab section in the amp section due to CabDriver not having to guess where to split the amp and cab. But I'm not entirely sure, that's just my guess lol^^

    I personally always just turned off the cab section in studio profiles and didn't think much of any difference until A/Bing them after seeing the video. Now I typically will use DI profiles through a power amp and speaker.

    Of course, if you get good results doing it another way, then do what sounds good to you :) But if you're wondering which kind of of profiles will most likely work the best with a setup involving a real cab, then DI and Merged profiles are going to be your nest bet for accuracy. DI and Merged profiles were made to be used for the exact situation you described ;)

    Here's the video for anyone wanting to check it out:)

    This is some really great insight V8guitar ! :)

    Focusing on the tones that the audience hears, ensures the audience gets the best representation of your sound. I think that aspect is really important as well, and it's another thing the Kemper excels at and it makes a lot of sense to utilize that. Kemper allows for consistency that wasn't easily attainable before. So, why not take advantage of one of the Kemper's strengths?

    And pointing out that both backline and FOH both get focused on, but FOH gets your primary focus, was a great way to explain the importance of both while still emphasizing FOH to ensure getting the best sound for your audience :)

    Cos you're right, I love the amp in the room sound as much as every other guitarist. But I can agree that the sound that the audience hears is the most important when playing live. Your backline can sound great but if that doesn't carry to FOH and the audience, and FOH sounds bad, then what the audience hears is going to be sh*t and that can/will ruin the percieved performance.

    V8guitar has shined a light on some important concepts to consider:)