Excellent playing and tone!! Congrats!
THank you for the tips VJClaus!
I had the same problem in my apartment. I discovered it is due to interference from "Led Strips" (sorry for my bad english, not really sure the correct name).
The apartment is full of those "led strips that have 3...4m lenght and are like glued/attached to shelves". If I turn off the leds, the noise goes away. Hope this helps.
That is a nice Axe and excellent tones!! I've never played a real SLO100 (impossible to find and crazy expensive in Brazil) so can't really say if the profiles are like the real deal or not, Im gonna try the MBritt one!
Do you have any other profiles/suggestions for Satchel like tones?
haha yes mate, its Satchel! I am in love with his tone as well, super 80's.
I have a couple of profiles that reflect that "clear but saturated" tone.
You can try:
1) TopJimi EVH tone (https://topjimi.com/collection…s-series-brown-sound-pack)
2) TopJimi Lee Jackson Modded Marshall. These profiles sound really good for 80's hair metal. (https://topjimi.com/collection…/gilbert-lee-jackson-pack)
3) BigHairyProfiles SLO 100 - this pack is tremendous and contains several "sound like" profiles (Whitesnake, Ratt, MotleyCrue, etc) https://bighairyprofiles.com/p…/bhp-sold100-profile-pack
being honest, I own all 3 above and keep coming back to those.
edit: I am yet to try someone's EVH 5150 Profile, most that I've seen are more inclined to "extreme metal" than the hair metal 80's vibe.
I agree with V8guitar , it is a new tool and Kemper itself already released some presets for the Kemper Drive. I did a test drive yesterday and it sounded pretty amazing. Tried a clean marshall profile with the OCD in front and it rocked!!
I myself am coming back to this thread on a daily basis to check for updates, but since we already have profiles baked with pedals in front + the kemper drive presets available I dont think people are going to care too much about new settings soon.
Interesting that you guys voiced different opinions on both packs... it just goes to show that different guitarists have different ears and its good to have different opinions!
I have the Caswell Pack and for me it does Slash pretty much spot on, one of my go-to profiles basically for rock/hard rock tones. I guess I'll have to try the Slash pack and decide myself.
Interesting, it does sound bad...
I have the TJ Tim Caswell pack and it sounds amazing, both on my headphones as my Yamaha DSR12. Definitely not the Axe or the profile.
It sounds as if its clipping somewhere, either in the front (given you have passive pickups I dont think that would be the case) or on your interface (output from kemper).
I hope you find a solution to this, please let us know as Im curious on the outcome.
I think there is an element of psychology going on here...
Firstly I hate tweaking....I just want to plug in and play.....BUT I also want flexibility. With a valve, I never had enough channels, had to keep adding annoying, noisy pedals etc.
I treat my KPA just like an amp. I don't play with clean sense, Power amp sag, definition, pure cabinet etc. Just plug in, minor fiddle ( ooh err missus) and play. If it doesn't sound good, find another profile. Every so often I think I've found an amazing profile. Play it for a bit, love it, compare to my original, fall back in love with that profile and ditch it.
Feel is in the mind. If you expect digital, you get digital. I've stopped thinking about trying to find the issues with it and learned to love it. When I now go back to valves, I'm so disappointed.
I see so many people getting great sounds, if I can't, where is the issue?....Its with me..
Echo that 100%.
I try to think that the commercial profilers have already dialed in much better than I would ever do with my experience. If i don't like the profile, move on (same amps from different profile sellers may also sound different). I am sure you will end up finding your cup of tea.
If I can provide my 2cents, I also downloaded the TJ Ozzy Pack and was really not blown away by the sounds. Isolated, the guitars sound horrible. If you add that to the song/mix, it blends in perfectly. Give a try to his Marshall Tim Caswell pack, seriously one of my favourites.
Also, before sending it back, try some other profiles from other profile makers.
Some of the have some free stuff available in rig exchange or their website:
- Michael Britt
- Big Hairy Profiles
- Bert M.
- Tone Junie
- TAF (the amp factory)
Hope you can enjoy your kemper better!!
Also, if going through a guitar cab, make sure to disable guitar cab in output for monitor.
I am a happy kemper user since Oct19 and have played mainly using headphones in my apartment. Yesterday I powered up my kemper to find that the headphone output was incredibly noisy, like I was playing a single coil SUPER HUMMY guitar trought the most gainy of the amps at 1 inch distance. You get the idea.
It was clear that the noise was not really the pickups (since I was using a clean profile and humbuckers), and I could hear the tone "below" the noise.
I tried some troubleshooting
- Rebooted kemper
- Updated to 8.0 OS
- Tried 3 different headphones
- Tried different guitar cables
All with the same issue. Funny that the kemper was working outstanding until i tried yesterday to find this issue. When I "touch" the input on headphones it makes some noise, like its not properly "fit'.
I am wondering if there is anything I can try besides getting to a local kemper authorized repair center.
Those are indeed great. MB is an absolute master.
I also recomment TopJimi's Marshalls (specially the mod replicating Slashs modded JCM800) for this type of sound, including 80's metal/rock
Hi Nikos, the SLO50 is already in his "Crank and Go" pack if im not mistaken! Check it out!
Welcome to the forum!
I share the same opinion as Ingolf, you might wanna try the Celestion F12-X200 (FRFR from Celestion)
Hope this helps
You can set the Morph Button to be always momentary, and that morphed sound would have the effect you seek on. This way you would not have to wait 1s or more.
I know they used Roland JC amps for cleans back in the day, maybe try getting a profile on that amp and add some chorus on it. I know TAF (The Amp Factory) has that model and it's got a fair price tag as well. Never played one but sounds really convincing to me
Welcome to the forum, I am still blown away every timer I power it up!