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Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head WH

Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head WH
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€1,555
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item number 264341
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available since December 2011
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Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head WH, the Kemper profiling technology allows you to take a precise sound snapshot of an existing amplifier setup including speaker cabinet & microphone(s). This snapshot can then be modified even far beyond the amps original possibilities by the internal processors such as multiple stomp effect emulations (up to 4 simultaneously), master effects, equalizer, gain, amp definition, power sagging etc. The Kemper Profiling Amplifier is already delivered with several painstaking amp profiles on board so you don't necessarily have to make your own profiles. It is now possible for the first time to take a precise snapshot of your own amplifier sound, modify it (if desired) and use it for practice, in the studio or on stage without carrying heavy equipment. Connections: Mic input, line In, alternative input, direct out, monitor out, master out (jack & XLR), S/PDIF digital input and output, midi in/out/thru, 2 x footswitch (jack), network & USB, dimensions whd: 396 x 214 x 165 mm, weight: 5,4 kg, colour: white

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It's worth spending some time with your Kemper

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I got my Kemper in mid-October, just under 3 months ago. The build and user interface are excellent, everything you need to do is intuitive once you learn a few basic ideas and functions. The manuals seem a bit thin but when you get your hands on the various modes they are completely adequate. In particular the profiling process is pain-free and very straightforward.

The machine comes with about 400 profiles but I have to say most of them are not my cup of tea. Something I have noticed with third party profiles is that many are specific to other players' taste and too many have very heavy effects laid on top. But fear not, if you have an amp that you love you will capture it in the Kemper - probably several times for different settings - with no problem. I have a dozen profiles from a Marshall JMP-1 and several from a Mesa V-Twin that sound exactly like the original to my ears. One caveat (maybe this is just me) I do find humbucker guitars work better, but then I did do the refinement on these profiles with humbuckers, so maybe that's why.

You will probably want access to profiles you can't make yourself and there are literally thousands available, many free, some commercial. I chose a bunch from The Amp Factory where you can listen to them before you buy. Managing the rigs on your Kemper is a bit of a palaver but anything is possible (remember to back up what you want to keep) just work logically and organise your folders on your computer.

So overall, I'm very happy with it. The test for me is whether it can make you want to play like your favourite amp, and it does that. I recommend you spend some time learning how it all works and going beyond the presets to find profiles that fit your style.

Edit: About single coils v humbuckers: after some more profiling and more experience using different guitars I think my reservations are about volume levels. When you make a new profile the Kemper automatically sets the levels—adjusting these afterwards can be rather complicated. So if you use a single coil guitar with a profile made using a humbucker you have to turn it up, with varying results. Profiles made with single coil guitars (and amps etc. set accordingly) work fine for single coils, as you might expect perhaps—I did say it takes some time.

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SOUND :
you can get real great sound from this device but it's a copy, I recorded my Diezel VH4 and you have the sound.. but as soon as you turn a knob it react totally differently, don't expect to lower or higher your gain naturally like your amp would do

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strange way to imagine that, but it works and in the end after getting used, it's quite easy.

I would have put 4 starts but I can't use it live because the midi is quite weird, I think they have think it as a Studio unit.

Kemper amps - awesome.

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When I first got this Kemper amp I really could not believe how great it actually was with sounds very near to the original amp I profiled. In fact I developed a video at the time (that's on youtube and on my website

I also wrote a complete review of the Kemper amp later and an 'Inside and Out' thorough review later.

This amp never gave me a single issue. I later upgraded to a Kemper Rack - also from Thomann which I still have. This Kemper is quite unique and I have to say, that while other companies copy what Kemper has achieved, the Kemper remains at the top of the pile. The Rack unit has also worked flawlessly since buying it in my studio environment. There are many who simply can't believe how good the Kemper is, especially when they hear it in real life.



All products bought from Thomann with a great three year warranty... what more can you say!

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