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The Kemper Thread

Post by Molly »

Did we already have a dedicated Kemper thread? Thought we did but couldn't find it. Perhaps we should.

Anyway, I see there's now a powered cabinet:

https://www.kemper-amps.com/kabinet-kone

Control 'panel' looks a bit naff.

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Post by olegmcnoleg »

I'm up for this thread.

I noticed this in the cabinet description: "The KEMPER Kone speaker is also available as a replacement speaker for existing guitar cabinets. The KEMPER Kone is available as a single unit and 2 and 4 speaker sets for 2 x 12“ and even 4 x 12“ guitar cabinets. Requests from third party cabinet manufacturers are welcome."

Maybe BG could make official relic Kemper cabinets???

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I think the powered cabinet will be about $1,000 NZ - ish. Not enough to tempt me from my 'Jim & Joe' setup but it compares well to the likes of the Friedman wedge thing.

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The Kemper Kone speakers are supposed to be pretty good
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this is a good thread! I like the idea but I've got a powered Kemper anyways :mrgreen:

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AiRdAd wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:15 pm The Kemper Kone speakers are supposed to be pretty good
Are they not just the Celestions I sold you but rebadged?

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Molly wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:54 pm
AiRdAd wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:15 pm The Kemper Kone speakers are supposed to be pretty good
Are they not just the Celestions I sold you but rebadged?
I'm not sure sorry - some say they are - some say they aren't. I haven't had the kemper Kone to compare.
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Yaaay! I'm surprised this has not been created before, actually. In fact, aren't there quite a few Fractal Audio users on the forums too?
AiRdAd wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:15 pm The Kemper Kone speakers are supposed to be pretty good
That's quite far from general consensus. Views are quite varied out there. Would love to compare them in person.

Is this the same as the unpowered Kabinet, where you have to use Direct Mix profiles? That's kinda how I understood it... not sure if it's correct.

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If I had a Kemper I'd find one tone I like and leave it there. Which is why I don't have a Kemper.
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GrantB wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:44 pm If I had a Kemper I'd find one tone I like and leave it there. Which is why I don't have a Kemper.
yep...5 or 6 for me.. and that's it
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GrantB wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:44 pm If I had a Kemper I'd find one tone I like and leave it there. Which is why I don't have a Kemper.
Me too. Even after hours of trying to dial in a modeller for a fender clean and a Marshall dirty, the tonal shift between the two is just weird. give me a breaking up Marshall tone, a volume knob, a hotcake and an analog-ish delay please!

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The other thing that I don't get with Kempers is all the shit with buying 'tone packs' every time I see one for sale it mentions it comes with $500 worth of custom sounds programmed by some YouTuber. Fuck, a Kemper is like 3+K, should you have to buy extra stuff to get a sound you like!????!!

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rickenbackerkid wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:06 pm The other thing that I don't get with Kempers is all the shit with buying 'tone packs' every time I see one for sale it mentions it comes with $500 worth of custom sounds programmed by some YouTuber. Fuck, a Kemper is like 3+K, should you have to buy extra stuff to get a sound you like!????!!
that's not the case
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GrantB wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:44 pm If I had a Kemper I'd find one tone I like and leave it there. Which is why I don't have a Kemper.
This might not be the thread for you then eh?

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jimi wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:34 pm
GrantB wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:44 pm If I had a Kemper I'd find one tone I like and leave it there. Which is why I don't have a Kemper.
This might not be the thread for you then eh?
No, I want to chime in, without ever having played a note on a Kemper, and then describe why it doesn't work for me.

Isn't that how society works these days?
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