NEW! EL84 Pack for Kemper

John Grammatico has been building amps for some of music’s biggest stars for years and recently relocated to Nashville where I got the opportunity to meet him and try out many of his amps at his shop. They were all great and each had their own thing going on, whether it be tweed or dumble or trainwreck inspired.

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Blackjack Pack for Kemper

John Grammatico has been building amps for some of music’s biggest stars for years and recently relocated to Nashville where I got the opportunity to meet him and try out many of his amps at his shop. They were all great and each had their own thing going on, whether it be tweed or dumble or trainwreck inspired.

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What’s my “Secret”?

First of all, let me just state that I think profiles and profiling, although a scientific process, is still a very subjective endeavor. It still relies heavily on how the amp is set and how the speaker is mic’d and each of the individual parts contribute to the overall outcome.

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New TONEHUB format tones

As most of you already know, I’m kind of a Kemper guy. I also make presets for other devices (Atomic Amplifire, Line 6 Helix, HX Stomp, POD Go) as well as IRs. I’m always looking for ways to help players get usable tones from digital devices for a few reasons.

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Tone is Irrelevant (and other musings)

If there’s one thing that 2020 has taught me is that sometimes too much free time is dangerous. Random thoughts pop in my head while driving (or any other mundane activity) and there’s nothing else to drive them out before they try to take root. Take yesterday,

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New Glenn DeLaune song

I had a conversation with Joe Morgan almost a year ago and we talked about doing a collaborative pack for his amps so I started the journey. Then Covid happened. Between all of the shutdowns and schedule changes and kids in remote learning, etc. I finally got a chance to finish it just a bit ago.

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Losing a Legend (with free rig)

January 28, 1992. I was playing in a country band called Canyon and our bass player, Joey Click, was from Oklahoma and knew someone who knew Steve Ripley, I think it was a mutual accountant. Anyway, calls were made and somehow we got on the meet and greet list for Van Halen when they played Reunion Arena.

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Brown Bag Experiment

It started with a conversation with a friend of mine about using amp names and changing the names and that whole thing. I posited that at some point it has to become kinda moot. I mean, really, we’re using Kempers instead of amps. We may be using a profile of X amp but it’s not really X amp.

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Flattening the Curve

I’d like to first say that I hope everyone is staying safe out there in these crazy times. I’m sure that life for everyone has been turned upside down a little as I know mine has. I was doing the math and realized that this is the longest span of being off the road since 1992.

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“It’s Just Bass” – by Steve Cook

First of all, I have to say I am pretty excited to be a small part of this tremendous community, and for Michael Britt to have me dial in some tones to help your musical journey is both humbling and daunting at the same time. It’s daunting because we wanted you to have great tone,

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