NAMM is coming up soon and I was reminded of a super awesome guitar player that I met there a couple of years ago. We chatted about tone and Kempers and guitars and man, what a nice dude! Rod Castro was also kind enough to spend a few hours with me when he passed through Nashville this year
I happened to be watching Saturday Night Live a few months ago and saw The Jonas Brothers perform. I will admit to not being super aware of their music but their new song was pretty cool and the band sounded really good. I looked up who the guitar player was because he seemed,
Recently, I sat down in my office with YouTube guitar instructor/player/educator/guru Brett Papa for a conversation about the Kemper and a demo of some of my favorite Kemper features:
I know, it’s taken me a while. I made a couple of runs at them. I first started with my original Helix preset pack and tried to pare the presets down but just felt they were somehow “less” than I wanted. Then I did a couple of shows in Dec-Jan using the big Helix.
I know, I know. I already have a ton of profiles, why do I need more? The honest answer: I don’t. But I have G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and feel like there’s always room for improvement. So I’m always looking for something I don’t already have.
Today’s quick tip is how to store Stomps Presets. Think of the Stomps section as a basic pedalboard. If you’re accustomed to having a stock set of fx pedals that you use on a lot of rigs, it’s really quick and easy to save that whole section as a preset so you can add that whole stomps group to any rig you pull up very quickly.
One of the things I love about the Kemper is the way it grows with me. I’ll think of something I want to do with it and there’s usually a way to achieve it. On some stages my pedalboard is 15-25 feet away from the rack where my Kemper lives and if there’s time between songs I may think of something I want to tweak.
I get lots of emails about my rigs and what kinds of tones guitarists might be looking for. I try to put a lot of variety in each pack so hopefully only a couple of packs will be enough for most people, but sometimes someone comes to me for something pretty specific.
What do you get the guitar player who has everything? And by everything… I mean a Kemper. Because he/she already has access to thousands of free rigs on the Kemper Rig Exchange in addition to all of the free Kemper Rig Packs available and probably has some commercial profiles already.
Be sure to check out the new 3P CSR Profile Pack! Check out my conversation with Jamie Scott from 3rd Power: