Page is up at Guitar Center. Price is $1,700.
The Kemper Profiler Stage is no mere accessory — it is a complete Profiler. It offers the same features and the legendary sound as the well-known Profiler Head and Rack, and even a bit more.
Kemper Profiler Stage is a multi-effects powerhouse and state-of-the-art guitar amplifier, featuring Kemper's unique Profiling technology for capturing the sonic DNA of any guitar amp. It also comes preloaded with a Profile pool of hundreds of the best guitar amps in the world, created under perfect conditions in professional studios worldwide.
This combination of Profiler and Remote allows to control, administer and program Performances, as well as manage Rig switches and complex parameter morphs, all in an unparalleled intuitive manner.
The illuminated sunlight-proof display, which increases display contrast even with the sunlight’s intensity, is designed to be viewed from any distance, under any lighting conditions, and the housing is built like a tank. Just what the doctor ordered for touring musicians on dark stages or sunlit outdoor festivals!
Five buttons allow direct access to five different Rigs per Performance — tap once to select the Rig, and tap again to trigger a morphing. Entire Performances can be switched using a bank system.
Four Effect buttons can be assigned individually per Rig. Use these to toggle pre- and post amp FX, either singly or in groups, as well as Action & Freeze functions such as Delay Infinity. Setting them up is easier than putting a new contact into your cell phone: click Effect button, choose FX, assign, done.
Dedicated buttons control Tuner Mode and Looper, as well as trigger Tap Tempo or other assignable functions.
Up to four expression pedals can be connected to control continuous parameters of the sound. Alternatively, external switches can be connected for even more toggling functions.
The Kemper Profiler Stage features dedicated stereo monitor outputs for driving two either full-range or standard guitar cabinets simultaneously and independently from the direct stereo feed. Two stereo effect loops with stereo returns for each allow for connecting both pedals and outboard studio effects.
- Full Profiler and Remote functionality in a floorboard format
- Full Profiler features
- 2 effects sends with stereo returns each
- Drives 2 standard guitar or FR cabinets (external power amp needed)
Do you want pitch shifting or do you want octave dirt? Bit Commander and Super Octave aren’t really in the same category as Sub n Up and POG.I'm waffling on what my next pedal is going to be. I'm thinking of getting the Boss Super Octave because i like the fuzz drive on it. Seems like the kind of pedal I'd get a lot of utility out of compared to another analog delay, which I don't use all that much considering that I only use it to make leads sing a bit more, and honestly if I wanted to I could probably get by using the built-in delay on my reverb pedal with no issues. Plus, I'm a fiend for Boss Pedals. Then again, the Sub n Up and POG both seem interesting to me. And while I'm somewhat interested in the Bit Commander, I'm kinda done buying 'toy' pedals. I just know I wouldn't get much use out of it. Any experience?
POG and Sub n Up seem more akin to something like a Super Shifter or Harmonist than an Octaver. Having owned a Super Shifter for 10 years, I thought it was a fun pedal, but not entirely useful. Ending up selling it last year thinking I'd never play guitar again and woo boy do I regret that. I always thought the higher octaves sounded a bit too artificial for my tastes.
Yeah, Pitchfork is well liked. And then you got the Digitech Drop that is apparently so reliable that pros often use it in lieu of bringing detuned guitars. I mean, the possibilities are endless. I'm just overwhelmed!
This is very appealing. I'm an extremely happy Helix owner, but it would have been cool to have this as an option about 8 months ago.Page is up at Guitar Center. Price is $1,700.
So, it is a fully featured Kemper, not some stripped down version. I am curious what the "bit more" it features is.
Pretty good price, I suppose, since it is a bit cheaper than I normally see used head/control pedal go for. As someone looking at buying a Kemper in the coming months, I still feel pulled to get the head, but I am not sure why and am curious to see videos of this once some youtubers start getting it.
Yeah, it seems pretty cool. I would say I wish this stuff was so advanced a decade ago when I was in high school rocking Boss GT6s and the like. But, I wouldn't have been able to afford it any way.
Can't say I have. That sucks. I thought this was exactly the kind of thing their "lifetime limited warranty" covered. Basically, any structural flaw that they're certain was caused by themselves.So Gibson got back to me about my 335, and it doesn’t look like they can fix it. They think one of the laminate layers was mislaid, and is causing the crack.
They’ve offered me a brand new guitar as a replacement, but it isn’t the same as mine in quality or finish.
I’m going to have to negotiate with them to get something approximating my original guitar. Anyone gone through something similar?
Yeah, saw that and I thought the exact same thing. There had to be salvageable parts or instruments in that milieu, and I’m sure some donations could have been made.
That’s what I thought too. Unfortunately, I had a ‘59 reissue 335, and they’re not being made any more as of this year. While I got a great deal on it and paid about the same price as a regular 335, the retail was a fair bit higher. They offered me a regular 335 - nice guitar, but in a different colour, with different specs, pickups, etc.Can't say I have. That sucks. I thought this was exactly the kind of thing their "lifetime limited warranty" covered. Basically, any structural flaw that they're certain was caused by themselves.
What are they offering you that's inferior? The 335 is still a production model, so they can't exactly turn around and sat they don't make them anymore. Really terrible to hear that. What about the dealer you bought it from? Are they willing to try and make things right? Most stores would wash their hands, but some places might try and sort you out.
To be clear, the guitar is still structurally fine, right? Just blemished? Or is it going to be problematic in the long term?
I've got a 355 on my bucket list (mostly because I love the "custom" appointments).
I know it would have taken a crazy amount of work, but they could have sent them to epiphone, had epiphone shoot a poly finish over the original nitro and turned it into some wacky limited guitar.
That's really unfortunate, and obviously, the discontinued model really complicates things. I hope they can make it right, somehow.That’s what I thought too. Unfortunately, I had a ‘59 reissue 335, and they’re not being made any more as of this year. While I got a great deal on it and paid about the same price as a regular 335, the retail was a fair bit higher. They offered me a regular 335 - nice guitar, but in a different colour, with different specs, pickups, etc.
In all fairness, Gibson tried to fix my guitar three times, and are being quite nice and professional to deal with overall... I guess either this is all they have in stock, or are willing to offer so far.
I’ve asked them if it is possible to slot a rebuild into their production schedule, if I could get something like a 355 instead, or if I can at least wait until my choice isn’t a purple figured topped model :)
If it wasn’t for the shop I bought it from - Chicago Music Exchange - I wouldn’t have even got this far. Highly recommend dealing with them even if you’re not on Chicago.
I agree with you, and hopefully they do too. Still haven’t heard anything back from my email last week though. Will have to follow up later this week.I know it would have taken a crazy amount of work, but they could have sent them to epiphone, had epiphone shoot a poly finish over the original nitro and turned it into some wacky limited guitar.
I'm pretty sure that a more traditional guitar at a more reasonable price would have sold quite decently. Plus, a lot of people would have bought them purely because of the whole "made in USA" thing, even with the Epi makeover. Especially at epiphone prices.
They couldn't do a tax write-off in that case, but I just think these guitar companies should be pressured into not wasting wood.
That's really unfortunate, and obviously, the discontinued model really complicates things. I hope they can make it right, somehow.
I'd push for a 355, personally. If they aren't going to do a rebuild, you shouldn't have to accept a "lesser" guitar. Not that a 335 is a bad guitar, but it's a lower price point model, so it's obviously not fair to expect you to settle for that. Either Gibson or CME's going to have to take a bit of a loss on this one to make things right.
That's unfortunate to hear, but hey you still got 8 more!Depressed. Sold 4 of my guitars today for a total of £1150. Probably could've got more but needed quick sale. Sold a 2011 Fender Special Strat in Candy Apple Red with EMG SA pups, a 2016 Aerodyne Fender Strat in black, a 2014 MiM Fender Strat with humbuckers and Floyd Rose and a 2015 Ibanez AR620-IV. Bummer really. The Red strat and aerodyne were real nice and the AR 620-IV in ivory was gorgeous. Oh well. Still got 8 so I'll live.
Mind posting a picture of your guitar collection?
Yeah. I saw that. Would've been nice if they could have been sold as husks. Obviously, Gibson gets to write those off somehow. Real shame, though. And it's not like the Firebird X, where the whole thing was an embarrassing failure they wanted rid of. Some good guitars there. Maybe let some of the (former?) employees pick them up cheap.Btw - see this?
YouTube channel BJs World has now uploaded another video of Gibson destroying new ES model guitars. The whole process looks pretty severe and will make you cringe.www.gearnews.com
Another Gibson destruction video... this time ES models. Breaks my heart to see, what a waste.
Thanks. I want to take some nice pictures of mine, but we still haven't found our camera since we moved last year. We definitely had it in our new house when we moved in, but since then, we haven't been able to figure out where it is.
If your camera supports it, don't use auto white balance (commonly 'WB'), and instead set it to the lighting you have.
I've got a 1982 Roadstar II that needs some work, jack doesn't work anymore (likely wires) and the neck piece needs resetting on the body. Dropped it like a cunt years ago.Finally got around to fixing my Ibanez Roadstar 2. While I was at it, I took the time to scrub this thing down because when I got it, it was really nasty. I did a mild cleaning when I got it, but now that I have it apart, I did a better job. Hopefully the smell on it is mostly gone now.
Took the front plate off and a wire broke off the input jack
Just put a new wire on it and it fixed the issue.
The saddles were nasty and the adjustment pieces were stripped and wouldn't even turn. I took some new ones from my dads parts bin, which I don't think he was going to use anyway. They're a different style, but they'll work.
This is an example of the nastiness of this thing. The whole thing was like this when I got it.
Now it looks good. Still needs a proper set-up.
I use nickel strings with a wound third, 0.011 to whatever. D'Addario or GHS. Not sure anyone else wants strings that big or a wound third.
Yeah it was the first thing I tested when I bought it. The intonation was really good. It might be a little bit off now as it's been a couple of years.
Took some pics. Not great. Been ill so lacking in motivation, lol. Anyway -