lol, even in the Australian video cover image you can see they are also using a Plexi!
What????Harddriver in another thread pointed out that the guitarist isn't using the pre-amp section of the Plexi.
Which is correct. It looks like it is a slave setup. Marshall power section is why most of us use a Marshall anyway. The Marshall power stage is where the Marshall tone is mainly at.
When you dial in a Marshall you dial the Power Stage first to get the distortion you want and then turn the gain up to taste.
Sure you can but is that why the JCM800 is the amp of choice here? The preamp section distortion? Or is it the power stage that this amp is known for? I can think of better ways to get that preamp maxed out gain tone at lower volumes than a JCM800.What????
You can dial in a JCM 800 with the pre gain maxed, then bring up the master to taste. Or, slam the front end with one or more pedals.
You can dial it in the other way of course; if you have no volume constraints.
I didn't say it was the only way. Just the reason why a JCM800 is chosen over say a modded Plexi.You wrote-
"When you dial in a Marshall you dial the Power Stage first to get the distortion you want and then turn the gain up to taste."
That's not the ONLY way to dial in a Marshall. In a perfect world without volume constraints, sure. But that's why Pedals, MVs and attenuators are needed sometimes.
I don't use a Kemper. I use a Helix because it does what I need it do. I have Orange amps, Marshalls and EvH. If I needed a Kemper I would use it. It is plainly obvious with enough experience that profilers can achieve and do what valve amps can do contrary to claims that there is something magical only valves can do. I'll call that one out. BTW I am not the one starting threads with bad comparisons trying to push a bias. I use both.You seem to be going to great lengths to defend your beloved Kemper. Hey it’s a great tool to add to a nice stable of tube amps. Keep the good stuff at home; take the Kemper out to gig and record.
Awful strange lengths some people go to try and convince themselves that the profiler is as dynamic, raw and alive as a real plexi.Anyway if people think this thread is doing a fair comparison between a Plexi and Kemper then I will disagree on several grounds that it is even doing that properly given one involves slaving. Plus the poll omits a third option. That they are the same. Meaning it's a false dichotomy to begin with.
Awful strange the lengths some people go to try and convince themselves profilers can't recreate valve amps faithfully.
The Plexi that was on stage was only serving as a power amp to the Kemper and to power the cab that he had on stage. This was stated by the Aussie guitarist of this band online. He stated that even though his Plexi is killer, he can get more out of the Kemper to give him the right tone and feel for the EVH stuff especially since they were trying to nail the VH1 album like a recording and not a ripping live raw performance. Yes his tone was refined and polished by that was his goal hence using the Kemper for this.lol, even in the Australian video cover image you can see they are also using a Plexi!
So much for your claims, you know the difference between digital and real deals.
You didn't even realize there was a real deal Plexi also going on in the Australian video.
How could you miss the Plexi half stack next to the Kemper?
You have pretty much proven my point here that unless you are EvH with HIS rig / Plexi you are not going to sound like EvH with a Plexi just because you have a Plexi.
Nor will you actually know the difference between the real deal and not because you can't even distinguish the real deal with a real deal!
Apparently, the Australian Plexi did not sound so hot compared to the EvH's one, which sounds way better.
I wonder why? Could it have something to do with what I said here that you glossed over?
I said all along that golden ears get fooled in tests. I didn't even have to do a test to find golden ear claims even hoodwinking themselves.
Haha yeah the anger and pissing matches here a bit much, but I admit I’d be pretty angry too if I only had a modeler and meh ampsThere's some angry tone chasing up in here
I'd take the Kemper for lots of reasons, but if I had my own barn and endless cash for wet dry wet stacks that would be cool