John Mayer's New Traveling Practice Rig is... a Kemper

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  1. SteveO

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    It's probably a Power Rack, which has an integral amplifier.
     
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  2. leeislee

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    Johnny Mar only uses the effects on the GT-100. His tone is pure amp.
     
  3. jammybastard

    jammybastard "I'm losing my edge, but I was there..." Silver Supporting Member

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    You forgot Matt Bellamy of MUSE.
    He's been using them since 2102, having had them out on 2 major world tours including this years trek around the globe.
    While he may not be as popular as Mayer on TGP he's revered everywhere else as a guitarist who is always pushing his playing and his tech.
    Here's his current rig.

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    Here's a TGP thread from 2012 for perspective....
    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/matthew-bellamy-with-kpas.1145900/
     
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  4. orogeny

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    never heard of that. interesting
     
  5. Theorist

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    The only thing I know about them is that they are crazy expensive and really sought after. I thought it would be nice to mention it for those that didn't see his original Instagram post. That's it...
     
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    So how do we get him to post his profiles on the exchange?
     
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    wedewer Silver Supporting Member

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    You get some incredibly hot piece of a** to ask him too.
     
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    From the looks of it, Bellamy has one KPA with a Muff dialed in and another labelled 'Animato'. Maybe he's running a Muff in the FX loop on one and his techy glitchy stuff in the loop on #2? Nice.
     
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    It's pointless for me to comment on Dumble - because there are beliefs in place that defy
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  10. benvigil

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    For those who didn't listen, this is what John Mayer said in the periscope clip (emphasis John's):

    "I have a Kemper profiler which I've been using in the house, sort of as a bedroom-style amp, and it's GREEEAT. A little scary. It's missing a little bit of... it's missing.. it's a little bit... it's missing a little bit of something, but NOT MUCH!"
     
  11. Structo

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    Kemper Power rack with 600w Class D power amp.
     
  12. lspaulsp

    lspaulsp Gold Supporting Member

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    Drink the Kool Aid it won't kill you...............................................
     
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    We recently had a concert and master class at our church with Doyle Dykes, an astounding acoustic guitar player. We chatted quite a bit and he showed some interest in my Kemper. He told of a friend of his with an astounding guitar collection (like 5 or so '59 Bursts among the other goodies) and multiple highly regarded amps, including Plexis and JTM45's and 4 Dumbles. He said in a prominent place in the control room in the studio was a Kemper. So even though they had all those amazing amps at hand, a Kemper was still used.

    If the Kemper is Kool Aid, there are lots of high profile drinkers around, and the number seems to be increasing.
     
  14. VCuomo

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    Really? Revered everywhere else? So, I take it you're a fan of his? ;)
     
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    You know that he is a recovering egomaniac right? Maybe that's not the right word... Still a great guitarist with a nice voice that has a great pop sensibility and gets a ton of high profile *****... So, I think he's ok in my book, I could not care less what modeler he chooses!
     
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    "Recovering" or "egomaniac"? :)
     
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    Straight from the horses mouth... Ya'll live under a rock or something?

     
  18. jmp

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    I remember when this used to be his practice rig:

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    It doesn't have to be - I keep telling one of my traveling guitar buds, if you know there is a PA to plug into when you get there, all you need is a overhead size rack case with a Kemper in it...
     
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    But can you get someone like him to do a true blind test and let all of us see? For some reason I doubt it.
     

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