Sum who? 4 dudes all using KPA for Metallica medley

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  1. quantech

    quantech Member

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    Ran across an interesting video on YT earlier, thought it might be of interest since it involves, what appears to be, a pretty stout use of the beloved Kemper. I noticed 4 non-toaster KPAs all racked up stage left, so I assume all three guitarists and the bass player are using them.

    No idea who these dudes are, but I take it they are popular to some degree? Name sounds familiar, but I haven't paid attention to "what's hot and hip" with music/bands in American music for many years.

    Vocals aside (I cringed when he started "singing"), I thought their overall mix and tone wasn't bad, kinda does have that early/mid Metallica period sound to a certain degree. Even that aside, kinda cool to see whippersnappers paying homage to the old guys and using digital technology as their core amp sounds...

     
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    Whippersnappers? They’ve been around for almost 25 years :)

    Nice grind on the bass tone there.
     
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    They were popular for about a year back in 2000ish.
     
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    Good thing they're Canadian then eh? ;)

    Looks like some of them have been using Kemper for at least a couple years ... https://www.musicradar.com/news/rig-tour-sum-41

    Sounds pretty good, interesting to see a "punk" oriented band taking on Metallica. Maybe a bit too full ranged/low heavy on the guitars [if they're looking to cop THAT sound]? The guitars on those early Metallica albums are really mid focused [was actually on a Master of Puppets/Ride the Lightning kick last night].
     
  5. Bluesful

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    Really??
     
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    Aren't those old guys touring with Axe FX rigs these days?
     
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    vocals were a good effort. guy cant help it that he doesnt sound like James.
     
  8. JiveTurkey

    JiveTurkey Trumpets and Tants Silver Supporting Member

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    Couple of weird observations. I didn't know Anders from Workaholics played bass :crazyguyDrummer (who looks like he signed up to receive the Travis Barker starter kit) is actually really good and could probably sit in with zero problem in the real band :anon
     
  9. quantech

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    I had no idea. I looked them up on WikiPedia and their first album was 18 years ago. Shows how much I know :p

    Really. As Roman Reigns would say, "Believe That".

    Oh I wasn't expecting or thinking he is supposed to sound like James, and I assume his vocal range and stylings fit his band's music, but for these songs, eh, still made me cringe a bit :eeks
    :spit I had to look up Travis Barker too...and after doing so, this is quite spot on. Well played, sir.
     
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  10. JohnB

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    Yea. Voice is a little high register. Like Jon Anderson sings Metallica
     
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    You should check out these kids next...

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    TGP gonna TGP
     
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    Yes. They sound just fine to me.
     
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    nicolasrivera Gold Supporting Member

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    The real Metallica uses real amp modeling.;)
     
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    I thought it sounded pretty good...:hide
     
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    JiveTurkey Trumpets and Tants Silver Supporting Member

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    Agreed. I don't like the choice of Enter Sandman because my loathing of that song (especially when it was released) cannot be put into words. But they did good.
     
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    They sounded pretty good in this video. Their album "Chuck" (2004) is a very heavy one, check it out.
     
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    buddaman71 Student of Life Silver Supporting Member

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    Wasn’t that dude married to Avril?

    Pre-Kroeger...
     
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    These guys were pop punk but always had a love for classic metal and it comes out in their music. Here's an original tune they did back on one of their older albums and it has a total early Metallica vibe to parts of it. I thought it was a cool song.

     
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    They were never hot, hip, or American.

    Sincerely sorry,
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    Brownsound (lead guitar) has always been a killer player and he's got a great right hand. The band's early roots are in metal, but pop punk is their bread and butter.
     

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