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Old 02-05-2016, 04:29 PM   #95
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1. Hands up, anyone who can hear the difference between a high-end modeller and a real amp/cab in a live setting.

If any of you guys put your hand up, I'd like you to know that you're a liar. These days it can be tough to tell them apart just listening to a solo'ed guitar on studio monitors, let alone through whatever gigantic PA your venue has.

2. As ED said, more and more bands are going with modellers for their touring needs. Among others, Testament, Exodus, Blind Guardian, Muse, Lonestar, Fear Factory I think, plus the session guys for Madonna, Adele, Rihanna... I forget who else, but there's usually a new "Kemper spotting" picture on their Facebook every couple of days. And that's just Kemper - half the kids these days are running around with AxeFX rigs.

As long as you've got a sturdy shockmount case, they aren't subjected to any more stress than the rest of your equipment, and are pretty reliable in general. On top of that, given the choice between a 100w head, a 4x12, and a huge pedalboard, or a Kemper in a little rack with a remote switch... it's a no-brainer for anyone who can't afford a road crew.
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