The EMS is honestly the first amp I've encountered since I've owned the Kemper that is very likely to get me back into "tubes and cones".
I loved my former Remedy; the sound and build quality were absolutely superb, but I always longed for the EL34 kerrang.
The ability to at least be in the same subdivision as a JTM/JMP/JCM Marshall in one box just has too much appeal to ignore.
I play a pair of LPs. My philosophy is that if it's a 10% "gain" (dynamics/bloom) over a Kemper unit, it will be well worth it. It will be in a home studio setting, but I've read that the Master Volume is excellent; as it was on my Remedy.
It should be noted that even though I have hundreds of profiles loaded, I gravitate to a handful in the vein of this amp's capabilities 90% of the time. Those three eras of Marshall cover every base I need to reach. Add the Drake-like transformers, it's too much.
Actually, I think re-building the pedalboard is my biggest mental obstacle!
I will be doing my demo later next week. I hope it goes as-expected...
I did get some nice sounds, but I really never felt I heard what I was looking for.
The amp always sounded like it was resisting being pushed into that prolific Marshall OD state we all know, despite extensive gain and toggle experimenting. I played three different humbuckered guitars with the same result.
Sorry that it didn't work out for you. I didn't have the option of trying one out before buying mine. In all honesty it was pretty stiff/boxy sounding yesterday at first and I was expecting that. With 12 hours of looping my iPod through it and about 5 hours of hard play time it's already opening up a lot and breathing more if that makes sense. Hopefully you'll get the chance again to test one out with broken in speakers.
'06 Gibson R8, '94 Gibson Les Paul Jr Special, Fender CS Dirty Dozen Strat, Fender Hotrod '52 Tele, Dr Z Z-Plus, Dr Z EMS, /13 FTR 37, Kemper, Various pedals
Jaguarguy (Mike): Hey Gary - Joe Walsh used a G12 65 in his Galaxie and it sounds great!
Mar 25, 2019 23:05:29 GMT -7
GuitarZ: So, I cranked up the privacy protection on my browsers, facebook, etc. I have to say I miss the music ads and such. I really don't need ads for watches and other random stuff. Maybe the internet knowing me isn't such a bad thing.
Mar 26, 2019 14:01:24 GMT -7
hayesgary307: hanks alot (Mike) I have been going through a Vintage 30 in a open back pine cabinet and through a Marshall 1936 C/B 2-12 I'll check and see what kind of speakers are in the 1936. I've had for a long time and I have forgot whats in it . Thanks for you help
Mar 27, 2019 12:06:54 GMT -7
Joey Beverages: hayesgary307 try a Z 210 or Z 410 with Galaxie ... also, yes the G1265 is most tasty and excellent
Mar 28, 2019 6:03:29 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: This may be a truism... when you work in a corporate structure, the worst decisions always come from the top.
Mar 29, 2019 16:26:10 GMT -7
Lefty: The fish rots from the head down.
Apr 1, 2019 13:26:26 GMT -7
TeeDawg: Bad Poodle..........truer words have never been said. Imagine what it's like working for NASA. This ain't the nasa that went to the moon fo sho.
Apr 26, 2019 5:59:08 GMT -7
brayks: I have been absent for waaay to long. hope all are doing well!
May 1, 2019 10:19:39 GMT -7
GuitarZ: I'm okay with the AARP letters. You're still living and breathing? What the heck am I to think when a funeral home sends me a free consultation offer? Ouch!
Jun 21, 2019 15:41:26 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: I bought airline tickets online... now every few days i get emails that read "Your trip is almost here but aren't you forgetting something?? You don't have trip insurance!" and i'm thinking..."is there something i should know about your plane maintenance?"
Jun 21, 2019 16:02:32 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Reminds me of buying my Honda. When they tried to sell me the maintenance package, I said "Is your car not reliable?" Long story short my wife teamed up with the sales lady to buy the maint package. Never again!
Jun 21, 2019 16:16:53 GMT -7