neuk01642 Posted December 15, 2017 Share Posted December 15, 2017 Hey all. So I have a Kemper. Purchased after months of deliberation and back and forth between the Helix, Ax2 and KPA. On the whole it's a pretty amazing piece of kit, but I'm running into issues with it due to the nature of what it is. As a profiler, the rigs are a precise recording of an amp at a particular time with particular settings and they sound amazing until you want to change anything or in my case run a boost pedal into them. The scenario is this. I have a couple of rigs and I have a Fortin Grind and Fortin 33 which I love and love what they do to an amp tone. But I'm not getting it from the Kemper as obviously when I hit the rig with a boost it's no longer the rig as was profiled and as such it looses some of it's charm and I run into all manner of issues with high end fizz and lack of definition and just generally fighting with the rigs to get the tones I want. Not running crazy gain either, a touch over half way on the amps and a touch over half way on the pedals. So my question, how does the Helix take boost pedals in the front? I'm presuming as it's modelling rather than profiling, it's reaction to the push will be different than the Kemper. Be good to hear anyone's experience running boost into the Helix on high gain patches (especially if you're running those boosts and a 5150 or VH4 model). Is it different, will it handle it better or will I experience the same issues tone wise that I'm having with the Kemper? Thanks in advance. Matt Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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