Bridge Duncan JB in a '58 Historic Les Paul. 80s metal!
Koa Custom Shop USA Schecter with stock pickups. Super thick and articulate tones reside here. Bridge humbucker.
Hard to beat a USA Eric Johnson signature strat for cleans. Add to that the Mezzabarba's cleans and it's a great combination. I can't believe summer's almost here...
Mezzabarba M-Zero profiles
Here's the Mezzabarba M-Zero amp. Incredibly versatile amp that is also rare and expensive. You're not going to find these at Guitar Center! Cabinet used was a 1972 stock Marshall bottom cab loaded with Greenback Celestions with Pulsonic cones.
Microphones used were a vintage USA SM57 and an MXL Ribbon. Each amp setting was captured with the 57 and the Ribbon, and then a blend of the two that was carefully placed in phase with each other.
There are three types of profiles in this set: Direct, Regular and Merged. Within the naming convention, the type is listed before the number - so D 01 is Direct.
Direct profiles are taken off the line out, they will sound good through a power amp and guitar cab. You can also add a speaker cab to them in the Kemper software.
Regular profiles are just that - profiles taken the good old fashioned way.
Merged are profiles that I have combined a regular profile with the direct profile.
Why include all three instead of just the Merged? There are slight differences in tone between merged and regular. I include both in case you prefer one over the other. Neither is 'better' just different. Also if the Kemper includes a better algorithm for merged profiles, you can take the regular and direct and make your own.
There are fewer direct profiles as they are a snapshot of the amp settings - so D01 is the same amp settings as R 01, R 02 and R 03. Each of those is a different mic or combination of mics. For whatever reason D 10 became corrupt and the Mezzabarba was a borrowed amp, so there are no direct or merged profiles for R10 to R12. They were clean settings and still sounded good enough to include.
24 Profiles total, 3 direct, 9 Merged, 12 Regular. From high gain mayhem to clean.