Legendary Tones Series -- "Boston" Pack

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Top Jimi "Boston" Pack for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier (17 profiles)

Seeking to recreate the sound heard on the recordings of the rock band Boston

Amps Used During the Profiling Process: 1968 Marshall Super Lead, Rockman Sustainor

Speakers Used During the Profiling Process: Celestion 25W Greenback

Gain Range (Scale: 0 to 10): 0 to 8

Profile Type: Studio, Merged ('76 and '78 profiles only). We were not able to produce merged versions of profiles created using the Rockman Sustainor ('86 and '02 profiles), as it includes speaker emulation in the signal path.

Jimi's Comments: "The tones heard in this pack are truly legendary and instantly recognizable. As we found out, they can also be extremely difficult to obtain. The lead tones and clean tones are easily usable outside of playing Boston covers, as are the Marshall-based '76 and '78 rhythm tones. If you're in a cover band with a great singer, a fan of the band Boston, or just love these distinct guitar tones, you'll love this pack."

Please Note: Obviously, the guitar is a very important part of the signal chain, and differences between guitars will affect the tone. We used Jimi's Les Paul Standard as a neutral reference to build the profiles. If your guitar has a fuller tone, we recommend increasing the Treble and Presence together. Try increasing them both by 0.3 and see how that sounds. If your guitar is bright, try reducing the Treble and Presence by 0.3 and go from there. Humbucker-equipped guitars will come closest to the sound heard on the Boston recordings.

Profile Naming Decoder:

'76 = Emulates tones heard on the self-titled Boston album, released in 1976

'78 = Emulates tones heard on the second Boston album, Don't Look Back, released in 1978

'86 = Emulates tones heard on the third Boston album, Third Stage, released in 1986

'02 = Emulates tones heard on the 2002 album, Corporate America

 

Some of the demo audio contains free (guitarless) backing tracks downloaded from YouTube. All guitar tones were recorded with the Kemper, Jimi's Les Paul, and the Boston Profile Pack.

 

Top Jimi Enterprises, LLC is in no way affiliated with the band Boston, Marshall Amplification or Celestion International Ltd. Any mention of "Marshall", "Celestion", or "Greenback" is strictly for comparison or descriptive purposes.

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