Top Jimi "Brown-ish Sound" Pack for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier
This is the old version of the Brown Sound pack. For the new and improved version, go here: Brown Sound 2.0 Pack
We're keeping this pack available because the tones, although not as close to Eddie's tone as the new Brown Sound pack, are still killer tones. This pack is a fantastic complement to the new Brown Sound pack, providing additional variations on the Brown Sound theme.
Speakers Used During the Profiling Process: 1967 Celestion 20W Greenback, Celestion Vintage 30 (paired with Greenback for VH I profiles)
Gain Range (Scale: 0 to 10): 6 to 7
Profile Type: Studio (7 profiles) and Merged (7 profiles)
Jim's Comments: "These profiles are inpired by Eddie's "Brown Sound" heard on the early Van Halen records, from Van Halen I up to 1984. The Brown Sound has always been my favorite guitar tone, and I've been working to capture it for about 20 years. I've played many a gig using these profiles, and they always brought a smile to my face. The profiles have Kemper Phaser, Flanger, Delay and Reverb presets as appropriate for each album, and they do an admirable job recreating the old analog effects used in Eddie's rig."
Please Note: Obviously, the guitar is a very important part of the signal chain, and differences between guitars will affect the tone. We used one of Jim's Les Paul Standards 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.
Signal Path: Guitar --> Vintage MXR 10-Band EQ --> 1968 Marshall Super Lead using a Variac set to 90V --> Ultimate Attenuator (resistive attenuator + solid state power amp) --> Marshall 4x12 loaded with '67 Celestion 20W Greenback
Profile Naming Decoder:
VH I = Van Halen I
VH II = Van Halen II
WACF = Women and Children First
FW = Fair Warning
DD = Diver Down
1984 = well, 1984
Customer Audio Demo:
Customer Demo Videos:
Jimi using these profiles live:
Top Jimi Enterprises, LLC is in no way affiliated with Marshall Amplification, Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc. (MXR), Celestion International Ltd., Harman International (JBL), or Magus Innovations LLC (Ultimate Attenuator). Any mention of "Marshall", "Super Lead", "MXR", "Celestion", "Greenback", "Vintage 30", "JBL" or "Ultimate Attenuator" is strictly for comparison or descriptive purposes.