Mark Knopfler is now using Kemper profiling amps live and here’s what he sounds like.
“The switch from ‘real’ amps to digital devices is not far the faint-hearted,” Mark’s keyboardist Guy Fletcher wrote.
Mark Knopfler’s keyboard player and co-producer, Guy Fletcher, has confirmed that the guitarist began using Kemper Profiling Amps on the latest tour in support of the new album “Down the Road Wherever.”
Fletcher has explained that in a blog post on his site. He wrote:
“Many people have commented or asked about what we are using for amplifiers for the guitars since the stage is devoid of such things, largely to accommodate the huge band. Some have guessed correctly; we are using Kemper profiling amps.”
“Mark’s long-serving guitar tech, Glenn Saggers along with Mark (when he wasn’t in Edinburgh with me preparing the Local Hero musical) has devoted much of his time in the past six months to recreating Mark’s unique sounds and has done an amazing job.”
“This switch from ‘real’ amps to digital devices is not for the faint-hearted and it wasn’t without its doubters. Now we are up and running and more than two weeks into the tour, we are all on board with them. they certainly allow for incredible separation in both in-ear monitors and front of house system. The sounds are amazingly responsive and malleable.”