How much does the Kemper Profiler Stage weigh?
Roughly 10 pounds.
The Kemper Profiler Stage is a fairly heavy multi-effects pedal at 10.1 pounds, more than a Gibson Les Paul, which is already considered a heavier guitar. We'll discuss dimensions below.
The Kemper Profiler Stage is a high-end multi-effects pedal, one of several forms offered by Kemper which include the Stage (pedalboard form), the Rack (rackmount form), and the Power Head (amp head form).
- Power head
Predictably, the Stage is the lightest of the three, made to function as a typical multi-effects pedalboard on the ground, similar to the Line 6 Helix and Boss GT-1000, among others.
Here are a few weight comparisons to get a feel for how the Kemper Profiler Stage weight stacks up against competitors:
Compare Kemper Profiler Stage Weight to Other Popular Multi-Effects Pedals
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Kemper Profiler Stage
Line 6 Helix
Line 6 POD Go
As we can see from this list, the Kemper profiler is on the heavier end of the spectrum, out-done only by the Line 6 Helix.
What about the Kemper Profiler Stage dimensions?
Here are the dimensions for the Stage:
- Height: 3.35"
- Width: 18.5"
- Depth: 10.24"
For reference, the Line 6 DLK MK2 is only 9.25" wide. The Kemper basically doubles that width. It's not small.
Read the full review: Line 6 DL4 MK2
Does weight really matter?
Even when it comes to larger pedals, weight isn't really an issue.
For the vast majority of the time you have these pedals, they simply sit on the floor. At roughly 10 pounds, it's not really heavy enough to be annoying or to be cumbersome to move, especially if it's just hanging out in a studio, or in a living room.
Getting a Case
For those that play a lot of live shows, we'd probably recommend a fitted carrying case. The one specifically design for the Kemper Stage is - unfortunately - pretty expensive.
A note about pedalboards and the Kemper
We would definitely recommend you avoid putting the Kemper Profiler Stage on top of a pedalboard.
For one thing, there are a lot of pedalboards that would simply be too small.
But primarily, the Kemper Profiler Stage is - in and of itself - a pedalboard. If you own one, you don't really need additional guitar pedals or a pedalboard at all. That's the beauty of multi-effects pedals. They eliminate the need for additional gear and consolidate it all into one place.
The Kemper Profiler Stage weight is certainly on the heavier side, when compared to other multi-effects pedals. But it's not at all prohibitive. Even if you're lugging it around as a live performer, it's not going to be too heavy or too big to cause you any annoyances or problems. If you are performing a lot, investing in the carrying case might be worth it.
If nothing else, it'll protect the Kemper which is already a significant pedal investment with such a high price tag.
If you have questions, drop them in the comments section below and we'll chat.