Great Expectations by KISS (Lesson for guitar & bass)

Lessons by Have Guitar!

Time for a lesson on how to play Great Expectations by KISS. Both guitar and bass! Not overly comlicated but what a great song, if you ask me… this track comes from Destroyer and was released in 1976. As it happends it was the first rock album that I got my hands on and after that there was no turning back, whatever the current trends says (grin).

Some people might say that Destroyer was ‘over-produced’ but I think the sound of that album is fantastic, it kinda captures the image of KISS – especially in the new costumes they got for that album. From what I know the song has only been performed live once and that was during the recording of ‘Symphony Alive IV’, understandable as it kinda feels a bit empty when scaled down to just guitars, bass and drums.

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Index:
00:21 – Guitar lesson Verse
01:24 – Guitar lesson Bridge
03:01 – Guitar lesson Chorus
04:03 – Guitar sidetrack: Bridge
04:32 – Guitar lesson lead/melody part
05:32 – Bass lesson Verse
06:17 – Bass lesson Bridge
07:17 – Bass lesson Chorus

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)
Kemper Profiling Amp

KISS – Great Expectations

KISS – Great Expectations (live)

KISS – Great Expectations (Destroyer demo)

Guitars recorded with profiles from ReampZone (Marshall JCM800 & JMP 76 Super Lead)

Bass recorded with a Trace Eliott profile from Live Ready Sound

Drums created with Addictive Drums 2

Bells from Native Instruments Kontakt

Kemper Profling Amp

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Kemper Editor – First impressions

The editor for the Kemper has been out for around 2 months now and is video is exactly what the title says, my first look/impressions of the new editor for the Kemper profiling amp. I figured I could just as well let the camera roll as I took my first look at this new feature, so this is that video!

I’ve also included a small howto for upgrading your Kemper via Rig Manager, which is the most convinient way to do an upgrade, if you ask me. And I’d like to stress that this is a beta version, both the OS for the Kemper and the Rig Manager version – I’ve had no problems with this so far, but trying out beta’s is on your own responsibility.

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Equipment used:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Kemper profiling amp

Kemper official website

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S-Gear 2 by Scuffham – All the presets (Part 1: Custom 57)

This is a five part video series where I demonstrate all the presets that comes with Scuffham S-Gear 2, so if you want a thorough overview of this VST plugin this might be it. As there are five different amps with in S-Gear 2 I have splitt this into five different videos, that will be release over a five week period (mainly because I don’t wanna clutter up my channels video feed!).

As a general overview of S-Gear 2: it’s a software that can be run as standalone or as a plugin in your DAW (digital audio workstation). S-Gear comes with five different amps, speaker cabinetts, tuner and effects (you can also use 3rd part cabs/IR’s). Feel free to have a look at my review video for more information about S-Gear 2 (link provided below). If you want to try it out, there’s a 10 day full featured trial available.

In this video the focus is on the amp named Custom ’57. It’s the latest addition to S-Gear 2 and is very much like a Fender Tweed Deluxe from the late 50’s. Simple controls – volume, bright, bass and level. You have some additional option in the power amp section (presence, hi-cut and sag) to which the Custom ’57 is very sensitive. This is also the amp within S-Gear with the fewest presets available, so the other videos will be longer!

Not sure if this is of interest but a note on the guitars used for these videos. The presets are not ordered by the amps so I just picked a guitar and recorded 10 presets, then I switched to another guitar and played another 10 presets and so on. So what guitar is used for which preset is kinda random! The way I recorded them is just hooking them up directly to my soundcard (Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd Gen) and then recorded some noodlings in Reaper. Nothing added before or after, it is just as they come.

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Equipment used:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
FGN Odyssey Boundary (FGN Humbucker & singel-coils)
Gibson Explorer Tribute B-2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)

Scuffham S-Gear 2

Have Guitar review of Scuffham S-Gear 2

All the presets, Part 2: The Wayfarer
Link will be added once this video has been released.

All the presets, Part 3: The Duke
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All the presets, Part 4: The Stealer
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All the presets, Part 5: The Jackal
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Dummble Pack by Top Jimi (Kemper profiles demo)

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Here’s a demo of the Dummble Pack from Top Jimi – it’s a great pack of tones here according to my opinion and taste! It’s a big pack with over 100 profiles and it’s not very expensive.

So, Dummble you say? Seems there’s a lot of various Dumble sounds floating around. And I guess that isn’t surprising considering a used Dumble amp can cost way over 100 000 USD!! So these profiles comes from a Ceriatone Overtone Special (100 watts), and that should be a ‘clone’ of an original Dumble amp (and a lot cheaper by that!).

Clone may sound a bit degrading, I don’t really care because it sounds great! Rich tones, great gain sound and various styles of sound is what this pack from Top Jimi will get ya and I hope my demo shows that. Me? I really digg this pack, it is a keeper for sure!!

This profile pack contains both studio as well as merged profiles, profiled with three different speakers; 12″ Celestion Vintage 30, 1970 12″ Celestion 25W Greenback and 1967 12″ Celestion 20W Greenback.

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Equipment used:
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Gibson Explorer Tribute B-2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Fulltone OCD
Kemper Profiling Amp

Dummble Pack @ Top Jimi

Dumble Amplifiers @ Wikipedia

Ceriatone Amplifiers

Kemper Profling Amp

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Trident by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase by Have Guitar!

It’s not every day ToneJunkie releases a pack based on a Mesa Boogie amp, but this is it! The Trident Kemper profile pack recreates the sound from a Mesa Boogie Stiletto Trident and in ToneJunkies own words – “If you are a fan of British EL34 amps but enjoy want a less vintage and more hi fi flavor and tightness…this pack is right for you!!!”

The pack contains 18 studio and 11 direct profiles, not the largest pack but sometimes that is good thing, you know… decreases the risk of decision agony! The profile pack has good variety but don’t expect any metal style tones out of the box. The original amp is said bring both Marshall and Mesa tones and that is pretty much how I experienced these profiles.

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Equipment used:
G&L ASAT Z-3 (Z-coils)
Gibson Les Paul Standard ’76
Tone City DP Durple
Tone City Wild Fro
Kemper Profiling Amp

The Trident @ ToneJunkie’s store

Mesa Boogie Stiletto Series

Mesa Boogie Stiletto review @ Musicradar

Kemper Profling Amp

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JCM800 2203 1995 Ltd Red by Katzbach (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase by Have Guitar!

Someone mentioned Katzbach as the no 1 Marshall profiler and of course I had to check them out! So this is the first time Katzbach is featured at Have Guitar and let’s start it off with the JCM800 2203 1995 Lrd Red-pack!

So this is a limited edition of a Marshall JCM800 2203 – there were 200 of them made and the color of choise is red, just as the name suggests! EL34 tubes and 100 watt… that is the info I have and it seems like a good Marshall tone right there. However, note that the profiles are kind of meek in this pack, you will not get a fist full of Marshall energy from this pack. But of course if you want that kind of tone maybe you should look for another pack…

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Equipment used:
Gibson SG Gary Clark Jr Signature (P90ST, P90SM, P90SR)
FGN Odyssey Boundary (FGN Humbucker & singel-coils)
Tone City Wild Fro
Tone City DP Durple
Kemper Profiling Amp

JCM800 2203 1995 Ltd Red @ Katzbach

Kemper Profling Amp

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DP Durple by Tone City (pedal review – demo – showcase)

Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar!

Here’s a new guitar overdrive pedal from Tone City – DP Durple! So it is not a signature pedal but it’s collaboratively designed by Tone City and “Danish Pete” from Andertons. The DP Durple is based on Tone City Mandragora OD but modified to suit Danish Pete’s tonal taste.

So the Tone City Mandragora is based on the Kalamazoo Love Drive and the DP Durple is as said based on the Mandragora, with some modifications. The Mandragora’s ‘Pre’ (presence) has been replaced by a ‘Mid’ control that let’s you cut or boost the amount of mid-range. The ‘Tone’ control has been adjusted to be less bright, offering a more moderate amount of treble so it’s not too shrill at the higher settings.

Otherwise it’s a small but sturdy analogue pedal; metal casing and true bypass. The dimensions are 4.2 x 5.2 x 9.3 cm and it needs a 9VDC power supply, no battery compartment. The controls are gain, volume, mid and tone.

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Equipment used:
Tone City DP Durple
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute/B2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Tone City pedals @ Andertons

(I list Andertons due to the fact that the Tone City Audio webpage has been in maintenance mode for a long while now…)

ToneJunkie webstore

ReampZone webstore

Kemper Profling Amp

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West Avalon by Mattfig (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase by Have Guitar!

Time for Have Guitar Rig Showcase #2:20 and here’s a rare beast profiled; West Laboratories Amplifiers Avalon by Mattfig! This pack packs some serious vintage raw power and brings 131 profiles (both studio and direct).

So what about the amp behind this sound? Well, it’s West Amps and it’s kinda hard finding much information about them. These amps were built by David West and made their clame to fame by being used by Grand Funk Railroad (on their first four albums).

West stopped making these amps full-time at the end of the 70’s and by the end of the 80’s he closed business to go on other ventures. Or did he? I have found other sources that states he left the business already in 1972 and that reissues of the classic West amps were launched around 2013. I don’t know which of the above is true, the information is scarce…

Anyways, this pack recreates the sound from a West Avalon amp, 50 watts and I would say it covers all lot of ground… nice warm cleans up to quite heavy (pedal boosted) tones.

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Equipment used:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Gibson Explorer Tribute B-2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Tone City Dry Martini
Kemper Profiling Amp

West Avalon @ Mattfig

Kemper Profling Amp

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Riot Drums by Ugritone (Review – Demo – Showcase)

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Riot Drums from Ugritone is a 64-bit VST/VST3/AU/AXX plugin, inspired by the classic 90’s hard core albums. This drum plugin has many great features like adjustable mics (close, room close/far, overheads…), great routing possibilities and freely adjustable midinotes for the drums.

In this video we’ll go through this drum plugin; looking at the features but of course giving some sound examples as well, standalone as well as “in the mix”. (By the way, the sound of the guitars in the song featured in the video comes from Kemper profiles from ReampZone, bass was recorded with a profile from Live Ready Sounds Traced Bass for Kemper.)

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Equipment used:
FGN Odyssey Boundary (FGN Humbucker & singel-coils)
G&L ASAT Z-3 (Z-coils)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Riot Drums @ Ugritones webpage

ReampZone webshop

Live Ready Sound webshop

Kemper Profling Amp

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