How to change strings: Gotoh Magnum locking tuners

Have Guitar presents a small video on how to change your strings on a guitar with Gotoh Magnum locking tuners. This is the Gotoh Magnums without a “wheel” on the back of the tuners, not 100 % sure but I think these ones are from the SG-series.

These Gotoh Magnum tuners works like this; inside the tuner peg you have a locking shaft and by fixating the top of the tuner peg that shaft will either loose or tighten as you twist the tuner – in other words either detatching or attaching the string. I think this will be more clear to you as you watch the video.

I’ve tossed in a couple of others bits here as well, tips that might come in handy if you don’t know about them before. Hope you will have some use of this video!

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Gotoh webpage

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Guitars used in this video:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)

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Kemper Rig Showcase: Mattfigs Buddy and Camerica

(Sorry the planned video for ReampZones Bogner Uberschall Twin Jet had to be cancelled due to technical problems… working on solving that!)

Have Guitar is twice as happy as usual to be able to present to you – double feature Kemper Rig Showcase: Mattfigs Buddy and Camerica profile packs!

The Buddy profile pack is based on the Salvation Mods MTS Preamp Buddy – inspired by the american amplifier Budda® Superdrive 60 “with a unique vintage/modern feeling and very expressive voicings” according to the information on their website. To me it sounds like a more vintage style amp and it has some really good tones in it.

Buddy MTS at Salvation Audio

Buddy pack at Mattfig

Budda amplifiers

The Camerica profile back is based on Salvation Mods MTS preamp Camerica – inspired by the Cameron® Atomica amp (famous variation of Jose circuit), descibed as “High gain amp on HI mode, on LO mode hotrodded plexi with unique saturation”. This pack has some seriously good profiles and it sounds more “modern” than the Buddy.

Camerica MTS at Salvation Audio

Camerica pack at Mattfig

Cameron amps ( Facebook)

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Guitars used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker and Custom 50’s singlecoils)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)

Kemper Amps

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Kemper Rig Showcase: Live Ready Profiles – Fried Chicken HBE

Have Guitar ostentatiously presents a new Kemper Rig Showcase – Live Ready Profiles Fried Chicken HBE profile pack! Now that name might give you a hint of what amplifier that has been profiled – it’s the Friedman BE-100 (brown eye!).

(As said in the video) Live Ready Profiles is a relatively new profiler that according to me needs some attention, when I got this pack was pleasantly surprised by both variety and quality of the profiles. So, even if I recently did another Kemper Rig Showcase on Mattfigs BE100, I still felt this had to be done.

On Friedmans webpage it’s described as “a hand-wired, 100-watt, EL34 powered, multi-channel British-style amp. By merely adjusting the gain and master volume controls, the BE100 can produce a variety of tones, seamlessly transitioning from blues to classic rock or hard rock to metal. To say it is British-styled is just the start of describing this inspiring tone machine”.

It’s a tone beast and I think anyone would be happy to own this amp however we can’t all afford it… and that’s what makes the KPA so fantastic!

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Guitars used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker and Custom 50’s singlecoils)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)

Live Ready Profiles Fried Chicken HBE

Friedman BE-100 amplifier

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ReampZones Bogner Uberschall

Looking for some uber Kemper profiles? Have a look at ReampZones new rig pack – Bogner Uberschall Twin Jet Kemper profiles.

Right now in an initial stage but the pack will grow oveŕ the following weeks… and here’s ReampZones own description:

“An exceptionally unique amp in the sense that it produces a ton of prominent mids that can be dialed-in many different ways. Not to be confused with it’s brother – the single channel Uberschall , the Twin Jet offers two high gain mid mad tones perfect for the modern rock enthusiast and hardcore metal-head.”

Soon featured on a Kemper Rig Showcase @ Have Guitar Youtube.

Bogner Uberschall Twin Jet Kemper Profiles

 

 

DiMarzio Norton vs Seymour Duncan JB – pickup shoot out!

Have Guitar is excited to present a pickup shoot-out: the DiMarzio Norton vs Seymour Duncan JB! As I’ve seen some on-line discussions about these two pickups I just thought it could be interesting make a comparing video now that I just happens to temporarily have a guitar with a DiMarzio Norton in the studio. Gotta grab the opportunity when it knocks…

The DiMarzio is described as a pickup designed to “extend the tonal range and power without going over the top”. It has an Alnico 5 magnet and is rated by DiMarzio with treble 5.0, Mid 7.0 and bass 6.5. The Seymour Duncan JB is described as being able to handle any genre from blues to thrash with a hot output. It has an Alnico 5 magnet is rated as treble 7.5, mid 5-6 and bass 4-5 (roughly estimated by me as there are only staples at Seymour Duncans web page!).

In this video I will compare the two pickups through five different Kemper profiles, from log gain to very high gain rigs. And if you don’t wanna hear me talking here’s an index that you can use to jump between the actual playing:

01:49 – Fender SuperRev Clean (low gain)
03:44 – Fuchs Blackjack 21 MKII (crunch)
04:59 – Wizard (Mid-gain)
06:33 – Marshall JVM410 (High gain)
08:39 – Peavey 5150 (High gain)

Guitars used in this video:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB / ’59)
ESP Eclipse (DiMarzio Norton / Air Norton)

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Kemper profiles used in this video:
The Fender SuperRev Clean profile can be found on Rig Exchange.

ReampZones Fuchs Blackjack 21 MKII

Pete’s Profiles Wizard

ReampZones Marshall JVM410

Mbritts 5150 pack

Kemper Amps

Seymour Duncan JB

DiMarzio Norton

 

Test/Review: Studio lights kit (Three-point lighting)

Have Guitar is luminously presenting a short review of this studio lights kit that just arrived! No more dark videos, no more looming shadows – all problems solved? Sure seems so!

This is a ‘generic’ set of studio lights bought from a swedish webshop called “vidaXl” but I’m pretty sure you could get a kit like this from eBay or any other retailer – thus calling it generic. I think and hope this could be a guide for anyone looking for a solution like this… I’ve had a bunch of suggestions but all have been pretty expensive. Not saying those wouldn’t be worth it but I just didn’t feel flushing out more money on equipment right now.

So the kit contains three LED-lights (5500 Kelvin, daylight level) together with stands, umbrellas and power supplys. With that you can easily set up a three point lighting for video recording or photography, reducing shadows etc. It’s no pro-equipment but it is working and it’s affordable.

I’ve also thrown in a couple of tricks for video editing. I’m using Magix Movie Studio Platinum 14 but these tips should be usable in any video editing software. This is about adjusting the white balance and the color correction in the video to improve the output so I hope someone will have some use of this.

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The studo lights kit was bought here

More info on three-point lighting

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Kemper Rig Showcase: ReampZones Framus Dragon (revisited!)

Have Guitar is boldly revisiting the dragons den in this (bonus!) Kemper Rig Showcase – ReampZones Framus Dragon rig pack!

ReampZone is about to update their Framous Dragon rig pack and Have Guitar! got a chance of testing out a preview pack of that update. It’s fat, it’s wicked and it screams… viciously. Very mean and very metal, if you ask me – or just have look at this Rig Showcase and judge for yourself.

Just wanted to say; the video starts out a bit dark but it gets better. Had some problems with my low quality light setup but no more! I recieved my new lighting kit today and it works really well so that will most likely cure any problems like this in the future, it’s getting better.

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