A new ‘bonus’ video from Have Guitar! Gotta celebrate a little when the number of subscribers passed over 200 – thanks! So, this is really exactly what the title says – noodlin’ around with some of the new Mbritt profiles that came with the 2.0.18 update for the Kemper Rig Manager software. It’s no full playthrough of all the Michael Britt profiles, I just played around with some of the ones that I liked and taped it at the same time…
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Have Guitar proudly presents a Rig Showcase for ReampZones Marshall JCM 800 Lead Series 1987 Kemper profile pack. It’s practically a rock and roll machine and in this pack you’ll get 20 studio profiles and 5 direct profiles. This screams classic Marshall amplification but a bunch of boosts such as the Suhr Riot and Klon Centaur has been used in the profiling process (for a full list see the below link to ReampZones website) which provides expanded tonal abilities. The profiles are tested with a Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker) and an ESP Phoenix II.
The Marshall JCM 800 series was introduced in 1981 (even though the Marshall 2203 and 2204 had been in production since 1975) an d lots of metal and rock band used this amplifier in the 80’s. Did you know that the name “JCM 800” comes from Jim Marshalls initials together with the numbers from the number plate on his car?
In this video Have Guitar! will give away previously unpublished profile from ReampZones Fuchs Black Jack 21 MKII Kemper profile pack. Just watch the video and find the give-away-link to get this Kemper profile for free! Many thanks to ReampZone for this generous offer!
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Have Guitar takes a look at the built-in distortion effects / stompboxes in the Kemper Profiling Amp. There are seven of them; distortion, overdrives and fuzz… all trying to emulate the real deal like TS-808, MXR Distortion+, Electro Harmonix Big Muff and the ProCo Rat – to mention some of them. All of these seven distortion effects will be applied to the same profile (Orange TH30 (Modded) from ReampZone) in this video to make it easier to hear how they affect the sound and also to make it easier to hear the difference between these Kemper effects. And what would a rundown like this be worth if we didn’t turn the knobs? I’ve tested them all in four different settings (where possible as some of them doesn’t have a tone control) for maximum diversity.
Some say the distorion effects in the Kemper Profling Amp are sub-par but I really don’t know if I agree on that statement. Now, many profiles comes with gain enough allright and some profiles has been created withreal stompboxes in the chain as boosts but that doesn’t mean you cant activate these built-in effects to tweak and/or color the profile according to your taste… you kan keep the gain up but the volume up to strenghten the tone a bit, color the sound with some more / less treble or low / high pass filters through the tone control. The options are endless and the hunt for the perfect sound never stops!
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02:45 – Reference tone
03:07 – Short on adding effects
04:11 – Grean Screem (TS-808)
06:11 – Plus DS (MXR Distortion+)
07:52 – One DS (Boss DS-1)
09:59 – Muffin (EH Big Muff)
12:11 – Mouse DS (ProCo Rat)
14:00 – Fuzz DS (Dunlop Fuzz Face)
15:54 – Metal DS (Boss Metal Zone)
In this video from Have Guitar, just as the title says – it’s delaymania! Wait a minute… the title says ‘revisited’?! Yes, that’s right. It’s just a video of me playing around with the new delays from the beta upgrade for the Kemper – you just have love delays… so I hope you’ll like it! And if you do – please subscribe to the channel! It’s free to subscribe and it adds tremendous support for the channel!
Allright, so here’s a Have Guitar-video on the topic of the built-in effects in the Kemper Prodiling Amp. It’s very basic, just to get you going, kinda like a start/tutorial video. But, also included is a section on how to connect an external stompbox through the Kempers effect loop.
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Have Guitar presents: a Rig Showcase of a great Kemper rig pack from Michael Britt – the Driftwood Mini Nightmare – whatta pack! This amp is a killer! Or maybe that should be rephrased to this amp has a killer sound, these Kemper profiles from Mbritt totally blew me away the first time I tried them – the tone, the sustain, the fatness and that angry but still lovely sounding gain… it’s impossible not to smile while playing these profiles! I hope you’ll enjoy it just as much as I have!!
The original Driftwood MiniNightmare amplifier comes as 45W 6L6 or 22W 6V6 (now I suppose that is like an option within the same amp, not two different versions of the MiniNightmare!). It has two channels with controls for gain, bass, mid, treble and volume. I’ll just quote from Driftwoods own information on their website:
“With the Gain switch on HIGH you will be blown away. More Gain, a little more compression and with a more modern tuning, this channel will burn the house down with fat rhythms, screaming leads and razor-sharp staccatos! Always on point, even with a lot of Gain and Bass. Chords stay crystal clear—and with the Volume knob clean sounds are possible even with this setting. Thanks to the efficient EQ you will achieve a high quality sound from ‘80s hair metal to modern core and djent.”
Have Guitar presents a short video on the new way to upgrade the Kemper OS through Rig Manager version 1.6. Way easier than before but it do take a computer with an Internet connection to do it (in this video I’m upgrading the Kemper Profiling Amp from 4.0.6 to 4.2.2. via Kemper’s Rig Manager).
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OK, so today is double video upload day at Have Guitar! I found (!) some clips where I explain some basic things about the Performance Mode in the Kemper. Nothing fancy but hey, it’s allready on film and why not make a video out of it! If it helps anyone that’s just fine.
Kemper performance mode is perfect for live gigs/rehearsals if you have a need to switch between different profiles / sounds. It’s like a box that can contain up to five different profilers, each one accessible from the edge of your toe if you have a foot controller for your Kemper. See all about it in this highly educational video from Have Guitar! 😉
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Have Guitar presents a showcase of the MXR Zakk Wylde Berzerker Overdrive, also known as ZW44. The ZW44 is really versatile overdrive pedal that I have used a lot in live/rehearsal situations – not so much for extra gain but rather for the boost. It can give you that little extra you want for the solos for example and is excellent for shaping your tone in that way. (There are some noises in the background – created when importing the video into the editing software… sorry for that, I will try to find a fix for that issue for the next video.)
If you buy this pedal you shouldn’t expect to get the Wylde-sound in a stompbox. It will boost what you allready got and offer some ability to shape and tightend that sound – at least that’s my opinion. So, this isn’t a pedal that you connect to the clean channel for monster gain, you should have a descent gain channel to start with. And before someone explodes in annoyance, sure you can hook it up to your clean channel if you like that sound, it’s just not the way I use it.
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Have Guitar! will take you through the settings for the amplifier section in the Kemper Profiling Amp in this video. These parameters can (and will) make a major difference for the sound you’re getting out from a profile. It’s just one of those things that’s good to know – for me it took awhile before I actually started using them but once you start modifying your sound with this selection, you will realize that it’s a very powerful set of tools at your disposal:
Definition (characteristic fingerprint of the preamp)
Power Sagging (interaction between the guitar signal and the distortion stage) Pick (control the level and sharpness of the pick attack)
Compressor (different from the stomp compressor) Clarity (changes the sound of the distortion in a new and unique way) Tube Shape (controls the distortion characteristics of the tubes) Tube Bias (influences the overtone structure of the distortion) Direct Mix (can open up a parallel path to the amplifier distortion and mix a clean portion of the guitar to the distorted sound)
So, I hope you’ll like the video and as allways – thanks ever so much for watching! And don’t forget – Fret Nut… Have Guitar!
The profile used in this video is Mattfig’s Vishnu pack: