Tony Iommi (TI) Boost by Laney Black Country Customs (pedal test)

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Here’s a pedal I have been looking forward to trying out, the Laney Black Country Customs TI Boost – where TI stand for Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath! So, this is a not a regular dist box but rather what is called a clean boost. It’s kinda a replica of what Iommi used in the early days of Sabbath but with some extra controls for gain, treble and base.

Just wanna say that I have used a slightly different approach in how I recorded this video… very much just improvising and noodling around as I try different settings on the pedal, I do hope it comes out OK. The editing of this video was cursed somehow… whatever could go wrong, went wrong! To a degree where I almost went ahead re-recorded it all over again. Just saying. Any comments – especially constructive critisim – is very welcome, I’m still experimenting on how to provide a nice overview of a pedal.

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A note about the gain rating below; on the Kemper Profiling Amp each profile has a gain rating from 0 to 10. So Clean to Low gain = 0 – 3, Crunch = 4 – 6 and Hi gain = 7 – 10.

Index:
02:55 – TMS Profiles TREK (MB TripRec), gain 0/10. Note: the sound here is taken from the room microphones, not lined signal.
06:14 – ToneJunkie 3p Triple Agent (3P Dial Citizen), gain 0/10. Lead to a Backing track.
06:48 – Live Ready Sound Fried Chicken (Fman BE100), gain 5/10.
11:15 – Lead to a backing track.
12:06 – Deadlight Studio Engl Extreme Aggression (Engl E636), gain 9/10.
13:40 – ReampZone Diezel Einstein 100, gain 6/10.
17:09 – Lead to a backing track.
17:51 – Some kinda of conclusion!

Laney Black County Customs

Kemper Profiling Amp

Equipment used:
Laney Black Country Customs Tony Iommi Boost
Gibson Explorer Government Series I (Dirty Finger+)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Profiles from the following vendors has been used to create this review (alphabetical order):

Deadlight Studios

Live Ready Sound

ReampZone

TMS Profiles

ToneJunkie

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Dark Matter by TC Electronics (Distortion pedal test / review)

Dark Matter by TC Electronics (Distortion pedal test / review)
Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar

Here’s another Pedal Frenzy where I take a look at TC Electronics Dark Matter, a distortion pedal for electric guitar. So, I didn’t really know much about this stomp when I ordered it from Thomann. I know the brand TC Electronics, since the mid 80’s but back then my impression was that it was a high-end quite expensive brand. Or was it me being poorer back then? I don’t really know but this pedal is not expensive!

I can say already that I was pleased by the sounds this pedal can pull off, the sound certainly is not cheap. So in this video I test it out with a bunch different Kemper profiles, trying to cover a wide range of amp styles and sounds to see how the Dark Matter affects the sound.

Yeah, it’s an epic video – considering it’s lenght! Is that a bad thing? I don’t know, I just prefer content over 2 minute videos. But… for your pleasure I have put in an index to the video below so you can jump to the part you wanna see.

Index:
02:09 – Live Ready Sound Tweed profile, low gain to crunch (gain 2/10)
06:33 – ReamZone Framus Dragon profile, clean sound with some delay (gain 0/10)
11:59 – BM Profiles Friedman BE 100 profile, quite high gain (gain 6/10)
16:04 – Pete’s Profiles Wizard profile, crunch sound (gain 3/10)
20:09 – ToneJunkie Matchless profile, clean sound (gain 0/10)
25:37 – Conclusion along with some rambling

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Equipment used:
TC Electronics Dark Matter
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Kemper Profiling Amp

TC Electronics Dark Matter

Live Ready Sound Tweed Profiles

ReampZone Framus Dragon

BM Profiles F-man Pack

Pete’s Profiles Wizard

ToneJunkie Match Club

Kemper Profiling Amp

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FX600 by Behringer (Effect pedal demo)

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This time around we’ll have a look the guitar multi-effects pedal FX600 from Behringer. This stomp pedal is an alternative for those who are on a tighter budget as it only costs around 20 euros (about 22 USD). The FX600 comes with no less than six different effects: Flanger, Chorus, Phaser, Delay, Tremolo and Pitch Shifter. Maybe I should add this is a 24-bit digital effects pedal as well. (There isn’t much more technical spec’s available than this!)

Alright, so in this demo/review I will playing a Fender Stratocaster, through the Kemper Profiling Amp – the Behringer FX600 is hooked up through the Kempers FX loop. And if you didn’t – the Kemper takes pedals as well as any tube amplifier. I have chosen to use Kemper profiles from ToneJunkie’s 67 Supery Verb pack – Kemper profiles taken from a Fender Super Reverb from 67. I have consistently used one all clean profile and one slightly overdriven profile for all of the effects in the FX600.

Due to user failure all the closeups of the FX600 while playing with the clean profile was shot in timelapse mode, so there will not be any close-ups of that – sorry!

Index:
02:00 – Profiles used
03:19 – Flanger
05:12 – Chorus
07:33 – Phaser
09:23 – Delay
12:23 – Tremolo
15:06 – Pitch Shifter
17:06 – Conclusion

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Equipment used:
Behringer FX600
Fender Standard Stratocaster (HSS – Shawbucker, Custom 50’s singlecoils)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Behringer FX600 @ Thomann

Behringer website

ToneJunkie Store

Kemper Profiling Amp

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Fulltone OCD Overdrive (Stomp pedal test)

Fulltone OCD Overdrive (Stomp pedal test)
Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar

It’s time to take a closer look at the Fulltone OCD, is there any guitarist that haven’t heard about this pedal? It should “replicates the dynamics and harmonics of a fully-wound tube amplifier with its typical output stage distortion” and I’ve seen it described both as an overdrive and a distortion effect. I guess it has the characteristics of both.

I guess the Fulltone OCD doesn’t need any closer introduction, it’s a classic pedal and for more info check out the link to Fulltone’s webpage provided below. I’ll add a link to a fantastic video from ToneJunkie that compares all the different versions of the OCD, go see it – it’s really worth the time watching it.

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Equipment used:
Fulltone OCD v2
ESP Phoenix II
Kemper Profiling Amp

Fulltone OCD: https://www.fulltone.com/products/ocd-v2

ToneJunkie – The story of Fulltone OCD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txHlJ…

Live Ready Sound (Plexed for Kemper): https://livereadysound.com/product/pl…

ReampZone (Diezel Einstein 100): https://reampzone.com/downloads/dieze…

ToneJunkie (Match Club): https://tonejunkiestore.com/profile-p…

Kemper Profiling Amp: https://www.kemper-amps.com/

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Vintage Overdrive by Harley Benton (Thomann) Pedal Test

Vintage Overdrive by Harley Benton (Thomann) Pedal Test
Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar!

Wow, it’s been way too long since I did a Pedal Frenzy (review) here! So this feature is now back AND in a revamped presentation. I do think this format is better, as it’ll show you in real time exactly what I’m doing with the pedals settings… and yeah, it is a long video and you might or might not like that. I however got tired of some pedal videos where you hardly get to hear the pedal so I set this up with two very different guitars and three different “amps” (Kemper profiles!); Fender Bassman, Revv 120 & the mighty PRS Archon. And I’ve also included an index so you can jump around as you please. In the video that is but sure if you wanna jump around whilst watching this video, go ahead!

I’ve had my eyes on the Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive for quite some time now, actually I heard a lot of good talk about it, from other guitarists. Gotta say after I had a go with it, I was pleasantly pleased with its performance. It’s cheap, it’s green and it’s a Tube Screamer clone – also well built for that sake! In my ears this low budget stomp box sounded much better than one might expect and well… I guess you just have to watch the video to hear it for yourself.

Index –
02:24 – 65 Lowman by ToneJunkie, clean with Fender Stratocaster
05:04 – 65 Lowman by ToneJunkie, clean with Gibson Explorer
10:16 – Red General by Warm Chord Music, low gain with Fender Stratocaster
12:43 – Red General by Warm Chord Music, low gain with Gibson Explorer
17:46 – Ruler of Amps by Live Ready Sound, mid gain with Fender Stratocaster
22:18 – Ruler of Amps by Live Ready Sound, mid gain with Gibson Explorer
26:24 – Conclusion and goodbye!

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Equipment used in this video:
Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers +)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Kemper Profiling Amp

HB Vintage Overdrive at Thomann.de

Profiles from the following vendors is used in this video –

ToneJunkie

Warm Chord Music

Live Ready Sound

Kemper official website

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Have Guitar premiere: Pedal Frenzy

So, Youtube has given me access to a new feature called “premiere” and as it has been awhile since I did a Pedal Frenzy / review and as I have changed the format a bit I thought I’d test this feature…

The premiere will take place on Have Guitar’s Youtube channel the 15:th of November, 06:00 PM (1800 in 24h-mode) US Central Time. So this is an “early warning” and I have no idea how this will work out… but I gotta try it right?

The Pedal Frenzy video will be live at the above given time/date on this URL. I suppose that won’t work until a couple of minutes before the video starts.

Soul Food by Electro Harmonix (Guitar overdrive pedal test / review)

Soul Food by Electro Harmonix (Guitar overdrive pedal test / review)
Pedal Frenzy from Have Guitar!

It has taken me some time to do a proper demo of Electro Harmonix “transparent” overdrive pedal Soul Food, but I can tell you already – it’s one of my drive pedals that I use most for kicking in a sweet boost to the tones…

So what does “transparent overdrive” mean anyways? I believe that started with the legendary Klon Centaur pedal in the 90’s – what is basically does is taking what you already got and boost that. Yeah, that’s it – it doesn’t totally take over the sound, instead it can boost a good sound to something a little bit more pushed but it keeps the basic character.

As the original Klon Centaur goes for ridiculous prices, a pedal like the Soul Food from EHX is a welcome alternative with a price tag much nicer for your economy. There are other alternatives as well, in different price ranges but this video is about the Soul Food so lets keep focused on that now.

Index:
02:05 – Katana clean/Strat
04:48 – Katana clean/ESP
06:15 – Katana crunch/ESP
07:44 – Katana crunch/Strat
09:16 – LRS ODS profiles/Strat
10:17 – LRS Tweed profiles/ESP

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Equipment used in this video:
Electro Harmonix Soul Food
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Boss Katana
Kemper Profiling Amp

Electro Harmonix

JHS modded Soul Food

Builder Profile: Klon’s Bill Finnegan @ Premier Guitar

Klon Centaur @ Wikipedia

Live Ready Sound Kemper profiles

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Black Rat Distortion from Mosky (Guitar effect pedal demo) – Pedal Frenzy!

Black Rat Distortion pedal from Mosky (Guitar effect pedal demo) – Have Guitars Pedal Frenzy!

It’s black, it’s small and mean – the Mosky Black Rat Distortion pedal demoed in this episode of Have Guitars Pedal Frenzy! Def’ a nice pedal if you’re running out of space on your pedal board as this is a tiny, 125 grams distortion pedal. Take a look at the video now to see how it sounds!

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Have Guitar! Giveaway 2017

Mosky Guitar pedals

ReampZone’s AD140 Kemper pack

Mbritts 3P CSR Pack

TopJimis Medium Power Tweed Kemper pack

Kemper official website

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DynaVerb Guitar Edition from EBS (Effect Pedal Demo)

DynaVerb Guitar Edition from EBS (Effect Pedal Demo) – Pedal Frenzy!

Finally got around to demo the EBS Dynaverb Red Label Guitar Edition. This is an effect pedal which offers 8 different reverberation types, which of course means it has a lot of variation inherent.

In this video I’ve chosen to go through all of the eight reverb types with three different settings on each, trying to give you a wide overview of how the pedal sounds. And just to prove my servicemindedness here’s an index of the video if you wanna skip to some specific part of it:

Index:
00:47 – Description of the pedal
02:36 – About the profile used for this demo
03:13 – Hall type demos start
04:41 – Plate type demos start
07:13 – Room type demos start
09:24 – EBS Example settings start
11:11 – End words

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Guitar used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)

EBS Website

EBS DynaVerb Guitar Edition direct link

Orange AD140 @ ReampZone

Have Guitars unboxing video of the EBS DynaVerb

Have Guitars How to use Kempers Effect Loop

Kemper official website

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Big Muff (Green Russian) from Electro Harmonix – Pedal Frenzy!

Time for another episode of Have Guitars Pedal Frenzy – in this video we’ll take a look at Electro Harmonix Green Russian Big Muff! This video is kinda “first impression” for me as I never owned a fuzz pedal before. I’ve had more distortion pedals and over-drives than I care to count but never a fuzz, but I’ve had good GAS for a Big Muff for quite a while… so when I saw the new release of the Green Russian I was so taken by the cool design that decided now is the time. Fuzz time.

EHX Green Russian Big Muff has a very distinct sound that opens a fat flood of fuzzy tones. The new variant is smaller than the original (good for those who uses a pedalboard) and said to have less gain but more bass and also less “fizz”. To that you can add that the pedal has “true bypass”. What’s not to love about that, huh?

Equipment used in this video:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Boss Katana 100w 1×12″
Kemper Profiling Amp
EHX Green Russian Big Muff

Electro Harmonix webpage

Sovtek on Wiki

This video in Swedish (Svensk version)

Profiles from the following profilers:

Live Ready Sound – Traced Bass EL

SinMix – B7k

r.u.serious – Fender SuperRev

BM Kemper Profiles – F-man pack

ReampZone – Dumble ODS

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