Line 6 Helix Native – ALL the presets! (2 of 4)

Here’s a crazy (bonus!) video series where Have Guitar demo’s ALL the presets in Line 6’s new VST plugin, Helix Native. This is part two of four, containing presets 33 – 64 of Helix Natives 128 presets.

So a software version of the Line Helix? Yeah, isn’t that great! What if we could have at least a sound editor like this for the Kemper? Dream on… but meanwhile you can have listen to the Helix at least. And if you like what you hear you can try it out too! Just download it and register at Line 6 and you’ll get a 15-day-trial with the Helix Native.

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Guitars used in this video:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Epiphone Classic IV Pro Thunderbird

Line 6 Helix Native plugin

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Line 6 Helix Native – ALL the presets! (1 of 4)

Here’s a crazy (bonus!) video series where Have Guitar demo’s ALL the presets in Line 6’s new VST plugin, Helix Native. This is part one of four, containing the 32 first presets of Helix Natives 128 presets.

So a software version of the Line Helix? Yeah, isn’t that great! What if we could have at least a sound editor like this for the Kemper? Dream on… but meanwhile you can have listen to the Helix at least. And if you like what you hear you can try it out too! Just download it and register at Line 6 and you’ll get a 15-day-trial with the Helix Native.

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Guitars used in this video:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)

Line 6 Helix Native plugin

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Live Ready Sounds A Typ 2×12 Speaker Cabinet Impulse Response Set

Have Guitar tests out impulse response files for the Kemper Profiling Amp. This is the first time I have explored the possibilities of replacing the cab of a Kemper profile with a 3rd party impulse response file. It’s close to reamping as the cab really affects the sound you will get out, giving you a plethora of options that you can apply and change after the guitar is recorded.

In this video I’m testing Live Ready Sounds A typ 2×12 Speaker Cabinet Impulse Response Set, applying these IR:s on profiles from Live Ready Sounds (Triple Rectified EL34 profile pack). You will get sound examples from clean, crunch and high gain sounds, all lined/recorded directly into Reaper for the best audio quality.

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Guitars used in this video:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)

Live Ready Sounds Kemper profiles and Impulse Responses

Kemper Rig Showcase: Live Ready Sounds Triple Rectified EL34

Kemper official website

Ignite Amps Nadir

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Test / Review: Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro

Have Guitar presents a rumbling review of the Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV pro base! It’s rolling, it’s discharging – it’s a great instrument!

Watch this review for sound examples and my opinion of the Epihone Thunderbird – the instrument that changed my view on Epiphone as a brand.

Epiphone webpage

Live Ready Profiles Traced Bass ELL Starter pack

Guidorist Aswete

Kemper amps

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Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro

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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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Review / Test: Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome

Have Guitar takes a look at Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat metronome! Yes, we know… this is not a brand new product, it’s been out for quite a few years but hey, as I got one you’ll get the video!

So. It’s… a metronome. The Boss DB-30 keeps the tempo for you in 30 – 250 BPM’s and to that you can add a bunch of different rhytms and/or time signature. Yeah. So it’s a metronome. But if you are interested in this unit I hope this provides the info you need about its functionality.

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Review: Fender American Standard Stratocaster Shawbucker

Have Guitar presents a review of the Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS electric guitar! This Stratocaster comes with a HSS (Humbucket-Singlecoil-Singlecoil) configuration, where the humbucker is actually a Shawbucker (more about that further down) and the singlecoils are Custom Shop Fat ’50s. The color is Bordeaux metallic and this guitar is manufactured in 2014. The HSS setup on this strat really provides a wide range of tonal options, as I will try to show you in this video.

So, in this review of the Fender Stratocaster you will get good look at the guitar in splendid 4K footage, lotsa sound examples ranging from clean to high gain with all the pickups of the guitar and of course my opinions of the Stratocaster.

The Shawbucker was designed by Tim Shaw, employed at Fender and a well-known pickup guru. The Shawbucker pickup is inspired by the original PAF pickups and, according to me, it has like both humbucker and singlecoil qualities. I love the sound of it and of course you will get several sound examples in this video!

Index:
00:39 – Tech Spec’s
03:05 – Clean sound, pickups compared (Fender SuperRev clean by r.u.sirius)
04:43 – Higain (Edvaha 5150III HiSue Red by Deadlight Studio)
05:27 – How is the Fender Stratocaster to play?
08:54 – Orange Micro Dark by ReampZone
09:31 – HiGain Pitched (Pitch +4-3 by D.Petersen)
09:58 – Dumble ODS:50W HRM by ReampZone
10:57 – Soldano SL-60 Series II by ReampZone
13:11 – End words of the Fender Stratocaster

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Test/Review: Gravity Picks

It’s easter and by that time for a new video from Have Guitar: a test of the Gravity picks! If you’ve ever seen these picks you know they are an eye catcher, allmost luminous in the design. I decided to get a pack and try them out and that’s just what this video is about.

The Gravity guitar picks are handmade and comes in many colors and designs. For me, considering that the guitar pick is the connection between you and your guitar, the guitar pick is small but important piece of equipment. It’s always fun and interesting to try out new stuff because you never know how it’ll affect your playing.

Also in the video – a small ‘sound test’ where you can see if you can hear any difference of the picks being used… can you pick 5 out 5 picks?!

Gravity guitar picks

The profile (RZ_87JCM800_S09) used for the ‘test’ is from ReampZones Marshall JCM 800 Lead Series

Rig Showcase – ReampZones Marshall JCM 800 Lead Series 1987

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Test/review: Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom V.O.S.

Have Guitar proudly presents a review video of the Gibson Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom V.O.S. – a guitar you won’t find every day as it’s a limited edition model. Now matter if you like Ace Frehley or not this is one fine Les Paul Custom, there is no doubt about that. The Budokan Les Paul Custom V.O.S. was manufactured in a stricly limited edition of 50 hand-aged (reliced) and signed by Ace Frehley, 100 hand-aged/reliced and 150 guitars treated in Gibson Customs VOS process (Vintage Original Specification).

According to Gibson “the Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom is a painstaking recreation of Frehley’s modified Les Paul Custom, based on intimate examination of the instrument’s current condition.” Well, I can tell you with that Dimarzio Super Distortion pickup you will get that sound that you can hear in the live videos from the mid seventies when KISS performs live.

In this video Have Guitar will showcase the Gibson Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom V.O.S. in 4K video and of course there will be sound examples both live in the room as well as lined recordings. Something that I personally really like about this Les Paul is that it’s a real signature model, in that aspect that it’s an authentic replica of a vintage Gibson Les Paul Custom. It’s not like “the 300” signature model that was released in 1997, that had Ace Frehley’s makeup on the headstock – sure they are also a limited run and probably highly collectable but it’s not a guitar that is historically correct in that aspect. The Budokan Les Paul is much more the real deal according to me and whilst this is not my guitar I can tell ya – I would love to own one…

And that’s it! I hope you like the showcase of this Gibson Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom V.O.S. – a very big thanks to Klas, who was so generous as to lend me this rare Les Paul – that is very much appriciated!!! I never thought I would even get close to one of these but thanks to him I did… so if you liked the video, there’s more where that came from!

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More information on the Gibson Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom V.O.S

Profiles used in this video comes from:

ReampZone

Pete’s Profiles

Ton(e)hammer

MBritt