Odyssey Boundary Series by FGN Guitars|Review|Sound demos

Review of the S-style FGN (Fujigen) Odyssey from the Boundary series, equipped with a Fujigen humbucker and two single-coils. It’s not an expensive guitar at just above 700 USD, but it’s not the absolute low end of the budget guitars.

The Fujigen Osyssey comes with a body of Japanese basswood, Gotoh tuners and coiltap for the humbucker, which is a nice feature. It weighs in on approximately 3.4 kg (~7.5 lbs), comes in two colors and is stringed with D’Addario EXL110 (.010-.046).

So for this review|demo I have used both my Kemper and the Marshall DSL20HR, so you’ll get both sounds from both the digital and the analogue world… I’ve also arranged the sound demos after type and source; see the index provided below.

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Index:

00:39 – Sound demo: Clean tones
02:24 – Talk: Body
04:33 – Sound demo: Crunch tones
06:04 – Talk: Neck/fretboard
08:11 – Sound demo: High gain tones
09:39 – Talk: Tuners/head
10:17 – Sound demo: Marshall DSL20 Classic gain (+Fulltone OCD)
12:56 – Sound demo: Marshall DSL20 Ultragain
14:31 – End words

Equipment used:
FGN Odyssey Boundary (FGN Humbucker & singel-coils)
Marshall DSL20HR
Fulltone OCD
Kemper Profiling Amp

FGN|Fujigen Guitars

Fulltone OCD

Marshall DSL20HR

Kemper Profiling Amp

Kemper profiles used in this video:

BM Profiles – FMAN Pack

ToneJunkie – Match Chief

ReampZone – Dumble ODS: 50W HRM Kemper Profiles

Deadlight Studio – SPAWN Quick Shot

TMS Profiles – TMS RKR30

MBritt Profiles – ’69 Marsh Pack

Live Ready Sound – 6160 Platinum Modded

SinMix – Diamond Pack

Guidorist – Angel Shouter

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Grindmachine by Audio Assault (Review / Sound demo)

A closer look at the VST amp sim Grindmachine from Audio Assault! I stumbled across an ad on Facebook where I saw this for sale – only 3.99 USD. That’s worth a try, I thought to myself and how right was I!

Grindmachine comes with 15 different amps and 22 different cabs, it’s available for both Windows and Mac (in both 32 and 64 bits versions!). I’d say if you are looking for soft nice sounds… just forget about it. This is fist-to-your-face-hard metal high-gain stuff! And it sounds good!!

For those who wonders how it was recorded… Guitar > Sound card > Reaper. Screen capture by OBS studio.

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Video index:
00:33 – Interface
02:47 – Control demo
11:19 – Djent box
13:28 – Cabs demo
15:39 – Sound demos with singlecoils

Equipment used:
Gibson Explorer Tribute/B2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
MJT VFF Telecaster (Nocaster/Twisted Tele)
Reaper

Grindmachine @ Audio Assault

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Revalver 4 by Peavey – First impression/Demo/Review

Time to have a look at another “guitar software” – Revalver 4 from Peavey. Now this has been out for a long time, at least since 2014 from what I can tell. Still worth it? Could be.

So, Revalver 4 features most of what you should expect from a modern software for guitarists; you have a multitude of amp sim’s, pedals, rack units and cabs to choose from and add to that, they are highly customizable. You can combine amps with cabs, choose what microphone to use and the placing of that mic and there is also the possibility to add 3rd party VST plugins via a hosting component.

Revalver 4 is available for both Windows and Mac, it can be run both as a VST plugin or standalone. If you wanna buy it; the fully fledged Peavey Revalver 4 producer pack comes at 99.99 USD or you could buy an update from Revalver 3 for 49.99 USD. There’s an option to buy more amps, pedals etc if you fancy that, personally I would rather have seen that included or added as free updates but that is my personal opinion…

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Video index:
00:44 – About installation & activating the plugin
01:45 – Clean & Crunch demo’s
06:17 – Going through the user interface
10:46 – Gain & High gain demo’s
16:29 – User interface continued
19:20 – Bass demo’s
20:29 – End words

Equipment used:
Peavey Revalver 4
Reaper DAW
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Green ‘White Dove’ SG (Lundgren The One humbuckers)
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)

Peavey Revalver 4 webpage

Peavey Revalver 4 manual

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TH-U by Overloud – Demo/Review

Time for a review and demo of Overloud TH-U! TH-U is a software that holds almost everything a guitarist (and a bassist) could ask for – amplifiers (authorized models of real amps as well), cabinets, up to 4 out of 18 different microphones on the cab’s, effects, possibility to tweak the amps in high detail, rig player (kemper-like!) and more! It’s available for both Apple and Windows user, works on many different DAW:s and can also be run as a standalone software!

Pfew, that is a lot! But does it play well? That is the question that I am trying to work out in this review/demo video. It’s a looong video so I have included an index, see further down this description. And still I could have made it longer as there are some features I haven’t included like the built-in looper, the Amp Tweak technology and more. This is more like an overview where I really more concentrate on how it sounds with plenty of sound demos thrown in.

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Video index:
01:07 – Installation and get sound from the plugin
02:50 – Overloud TH-U presets demo #1
06:16 – Graphical interface overview
09:00 – Sensitivity control, with sound demo
10:06 – Interface continued
11:27 – Overloud TH-U presets demo #2
14:49 – Menus overview
15:50 – Overloud TH-U BASS presets demo
17:14 – Amp’s without effects sound demo
19:39 – Rig Player overview & sound demo
25:09 – Creating a “clean sound” rig
29:39 – Creating a “gain sound” rig
36:15 – End words/Conclusion

Equipment used:
Overloud TH-U
Reaper DAW
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Green ‘White Dove’ SG (Lundgren The One humbuckers)
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)

TH-U @ Overlouds website

Overloud TH-U compability

Overloud TH-U full model list

Overloud TH-U Free additional presets

Overloud TH-U Preset Vault @ guitarmasterclass.net

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Yngwie Malmsteen Overdrive by Fender (pedal review/demo)

Yngwie Malmsteen Overdrive by Fender (pedal review/demo)

This video is a review / demo of the Fender Yngwie Malmsteen overdrived pedal. I suppose everyone knows who Yngwie is, a guitarist who was part of creating what became called “neoclassic metal” and he has had a huge influence on guitar players all over the world. So… this is his signature overdrive pedal!

Now I say it in the video and I’ll repeat it here; don’t expect me playing anything like Yngwie in this video! I’m not that kind of guitarist and frankly I don’t wanna be (said without bashing the man himself in any way!).

As for the pedal it-self – it has true bypass, metal casing, can be run with a 9-volt-battery or external power supply. It has only two controls – volume and gain. I know some people consider this the best overdrive out there, everyones taste is different! Me, I like it, but it is not my favourite overdrive pedal. Let me know in the comments what You think about it!!

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Equipment used:
Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Overdrive
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Profiles used in this video:

ReampZone – Marshall JMP Super Lead 1976

ReampZone – PRS Archon 100

ReampZone – Orange TH30 (Modded)

Live Ready Sound – Unchained

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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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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Gibson Dirty Fingers pickups X 3 (different guitar models – same pickups)

Sound Demo/Test by Have Guitar

OK, so I mainly did this video because I could… it’s not every day that I have three different guitars with the same pickup configuration in the studio! So there’s my Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 and then Klas Gibson SG and Explorer Government Series I – all equipped with Gibson Dirty Fingers humbuckers. Is there a difference? Watch this video to make your own decision!

Some info about the Government Series I:
“Using the woods returned from the 2 highly questionable raids the US Government did on their factory in Nashville, Gibson has decided to release the new Government series of guitars. Limited in number, these guitars feature a “Government Grey” finish, classic Dirty Fingers model pickups and come in new olive green hardshell cases. 300 Les Pauls, 175 SGs, 100 Explorers and 100 Flying Vs are all that are being built.”

I have reviewed both the Gibson Explorer and SG Government Series I in separate video’s – check out the link below if you’re interested in that. And whilst pushing my own videos I have of course reviewed my own Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 as well, link also included.

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Equipment used:
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Gibson Explorer Government Series I (Dirty Fingers)
Gibson SG Government Series I (Dirty Fingers)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Kemper Profiling Amp

Gibson Dirty Fingers Pickups

Have Guitar review – Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019

Have Guitar review – Gibson Explorer Government Series I

Have Guitar review – Gibson SG Government Series I

ToneJunkie – Tweed Twin Lo

Live Ready Sound – The Reverend G 120

ReampZone – Randall Satan (120W) Kemper profiles

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Guitar signal line (unless other noted) is Kemper – SPDIF – Focusrite Saffire 6i6 2nd gen – USB -Computer/Reaper.

Gibson Government Series I Explorer – Test / Review

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So… back with Gibson Government Series I and this time it’s of course the Explorer! Again, a fat Thank You to Klas – without him these nice guitars would never had passed through my hands! The Government Series is a limited run that seems to have gone unnoticed even by some guitar connoisseurs that I know, so story in short; the US government siezed some materials from Gibson but the company later got back that and well, they built the Government Series I & II with that wood. Cool story!

So, the specifications of the Explorer is in the video, I think I actually found more on the Explorer than I did on the SG. I believe that while Gibson built 300 SG’s they only built 100 of the Explorers… and that is that. Now watch the video instead, index can be found below. Thanks for watching Have Guitar and I hope you’ll like this video. A big thunderous Thanks goes out to all of you who support me by subscribing!

Equipment used:
Gibson Government Series I Explorer (Dirty Fingers+)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Laney Black Country Customs Tony Iommi boost
Kemper Profiling Amp

Index:
(A note on the gain rating below; in the Kemper Profiling Amp each profile has a gain rating going from 0 to 10. So, clean to low gain/crunch = 0 – 3, crunch/some gain = 4 – 6 and high gain = 7 – 10.)

01:04 – Clean to Low gain
(ReampZone – Killer Cleans, ToneJunkie – Peaty 100, Live Ready Sound – Clean Cut 70’s, Mbritt – 3P CSR, Live Ready Sound – The Butcher, Gold Lion Studio – Sovtek Tube Midget 50H)
05:54 – Talk: Head, neck etc…
08:12 – Crunch/Some gain
(SinMix – SplanPM, Pete’s Profiles – Fuchs ODS XLS, ToneJunkie – JM Overdrive 100, ReampZone – Marshall JMP SL 1976)
10:29 – Talk: Body etc…
13:20 – High Gain
(Borg Factory – Cam Modded Collection, TMS Profiles – RKR30, CiliLab – Hameron CV 100, ReampZone – EVH5150 MK III 100 6L6, SinMix – Fireman Pack)
16:06 – End talk – conclusion

Gibson website

Borg Factory

CiliLab

Gold Lion Studio

Live Ready Sound

Michael Britt

Pete’s Profiles

ReampZone

SinMix

TMS Profiles

ToneJunkie

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Trace Elliot ELF & Fender Rumble – A portable & cheap bass rig!

Review, test & sound demo by Have Guitar

In this video I’ll demo and talk about my bass rig, a Trace Elliot ELF Bass Head amplifier and a Fender Rumble 115 cabinet. I was looking for a portable and not too expensive rig as I accepted the part as a bass player in a local band. I was a bit worried if this would be loud enough for a band situation but it has proven itself to be good enough and then some… (band setting is drummer and two guitarists playing through ‘lunch box’ tube amps).

So, the Trace Elliot ELF is a very small amp that actually could fit in the backpocket of your jeans. Unless you wear a very tiny size of jeans course. According to me and my taste it sounds great – together with my Thunderbird bass it delivers a loud punchy roar. The sound in this video is a mix of the lined signal (XLR into my soundcard, Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd gen) and the Fender Rumble 115 cab mic’ed with a Shure SM57, I felt that gives the best represenation of how the rig sounds.

I got the Fender Rumble 115 cab on a sale for less then half of the list price so I actually managed to buy a well sounding and compact bass rig for less than 5000 Swedish crowns (c:a 518 US Dollar or 465 Euros). For the price I payed for the Rumble I can’t find anything negative to say about, it sounds great together with the ELF!

I’ve tried be record this video somewhat methodically – going through the three EQ option in order to show how they affect the sound. Would have been nice if I would have had another bass to add in but I don’t plan on spending any more money on basses. Right now that is.

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Video index:
01:54 – EQ Treble
03:07 – EQ Middle
03:58 – EQ Bass
04:56 – Various settings
06:51 – End talk/conclusion

Equipment used:
Epiphone Thunderbird
Trace Elliot ELF Bass Head
Fender Rumble 115 Bass cabinet

Trace Elliot ELF Bass Head

Fender Rumble 115

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