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.”
M Britt’s Driftwood
The Driftwood MiniNightmare
OK, so here’s a Rig Showcase from Have Guitar: ReampZones Diamond Spec Ops – awesome rig pack that comes with studio-, merged- and direct profiles. Fourtyfive profiles of pure rockin’ happiness!
The original amp is a 100 watts head that has been owned by one of Alice Coopers guitarists, Keri Kelly! That fact alone could make anyone wanna try this Kemper profiles pack out… but it also sounds fantastic. And I hope you’ll like the video – if you do, please support Have Guitar and subscribe; it’s free and there’s content added every week and you’re doing a good deed that’ll positive karma for ya. I promise.
Still not happy with the video … the mobile is not a much better option, especially as it cuts recording the video for some reason, just at the end but still! Also, I really need to plan my vid’s better. In this one I didn’t even warm up before I started the recording and that’s kinda shows. Well, it can only get better! 🙂
ReampZones Diamond Spec Ops:
Allright, I went up early this morning to get the time for a quick recording and this time it’s a first: Have Guitar Kemper Rig Showcase (originally called rig rundown). First out is the excellent Hughes & Kettner Trilogy rig pack from Reampzone. I hope you’ll like it! Still experimenting with both light and sound to get it as good as I can – this time the sound comes from my Zoom H4n, which certainly captures the sound better than my video cam.
This rig pack from Reampzone contains 8 clean channel profiles, 10 crunch channel, 11 lead channel and 13 ultra channel profiles. In the latter three some profiles are boosted with TS808 stomp. You’ll also get 9 Merged Profiles (Clean, Crunch, Lead and Ultra)! It’s a very nice collection of Kemper profiles and there are also five try-for-free profiles on Reampzone webshop.
Reampzone Hughes & Kettner Trilogy
Have Guitar presents a new Kemper profile pack from ReampZone – the Soldano SL-60 Series II! This is a multifaceted pack that’ll give you a bunch of sweet tones ranging from clean to fat gain in 23 Direct and 22 Studio profiles. You will get both unboosted and boosted profiles in this pack and in this Kemper rig showcase you will get to hear a bunch of these recorded both lined and live in the room. Guitars used: Fender Stratocaster and ESP Phoenix II.
This is one excellent pack, I had a great time while testing out these Kemper profiles from ReampZone and I hope you will enjoy the video just as much!
ReampZone Soldano SL-60 profiles
Soldano Custom Amplification
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Here’s a rig showcase for you with an amplifier not often seen – the Wizard! The Wizard amps are kind of expensive and I have not seen a Kemper profile pack of this brand before and thus it’s extra fun to present to you this Kemper profile pack from Pete’s Profiles.
I do not know exactly which model this is, by the information from Pete’s Profiles webpage it a “two channel model and also features modifications by Mark Cameron”, so I guess that makes this even more special. There are some really cool profiles in this pack and I truly enjoyed playing around with these rigs. It’s no high gain amp but of course there is gain, but perhaps more like a classic Marshall – very nice character though, if that’s your cup of brandy.
This pack will give you 70 profiles with a gain rating from three to seven and in this video I have tried to present a representative cut of those profiles. The profiles are played with a Fender Stratocaster (equipped with a Shawbucker) and an ESP Phoenix II.
Got the opportunity to try out the City Valvie – Essential Pack from ChopTones and decided to make this a ‘bonus video’ (I normally publish on thursdays, bonus videos comes out on sundays!). This rig pack from Choptones contains 10 studio profiles for the Kemper Profiling Amp and it’s like an overview of their full City Valvie pack (50 studio and 12 direct profiles fore the KPA). The City Valvie – Essential Pack recreates the sound of a THD Picovalve Jet City 333 amplifier – a 5 watt tube amplifier that sounds really nice. I’d say this cut of the bigger pack is really versatile and Choptones has made a good pick of profiles from that bigger pack. The profiles are showcased with a Fender Stratocaster American Standard (equipped with a Shawbucker) in this showcase.
So it’s a another rig showcase video but this is “special bonus” edition of the rig showcase – to celebrate over 150 subscribers to Have Guitar! I thought that could be a nice touch – to give you an extra video as small token of my gratitude…Thanks!
And, this is also a spanking new rig pack from Michael Britt (or M Britt profiles) that came out just a couple of days ago – the 5150 pack. Now that’s a “metal amplifier”, originally a signature model for Eddie van Halen, and it has some really nice profiles, ranging from close to clean up to drippin’ of gain but with that said it’s really flexible enough for most genres. You’ll get sound examples from both my Fender Stratocaster and the ESP Phoenix II.
The Fryette Sig:X rig pack from Reampzone – featured on todays Rig showcase. I had a whole lotta fun with these Kemper profiles that ranges from clean to high gain. This amp/These profiles really has some versatility to’em, and they have a nice bite allready at low gain levels. In this showcase you will get some opinions from me on them and of course sound examples as well, using the Fender Stratocaster and the ESP Phoenix II here, both live in the room and lined signal!
So, you’ve been looking for a fat bottomed gain monster with an aggresive attitude? Well, then the Framus Dragon amplifier could be something for you – or try this Kemper rig pack from ReampZone, which recreates the sound of this metal mayhemic mutilator. And, yes, I think is one of those amps that is kinda aimed for a genre – but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it for other genres.