Test/Review: Ibanez DTT700 Destroyer

It’s a new guitar review from have Guitar! – The Ibanez DTT700 Destroyer! So, I got this Ibanez guitar in 2011 and played it alot but then something came loose within the electronics and it’s been hanging on the wall unplayed for longer than I care to think about (I’ll reveal exactly how long in the video…!). But now it’s fixed and back in business again and I’m happy to be able to do this review on the Have Guitar! channel.

The DTT700, or Destroyer as I prefer to call it, is a solid body (heavy!) guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2009 and part of the X series. When it came out Ibanez hadn’t have any Destroyer styled models for three year… and when saying ‘Destroyer’ you know as well as me it’s a word play on the name ‘Explorer’… it has a neck through body build and a fixed bridge. During 2009 – 2010 it came with a Wizard II neck, changed to Wizard III neck in 2011. Mine a 2010 model so it got the Wizard II neck.

The pickups are DiMarzio D Activator X, both in bridge and neck positions. A very cool pickup both in the visual and audio perspective. This is what DiMarzio says about the D Activator X on their webpage: “…we’ve adjusted the output and tuned the coils to different frequencies to create a powerful sound wide open with a surprisingly clean sound when the volume control is rolled down, even with extreme metal and high-gain amps.” And that’s something I’d agree upon.

The tone guide on DiMarzios webpage states Treble 4, Mid 6 and Bass 5.5 – a bit surprising to me as the tone of the guitar is kinda bright without getting shrill or ugly. Perhaps the higher mid-value contributes to this but all in all it’s good sounding guitar for any sounds from cleans to really high gain.

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More info on the Ibanez DTT700 Destroyer

DiMarzio D Activator X pickups

Profiles used in this video comes from the follow Kemper profile vendors:

ReampZone

Mattfig

Live Ready Profiles

Tonehammer

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Guitars used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Ibanez DTT700 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)

All video shot in 4K with a Sony FDR AX-100.

Kemper Rig Showcase: Dr Z’s official profile pack

Have Guitar is excited to give a Kemper Rig Showcase of Dr. Z’s official Kemper profiles! Yup, it’s a unique and first time an amplifier manufacturer releases a profile pack profiled from their own amps!

In this video you will get the sound of Dr Z’s Kemper profiles, both as they sound directly loaded into your KPA but also with some tweaks and effects added. Most the sound examples are directly lined from the Kemper into Cubase but there’s a little ‘captured in the room’ here as well.

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Dr Z amplification:
http://drzamps.com/

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

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Pedals

Jim Dunlop Zakk Wylde Cry Baby wha:
https://www.jimdunlop.com/product/zw45-7-10137-02650-6.do

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Guitars used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Godin FTP (Godin humbucker/Godin “Custom Cajun” single-coil)

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ReampZones Bogner Uberschall

Looking for some uber Kemper profiles? Have a look at ReampZones new rig pack – Bogner Uberschall Twin Jet Kemper profiles.

Right now in an initial stage but the pack will grow oveŕ the following weeks… and here’s ReampZones own description:

“An exceptionally unique amp in the sense that it produces a ton of prominent mids that can be dialed-in many different ways. Not to be confused with it’s brother – the single channel Uberschall , the Twin Jet offers two high gain mid mad tones perfect for the modern rock enthusiast and hardcore metal-head.”

Soon featured on a Kemper Rig Showcase @ Have Guitar Youtube.

Bogner Uberschall Twin Jet Kemper Profiles

 

 

Kemper Distortion Stomps

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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Index –
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)

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Rig showcase: ReampZone’s Fuchs Blackjack 21 MKII

Back with a fresh Kemper rig showcase and here Have Guitar proudly present s ReampZone’s newest rig pack: the Fuchs Blackjack 21 MKII – sounds so good I got GAS for an amplifier like this! Just sorry I couldn’t find any dealer in Sweden or even Europe who’s got it in stock.

Yeah, this Kemper rig pack sounds that sweet so take a listen to my video, then buy the pack (it will save you a great deal of money…!).

Kemper OS upgrade: 5.1.0 beta

Just a quick video on how to install the Profiler OS 5.1.0.12774 Public Beta for the Kemper Profiling Amp. Some new content as well with some sound examples! And as I say in the video – be aware this is a beta version. Do read the forums first about any problems other users may have… and good luck!

Profiler OS 5.1.0.12774 Public Beta

Kemper Sound test: Live or Lined? (Part I)

Testing the difference in Kemper sound quality – “live in the room” (captured by microphones in the room) or “lined” (Kemper into the sound card, audio captured in Cubase, no room sound). Now the lined sound is just that, Kemper connected to the line-in on my audio interface, Propellerheads Balance. That interface don’t have any S/PDIF, as I mention in the video and seems to be the way to go acording to many Kemperists. So, this video has that limitation as off now… I will get back to this topic once I have an audio interface with the S/PDIF option. Right now I really I don’t miss out much on using the “live in the room” option.