Fulltone OCD vs Tone City Dry Martini (Comparision / Blind test!)

Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar!

The master and the contender… maybe. So I have reviewed the Tone City Dry Martini, without comparing it to the pedal that it’s based on; the Fulltone OCD. I saved that for this video and after some thinking I decided to make it a blind test. Who doesn’t love a blind test?!! It’s scientific, fun and… well, a somewhat fair way to do an A/B-test.

I don’t think the Fulltone OCD needs a detailed introduction. It’s a classic overdrive pedal, available in many different versions and made in the USA. This pedal is said to have been sold in over 250000 units since it came around in late 2004. A sensitive overdrive, something that can create those overtones from a driven tube amplifier.

The Tone City Dry Martini is a smaller sized ‘clone’, made in China and cheaper than the OCD. It do have the same controls (Volume, Tone, Gain and a hi/low gain switch) but the spec’s are not excatly the same… and I do believe you can hear that – in my ears they do not sound the same. And that’s why I figured a blind test would be a good way to go about!

This way you can check out which sound you prefer, it might… or might not… surprize you. Let me know in the comments what you thought sounded the best! And did you get it right, pedal by pedal?

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Equipment used:
Tone City Dry Martini
Fulltone OCD V2
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute/B2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)

Kemper Profiling Amp Tone City Dry Martini @ Musik Produktiv

Tone City Dry Martini @ Andertons

(Tone City Audio’s webpage has been “Under maintenance” for a long while now, thus the above links!)

Fulltone OCD

Profiles from the following profilers has been used in this video –

Live Ready Sound

ReampZone

TMS Profiles

ToneJunkie

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

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S-Gear 2 by Scuffham – All the presets (Part 1: Custom 57)

This is a five part video series where I demonstrate all the presets that comes with Scuffham S-Gear 2, so if you want a thorough overview of this VST plugin this might be it. As there are five different amps with in S-Gear 2 I have splitt this into five different videos, that will be release over a five week period (mainly because I don’t wanna clutter up my channels video feed!).

As a general overview of S-Gear 2: it’s a software that can be run as standalone or as a plugin in your DAW (digital audio workstation). S-Gear comes with five different amps, speaker cabinetts, tuner and effects (you can also use 3rd part cabs/IR’s). Feel free to have a look at my review video for more information about S-Gear 2 (link provided below). If you want to try it out, there’s a 10 day full featured trial available.

In this video the focus is on the amp named Custom ’57. It’s the latest addition to S-Gear 2 and is very much like a Fender Tweed Deluxe from the late 50’s. Simple controls – volume, bright, bass and level. You have some additional option in the power amp section (presence, hi-cut and sag) to which the Custom ’57 is very sensitive. This is also the amp within S-Gear with the fewest presets available, so the other videos will be longer!

Not sure if this is of interest but a note on the guitars used for these videos. The presets are not ordered by the amps so I just picked a guitar and recorded 10 presets, then I switched to another guitar and played another 10 presets and so on. So what guitar is used for which preset is kinda random! The way I recorded them is just hooking them up directly to my soundcard (Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd Gen) and then recorded some noodlings in Reaper. Nothing added before or after, it is just as they come.

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Equipment used:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
FGN Odyssey Boundary (FGN Humbucker & singel-coils)
Gibson Explorer Tribute B-2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)

Scuffham S-Gear 2

Have Guitar review of Scuffham S-Gear 2

All the presets, Part 2: The Wayfarer
Link will be added once this video has been released.

All the presets, Part 3: The Duke
Link will be added once this video has been released.

All the presets, Part 4: The Stealer
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All the presets, Part 5: The Jackal
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JCM8 2203 Combo by TMS Profiles & Giveaway (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase & Giveawy by Have Guitar!

Last minute GIVEAWAY!
Just before I published this video, TMS Profiles was so kind as to let me do a five pack giveaway of this pack!! So if you wanna be one of five winners of the full JCM8 2203 Combo pack join in!

Send a mail to admin (at) haveguitar.com (change the (at) to a @), topic should be ‘TMS JCM8’ and you’re in. Yep,that is all you need to do! Winners will be presented in a video here at Have Guitar after the deadline.

DEADLINE for this giveaway: 31:th of August 2019 23:59. Good luck!

Here’s a brand new profile pack from TMS Profiles – the JCM8 2203 Combo! This profile pack recreates the sound from a Marshall JCM800 2203 Combo amplifier from the 80’s. Does it sound like a Marshall? You bet!

This pack brings 80 Merged profiles and 8 Direct profiles, profiled with ten different cabs like Mesa Rectifier V30 4×12 , Marshall 1960B Creamback 4×12 and Zilla Fatboy 2×12 V30 to mentioned some. Some pedals have been included too; Tube Screamer, MXR Badass OD and Boss SD-1.

Those 88 Kemper profiles goes from clean to high gain and guarantees a classic Marshall tone suitable for anything from pop to metal. I’ve also added the Tone City Sweet Cream overdrive pedal to boost or color some of the demos.

And that is it, I hope you like the video & thanks for watching Have Guitar! A subscription is always welcome if you wanna support me… And a direct, honest and warm Thank You to all who already do subscribe!!!

Equipment used:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Tone City Sweet Cream overdrive
Kemper Profiling Amp

TMS JCM8 2203 Comb0 @ TMS Profiles

Tone City Pedals

Kemper Profling Amp

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RKR30 by TMS Profiles – winners !

Yep, that’s it! Here’s the video where I draw the five lucky winners of TMS Profiles RKR30 Kemper profile pack!

As this video goes live the packs have already been sent out to the winners – congratulations to you! And thanks to all of you who participated – if you didn’t win now, don’t give up!

A very Big Thanks goes out to TMS Profiles of course, for letting me do this giveaway – so appreciated!

Another very Big thanks to all you who subscribe to Have Guitar, so happy I can do something like this in return!

Equipment used in this video:
The Fez

TMS Profiles website

And don’t forget – Fret Nut… Have Guitar! Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100, Reaper DAW and edited in Davinci Resolve.

TMS RKR30 by TMS Profiles (Kemper profiles demo)

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Here’s a video that features TMS Profiles new Kemper profile pack – RKR30 – recreating the sound of an Orange Rocker 30 head. This pack contain 40 Merged profiles that according to my opinion really captures that Orange sound – fat and creamy just like you should like it! And… I’ll throw in this video as a “bonus” as it’s also a giveaway! Watch the video to see how to enter – a very Big Thank You to TMS Profiles for letting me do this giveaway.

Deadline for the giveaway:
April 27th 2019, 23:59

Throwing in a footnote here that this is the first video that I have created/edited in Davinci Resolve, a video editing software that is available for free in a light version. It should not make any difference for you as a viewer and the reason for me changing software is that I am tired of seeing the Magix Movie Studio Platinum series not improving with the new versions. And also that I don’t wanna pay for those not so good new versions…

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Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Les Paul Standard ’76
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Gibson SG Gary Clark Jr Signature (P90ST, P90SM, P90SR)
MXR Double Double Overdrive
Kemper Profiling Amp

TMS RKR30 profile pack @ TMS Profiles

Orange Amplification

Orange Rocker 30 head review @ Musicradar

Kemper Profling Amp

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Sovtek Tube Midget 50H by Gold Lion Studios (Kemper profiles demo)

Sovtek Tube Midget 50H by Gold Lion Studios (Kemper profiles demo)
Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

It’s another Rig Showcase and this one is something I have been looking forward to do: Gold Lion Studios Sovtek Tube Midget 50H Ultimate Pack! Eventhough I have never owned one or even played one I’ve had a thing for the Sovtek amps. Don’t ask me why, but they have always seemed to be very cool in some way. Just the fact that they’re made in Russia makes them kinda unique…

So, if I have understood this correctly this model loosely based on a Marshall JCM800 and that it has a lot more gain than the other Sovtek 50 watter. All picked up from Google so don’t take my word for it. But this is a nice pack with its own character, if you like it get it!

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Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Electro Harmonix Soul Food
Kemper Profiling Amp

Sovtek Tube Midget 50H Ultimate Pack @ Gold Lion Studios

Kemper Profling Amp

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Distortion, Overdrive & Fuzz – The Difference

Distortion, Overdrive & Fuzz – The Difference
Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar

So how about a video description for this video?! (I missed adding one from start…)

This is a simple video about exactly what the title says: the difference between distortion, overdrive and fuzz. Many of you might know that already but I’m pretty sure there are a lot of players who doesn’t.

This video is kept on a very simple level by providing sound examples from three different pedals tested on a number of “base sounds”. What sounds best is up to you, I just provide the examples. If you want a more technical explanation of the difference, please look elsewhere.

Also as mentioned in the video; today there are loads of different variations of these pedals. There are overdrives that goes into distortion, there are distortion pedals that can do fuzz, there are a plethora of fuzz variants out there and so on. I just took the pedals I had available so that is what you get!

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Equipment used:
Suhr Riot (distortion)
MXR ZW44 Zakk Wylde Berzerker (overdrive)
Electro Harmonix Green Russian Big Muff (fuzz)
ESP Phoenix II
Kemper Profiling Amp

Suhr Riot

MXR ZW44 Berzerker Overdrive

Electro Harmonix Green Russian Big Muff

Kemper Profiling Amp

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V130 The Super Countess by Victory Amps / Rabea Massaad (Kemper profiles demo)

V130 The Super Countess by Victory Amps / Rabea Massaad (Kemper profiles demo)
Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

So here is the 4th Kemper Rig Showcase Special and it’s the V130 The Super Countess from Victory Amps! You know it by now, it’s official Kemper profiles from this amp manufacturer and that is worth checking out… and worth supporting.

The original amp is 100 watts (so say “Thanks Kemper for saving my hearing”!), it comes from the V30 but has some characteristics of the V40, The Sheriff 44 & VX The Kraken. Still, to me it sounds like a “nice” amp and not that mean… good base tone though.

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Equipment used in this video:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
MXR ZW-44 Zakk Wylde wha
Kemper Profiling Amp

V130 Kemper profile pack

Victory Amps V130 The Super Countess

Kemper official website

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Sheriff 44 by Official Victory Kemper profiles (Kemper profiles demo)

Sheriff 44 by Official Victory Kemper profiles (Kemper profiles demo)
Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

Back with a bonus video – the third demo of the five available official Kemper profile packs from Victory amps. All these have been created by Rabea Massaad and you can buy them as one offs or all five for a cheaper price.

The Sheriff 44 is described like “for players who want ultimate ‘plexi’ tone that’s also real-world usable.” Well, you’ll have to be the judge of that yourself.

Hope you like the video and feel free to support Have Guitar by a subscription. Thanks for the support goes out to all new and old subers. you are indeed great!

Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Kemper profiling amp

Official Victory Kemper Profiles – Sheriff 44 PACK

Sheriff 44 the Amp

Kemper official website

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