Christmas Countdown – Guitarist 3rd December: Angus & Malcolm Young

First time I heard AC/DC was on tape with “There’s a long way to the top (if you wanna rock and roll”. I wasn’t taken by storm but they grew on me and I still love the old albums up to “For those about to rock”, after that they have unfortunately dont made much that I like. But still, the energy of Angus stage antics and the steady rhythm of Malcolm put a mark in musical history that is legendary. This is my salute to them.

Christmas Countdown – Guitarist 2nd December: Dimebag Darell

I remember being blown away when I heard Pantera the first time, they were so technically skilled AND so brutal. And I was heartbroken when I got the news of Dimebags tragic death on stage… what a loss. Well, I could not make a list of guitarists without including Dimebag and here’s one of my favourite Pantera tracks:

MarsJMP RockPack by SinMix (Kemper profiles demo) – Kemper Rig Showcase

Have Guitar! is happy to present a new Kemper Rig Showcase – this time I will showcase the MarsJMP RockPack from SinMix. These profiles has been created from a Marshall JMP 1977 amplifier and the pack contains 7 Direct Profiles and 58 Studio Profiles. While SinMix are known for their metal oriented profiles, this pack is definitely not only metal, it’s a profile pack with a very nice varied offering.

In the video I will also be using some Cab Impulse Responses from Live Ready Sound, taken form their new pack Ultimate Artist: Metal IR Pack.

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Guitars used in this video:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Ibanez DTT700 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)

SinMix MarsJMP RockPack

Marshalls website

Live Ready Sounds Ultimate Artist: Metal IR Pack

Kemper official website

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Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100 and edited in Magix Movie Studio Platinum 14.

Christmas Countdown – Guitarist 1st December: Ace Frehley (KISS)

Yeah, so Ace was my favourite guitarist when I was a kid and I’m not the only only who got inspired to pick up the guitar thanks to him. So, he is not very technical and there are kids on youtube who can play scales perfectly nowadays but to me he is still a guitar hero. I think it was Eddie Kramer who said something like “He might not have many cards on his hand but he sure knows how to play the cards he was dealt”. Agreed! And he’s funny too! See the Tom Snyder show clip where he steals the show from Gene and Paul, priceless!


Video Tip – Dave Grohl The Pretender Lesson

So, this is more a video on how the song came to be than a lesson but still worth watching according to me! The album “Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace” is already a modern classic album and Dave’s ability to arrange great songs is inspiring to say the least. So is the fact that he went from being the drummer of one of largest bands in the 90’s to being the guitarist and lead vocalist in one of the greatest contemporary bands around… if that’s not amazing I don’t know what is!

Big Muff (Green Russian) from Electro Harmonix – Pedal Frenzy!

Time for another episode of Have Guitars Pedal Frenzy – in this video we’ll take a look at Electro Harmonix Green Russian Big Muff! This video is kinda “first impression” for me as I never owned a fuzz pedal before. I’ve had more distortion pedals and over-drives than I care to count but never a fuzz, but I’ve had good GAS for a Big Muff for quite a while… so when I saw the new release of the Green Russian I was so taken by the cool design that decided now is the time. Fuzz time.

EHX Green Russian Big Muff has a very distinct sound that opens a fat flood of fuzzy tones. The new variant is smaller than the original (good for those who uses a pedalboard) and said to have less gain but more bass and also less “fizz”. To that you can add that the pedal has “true bypass”. What’s not to love about that, huh?

Equipment used in this video:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Boss Katana 100w 1×12″
Kemper Profiling Amp
EHX Green Russian Big Muff

Electro Harmonix webpage

Sovtek on Wiki

This video in Swedish (Svensk version)

Profiles from the following profilers:

Live Ready Sound – Traced Bass EL

SinMix – B7k

r.u.serious – Fender SuperRev

BM Kemper Profiles – F-man pack

ReampZone – Dumble ODS

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Kemper Profiling Amp – the pros and cons

Have Guitar is in the weekend party mode and presents the pros and cons of the Kemper Profiling Amp. Not sure if you gonna but one? Well, take a look at this video and it might give you some advide on the way.

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Kemper official website

Have Guitar! on YouTube

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Marshall JMP Super Lead 1976 by ReampZone (pre-sale preview Kemper profiles demo) – Rig Showcase

Have Guitar is happy to give you a pre-view of a coming pack of Kemper profiles from ReampZone – Marshall JMP Super Lead 1976! Also known as a “Plexi” this is a really classic Marshall amplifier, played by guitar legends like Jimi Hendrix, Ace Frehley and Eddie Van Halen, just to mention a few.

Please note this IS a pre-view of the coming pack from ReampZone, some of the profiles showcased here might or might not be included in the final release but I am pretty sure the pack will contain both Direct as well as Studio profiles.

This video in Swedish (svensk version):

Guitars used:
Schecter E1 Custom Special Edition VSB
Gibson SG Standard High Performance
Fender Amercian Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)

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ReampZone webpage

Marshall amplifiers

Marshall JMP @ Wiki

Kemper Amps

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Boss Katana sneaky amps and the original amps

So, I got kinda curious about all those ‘sneaky amps’ that is “hidden” within the Boss Katana guitar amplifier. And for that sake, those five amp styles available from the physical knob – what are they based on? Did some searching and didn’t really find a compiled list so I created one. And once that was done, well why not publish it here – hopefully there are other Katana owners that would be interested in this. Anyways here it is:

GT-100 Name – Katana LED
FULL RANGE (Original BOSS amp) – Acoustic
JC-120 (Roland JC-120) – Clean
TWEED (Fender Bassman) – Crunch
5150 (Peavey 5150 Lead) – DRIVE Lead
SLDN (Soldano SLO-100) – Brown

The sneaky amps (GT-100 name – Original amp name)


Custom – Original BOSS amp


JC-120 Clean – Roland JC-120
CLEAN TWIN Clean – Fender Twin Reverb


TWEED Crunch – Fender Bassman 4×10
COMBO CRUNCH – Original BOSS amp
STACK CRUNCH – Original BOSS amp
PRO CRUNCH – Original BOSS amp
DELUXE CRUNCH – Fender DeLuxe Reverb
VO DRIVE – Vox AC-30TB Drive sound
VO LEAD – Vox AC-30TB Lead sound
MATCH DRIVE – Matchless DC-30 left input


5150 DRIVE – Peavey EVH 5150 Lead channel
HiGAIN STACK – Original BOSS amp
XTREME LEAD – Original BOSS amp
CORE METAL – Original BOSS amp
BG LEAD – Mesa Boogie IIb combo amp lead sound
BG DRIVE – Mesa Boogie IIb with treble shift on
MS1959 I – Marshall Plexi channel I
MS1959 I+II – Marshall Plexi with channels paralleled
R-FIRE VINTAGE – Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Ch2 Vintage mode
R-FIRE MODERN – Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Ch2 Modern mode
T-AMP LEAD – Hughes & Kettner Triamp 3
BGNR UB – Bogner Uberschall


SLDN – Soldano SLO-100
POWER DRIVE – Original BOSS amp
ORNG RB – Orange Rockerverb

You can download a liveset from Vguitarforums to access all the sneaky amps except the “CUSTOM amp”. Just import this liveset and use/tweak the included tone settings based on those amps to your liking, then you can save it to your Katanas preset slots or your own liveset. This liveset includes all the sneaky amps and separate BRIGHT settings – a total of 30 variations.

Liveset at Vguitarforums

Another option is Gumtowns Katana FxFloorBoard editor that gives direct access to 29 amps. It also has a bunch of other nice features – follow the link to read all about it. There’s been some compability problems with the new Katana firmware updates but it works as it is for both Mac and Windows.

Gumtown’s Katana FxFloorBoard Editor