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: VH4 Kemper Profiles

Bonus Kemper Rig Showcase, thanks for the 300+ subs! \o/

Don’t you love the smell of diesel in the morning? Have Guitar stoutly presents a new Kemper Rig Showcase: VH4 Kemper profiles pack!

As you’ve probably already figured out this a rig pack that recreates the sound of a Diezel VH4 amplifier. This versatile 100 watts amp has four pre-amp channels, each with separate control for gain, EQ and master controls – something that kinda gives the VH4 a very characteristic look. It can take the role of as hi-gain metal beast but the flexibility makes it useful in many other genres as well.

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VH4 Kemper profiles

Diezel amplification

Kemper amps

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Guitars used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)

 

Kemper Rig Showcase: Live Ready Sounds Triple Rectified EL34

Have Guitar presents a new Kemper Rig Showcase: Live Ready Sound’s Triple Rectified EL34 profile pack! And yes, as the name suggests it’s profiled from a Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier, an amplifier that offers a barrage of different sound options. The Triple Rectifier offers three channels; the first is clean/pushed whilst the the second and third channels offers raw, modern high gain or vintage high gain.

This is the second Triple Rectified pack from Live Ready Sounds and in this profile pack the amp has been equipped with EL34 power tubes and yes… they make a big difference in the sound you’ll get out of the amp.

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Live Ready Sound

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier

Kemper amps

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Guitars used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)

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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/

Suhr webpage:

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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Upgrade yer Kemper! Public Beta 5.3.0.13018b

It’s just a short little instructional video on how to upgrade your Kemper and in this case with the latest beta firm ware patch – 5.3.0.13018b. Kinda like an upgraded version on my previous videos on this topic… kinda.

Well, I hope someone will have some use of it! Here’s the content of the upgrade:

Audio

added: Mix parameter in Treble Booster and Lead Booster
added: Ducking parameter, if Treble Booster or Lead Booster are used in stereo Modules
changed: Mix control of Distortion effects improved. Level is unity at Mix 0%
changed: Direct Out/Send muted immediately, if Effect Loop gets deactivated
changed: reduced latency of Pitch Shifter effects incl. Transpose
changed: sound of Formant Shifter improved in combination with Pitch Shifter effects
changed: Freeze Formants in Pedal Pitch improved
changed: Freeze Formants option added in Pedal Vinyl Stop
changed: Formant Shift as continuous controller in Pedal Pitch not useful and obsoleted

User Interface

added: Remote supports Profiler Mode
added: new MIDI option Pedals to MIDI in System Settings enables pedal controllers CC#1, 4, 7, and 11 to be sent to two external MIDI devices, even if triggered by pedals connected to Profiler or Remote
added: Master Volume display reflecting all output volumes to better illustrate its functionality
added: with the new option Signal LEDs Blue in the System Settings the color of the Input and Output LEDs can be changed
added: new warning indicating MIDI buffer overflow, if too many program chances are received within too short time frame
added: Profiler does not try to restore corrupted backup files
fixed: MIDI clock display stabilized
fixed: correct handling of Pedal Volume after Rig change, if WahPedal to Volume is enabled
fixed: correct processing of MIDI controlling changes immediately following a program change
fixed: logical conflicts between Morph Pedal and Morph Button
fixed: disabled Slots accidentally appear as enabled
fixed: Uno4Kemper conflict with relative addressing in Browser Mode
fixed: default Pitch if WahPedal to Pitch or MorphPedal to Pitch are activated.
fixed: Tuner Mode exits Performance scrolling
fixed: erroneous Locking after Mode changes
fixed: erroneous Morphing of Slot 4 in Performance edit buffer after restar
fixed: polarity option for external switches gets ignored, if a pedal is configured
fixed: correct handling of Delay on/off Tail triggered via external switch
changed: Power Amp On instead of Power Amp in PowerHead and PowerRack Output Section
changed: scale of Crystal Mix und Pitch Mix parameter changed to 0-100%
changed: option to display time on Remote on page Date and Time in System Settings (had been hidden feature before)

Kemper amps

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Kemper Effects: Reverbs!

Have Guitar takes a stint stare at the reverberation effects in the Kemper Profiling Amp. For the reverb effects in the KPA you’ll find five different types; Hall, Large room, Small room, Ambience and Matchbox. It’s a somewhat limited range of reverbs but it’s what’s available right now and in this video Have Guitar will go through them all and their settings.

Most of the sound examples are recorded / lined into Cubase to give you a clear sound of what it sounds like in a recording situation.

Guitar used in this video: Fender American Standard Stratocaster 2014 with a Shawbucker in the bridge position and Custom 50’s singlecoils.

Some say the effects in the Kemper Profling Amp are not that good but I really don’t know if I agree on that statement. Too me most of them sounds good enough or even better than that… but hey, that’s me. I’m known to prefer the digital reverb in the KPA over a real spring reverb…

 

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Mbritt profiles

Kemper official website

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The unboxing of an Epiphone Thunderbird

A New Gear Day is a good day – Have Guitar! is happy to present the unboxing of the newly acquired Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV pro base guitar! I’ve had the need of a new, good base for a long while… actually when thinking about it I never had a base that I was really happy with! So it’s about high time I got one!

This is just the unboxing of the Epiphone Thunderbird and some other stuff, a proper review of the base will come soon. The Thunderbird was purchased from Gear4Music.

Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro

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Kemper Rig Showcase: ReampZones Bogner Uberschall Twin Jet

Have Guitar is uber-excited to present a new Kemper Rig Showcase – ReampZone’s Bogner Uberschall Twin Jet!

Yes, it’s a (almost) brand new rig pack from ReampZone and it’s brutal! So what the heck means uberschall anyways? It’s german and it means super sonic – it’s designed for heavy and aggressive music styles. According to Bogner themselves it works especially well with detuned and baritone guitars. I’d say it works quite well with ordinary guitars as well and not only for extremely hard music.

So, don’t confuse this amp with the ordinary Bogner Uberschall. The Bogner Uberschall Twin Jet was introduced in 2009 and the Twin Jet part of the name implies that it has two channels: one clean that can go from semi clean to hot rodded high gain and one super high gain channel and to this added controls. This amplifier has some really interesting tones and a sound of its own. Just listen and judge for yourself!

And… this is the first Kemper Rig Showcase where I use the new lights. Still dialing in the settings to make the video better but I would say goodbye to those dark videos we’ve seen in the past!

Also – this is the first (but not last) Rig Showcase where I use the Ibanez Destroyer – a killer guitar, watch out for a review of that guitar here at Have Guitar in a near future!

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ReampZone

Bogner Uberschall Twin Jet

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Guitars used in this video:

Ibanez DTT700 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)

Gibson Les Paul ’76

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How to change strings: Gotoh Magnum locking tuners

Have Guitar presents a small video on how to change your strings on a guitar with Gotoh Magnum locking tuners. This is the Gotoh Magnums without a “wheel” on the back of the tuners, not 100 % sure but I think these ones are from the SG-series.

These Gotoh Magnum tuners works like this; inside the tuner peg you have a locking shaft and by fixating the top of the tuner peg that shaft will either loose or tighten as you twist the tuner – in other words either detatching or attaching the string. I think this will be more clear to you as you watch the video.

I’ve tossed in a couple of others bits here as well, tips that might come in handy if you don’t know about them before. Hope you will have some use of this video!

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Gotoh webpage

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Guitars used in this video:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)

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