Nothin’ To Lose by KISS (Guitar and Bass Lesson)

Let’s Play! by Have Guitar!

Here’s a lesson on how to play the song Nothin’ To Lose by KISS – it covers rhythm and lead guitar and bass! Nothin’ To Lose was written by Gene Simmons and released on the first album KISS, released 18th of Febuary 1974.

This song was the first single released by KISS (B-side was Love Theme from KISS), vocals performed by Gene Simmons and Peter Criss. Besides that it’s one of the few times a non-member of the band has has been listed as a playing musician, namely Bruce Foster on piano and additional guitar. Nothin To Lose was also later released as B-side to the single Kissin’ Time.

I’ve based this lesson on the Alive! version of Nothin To Lose, the difference is not major – mainly that last part of the solo. The drums comes from a midifile I found online, it mentions “Enzo” as the author so cudos to him. I stripped the midi file and used XLN Audio Addictive Drums II and also edited the midi drums here and there. All guitars and bass on the track is recorded by me.

This is the eight guitar lesson for classic KISS songs on Have Guitar!, so far I have covered: She, Deuce, Shock Me, 2000 Man, Room Service, I Want You and Calling Dr Love. If you like this series – subsscribe now for more songs! And feel free to gimme suggestions in the comments of this video!

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Video index:
00:23 – Snippet of my Nothin’ To Lose recording
01:27 – Rhythm guitar lesson
05:02 – My take of the Nothin’ To Lose solo
05:31 – Lead guitar lesson
06:20 – Bass lesson
08:47 – Ending (blah blah blah!)

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Gibson Les Paul Standard ’76
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)
Kemper Profiling Amp

KISS – Nothin To Lose (studio version)

KISS – Nothin’ To Lose (Alive! version)

Rhythm guitars are recorded with profiles from Live Ready Sounds Kemper profile pack Plexed for Kemper

Lead Guitar are recorded with a profile from ReampZones Kemper profile pack Marshall JMP Super Lead (1976)

Bass guitar is recorded with a Kemper factory profile, Brass Diver BM.

XLN Audio Addictive Drums II

Kemper Profling Amp

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I Want You by KISS (Guitar & Bass Lesson)

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Got the steam up! Here’s another guitar and bass lesson for you who like classic hard rock – I Want You by KISS, from the album Rock and Roll Over. As I say in the video, this song is for me when Paul Stanley was at his peak of songwriting – it’s a simple riff based song but put together in a very appealing package. Personally I must I admire the ability to make so much out of so little – that’s bordeline genius in this context.

So I have split up this lesson as I usually do, into smaller parts… for the first time I’ll toss in parts of my recording of the song as a reference before the actual lessons. Hopefully it’ll make it easier and especially if you are not that familiar with the song (but you should listen to the original first!).

Below you’ll find an index to the video if you wanna skip to a specific part. Thanks for watching Have Guitar, if you like it feel free to support me with a subscription to the channel. Free for you but gives me the support I need… A very Big Thank You goes out to all of you who already do so!

Index:
01:17 – Intro of the song
02:27 – “Hard part” starts – Chorus, Verse & Bridge
07:09 – Leads (example)
07:40 – Rhythm guitars during the leads
10:18 – Paul Stanley lead guitar
12:04 – Ace Frehley lead guitar
13:49 – Bass lesson
16:29 – My version of I Want You, full version
19:27 – Conclusion…

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II
Gibson Les Paul Standard 1976
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro
Kemper Profiling Amp

Kemper Profiling Amp

Live Ready Sound – Plexed for Kemper

KISS Rock and Roll Over @ Wikipedia

I want you (studio version @ YouTube)

I want you (live @ YouTube)

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Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100, Sony XLR-K2M, Rode NT-2a, edited in Reaper DAW and Davinci Resolve.
Guitar signal line (unless other noted) is Kemper – SPDIF – Focusrite Saffire 6i6 2nd gen – USB -Computer/Reaper.

TMS RKR30 by TMS Profiles (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

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…

Thanks for watching Have Guitar and the support from you who subscribe is something which I am very grateful for! If you wanna support my little independent channel do subscribe, it’s free! 😉

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

Contact:
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And don’t forget – Fret Nut… Have Guitar! Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100 and edited in Magix Movie Studio Platinum 14.

SOLO 100 by Borg Factory Profiles + Giveaway (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

Here’s a new Rig Showcase and today I’m proud to present/demo a new profiler: Borg Factory Profiles! Nice? Ubernice! In this video I’ll demo their SOLO 100 Kemper profile pack – a pack that recreates the sound of a Soldana SLO 100. And it does it well too…

In my opinion this is another of those fine packs that kinda shows of what the Kemper is capable of, good tones all around with fine energy and a creamy and powerful tone – with any of the four guitars that I tested it with. For more information on this pack follow the link below! Same goes for the amp that this pack is created from…

Giveaway: one lucky winner will get this pack! Send in an email to admin *at* haveguitar.com with the topic “Borg SOLO 100” and you are in! Easy as it seems! Deadline for this giveaway: 28th of March 2019, 23:59.

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Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Les Paul Standard ’76
Morley Bad Horsie 2
Kemper Profiling Amp

Giveaway TMS Profiles V90 Mesa MK V (if you missed it!)

Borg Factory webpage

Soldano SLO-100 amplifier

Kemper Profiling Amp

Contact:
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Fireman Pack by SinMix (Kemper profiles demo)

Fireman Pack by SinMix (Kemper profiles demo)
Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

This is the Fireman Pack from SinMix – 91 fine profiles for your Kemper. Most of them are studio profiles (78!) and then there are some direct profiles and one (!) merged profile. So that is what I’m gonna demo in this Rig Showcase!

These profiles recreates the sound from a Friedman BE-100 amplifier (see the link below), a hand-wired 100 watt amp that should and could do anything from blues to metal. As said in the video there’s a bunch of Kemper profile packs based on this amp – have a look at my Rig Showcase-playlists and you’ll find a bunch of demo’s from other profilers.

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Equipment used in this video:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Gibson Les Paul Standard ’76
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Kemper Profiling Amp

SinMix Fireman Pack

Friedman BE-100 amplifier

Kemper Profling Amp

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V30 The Countess MKii by Victory Amps / Rabea Massaad (Kemper profiles demo)

V30 The Countess MKii by Victory Amps / Rabea Massaad (Kemper profiles demo)
Rig Showcase by Have Guitar!

Time for the second part of this “mini series” of he Rig Showcase where I demo the official Kemper profile pack from Victory amps! It is time to have a listen to the Victory V30 The countess MKii! As I have said before I bow to Victory amps for this initiative and that they brought in Rabea Massaad – that’ll surely attract attention from players who like his style.

So, the V30 The Countess was developed with Guthrie Govan has some special feature that the original V30 did not have. Most of those are irrelevant when you are running the Kemper profile but if you want more info see the links below. Once again, these profiles are really nothing close to metal so if you’re looking for that – search elsewhere. Still the profiles has gain enough and a smooth nice character – for me most of them needed some extra tweaking to suit my preferences.

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Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Gibson Les Paul Standard ’76
Kemper Profiling Amp

Victory V30 The Countess MKii official Kemper profile pack

Victory V30 The Countess MKii amplifier

Kemper official website

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And don’t forget – Fret Nut… Have Guitar! Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100 and edited in Magix Movie Studio Platinum 14.