Gibson SG Government Series 1 (Guitar review)

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I must confess I am blessed by having a friend who’s as guitar crazy as I am… if not this (and several other videos) would not have happend! So, he went about and bought two Gibsons from the Government Series 1 and this is the first review where I take a close look at the Gibson SG Government Series 1. A big Thanks to Klas for letting me try out these guitars!

All the details about this SG is in the video – that is, all the details that I could find! There isn’t that much information available actually… and to be honest, I wasn’t even aware about the the Government models until my buddy bought these. They are kinda rare as each model was produced in only 300 units, perhaps even less for some of the them. All models in the Series 1 goes in gray/black and there is also a Series 2 that goes in tan/brown and black. Another funny details about the Government Series 1 is that the cases goes in green and black!

So, hope you’ll like this video – I certainly enjoyed recording it. Just gonna mention that this video is in 24 FPS instead of the usual 50 FPS. Sorry for that but it’s kinda annoying in the new video editing software that I’m using (Davinci Resolve) that stuff like that should be set before editing any media – once you’ve added the media it cannot be changed, so it was a miss from side. Thanks goes out to all my subscribers!!

A note about the gain rating below; on the Kemper Profiling Amp each profile has a gain rating from 0 to 10. So Clean to Low gain = 0 – 3, Crunch = 4 – 6 and Hi gain = 7 – 10.

Index:
01:27 – Clean to low gain
(Pete’s Profiles – Wizard, Deadlight Studios – Piwi Perspective, BM Profiles – Fman, ToneJunkie – Bad Kitty Luke)
03:25 – Talk: head/neck etc
05:55 – Crunch
(SinMix – Fireman, Live Ready Sound – 6160P, ToneJunkie – Mini Plexi, ReampZone – Dumble ODS)
08:26 – Talk: playability, pickups etc
11:43 – Hi Gain
(Deadlight Studios – Bengl Extreme Aggression, ReampZone – Krank Rev 1, Live Ready Sound – The Gentleman, TMS Profiles – Mesa MK V)
14:32 – Some kinda conclusion

Equipment used:
Gibson SG Government Series 1 (Dirty Fingers)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Morley Bad Horsie 2 wha
Suhr Riot
Kemper Profiling Amp

Profiles from the following vendors has been used to create this review (alphabetical order):

BM Profiles

Deadlight Studios

Live Ready Sound

Pete’s Profiles

ReampZone

SGL Profiles

SinMix

TMS Profiles

ToneJunkie

Kemper Profling Amp

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800 (2204) Pack by SinMix (Kemper profiles demo)

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Time for a Kemper profile pack built on a classic amp – SinMix JCM 800/2204 from a Marshall JCM800 (Model 2204)! This is a big pack with both Studio as well as Direct profiles and with those numbers comes also variety. I’d say you have covered anything from pop to metal here and I have tried show that flexibility in this demo video.

The Marshall JCM800 was introduced in 1981 and the 2204 model has actually been available since 1975 – redesigned in ’81. The 2204 is a single-channel 50 watt amp and has been described as having the “brown sound”. Now… I suppose most guitarist to know what that means, so google it if you don’t know!

All in all I have to say this is a great pack, comes with that characteristic Marshall tone that all love (or hate?). The pack has been profiled with loads of different microphones and cab’s which of course brings along that variety in sound that I’ve already mentioned. Many thanks to SinMix for letting me do this demo – if you like what you hear support SinMix by buying the pack!

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Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II
Fender Standard Stratocaster (HSS – Shawbucker, Custom 50’s)
Morley Bad Horsie 2 wha
Kemper Profiling Amp

SinMix 800 [2204] Pack @ SinMix

Marshall JCM800 @ Wikipedia

Discussion about marshall JCM800/2204 @ TheGearpage

Kemper Profiling Amp

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Serenity Gain by Live Ready Sound (Kemper profiles demo)

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Time to take a look at a new profile pack from Live Ready Sound – Serenity Gain! This pack recreates the sound from a Mezzabarba Trinity amplifier – I must confess I had never heard about this brand before! But the Kemper profiles from Live Ready Sound rocks… as always!

So, the original amplifier is a handbuilt three channel 100 watts head. Seems to designed to handle whatever you want, from crystal clear to high gain Nirvana (that’s Mezzabarbas own words!). It’s midi programmable, can hold 48 different settings with 128 presets, FX loop and so. Packed with functonality for sure!

So this profile pack is already massive, counting over 200 profiles for your Kemper! Very cool, sounds great and well… just watch the demo. I hope you’ll dig this demo, feel free to support me with a subscription to Have Guitar! A massive Thanks goes out to all of you who already do!

By the way… I could not watch this video via Chromecast, very confusing! Let me know if anyone else experience similar problems.

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II
Harley Benton TE-70 Black Paisley
Morley Bad Horsie 2 wha
Kemper Profiling Amp

Serenity Gain @ Live Ready Sound:

New – Serenity Gain V7

Mezzabarba Trinity Amplifier:

Trinity

Mezzabarba Trinity review @ Guitar PLayer:
https://www.guitarplayer.com/gear/watch-our-review-of-the-mezzabarba-custom-amplification-m-zero-overdrive-amplifier

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

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

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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

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March 2019 Dan Sugerman by ToneCrate (Kemper profiles demo)

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A new month and a new pack from ToneCrate – this time it’s Dan Sugarman (As Blood Runs Black) who is the featured signature artist. This pack contains a bunch of profiles tweaked by him and those are the profiles demoed in this video… of course! The style is quite varied with some of the profiles quite effects heavy. All in all some good tones are to be found here.

For those of you who are not familiar with the ToneCrate concept; it’s a subscription service where you get a new pack of Kemper profiles each month. Pretty much like for example the loot crates you can subscribe to but here you get profiles instead. Pretty fun and interesting and not too expensive so why not join in? I believe the concept of having a signature artist tweaking the sound is really great and a way to insure you will get a personal touch in each package.

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Equipment used:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Gibson SG Gary Clark Jr Signature (P90ST, P90SM, P90SR)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Morley Bad Horsie 2
Kemper Profiling Amp

Giveaway TMS Profiles V90 Mesa MK V

ToneCrate webpage

As Blood Runs Black @ Wikipedia

Kemper Profiling Amp

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