Gibson Government Series I Explorer – Test / Review

Guitar review by Have Guitar

So… back with Gibson Government Series I and this time it’s of course the Explorer! Again, a fat Thank You to Klas – without him these nice guitars would never had passed through my hands! The Government Series is a limited run that seems to have gone unnoticed even by some guitar connoisseurs that I know, so story in short; the US government siezed some materials from Gibson but the company later got back that and well, they built the Government Series I & II with that wood. Cool story!

So, the specifications of the Explorer is in the video, I think I actually found more on the Explorer than I did on the SG. I believe that while Gibson built 300 SG’s they only built 100 of the Explorers… and that is that. Now watch the video instead, index can be found below. Thanks for watching Have Guitar and I hope you’ll like this video. A big thunderous Thanks goes out to all of you who support me by subscribing!

Equipment used:
Gibson Government Series I Explorer (Dirty Fingers+)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Laney Black Country Customs Tony Iommi boost
Kemper Profiling Amp

Index:
(A note on the gain rating below; in the Kemper Profiling Amp each profile has a gain rating going from 0 to 10. So, clean to low gain/crunch = 0 – 3, crunch/some gain = 4 – 6 and high gain = 7 – 10.)

01:04 – Clean to Low gain
(ReampZone – Killer Cleans, ToneJunkie – Peaty 100, Live Ready Sound – Clean Cut 70’s, Mbritt – 3P CSR, Live Ready Sound – The Butcher, Gold Lion Studio – Sovtek Tube Midget 50H)
05:54 – Talk: Head, neck etc…
08:12 – Crunch/Some gain
(SinMix – SplanPM, Pete’s Profiles – Fuchs ODS XLS, ToneJunkie – JM Overdrive 100, ReampZone – Marshall JMP SL 1976)
10:29 – Talk: Body etc…
13:20 – High Gain
(Borg Factory – Cam Modded Collection, TMS Profiles – RKR30, CiliLab – Hameron CV 100, ReampZone – EVH5150 MK III 100 6L6, SinMix – Fireman Pack)
16:06 – End talk – conclusion

Gibson website

Borg Factory

CiliLab

Gold Lion Studio

Live Ready Sound

Michael Britt

Pete’s Profiles

ReampZone

SinMix

TMS Profiles

ToneJunkie

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Schecter E-1 Custom Special Edition VSB (Guitar review)

Guitar review by Have Guitar

High time for a review of the Schecter E-1 Custom Special Edition VSB electric guitar – I’ve had this guitar for about 1½ years now and it’s just time now for a thorough test/review video of it.

In this review video I will go through the specifications, how it is to play and give you loads of different sound demos – see the index below if you wanna go to a special part of this video. There is no information more than the pure spec’s on Schecters webpage but that seems to go for all of their instruments. The E-1 model comes in a few different variations that share the same ‘Explorer/Iceman’ style body. For more info about Schecter Guitars see the link below to the Wikipedia page about Schecter.

Index:
02:38 – Talk: head/tuners, General info etc
03:37 – Clean/low gain sound demos
(ReampZone Killer Cleans, ToneJunkie 3P Double Agent, TMS Profiles 6100 Marshall & ReampZone Freedman JJ100)
07:00 – Talk: neck/fretboard
08:39 – Crunch/mid gain sound demos
(ToneJunkie JMProto1, Live Ready Sound Plexed for Kemper, SinMix SplawnPM, Gold Lion Studio Sovtek Tube Midget 50H & BM Profiles F-man)
13:15 – Talk: body, balance, electronics etc
15:35 – High gain sound demos
(Mbritt Diftwood Mini Nightmare, Live Ready Sound The Gentleman, SinMix 2JpC & Deadlight Studio Piwi Perspective)
17:39 – Conclusion/End words

Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoyed this video! If you like it and wanna support Have Guitar do gimme a subscription. A big appreciation shout-out to all you who already do!

Equipment used:
Scehcter E-1 Custom Special Edition VSB
MXR Double Double Overdrive
Laney Black Country Customs Tony Iommi Signature Boost
Kemper Profiling Amp

Scehcter E-1 Custom Special Edition VSB

Schecter Guitars @ Wikipedia

Dunlop MXR pedals

Kemper profiles used in this video comes from the following vendors:

BM Profiles

Deadlight Studios

Gold Lion Studio

Live Ready Sound

Michael Britt

ReampZone

SinMix

TMS Profiles

ToneJunkie

Kemper Profiling Amp

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