Golden Plexi by Tone City Audio (Guitar pedal review, test, sound demos)

Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar!

A golden small metal box that brings out the sound from a Marshall Plexi amp, is that possible? With ToneCity Audio’s Golden Plexi it is and that is the subject for this video! It is small, it is cheap and it can make your tones scream like a pig on fire. Well… actually it will sound better than that… I never lit a pig on fire but I do imagine this sounds better…

I must just say this, I kinda ran into a problem when I was trying out the pedal. It sounded fantastic when I used it with a clean tone but as soon as I switched to a profile with some gain it immediately became too much. Too fat, too compressed and just too much in general! I guess I had not done my homework properly on this pedal, seems to be intended to be plugged in to the clean channel of an amplifier.

As I usually use the same guitar for the whole video when it comes to effetc pedals, due to the above fact I used different guitars with different clean profiles instead. You know, trying to create a video with more overview perspective so to speak.

This demo/review is done with a Kemper Profiling Amp, with the stomp box plugged in to the front of the Kemper. The Kemper sounds and reacts very much like a classic (or modern!) tube amp and it takes pedals just a real amp. Just wanna make that clear!

And there we are! I hope you like the video – comments, both positive and negative are welcome – I’m always looking for opinions to make my videos better. Wanna support me? Subscribe to Have Guitar! Likes and sharing the videos are also welcome. A big Thank You goes out to all of you who already subscribe!!!

Equipment used:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Tone City Golden Plexi @ Musik Produktiv

Tone City Golden Plexi @ Andertons

Carl Martin website

Guitar Interactive Magazine review of Carl Martin PlexiTone

Kemper Profling Amp

Profilers in the order that they appear in this video –

ToneJunkie – 63 Trem-Luxe

SGL Profiles – Dirty 40

Live Ready Sound – Ruler of Amps

Gold Lion Studio – Budda Superdrive 80

Deadlight Studios – S.P.A.W.N. Quick Shot

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Distortion Effects in the Kemper Profiling Amp (Part 2)

Demo by Have Guitar

Let’s continue the swim through the red zone… which is the distortion effects color in the Kemper Profiling Amp. This is the second video where I go through and demo these effects, so it just continues from the first part which included the Green Scream (Tube Screamer), Plus DS (MXR Distortion+), One DS (BOSS DS-1), Muffin (EHX Big Muff) and Mouse (ProCo RAT).

In part we’ll have a look at Fuzz DS (Dunlop Fuzz Face) and Metal DS (BOSS Metal Zone). And then some examples of stacking the distortion effects, as in using more than one of these effects at the same time.

So you can of course add a drive stomp to add gain but you can also keep the drive to zero just using the effect to color your sound and add that little extra boost that might be needed. You can place them before or after the amp which will drastically change how the drive affects your tone. And you can stack two or more drives if that’s what you need. In this video I’ll demo the Fuzz DS and Metal DS plus some stacking (using more than one drive) examples. In Part 1 I have gone through the first five drive effects; Green Scream, Plus DS, One DS, Muffin and the Mouse. There will be a part 3, where I go through the Shapers and Boost effects.

Sorry but I do not own the original pedals, would love to make a comparative video but that just isn’t possible right now. Maybe one day…

Index:
00:40 – Fuzz DS (Fuzz Face)
04:53 – Metal DS (Metal Zone)
13:38 – A little talk about stacking drive stomps
14:14 – Muffin + Metal DS
21:53 – One DS + Fuzz DS
25:24 – End words…

And that’s it! Hope you liked the video – comments and likes are welcome but of course a subscription beats them both! And a Very Big Thank You to y’all who subscribes!!

Equipment used:
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Kemper Profiling Amp

ReampZone – Marshall JMP Super Lead 1976

Links to the original pedals that the distortion stomps in the Kemper aims to replicate. The name used in the Kemper is included within parantheses.

Ibanez Tube Screamer TS-808 (Green Scream)

Maxon Overdrive OD808 (Green Scream)

MXR Distortion+ (Plus DS)

BOSS DS-1 (One DS)

Electro Harmonix Big Muff (Muffin)

ProCo RAT (Mouse)

Dunlop Fuzz Face (Fuzz DS)

BOSS Metal Zone (Metal DS)

Ola Englund: Boss MetalZone – worst distortion pedal ever?

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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.

Fulltone OCD Overdrive (Stomp pedal test)

Fulltone OCD Overdrive (Stomp pedal test)
Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar

It’s time to take a closer look at the Fulltone OCD, is there any guitarist that haven’t heard about this pedal? It should “replicates the dynamics and harmonics of a fully-wound tube amplifier with its typical output stage distortion” and I’ve seen it described both as an overdrive and a distortion effect. I guess it has the characteristics of both.

I guess the Fulltone OCD doesn’t need any closer introduction, it’s a classic pedal and for more info check out the link to Fulltone’s webpage provided below. I’ll add a link to a fantastic video from ToneJunkie that compares all the different versions of the OCD, go see it – it’s really worth the time watching it.

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Equipment used:
Fulltone OCD v2
ESP Phoenix II
Kemper Profiling Amp

Fulltone OCD: https://www.fulltone.com/products/ocd-v2

ToneJunkie – The story of Fulltone OCD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txHlJ…

Live Ready Sound (Plexed for Kemper): https://livereadysound.com/product/pl…

ReampZone (Diezel Einstein 100): https://reampzone.com/downloads/dieze…

ToneJunkie (Match Club): https://tonejunkiestore.com/profile-p…

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

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HG-6 Distortion Pedal from NUX (stomp box demo) by Have Guitar!

HG-6 Distortion Pedal from NUX (stomp box demo) by Have Guitar!
Pedal Frenzy from Have Guitar!

It’s Saturday nite special bonus bonanza Pedal Frenzy from Have Guitar!

Looking for a cheap distortion stomp box? Well, maybe you should just turn your head in another direction then. No, I got some descent sounds out from this NUX HG-6 distortion pedal but it sure did not go well with the Kemper.

And the HG-6 is cheap, I got it for around 20 Euros (24.6 USD) from China and be sure not to pay a penny more than that! It has some features that sounds promising like true bybass, analogue circuits and Tube simulation… and as said, it is not completely useless unless you have a Kemper – in that case I would rather recommend you to use the Kempers internal effects. but anyways, it’s red and you might have a chance of winning this pedal in the future so look out!

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Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
NUX HG-6 Distortion High Gain
Boss Katana 100w
Kemper Profiling Amp

ReampZone

Live Ready Sound

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Boss Katana

Kemper Profiling Amp

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Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100 and edited in Magix Movie Studio Platinum 14. Sound, unless otherwise mentioned, is recorded in Reaper.

DynaVerb Guitar Edition from EBS (Effect Pedal Demo)

DynaVerb Guitar Edition from EBS (Effect Pedal Demo) – Pedal Frenzy!

Finally got around to demo the EBS Dynaverb Red Label Guitar Edition. This is an effect pedal which offers 8 different reverberation types, which of course means it has a lot of variation inherent.

In this video I’ve chosen to go through all of the eight reverb types with three different settings on each, trying to give you a wide overview of how the pedal sounds. And just to prove my servicemindedness here’s an index of the video if you wanna skip to some specific part of it:

Index:
00:47 – Description of the pedal
02:36 – About the profile used for this demo
03:13 – Hall type demos start
04:41 – Plate type demos start
07:13 – Room type demos start
09:24 – EBS Example settings start
11:11 – End words

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Guitar used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)

EBS Website

EBS DynaVerb Guitar Edition direct link

Orange AD140 @ ReampZone

Have Guitars unboxing video of the EBS DynaVerb

Have Guitars How to use Kempers Effect Loop

Kemper official website

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

Boss Katana 100 watts 1×12″ – Review & Test

So here’s another review from Have Guitar – the Boss Katana amplifier. Is tubes? No. Is it a digital modelling amp? Not really. The Boss Katana goes its own way and its goin’ is good…

This review is about the Boss Katana 100 watts with a 1×12″ speaker, five different amp setting ranging from acoustic to high gain, power control and much more. Watch my review for a runthrough of the Katanas feature, sound examples and Have Guitars opinion about this amp!

English review:

Recension på svenska (Swedish review):

Equipment used in this video:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Boss Katana 100w 1×10
EHX Big Muff Russian Green

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Boss website – Katana Amps

Vguitar Forums (some sub forums dedicated for the Boss Katana)

Vguitar Forums – GumTown’s Katana FxFloorBoard Editor

(The above is an alternative software editor, gives direct access to the ‘sneaky amps’ and much more!)

Long thread on the Boss Katana @ The Gear Page

Tone Settings from Guitarpatch.com

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Line 6 Helix Native – All the… no, wait… some of the Presets!

The one year jubilee continues with more bonus videos, here’s the last Helix Native video I managed to squeeze in before the trial ended!

Here’s a crazy video series where Have Guitar demo’s ALL the presets … no, wait… is there another folder? Lets see… Factory2. Oh, 128 additional presets. Curtains down!

Yes, so I missed out on that. It was only an additional 128 presets of the Line 6 Helix Native. No big deal. Besides I had less than two days left on the trial version when I discovered that! So, this is the last video I could do – my fav’s from the Factory2 folder. Sorry for this miss from my side…

So a software version of the Line Helix? Yeah, isn’t that great! What if we could have at least a sound editor like this for the Kemper? Dream on… but meanwhile you can have listen to the Helix at least. And if you like what you hear you can try it out too! Just download it and register at Line 6 and you’ll get a 15-day-trial with the Helix Native.

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Guitars used in this video:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro

Line 6 Helix Native plugin

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