Flux-Drive by Mesa Boogie (Pedal review / test / demo)

Review by Have Guitar!

The Mesa Flux-Drive is the overdrive pedal for those who want more of all the best things from an overdrive, according to Mesa themselves. Is that so? The Cambridge dictionary states that the word “flux” means “continous change”. Well, that makes no sence what so ever…

As an overdrive the Flux-Drive surely makes the job you’d expect from an overdrive, it really helps shaping what you already got soundwise rather than recreating the tone. The bass and treble controls gives you additional control over the sound, which is always welcome. These EQ controls are just set enough according to me, they will change the sound but not drastically so.

Also I must add that some of the sound demos in the video actually sounds better now, when listening to the video than what I felt about them whilst playing. The Flux-Drive was nice pedal to try out but for me personally – it is not a pedal that I will buy in the future (the pedal in the video was borrowed).

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Video index:

00:55 – Base sounds for controls demo (Fuchs Blackjack 21 MKII)
01:49 – Flux-Drive Level control
02:55 – Flux-Drive Gain control
04:14 – Flux-Drive Bass control
05:12 – Flux-Drive Treble control
06:26 – Ballad backing track w/wo pedal
07:09 – Clean sound used for presets
08:50 – Gain sound used for presets
09:21 – Preset: Mid Gain Crunch
10:10 – Preset: Singing Solo
11:40 – Preset: Flux Bump
12:57 – Preset: Slam It
13:53 – Presets talk/conclusion
14:54 – ToneJunkie Lowman 65 without pedal
15:52 – ToneJunkie Lowman 65 with pedal
17:03 – Blues backing track w/wo pedal
17:36 – End words

Equipment used:
Mesa Boogie Flux-Drive
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Green ‘White Dove’ SG (Lundgren The One)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Flux-Drive @ Mesa Boogie website

Profile packs used in this video –

ReampZone Fuchs Blackjack 21 MKII Kemper profiles

ReampZone Orange TH30 (Modded) Kemper Profiles

ToneJunkie 65 Lowman Amp Pack

Live Ready Sound 79 Mini Bender

Kemper Profling Amp

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West Coast Killer by Live Ready Sound – Revisited – (Kemper profiles demo)

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This is Live Ready Sounds Kemper profile pack West Coast Killer revisited! This profile pack has grown exponentially since I did the first demo of it and it’s certainly worth another video as it now contains 300 profiles for your Kemper!

The West Coast Killer pack aims to recreate the sound from a Fortin Cali, according to the Fortin website “a 3-channel tube amp bringing you sweet lush cleans to crushing gain brutality”. Read more about the original amp over at Fortins website, link included below.

The profile pack, as said, contains 300 profiles created with a bunch of different settings, gain stages, cabs, microphones and bunch of different drives. It’s a crazy display of versatility! I have tried to pick out a varied bunch of profiles to display what this pack has offer and yet there is more once you have this pack available in your profile collection.

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Equipment used:
Ibanez RGDIM6FM-CLF (Fihsman Fluence Modern)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Tone City Sweet Cream Overdrive
Kemper Profiling Amp

Live Ready Sound – West Coast Killer

Tone City Pedals

Fortin Amps

Ibanez RGDIM6FM spec’s

Kemper Profiling Amp

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Dirty Surly by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

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Just decided to release this video today as it’s the last day of my vacation. Not that I wanna celebrate that but… well, here we go!

Well, I’m pretty sure I call this pack ‘Dirty Shelly’ or something like that in the video but the correct name is of course Dirty Surly! And watta pack it is! I was very impressed by the tone you could squeeze out from this ToneJunkie release – and it sound great with that overdrive, Sweet Cream, and reacts very nice when you push back the volume control of your guitar!

So, this pack aims at recreating the tone from a Friedman Dirty Shirley (see a link provided below), all I can say is I would looooove to do some reviews of the real thing when it comes to Friedman amplifiers. More or less every Kemper profile pack of Friedman’s are very impressive and the real deal would be a dream to play!

The original amp (40 watt) was designed for those looking for a classic rock tone, think Marshall JTM45 but with some extra gain available a’la Friedman. I’d say that is quite clear while playing with these profiles. It’s a profile pack that is up to par with what you can expect from ToneJunkie – bleeping good!

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Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Tone City Sweet Cream Overdrive
Morley Bad Horsie 2
Kemper Profiling Amp

ToneJunkie – Dirty Surly Kemper profile pack

Tone City Pedals

Dirty Shirley @ Friedman amps

Kemper Profiling Amp

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