Bonus Kemper Rig Showcase, thanks for the 300+ subs! \o/
Don’t you love the smell of diesel in the morning? Have Guitar stoutly presents a new Kemper Rig Showcase: VH4 Kemper profiles pack!
As you’ve probably already figured out this a rig pack that recreates the sound of a Diezel VH4 amplifier. This versatile 100 watts amp has four pre-amp channels, each with separate control for gain, EQ and master controls – something that kinda gives the VH4 a very characteristic look. It can take the role of as hi-gain metal beast but the flexibility makes it useful in many other genres as well.
Have Guitar presents a new Kemper Rig Showcase: Live Ready Sound’s Triple Rectified EL34 profile pack! And yes, as the name suggests it’s profiled from a Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier, an amplifier that offers a barrage of different sound options. The Triple Rectifier offers three channels; the first is clean/pushed whilst the the second and third channels offers raw, modern high gain or vintage high gain.
This is the second Triple Rectified pack from Live Ready Sounds and in this profile pack the amp has been equipped with EL34 power tubes and yes… they make a big difference in the sound you’ll get out of the amp.
It’s just a short little instructional video on how to upgrade your Kemper and in this case with the latest beta firm ware patch – 22.214.171.12418b. Kinda like an upgraded version on my previous videos on this topic… kinda.
Well, I hope someone will have some use of it! Here’s the content of the upgrade:
added: Mix parameter in Treble Booster and Lead Booster
added: Ducking parameter, if Treble Booster or Lead Booster are used in stereo Modules
changed: Mix control of Distortion effects improved. Level is unity at Mix 0%
changed: Direct Out/Send muted immediately, if Effect Loop gets deactivated
changed: reduced latency of Pitch Shifter effects incl. Transpose
changed: sound of Formant Shifter improved in combination with Pitch Shifter effects
changed: Freeze Formants in Pedal Pitch improved
changed: Freeze Formants option added in Pedal Vinyl Stop
changed: Formant Shift as continuous controller in Pedal Pitch not useful and obsoleted
added: Remote supports Profiler Mode
added: new MIDI option Pedals to MIDI in System Settings enables pedal controllers CC#1, 4, 7, and 11 to be sent to two external MIDI devices, even if triggered by pedals connected to Profiler or Remote
added: Master Volume display reflecting all output volumes to better illustrate its functionality
added: with the new option Signal LEDs Blue in the System Settings the color of the Input and Output LEDs can be changed
added: new warning indicating MIDI buffer overflow, if too many program chances are received within too short time frame
added: Profiler does not try to restore corrupted backup files
fixed: MIDI clock display stabilized
fixed: correct handling of Pedal Volume after Rig change, if WahPedal to Volume is enabled
fixed: correct processing of MIDI controlling changes immediately following a program change
fixed: logical conflicts between Morph Pedal and Morph Button
fixed: disabled Slots accidentally appear as enabled
fixed: Uno4Kemper conflict with relative addressing in Browser Mode
fixed: default Pitch if WahPedal to Pitch or MorphPedal to Pitch are activated.
fixed: Tuner Mode exits Performance scrolling
fixed: erroneous Locking after Mode changes
fixed: erroneous Morphing of Slot 4 in Performance edit buffer after restar
fixed: polarity option for external switches gets ignored, if a pedal is configured
fixed: correct handling of Delay on/off Tail triggered via external switch
changed: Power Amp On instead of Power Amp in PowerHead and PowerRack Output Section
changed: scale of Crystal Mix und Pitch Mix parameter changed to 0-100%
changed: option to display time on Remote on page Date and Time in System Settings (had been hidden feature before)
A New Gear Day is a good day – Have Guitar! is happy to present the unboxing of the newly acquired Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV pro base guitar! I’ve had the need of a new, good base for a long while… actually when thinking about it I never had a base that I was really happy with! So it’s about high time I got one!
This is just the unboxing of the Epiphone Thunderbird and some other stuff, a proper review of the base will come soon. The Thunderbird was purchased from Gear4Music.
Have Guitar presents a small video on how to change your strings on a guitar with Gotoh Magnum locking tuners. This is the Gotoh Magnums without a “wheel” on the back of the tuners, not 100 % sure but I think these ones are from the SG-series.
These Gotoh Magnum tuners works like this; inside the tuner peg you have a locking shaft and by fixating the top of the tuner peg that shaft will either loose or tighten as you twist the tuner – in other words either detatching or attaching the string. I think this will be more clear to you as you watch the video.
I’ve tossed in a couple of others bits here as well, tips that might come in handy if you don’t know about them before. Hope you will have some use of this video!
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Guitars used in this video:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Have Guitar ostentatiously presents a new Kemper Rig Showcase – Live Ready Profiles Fried Chicken HBE profile pack! Now that name might give you a hint of what amplifier that has been profiled – it’s the Friedman BE-100 (brown eye!).
(As said in the video) Live Ready Profiles is a relatively new profiler that according to me needs some attention, when I got this pack was pleasantly surprised by both variety and quality of the profiles. So, even if I recently did another Kemper Rig Showcase on Mattfigs BE100, I still felt this had to be done.
On Friedmans webpage it’s described as “a hand-wired, 100-watt, EL34 powered, multi-channel British-style amp. By merely adjusting the gain and master volume controls, the BE100 can produce a variety of tones, seamlessly transitioning from blues to classic rock or hard rock to metal. To say it is British-styled is just the start of describing this inspiring tone machine”.
It’s a tone beast and I think anyone would be happy to own this amp however we can’t all afford it… and that’s what makes the KPA so fantastic!
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Guitars used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker and Custom 50’s singlecoils)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Have Guitar is excited to present a pickup shoot-out: the DiMarzio Norton vs Seymour Duncan JB! As I’ve seen some on-line discussions about these two pickups I just thought it could be interesting make a comparing video now that I just happens to temporarily have a guitar with a DiMarzio Norton in the studio. Gotta grab the opportunity when it knocks…
The DiMarzio is described as a pickup designed to “extend the tonal range and power without going over the top”. It has an Alnico 5 magnet and is rated by DiMarzio with treble 5.0, Mid 7.0 and bass 6.5. The Seymour Duncan JB is described as being able to handle any genre from blues to thrash with a hot output. It has an Alnico 5 magnet is rated as treble 7.5, mid 5-6 and bass 4-5 (roughly estimated by me as there are only staples at Seymour Duncans web page!).
In this video I will compare the two pickups through five different Kemper profiles, from log gain to very high gain rigs. And if you don’t wanna hear me talking here’s an index that you can use to jump between the actual playing: