Rig Showcase: Top Jimis Stevens 100 Pack

Have Guitar proudly presents a Rig Showcase for Top Jimis Stevens 100 Pack. A rig pack loaded with 20 Studio Profiles for your Kemper Profiling Amp. These profiles recreates the sound of the Friedman SS100, Steve Stevens signature model amp. For my part, I fell for this pack directly when I heard the demo at Top Jimis web page; I just had to get it and so I did! To me these profiles have a really nice character and a great sounding tone in them, but don’t take my word for it – listen to this Rig Showcase right now and make your own opinion.

In this Rig Showcase I will be using four different guitars to demo these profiles: Gibson Les Paul 1976, Gibson Ace Frehley Budokan Les Paul Custom VOS, ESP Phoenix II and the infamous Harley Benton Black Paisley (with Fender Texas Specials pickups). All in all a great set of electric guitars to provide very broad perspective of how these Kemper profiles actually sound. Most, if not all, of the sound examples will be lined recordings so you’ll know what it will sound like if you get this pack (and I think that you should…!).

This is what Friedman themselves write about the original amplifier:
“The SS100 is a 100-watt EL34 powered, two channel plus BOOST, high gain tone machine that is capable of producing many styles of music from blues to classic rock and from heavy rock to metal by simply adjusting the gain and master controls. Likewise the versatile and gorgeous clean channel is great for a whole palette of styles.

You will notice instantly, the tight bottom end and rich harmonically detailed chords and single notes. This amp cleans up remarkably well with the guitar’s volume control, even with the amp on higher gain settings. ”

And of course, I will do just that – rolling off the volume to show you how Top Jimis profiles handles that through the Kemper.

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Top Jimis Stevens 100 Pack

Friedman Amplification

Friedman Amps SS-100

Kemper official website

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Test/review: Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom V.O.S.

Have Guitar proudly presents a review video of the Gibson Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom V.O.S. – a guitar you won’t find every day as it’s a limited edition model. Now matter if you like Ace Frehley or not this is one fine Les Paul Custom, there is no doubt about that. The Budokan Les Paul Custom V.O.S. was manufactured in a stricly limited edition of 50 hand-aged (reliced) and signed by Ace Frehley, 100 hand-aged/reliced and 150 guitars treated in Gibson Customs VOS process (Vintage Original Specification).

According to Gibson “the Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom is a painstaking recreation of Frehley’s modified Les Paul Custom, based on intimate examination of the instrument’s current condition.” Well, I can tell you with that Dimarzio Super Distortion pickup you will get that sound that you can hear in the live videos from the mid seventies when KISS performs live.

In this video Have Guitar will showcase the Gibson Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom V.O.S. in 4K video and of course there will be sound examples both live in the room as well as lined recordings. Something that I personally really like about this Les Paul is that it’s a real signature model, in that aspect that it’s an authentic replica of a vintage Gibson Les Paul Custom. It’s not like “the 300” signature model that was released in 1997, that had Ace Frehley’s makeup on the headstock – sure they are also a limited run and probably highly collectable but it’s not a guitar that is historically correct in that aspect. The Budokan Les Paul is much more the real deal according to me and whilst this is not my guitar I can tell ya – I would love to own one…

And that’s it! I hope you like the showcase of this Gibson Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom V.O.S. – a very big thanks to Klas, who was so generous as to lend me this rare Les Paul – that is very much appriciated!!! I never thought I would even get close to one of these but thanks to him I did… so if you liked the video, there’s more where that came from!

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More information on the Gibson Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom V.O.S

Profiles used in this video comes from:

ReampZone

Pete’s Profiles

Ton(e)hammer

MBritt

New Rigs in Kemper Rig Manager (2.0.18) “MBritt Noodlin'”

A new ‘bonus’ video from Have Guitar! Gotta celebrate a little when the number of subscribers passed over 200 – thanks! So, this is really exactly what the title says – noodlin’ around with some of the new Mbritt profiles that came with the 2.0.18 update for the Kemper Rig Manager software. It’s no full playthrough of all the Michael Britt profiles, I just played around with some of the ones that I liked and taped it at the same time…

I hope you like the video and thanks for watching Have Guitar! If you do like it, why not subscribe to the channel? It’s just a click on that subscribe button for you but for the channel it means the world – every subscriber counts… so thanks in advance!

M Britts webpage

Kemper official website

Guitar Backing Track in A – Blues rock in 80 BPM (commented)

Here’s the 5th backing track from Have Guitar – a slow blues rock track. This is the version where I comment the backing track, as was requested in a previous backing track. But I have uploaded another version without commentary for those of you who prefer that.

This is a slow blues rock tune in the key of A, there’s just that and nothing fancy pancy or weird about it. The title is creative enough “Blue Rock” and the tempo is 80 BPM.

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Guitar Backing Track in A – Blues rock in 80 BPM

Here’s the 5th backing track from Have Guitar – a slow blues rock track. This is the uncommented version of the backing track. But I have uploaded another version with commentary for those of you who prefer that.

This is a slow blues rock tune in the key of A, there’s just that and nothing fancy pancy or weird about it. The title is creative enough “Blue Rock” and the tempo is 80 BPM.

So, I hope you like this backing track from Have Guitar! And if you do, please do subscribe – there’s plenty more to watch from where this came and a subscription will give good support for the channel!

Rig Manager Update 2.0.18

A short informational video about the Kemper Rig Manager update 2.0.18. It fixes some problems and that is of course a good thing but I believe the best part are the new free profiles that gets installed with the update. Have Guitar takes you along the upgrade process and reveals what awaits you after the upgrade…

I hope you like this video – if you do there are plenty more here at Have Guitar! And if you like it – why don’t you subscribe to the channel? It’s a click on that subscribe button but it gives a very good support for the channel!Thanks to all of you who allready subscribe – you’re the best!

M Britts webpage

Kemper official website

Rig Showcase: ReampZones Marshall JCM 800 Lead Series 1987

Have Guitar proudly presents a Rig Showcase for ReampZones Marshall JCM 800 Lead Series 1987 Kemper profile pack. It’s practically a rock and roll machine and in this pack you’ll get 20 studio profiles and 5 direct profiles. This screams classic Marshall amplification but a bunch of boosts such as the Suhr Riot and Klon Centaur has been used in the profiling process (for a full list see the below link to ReampZones website) which provides expanded tonal abilities. The profiles are tested with a Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker) and an ESP Phoenix II.

The Marshall JCM 800 series was introduced in 1981 (even though the Marshall 2203 and 2204 had been in production since 1975) an d lots of metal and rock band used this amplifier in the 80’s. Did you know that the name “JCM 800” comes from Jim Marshalls initials together with the numbers from the number plate on his car?

In this video Have Guitar! will give away previously unpublished profile from ReampZones Fuchs Black Jack 21 MKII Kemper profile pack. Just watch the video and find the give-away-link to get this Kemper profile for free! Many thanks to ReampZone for this generous offer!

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ReampZones Marshall JCM800 profile pack

Marshall Amplification

Kemper official website

Kemper Distortion Stomps

Have Guitar takes a look at the built-in distortion effects / stompboxes in the Kemper Profiling Amp. There are seven of them; distortion, overdrives and fuzz… all trying to emulate the real deal like TS-808, MXR Distortion+, Electro Harmonix Big Muff and the ProCo Rat – to mention some of them. All of these seven distortion effects will be applied to the same profile (Orange TH30 (Modded) from ReampZone) in this video to make it easier to hear how they affect the sound and also to make it easier to hear the difference between these Kemper effects. And what would a rundown like this be worth if we didn’t turn the knobs? I’ve tested them all in four different settings (where possible as some of them doesn’t have a tone control) for maximum diversity.

Some say the distorion effects in the Kemper Profling Amp are sub-par but I really don’t know if I agree on that statement. Now, many profiles comes with gain enough allright and some profiles has been created withreal stompboxes in the chain as boosts but that doesn’t mean you cant activate these built-in effects to tweak and/or color the profile according to your taste… you kan keep the gain up but the volume up to strenghten the tone a bit, color the sound with some more / less treble or low / high pass filters through the tone control. The options are endless and the hunt for the perfect sound never stops!

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Index –
02:45 – Reference tone
03:07 – Short on adding effects
04:11 – Grean Screem (TS-808)
06:11 – Plus DS (MXR Distortion+)
07:52 – One DS (Boss DS-1)
09:59 – Muffin (EH Big Muff)
12:11 – Mouse DS (ProCo Rat)
14:00 – Fuzz DS (Dunlop Fuzz Face)
15:54 – Metal DS (Boss Metal Zone)

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Rig Showcase: ReampZone Peavey JSX

Time for another Kemper Rig Showcase and in this episode Have Guitar! takes a look at the Peavey JSX rig pack from ReampZone. Described by ReampZone as a monster of high gain, tight and fierce – designed for metal heads and that’s right but it doesn’t stop there. This amp head (or rather these profiles) will not stop at metal, it’s fully capable of dirty rock to raw blues and it does it all very well. So far this JSX pack offers 16 direct profiles and 20 studio profiles for your Kemper Profiling Amp with a promise of more profiles coming. So, in this Rig Showcase Have Guitar! will give you a bunch of sound examples, mostly lined recordings, side-by-side comparison of profiles in the same gain level and in-the-mix examples – played with a Fender Stratocaster American Standard (Shawbucker and single-coils) and an ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB / ’59), two sound wise very different guitars to bring you a wider perspective of how these profiles actually sound.

The original amp is a signature model for Joe Satriani, designed to offer lots of sound possibilities, from vintage to modern triple XXX-style. The three channel 120W amp produces sounds from clean to heavy/hard rock, offers high gain and low gain inputs together with a “fat switch” that changes the timbre of the crunch and ultra channels. It also features a built-in noise gate for those screaming high gain sounds.

A big thanks to ReampZone for letting Have Guitar! try out/showcase these profiles – I hope you will like the video as much as I enjoyed this profile pack!

ReampZone Peavey JSX Kemper profiles

Peavey Amplification

Kemper Amps

Guitar Backing Track in A – Heavy rock in 120 BPM

So, here’s the first backing track from Have Guitar! Hope you like it – I find it being very easy to solo free form over this backing track and straight in the key of A unless you wish to complicate things…

Title: 69 over 70
Style & Key: Heavy rock in A
BPM: 120

Recorded with a Fender American Stratocaster and an Ibanez bass. Drums from Addicitive Drums 2.

Profiles used in this backing track:

ReampZone’s JVM410 –

Tonehammer’s Spawn Quickshot

Guidorist’s AsWeTe –