High End Fizz – rid it!

High End Fizz – rid it!
A video by Have Guitar

Here’s a little something that I for some reson don’t do too often in my videos – shaping the sound with the equalizer of the Kemper. But I do know a lot people writing about having problems with high gain and “fizz”, a disturbing bi-sound that makes your tones a lot less appealing than it could be. The fizz is often (perhaps even always!) located in the higher frequencies of the EQ-scale and it’s doesn’t really take magic to get rid of it.

So I thought a small video on this topic could be in place and this it. If you wanna skip to a particualr section here’s a (very small) index:

02:39 – Friedman BE100 with a Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019
06:42 – Victory Kraken with a Gibson SG Standard HP 2016

And that’s it! Hope you liked the video and had some use of it… feel free to support my channel with a subscription! To all you who already do so – Thanks!!!

Equipment used:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Friedman BE-100

Victory VX the Kraken

Kemper Profiling Amp

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Sir PT One Hundred by Live Ready Sound (Kemper profiles demo)

Sir PT One Hundred by Live Ready Sound (Kemper profiles demo)
Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

What’s this? A new Rig Showcase of course! Here’s the Sir PT One Hundred by Live Ready Sound – a pack that recreates the sound of a Suhr PT100 amplifier. An amp said to cover both Fender as well as Marshall typ sounds. The pack has, as I write this, already 6 updates out so if you can’t find something that suits your taste here I don’t know where you should look.

The original amp is a signature amp for guitarist Peter Thorn: “The Suhr PT100 Signature Edition features a 100 watt, three-channel tube amplifier head loaded with a custom “Plexi-style” output transformer, four EL-34 power tubes and six 12AX7 preamp tubes, a solid-state series/parallel effects loop, 4-button programmable footswitch.” Quote from Suhr’s information – for more take a look at Suhr’s webpage!

I wanna Thank Live Ready Sound for letting me do this Rig Showcase, had a good time time playing these sweet profiles. As I recorded I saved the profiles with the effects that I added and these has been sent back to LRS, who might add them to the official profile pack.

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Equipment used:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Sir PT One Hundred by Live Ready Sound

Suhr PT100 @ Suhr Amplifiers

Suhr PT100 discussion @ The Gear Page

Peter Thorn webpage

Kemper Profiling Amp

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Sovtek Tube Midget 50H by Gold Lion Studios (Kemper profiles demo)

Sovtek Tube Midget 50H by Gold Lion Studios (Kemper profiles demo)
Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

It’s another Rig Showcase and this one is something I have been looking forward to do: Gold Lion Studios Sovtek Tube Midget 50H Ultimate Pack! Eventhough I have never owned one or even played one I’ve had a thing for the Sovtek amps. Don’t ask me why, but they have always seemed to be very cool in some way. Just the fact that they’re made in Russia makes them kinda unique…

So, if I have understood this correctly this model loosely based on a Marshall JCM800 and that it has a lot more gain than the other Sovtek 50 watter. All picked up from Google so don’t take my word for it. But this is a nice pack with its own character, if you like it get it!

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Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Electro Harmonix Soul Food
Kemper Profiling Amp

Sovtek Tube Midget 50H Ultimate Pack @ Gold Lion Studios

Kemper Profling Amp

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Piwi Perspective by Deadlight Studios (Kemper profiles demo)

Piwi Perspective by Deadlight Studios (Kemper profiles demo)
Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

Here’s a rig showcase for those of you who fancy an amp that’s made for metal – it’s Deadlight Studios (former Tonehammer) PIWI Perspective! Behind that acronym hides Peavey’s Invective 120 – as Peavey themselves puts it “helping players achieve the most revered metal sounds, from woody and clean to the most extreme of high gain tones”.

I’d say you don’t have to play metal to enjoy these sweet tones / profiles but the power is right there if you need it. This pack is in my ears very well profiled by Deadlight Studios, it was a joy to play through it while I did this video! So from my side it’s both thumbs up!! If you want more info on the amp see the links below as well as a link to the profile pack at Deadlight Studios. Go get it now, if you like what you hear!

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Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Ibanez DTT700 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)
Jim Dunlop Zakk Wylde Wha
Kemper Profiling Amp

Piwi Perspective @ Deadlight Studios

Peavey Invective 120 amplifier

Guitar World – Review: Peavey Invective .120 Amp Head and .212 Cabinet

Kemper Profling Amp

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ReVerend G 120 Experiment by Live Ready Sound (Kemper profiles demo)

ReVerend G 120 Experimentby Live Ready Sound (Kemper profiles demo)
Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

Let’s take a look… or rather a listen to Live Ready Sound’s The ReVerend G 120 – a profile pack for your Kemper Profiling Amp that recreates the sound from a Revv Generator 120 MKII!

The Revv Generator 120 is a 120 watts tube amp with 4 channels – clean, crunch and two variable gain channels. You can operate it at 10 or 120 watts, it has MIDI capabilities and each channel has a 3-band EQ. For more details on the actual amp see the link to Revv amps further down this description.

The profile pack from LRS so far contains 141 profiles, created with a bunch of speakers and microphones – it also contains 10 effects presets from Have Guitar, and that is what I based this Rig Showcase on. So you’ll get to hear the profiles as they come and then with my changes applied (and this FX addon is now included in the official pack). In addition the full pack also contains an additional 35 effects presets from Eltzejupp so yeah, you’ll have some fun going through this great pack!

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Equipment used:
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Live Ready Sounds ReVerend G 120 Kemper profile pack

Revv Generator 120

Kemper official website

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Brown Eyed Girl by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

Brown Eyed Girl by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)
Rig Showcase by Have Guitar!

Now wait a second, isn’t that a song by Van Morrison?! Well, yes it is… but it’s also ToneJunkie’s name of this profile pack for your Kemper… that recreates the sound of a Friedman BE-100. And yes, BE stands for Brown Eye.

So, this is not the first time I demo a profile pack created from that amplifier but like I say in the video, take the same amp and two different profilers and it will still differ in sound! The BE-100 is very competent amp, if you wanna read more about it just follow the link provided further down.

This pack definitely has the ToneJunkie tone in it, well balanced and varied profiles. Might be this is a less “heavy take” than some other profile packs of the BE100 and that really proves what I have already stated above… I hope you like this demo, feel free to support me with a subscription! To you subscribers out there, wherever you are – Thanks!

Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson SG Gary Clark Jr Signature (P90ST, P90SM, P90SR)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Suhr Riot Distortion pedal
Kemper Profiling Amp

ToneJunkie’s Brown Eyed Girl

Friedman BE-100 amplifier

Kemper official website

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Satch 410 Pack by Top Jimi Profiles (Kemper profiles demo)

Satch 410 Pack by Top Jimi Profiles (Kemper profiles demo)
Rig Showcase by Have Guitar!

Welcome to another Kemper Rig Showcase! By popular demand I give you a demo of Top Jimi’s Satch 410 Pack – a pack that recreates the sound of a Marshall JVM410HJS! What’s that?! Well, it the Joe Satriani signature head (100 watts)!

I don’t think Satriani needs an introduction but if you don’t know, take a look at his official webpage – link provided below. So obviously this is a collaboration between Satriani and Marshall and here’s a quote from Top Jimi’s webpage: “…the JVM410HJS takes the regular JVM410 to new sonic heights. The channels are each re-voiced to Joe’s specifications. With 3 distinct channels instead of 4, the 4th channel is a copy of channel 3 (overdrive) to allow two different overdrive settings for live use”.

So, that’s it now watch the video! I hope you like it and please do support me by subscribing to Have Guitar… I’m just a guy who loves guitars in general and you support means all! And as always – Thank You, to all of you subscribing already, I bow for you!

Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Ibanez DTT700 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Jim Dunlop Zakk Wylde Cry Baby Wha
MXR ZW-44 Zakk Wylde Overdrive
Kemper Profiling Amp

Top Jimi’s Satch 410 Pack

Marshall webpage

Joe Satriani webpage

Guitar World review JVM410HJS Joe Satriani Head

Kemper official website

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Gibson 2019 Explorer Tribute – Test & Review

Gibson 2019 Explorer Tribute – Test & Review
Guitar Review by Have Guitar

Heeeeello Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019! Yeah, I know… Gibson isn’t what they used to be and the financial problems and quality issues with some years. Still, old habits die hard and I have been into Gibson way back. So far back it actually started when I was kid – many years before I even got a chance to pickup an electric guitar. For me, they just have a special place in my heart – but that doesn’t mean I can’t be critical when needed.

The original Explorer model has been one of my favourite models for a long time, I have played a few but the only one I actually bought was an Ibanez Destroyer (reissue of the original Destroyer). I had also promised myself not buy any more gear for good while ahead… and then came the Gibson 2019 lineup. Uhm. And Andertons had the Explorer Tribute in stock. Did you hear a breaking sound? Yup, that was my promise to myself that broke.

Well, there you have the some background to why I bought this guitar, unplayed and untested from the UK. The rest of the review and my rants are in the video – of course together with a good bunch of sound demos. Also see the index below for your convinience, if you wanna skip to some specific part of the video review.

Index:
00:38 – What’s in the case
02:54 – Specifications Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019
05:48 – Clean to Low gain sound demos
08:30 – Ramblings about the purchase
10:49 – Mid gain sound demos
13:30 – High gain sound demos
15:52 – Conclusion (yep, it’s long!)

If you think the conclusion is too long (and some people will think just that!) just read the below. Just warning you, this is a very compressed version of it:

Pros:
Cool looking guitar unless you like fancy stuff
Plays great
Sounds great
Quality is good, no dead frets or fret buzz
Great service from Andertons

Cons:
No fancy details if you’re into that
Extremely ugly softcase
No hardcase
Somewhat pricey for a Tribute model

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Equipment used:
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019
Kemper Profiling Amp

Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019

Tektoid (nut material) explained

Gibsons current Explorer models

Gibson Explorer @ Wikipedia

List of Kemper Profiles used in this video:

Live Ready Sound (Butah Zen’d, ReVerend G120 & Juiced Rocker MKIII)

Mattfig (Sheeva EL34)

ReampZone (Freedman BE-100, Diezel Einstein 100 & Sir Badger 18)

SGL Profiles (Shockerverb)

SinMix (Diamond Pack)

ToneJunkie (Spanky Chimey & 65 England)

Top Jimi (Stevens 100)

Kemper Amps

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Community Pack by SinMix (Kemper profiles demo)

Community Pack by SinMix (Kemper profiles demo)
Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

Back with a new Rig Showcase, let’s introduce the free community pack by SinMix! So this is the deal, as long as you’ve bought at least one pack from SinMix you can join the SinMix Official Kemper Profiles Group and once joined you can just download this pack from that Facebook group. Link is provided further down.

I know some people don’t wanna join Facebook for various reasons but you could just create an account to get this pack and then never touch FB again. It is up to you…

In this pack you will find 39 Kemper profiles – most of them but not all are high gain stuff, think hard rock to metal and you are spot on! It’s a bunch of different amps and cabs – all good quality profiles and I do think these are not included in any of the commercial packs.

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Equipment used in this video:
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Ibanez DTT700 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)
Kemper Profiling Amp

SinMix website

SinMix Official Kemper Profiles Group

Kemper Profling Amp

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