Grindmachine by Audio Assault (Review / Sound demo)

A closer look at the VST amp sim Grindmachine from Audio Assault! I stumbled across an ad on Facebook where I saw this for sale – only 3.99 USD. That’s worth a try, I thought to myself and how right was I!

Grindmachine comes with 15 different amps and 22 different cabs, it’s available for both Windows and Mac (in both 32 and 64 bits versions!). I’d say if you are looking for soft nice sounds… just forget about it. This is fist-to-your-face-hard metal high-gain stuff! And it sounds good!!

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Video index:
00:33 – Interface
02:47 – Control demo
11:19 – Djent box
13:28 – Cabs demo
15:39 – Sound demos with singlecoils

Equipment used:
Gibson Explorer Tribute/B2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
MJT VFF Telecaster (Nocaster/Twisted Tele)
Reaper

Grindmachine @ Audio Assault

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Cameroon CCV by Mattfig (Kemper profiles demo)

Another Kemper profile pack tested – this I’m having a look at Cameroon CVV from Mattfig! Doesn’t really say on Mattfig’s website but without taking too much risk I’d say this a Cameron CVV amplifier being profiled…

Tried to make a good selection for an overview of this pack from Mattfig, it’s very much Plexi-tonality we’re talking about here… And it sound good to me!

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Equipment used:
Gibson Explorer Tribute/B2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Cameroon CCV @ Mattfig’s

Kemper Profiling Amp

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PV Block Mod+ by Live Ready Sound (Kemper profiles demo)

Time to demo another fine Kemper profile pack from Live Ready Sound – PV Block Mod+. These profiles recreates the sound of a Peavey 6505+, modded to 5150 Block letter specs with some additional options including a variable negative feedback mod and the ability to run both 6L6 and EL34 power tubes.

So far this pack is all about gain with all of its 93 studio profiles but knowing Live Ready Sound I’m pretty this will expand in coming updates, free of charge if you buy the pack! I had great fun trying out this pack and I hope that shines through in the video.

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Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Gibson Explorer Tribute/B2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Ibanez RGDIM6FM-CLF (Fishman Fluence Modern)
Kemper Profiling Amp

PV Block Mod+ @ Live Ready Sound

Peavey 6505+ amplifier

Peavey 5150 amplifier @ Wikipedia

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Dummble Pack by Top Jimi (Kemper profiles demo)

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Here’s a demo of the Dummble Pack from Top Jimi – it’s a great pack of tones here according to my opinion and taste! It’s a big pack with over 100 profiles and it’s not very expensive.

So, Dummble you say? Seems there’s a lot of various Dumble sounds floating around. And I guess that isn’t surprising considering a used Dumble amp can cost way over 100 000 USD!! So these profiles comes from a Ceriatone Overtone Special (100 watts), and that should be a ‘clone’ of an original Dumble amp (and a lot cheaper by that!).

Clone may sound a bit degrading, I don’t really care because it sounds great! Rich tones, great gain sound and various styles of sound is what this pack from Top Jimi will get ya and I hope my demo shows that. Me? I really digg this pack, it is a keeper for sure!!

This profile pack contains both studio as well as merged profiles, profiled with three different speakers; 12″ Celestion Vintage 30, 1970 12″ Celestion 25W Greenback and 1967 12″ Celestion 20W Greenback.

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Equipment used:
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Gibson Explorer Tribute B-2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Fulltone OCD
Kemper Profiling Amp

Dummble Pack @ Top Jimi

Dumble Amplifiers @ Wikipedia

Ceriatone Amplifiers

Kemper Profling Amp

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West Avalon by Mattfig (Kemper profiles demo)

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Time for Have Guitar Rig Showcase #2:20 and here’s a rare beast profiled; West Laboratories Amplifiers Avalon by Mattfig! This pack packs some serious vintage raw power and brings 131 profiles (both studio and direct).

So what about the amp behind this sound? Well, it’s West Amps and it’s kinda hard finding much information about them. These amps were built by David West and made their clame to fame by being used by Grand Funk Railroad (on their first four albums).

West stopped making these amps full-time at the end of the 70’s and by the end of the 80’s he closed business to go on other ventures. Or did he? I have found other sources that states he left the business already in 1972 and that reissues of the classic West amps were launched around 2013. I don’t know which of the above is true, the information is scarce…

Anyways, this pack recreates the sound from a West Avalon amp, 50 watts and I would say it covers all lot of ground… nice warm cleans up to quite heavy (pedal boosted) tones.

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Equipment used:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Gibson Explorer Tribute B-2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Tone City Dry Martini
Kemper Profiling Amp

West Avalon @ Mattfig

Kemper Profling Amp

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Gibson Dirty Fingers pickups X 3 (different guitar models – same pickups)

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OK, so I mainly did this video because I could… it’s not every day that I have three different guitars with the same pickup configuration in the studio! So there’s my Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 and then Klas Gibson SG and Explorer Government Series I – all equipped with Gibson Dirty Fingers humbuckers. Is there a difference? Watch this video to make your own decision!

Some info about the Government Series I:
“Using the woods returned from the 2 highly questionable raids the US Government did on their factory in Nashville, Gibson has decided to release the new Government series of guitars. Limited in number, these guitars feature a “Government Grey” finish, classic Dirty Fingers model pickups and come in new olive green hardshell cases. 300 Les Pauls, 175 SGs, 100 Explorers and 100 Flying Vs are all that are being built.”

I have reviewed both the Gibson Explorer and SG Government Series I in separate video’s – check out the link below if you’re interested in that. And whilst pushing my own videos I have of course reviewed my own Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 as well, link also included.

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Equipment used:
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Gibson Explorer Government Series I (Dirty Fingers)
Gibson SG Government Series I (Dirty Fingers)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Kemper Profiling Amp

Gibson Dirty Fingers Pickups

Have Guitar review – Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019

Have Guitar review – Gibson Explorer Government Series I

Have Guitar review – Gibson SG Government Series I

ToneJunkie – Tweed Twin Lo

Live Ready Sound – The Reverend G 120

ReampZone – Randall Satan (120W) Kemper profiles

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Guitar signal line (unless other noted) is Kemper – SPDIF – Focusrite Saffire 6i6 2nd gen – USB -Computer/Reaper.

Distortion Effects in the Kemper Profiling Amp (Part 2)

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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…

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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.

Distortion Stomps Kemper Profiling Amp

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In this video we’ll dive into the Red Zone of the Kemper’s effects; the distortion stomps. There are seven different stomps to choose from, all based on some classic stomps that I guess most guitarists are aware of… These effects brings out a variety of distortion effects that you can apply to any given profile to spice up your tone.

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 will go through the first five drive effects (Green Scream, Plus DS, One DS, Muffin and the Mouse) – part 2 will contain the remaining two (Fuzz DS and Metal DS) plus some stacking examples. The shaper and boost effects will be covered in a part 3 video of this series.

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:

01:06 – Profile used; Reampzone Marshall JMP Super Lead 1976

01:36 – Explaining the Kemper effect slots

02:26 – Green Scream (Tube Screamer)
07:29 – Plus DS (MXR Distortion)
10:21 – One DS (Boss DS-1)
15:23 – Muffin (Big Muff)
19:34 – Mouse (RAT)
25:12 – Round-up!

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

Kemper Profiling Amp

Reampzone Marshall JMP Super Lead 1976:

https://reampzone.com/downloads/marshall-jmp-super-lead-1976-kemper-profiles

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)

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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.

Rumble Drive Overdrive Pedal by Mooer (Pedal sound demo & review)

Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar

I’ve been aware and curious about the Mooer pedals since I tried their mini-wha, The Whater, a couple of years back (it was good!). All I know really is that it is a Chinese company – for me that doesn’t mean it has to be crap. Anyways, so I had a couple of giftcards at the local music store and I came back with 4 Mooer pedals, three of them I got at reduced price.

This video is about the Mooer Rumble Drive Overdrive pedal. Seems most of Mooer’s pedals are based on other wellknown pedals and I did find a webpage that lists them all (the link provided further down). The Rumble Drive is no exception – it’s based on the Hermida/Lovepedal Zendrive. I’ve never tried the Zendrive but I have read some good stuff about it.

And I can tell you; this little green metal box contains some magic tones! I was honestly impressed by the possibilities and the sounds that this pedal brings to the table. It just would not sound bad – especially when you keep volume control up. This one IS a keeper, no doubts about that – just listen to my demo/review of it and judge for yourself!

Index:
01:43 – Live Ready Sound – Ruler of Amps (gain 5/10)
06:25 – ToneJunkie – Super Dark Magic (gain 1/10)
15:52 – Borg Factory Profiles – Bog Uber Collection (gain 3/10)
21:03 – ReampZone – Diezel Einstein 100 (gain 8/10)
24:43 – End words / conclusion

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Equipment used:
Mooer Rumble Drive Overdrive pedal
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Mooer Audio

Kemper Profiling Amp

Live Ready Sound – Ruler of Amps

ToneJunkie – Super Dark Magik

Borg Factory Profiles

ReampZone – Diezel Einstein 100

Clone Pedal Index – Mooer

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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.

Budda Superdrive 80 by Gold Lion Studio (Kemper profiles demo)

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Here’s another Rig Showcase and in this video I’ll take a closer look at Gold Lion Studio’s Budda Superdrive 80! It’s a fine pack of Kemper profiles, the tone and the sustain of these profiles just rocks! So this video will go out on a non-scheduled time (that is not a Thursday) dur to the fact below – please read it!

This pack contains both direct and merged profiles, the total number is 58 – and the pack IS on sale right now! If you like what you hear please do support GLS by buying this pack! Right now Maxime Lajoie, the man behind Gold Lion Studio, got some bad news that his mother has been diagnosed with a terminal illness… any money he gets in will go directly to enable him to take a break and spend his limited time with his mother. ToneJunkie has already contributed by giving a days sale to Maxime and I will persoanlly buy a couple of packs to support him. Be a fellow human and do the same.

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Equipment used:
Gibson Government Series I Explorer 2013 (Dirty Fingers+)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Electro Harmonix Soul Food
Kemper Profiling Amp

Gold Lion Studio webpage

Budda Superdrive @ Budda Amps

Superdrive discussion @ The Gear Page

EHX Soul Food dist/fuzz/overdrive

Kemper Profiling Amp

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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.