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

Sound Demo/Test by Have Guitar

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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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.

Gibson Government Series I Explorer – Test / Review

Guitar review by Have Guitar

So… back with Gibson Government Series I and this time it’s of course the Explorer! Again, a fat Thank You to Klas – without him these nice guitars would never had passed through my hands! The Government Series is a limited run that seems to have gone unnoticed even by some guitar connoisseurs that I know, so story in short; the US government siezed some materials from Gibson but the company later got back that and well, they built the Government Series I & II with that wood. Cool story!

So, the specifications of the Explorer is in the video, I think I actually found more on the Explorer than I did on the SG. I believe that while Gibson built 300 SG’s they only built 100 of the Explorers… and that is that. Now watch the video instead, index can be found below. Thanks for watching Have Guitar and I hope you’ll like this video. A big thunderous Thanks goes out to all of you who support me by subscribing!

Equipment used:
Gibson Government Series I Explorer (Dirty Fingers+)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Laney Black Country Customs Tony Iommi boost
Kemper Profiling Amp

Index:
(A note on the gain rating below; in the Kemper Profiling Amp each profile has a gain rating going from 0 to 10. So, clean to low gain/crunch = 0 – 3, crunch/some gain = 4 – 6 and high gain = 7 – 10.)

01:04 – Clean to Low gain
(ReampZone – Killer Cleans, ToneJunkie – Peaty 100, Live Ready Sound – Clean Cut 70’s, Mbritt – 3P CSR, Live Ready Sound – The Butcher, Gold Lion Studio – Sovtek Tube Midget 50H)
05:54 – Talk: Head, neck etc…
08:12 – Crunch/Some gain
(SinMix – SplanPM, Pete’s Profiles – Fuchs ODS XLS, ToneJunkie – JM Overdrive 100, ReampZone – Marshall JMP SL 1976)
10:29 – Talk: Body etc…
13:20 – High Gain
(Borg Factory – Cam Modded Collection, TMS Profiles – RKR30, CiliLab – Hameron CV 100, ReampZone – EVH5150 MK III 100 6L6, SinMix – Fireman Pack)
16:06 – End talk – conclusion

Gibson website

Borg Factory

CiliLab

Gold Lion Studio

Live Ready Sound

Michael Britt

Pete’s Profiles

ReampZone

SinMix

TMS Profiles

ToneJunkie

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And don’t forget – Fret Nut… Have Guitar! Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100 and edited in Davinci Resolve 15.

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.

And that’s it! Hope you liked the video – comments and likes are welcome but of course a subscription beats them both! And a Very Big Thank You to y’all who subscribes!!

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

Contact:
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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.

Cam Modded Collection by Borg Factory (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

Here’s a demo from another Kemper profile pack from Borg Factory – the Cam Modded Collection! This is a high gain pack with profiles taken from a couple of amplifiers that have been modded by a certain very well known amp modder. The amp’s are a Marshall 1976 JMP 100W that has the Ocean Mod, the other one is a Sovtek MIG-50 with the HG Jose mod. All studio profiles!

So, as said this is a pack of high gain stuff – well profiled from the original amps. Don’t take my word for it, listen to the demo and judge for yourself. Might add that while I am writing this the pack is on sale so if you like what you hear, go get it! The profilers are worth the support!

Thanks for watching Have Guitar, hope you liked this demo! A forever ongoing Thank You goes out to all of you who subscribe – your support is what makes it worth to continue making videos!

Equipment used:
Gibson Government Series I SG (Dirty Fingers+)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker, Custom 50’s single-coils)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Borg Factory webpage

Kemper Profiling Amp

Contact:
admin *AT* haveguitar.com
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Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100, Sony XLR-K2M, Rode NT-2a, edited in Reaper DAW and Davinci Resolve.

ToneCrate May 2019 – Jack Daniels & Scott Carstairs (Kemper profiles demo)

ToneCrate May 2019 – Jack Daniels & Scott Carstairs (Kemper profiles demo)
Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

Well, this time I am not that late with the months pack from ToneCrate – so here’s the pack of May 2019! This time around there are two featured guitarists – Jack Daniels from War of Ages and Scott Carstairs from Fallujah. I am not that familiar with the bands but the pack contains more Kemper profiles and they are all good so thanks to ToneCrate and these guys for bringing this out to us!

The pack contains everything from clean to full out metal style profiles, quite well balanced I should say. I have tried to show that in this video and well, hope I succeeded in that. ToneCrate offers their packs as a subscription service but you can buy the packs one off at their website as well. Links to both ToneCrate and the guitarists bands are provided below, do check them out!

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Equipment used:
Gibson Government Series I Explorer (Dirty Fingers+)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Schecter Custom E-1 Special Edition VSB (Schecter USA Sunset Strip/Schecter USA Pasadena)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Kemper Profiling Amp

ToneCrate website

Jack Daniels – War of Ages

Scott Carstairs – Fallujah

Kemper Profiling Amp

Contact:
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And don’t forget – Fret Nut… Have Guitar! Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100 and edited in Davinci Resolve 15.

ToneCrate April 2019 Dean Lamp (Kemper profiles demo)

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So as I say in the video – I’m really late with this one! This is ToneCrate’s April 2019 pack, and the May pack is already out! Crazy, so this’ll have to the second “Valpurgis bonus video”!!

ToneCrate is a subscription service where you will get a new pack of Kemper profiles each month, so far there has been a featured artist each month and for April 2019 it’s Dean Lamb from Archspire. You don’t have to subscribe as there’s an option to buy individual packs too.

And there we go – hope you’ll like this demo video! A very Big Thank You to all you who subscribe to Have Guitar, that support is fantastic!

Equipment used:
Gibson Government Series I Explorer (Dirty Fingers+)
Ibanez DTT700 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)
Kemper Profiling Amp

ToneCrate website

Archspire (Dean Lamb)

Kemper Profiling Amp

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Randall Satan (120w) by ReampZone (Kemper profiles demo)

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It’s been awhile since I featured a profile pack from ReampZone so here’s the Randall Satan (120w) Kemper profile pack! The pack is packed (pun intended!) with fat metal tones but flexible enough for other styles as well. Contains both direct and studio profiles, some boosted with stomps like the Fortin 33 for an extra tight nice boost!

The Randall Satan is the signature amp of Ola Englund, comes in two variants (120 and 50 W). The 120W version comes with 2 channels and of course loaded with features… for more details, check the link to Randall Amplification provided below.

I hope I made this sweet pack from ReampZone justice and that you’ll like this demo. Feel free to support Have Guitar by a subscription! A bag of “thank yous” is handed out to you who subsscribe as always… you make it worthwhile to keep it up!

Equipment used:
Gibson Government Series I Explorer 2013 (Dirty Fingers+)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster 2014 (Shawbucker, Custom 50’s single-coils)
Gibson SG Standard High Performance 2016 (498T/)
Kemper Profiling Amp

ReampZone webpage

Randall Amplifiers

Kemper Profiling Amp

Contact:
admin *AT* haveguitar.com
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Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100, Sony XLR-K2M, Rode NT-2a, edited in Reaper DAW and Davinci Resolve.