Distortion Effects in the Kemper Profiling Amp (Part 2)

Demo by Have Guitar

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.

Fuchs ODS SLX by Pete’s Profiles (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

A new Rig Showcase and this time it’s time for Pete’s Profiles Fuchs ODS SLX! This is a fairly big pack with 60 Kemper profiles that recreates the sound from a Fuchs ODS SLX Concert 75. About the amp itself I don’t know much but the profiles sure sound good. The range from crisp breaking up to almost fat fuzz style tones. No lack of variation here!

Seems to me the Fuchs amps are considered ’boutique’ – which most likely means they are handmade and quite expensive. So what, isn’t the perfect tone worth it? Yes, it is. Anyways, this pack give you an opportunity to try out an amp that you not even see at your local music store and that is a great thing. Well, you know, might not be the real deal but as close as it currently gets.

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Equipment used:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Gibson SG Gary Clark Jr Signature (P90ST, P90SM, P90SR)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Pete’s Profiles Fuchs ODS SLX

TC Electronics Dark Matter

Fuchs webpage

Have Guitar review/test of TCE Dark Matter

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.

Distortion Stomps Kemper Profiling Amp

Demo by Have Guitar

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!

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 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.

I Want You by KISS (Guitar & Bass Lesson)

Let’s Play! by Have Guitar

Got the steam up! Here’s another guitar and bass lesson for you who like classic hard rock – I Want You by KISS, from the album Rock and Roll Over. As I say in the video, this song is for me when Paul Stanley was at his peak of songwriting – it’s a simple riff based song but put together in a very appealing package. Personally I must I admire the ability to make so much out of so little – that’s bordeline genius in this context.

So I have split up this lesson as I usually do, into smaller parts… for the first time I’ll toss in parts of my recording of the song as a reference before the actual lessons. Hopefully it’ll make it easier and especially if you are not that familiar with the song (but you should listen to the original first!).

Below you’ll find an index to the video if you wanna skip to a specific part. Thanks for watching Have Guitar, if you like it feel free to support me with a subscription to the channel. Free for you but gives me the support I need… A very Big Thank You goes out to all of you who already do so!

Index:
01:17 – Intro of the song
02:27 – “Hard part” starts – Chorus, Verse & Bridge
07:09 – Leads (example)
07:40 – Rhythm guitars during the leads
10:18 – Paul Stanley lead guitar
12:04 – Ace Frehley lead guitar
13:49 – Bass lesson
16:29 – My version of I Want You, full version
19:27 – Conclusion…

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II
Gibson Les Paul Standard 1976
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro
Kemper Profiling Amp

Kemper Profiling Amp

Live Ready Sound – Plexed for Kemper

KISS Rock and Roll Over @ Wikipedia

I want you (studio version @ YouTube)

I want you (live @ YouTube)

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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.

Tone Mister by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

(Bonus video as I got over 700K views today! It’s a small step for man but a giant leap for … Havguitarkind. Erhm… well. Thank You!)

It’s time for a video with one of ToneJunkies latests profile packs – Tone Mister! Recreating the sound from a Fender Tone Master, an amp that was unknown to me before doing this video. This amplifier model came out in the mid 90’s and opinions about it seems to vary quite a bit… possibly due to the builds being a bit inconsistent. Hearsay, from the Internet so don’t take my word for it!

However it is, these profiles sure sounds fine to me. Over 40 studio profiles for your Kemper, both channels from the amp is included as is a couple of different cabs. The pack has good variation in tones and goes quite high up when it comes to gain. I’ve also used the Mooer Rumble Drive pedal to add some extra overdrive to some of the sound demos, it can get pretty heavy with that stomp!

I hope you’ll like the video – feel free to support Have Guitar with a subscription if you do! Much obliged for sub’s, your support is rockin’!

Equipment used:
Gibson Gary Clark Jr Signature SG
ESP Phoenix II
Mooer Rumble Drive Overdrive
Kemper Profiling Amp

Kemper Profiling Amp

ToneJunkie Tone Mister profile pack

Fender Tone-Master owners manual

Fender Tonemaster discussion on The Gear Page

Mooer Audio

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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.

Alnico Gold Kemper Cab Pack by ToneJunkie (Kemper profile cabs demo)

Cab Showcase by Have Guitar

It’s been forever since I did a cab testing video but now when ToneJunkie has released no less than three packs of cabs for the Kemper Profiling Amp it’s time to go! This is the ‘Gold Alnico’ Kemper cab pack and it contains 10 close mic’d captures of a 2×12 Alnico Gold. Of course they will go nicely with ToneJunkies own profiles but most likely with others as well!

The microphones that has been used to create these cab’s are as follow: Shure SM57, Sennheiser e906, Shure SM7B, Cascade Fathead 2 & Royer 121. The reader who pays attention will now burst out with a “That’s not ten different microphones!!”. No, that is correct. Some of the cabs has been created using combinations of the above mentioned microphones.

And there we are! Hope you’ll like the video – y’all know what to do. Subscribe, like and comment; in that order. Thanks in advance. Together we will take over the universe and force guitarism to be the ruling ism! A round of applause to You who subscribe to Have Guitar, Thanks – Danke – Spassiba and Gracias to you all!

Index:
01:37 – Some kind of explanation on how to import the cab file to your Kemper.
03:12 – ToneJunkie Peaty 100 – Petey 100 D CB 1 1, gain 2/10.
05:20 – Profile from an Orange Thunder 30, gain 5/10.
07:35 – Sucker Free Gear – Cameron CCV 800 mid2, gain 8/10.
09:49 – Conclusion aka diary of a madman

Equipment used:
Gibson Les Paul Standard 1976
Kemper Profiling Amp

Kemper Profiling Amp

ToneJunkie – Gold Alnico Kemper Cab Pack

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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.

Black Box MKII by Riot (power supply test / review)

Test / Review by Have Guitar

Need a power supply for your pedals? Short on money? Then the Riot Black Box MKII might be something for you. I got tired of my bulky adaptors that takes up more than one space in the power strip so I went to the local music store to see what they could offer. I had planned to spend some more money but then I got greedy and thought I could try this one out.

Seems like this model is quite new and there is not much info to get about it. Heard a rumour that it might be Harley-Benton who’s making these but that is nothing but a rumour so far. It is made in china and the build of the unit seems more than descent for the price. Metal casing and 10 outs for less than 60 Euros? Great. Have a look at the video for my ‘verdict’.

I certainly hope you will like this video and please do support Have Guitar with your subscription if you do. Just wanna scream Thank You to all you who do subscribe, appreciate it!

Equipment used:
Riot Black Box MKII
Tone City Golden Plexi
Tone CIty Sweet Cream
Laney Black Country Customs TI Boost
TC Electronics Forcefield
EBS DynaVerb Guitar Edition
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Live Ready Sound Reverend G-120 profile pack

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.

Tone City pedals unboxing: Golden Plexi, Sweet Cream, Mandragora & Dry Martini

Unboxing by Have Guitar

Here is another pedal unboxing video and time it’s about another batch of Chinese mini pedals, Tone City Golden Plexi, Sweet Cream, Mandragora and Dry Martini. Yeah so I was very impressed by the small Mooer pedals I got and well, I have heard a lot of good things about the Tone City pedals… why not get a bunch of these as well? Said and done and now I have a load of pedals to review!

And that is it. I did toss in some quick sound demos of these pedals as well, just to make the video a little more watchable. Unfortunately you will have to wait awhile for the full-size demo videos even though I’m gonna start recording them as soon as I can.

Hope you’ll like this video – please click the subscribe buton to gimme some support… A very big Thank You to you who already subscribes!!!

Equipment used:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster
Tone City Golden Plexi
Tone City Sweet Cream
Tone City Mandragora
Tone City Dry Martini
Kemper Profiling Amp

Tone City webpage

Have Guitar Mooer Rumble Drive review

Kemper Profiling Amp

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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

And there we are, hope you liked this video! Your subscription is welcome to support Have Guitar and a Fat Big Thanks to all you already sub’ing!!

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.

June 2019 Kemper profiles by ToneCrate & Rob Alvarez (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

How about this… each month for a small fee, you get a pack of profiles for your Kemper delivered in your email. Like christmas every month and screw you Santa! Well, that is a possibility if you sign up for ToneCrate. This months pack has been developed together with the guitarist Rob Alvarez from Upon A Burning Body. Ain’t that awesome!

So this pack is mainly moving in the upper gain regions save one profile. I like that. You might not but gain… is what the people need. It brings happiness and prosperity to the people. So lets up the gain. and unite as one nation under the flag of distortion!

Alright, I hope you like this video… likes, comments and subscriptions will be much appreciated. I take a bow and shout out a THANKS to you who are so sweet as to sub to Have Guitar. What would the channel be without you?

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Ibanez RGDIM6FM (Fishman Fluence Modern)
Kemper Profiling Amp

ToneCrate webpage

Upon a Burning Body @ Wikipedia

Upon a Burning Body @ Spotify

Upon a Burning Body @ Youtube

Kemper Profiling Amp

ESP Guitars

Ibanez guitars

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