Allright, I went up early this morning to get the time for a quick recording and this time it’s a first: Have Guitar Kemper Rig Showcase (originally called rig rundown). First out is the excellent Hughes & Kettner Trilogy rig pack from Reampzone. I hope you’ll like it! Still experimenting with both light and sound to get it as good as I can – this time the sound comes from my Zoom H4n, which certainly captures the sound better than my video cam.
This rig pack from Reampzone contains 8 clean channel profiles, 10 crunch channel, 11 lead channel and 13 ultra channel profiles. In the latter three some profiles are boosted with TS808 stomp. You’ll also get 9 Merged Profiles (Clean, Crunch, Lead and Ultra)! It’s a very nice collection of Kemper profiles and there are also five try-for-free profiles on Reampzone webshop.
Here’s a short video on how to upgrade the Kemper Profiling Amp. It’s really easy but if there’s anyone out there feeling a bit insecure about it… here’s how! (in this video I’m upgrading the Kemper from 3.3.0 to 4.0.6.)
Have Guitar! will take you through the settings for the amplifier section in the Kemper Profiling Amp in this video. These parameters can (and will) make a major difference for the sound you’re getting out from a profile. It’s just one of those things that’s good to know – for me it took awhile before I actually started using them but once you start modifying your sound with this selection, you will realize that it’s a very powerful set of tools at your disposal:
Definition (characteristic fingerprint of the preamp)
Power Sagging (interaction between the guitar signal and the distortion stage) Pick (control the level and sharpness of the pick attack)
Compressor (different from the stomp compressor) Clarity (changes the sound of the distortion in a new and unique way) Tube Shape (controls the distortion characteristics of the tubes) Tube Bias (influences the overtone structure of the distortion) Direct Mix (can open up a parallel path to the amplifier distortion and mix a clean portion of the guitar to the distorted sound)
So, I hope you’ll like the video and as allways – thanks ever so much for watching! And don’t forget – Fret Nut… Have Guitar!
The profile used in this video is Mattfig’s Vishnu pack:
Have Guitar presents a new Kemper profile pack from ReampZone – the Soldano SL-60 Series II! This is a multifaceted pack that’ll give you a bunch of sweet tones ranging from clean to fat gain in 23 Direct and 22 Studio profiles. You will get both unboosted and boosted profiles in this pack and in this Kemper rig showcase you will get to hear a bunch of these recorded both lined and live in the room. Guitars used: Fender Stratocaster and ESP Phoenix II.
This is one excellent pack, I had a great time while testing out these Kemper profiles from ReampZone and I hope you will enjoy the video just as much!
Here’s a rig showcase for you with an amplifier not often seen – the Wizard! The Wizard amps are kind of expensive and I have not seen a Kemper profile pack of this brand before and thus it’s extra fun to present to you this Kemper profile pack from Pete’s Profiles.
I do not know exactly which model this is, by the information from Pete’s Profiles webpage it a “two channel model and also features modifications by Mark Cameron”, so I guess that makes this even more special. There are some really cool profiles in this pack and I truly enjoyed playing around with these rigs. It’s no high gain amp but of course there is gain, but perhaps more like a classic Marshall – very nice character though, if that’s your cup of brandy.
This pack will give you 70 profiles with a gain rating from three to seven and in this video I have tried to present a representative cut of those profiles. The profiles are played with a Fender Stratocaster (equipped with a Shawbucker) and an ESP Phoenix II.
Got the opportunity to try out the City Valvie – Essential Pack from ChopTones and decided to make this a ‘bonus video’ (I normally publish on thursdays, bonus videos comes out on sundays!). This rig pack from Choptones contains 10 studio profiles for the Kemper Profiling Amp and it’s like an overview of their full City Valvie pack (50 studio and 12 direct profiles fore the KPA). The City Valvie – Essential Pack recreates the sound of a THD Picovalve Jet City 333 amplifier – a 5 watt tube amplifier that sounds really nice. I’d say this cut of the bigger pack is really versatile and Choptones has made a good pick of profiles from that bigger pack. The profiles are showcased with a Fender Stratocaster American Standard (equipped with a Shawbucker) in this showcase.
So it’s a another rig showcase video but this is “special bonus” edition of the rig showcase – to celebrate over 150 subscribers to Have Guitar! I thought that could be a nice touch – to give you an extra video as small token of my gratitude…Thanks!
And, this is also a spanking new rig pack from Michael Britt (or M Britt profiles) that came out just a couple of days ago – the 5150 pack. Now that’s a “metal amplifier”, originally a signature model for Eddie van Halen, and it has some really nice profiles, ranging from close to clean up to drippin’ of gain but with that said it’s really flexible enough for most genres. You’ll get sound examples from both my Fender Stratocaster and the ESP Phoenix II.
Time for new review from Have Guitar – in this video it’s a guitar from Thomanns low cost brand, the Harley Benton TE-70 Black Paisley! It’s telecaster style guitar that can be yours for under 150 euros (or 160 US dollars)!! Can a low budget guitar like this have place in your collection?! Watch this review of the Black Paisley to find out…
This tele-model from Harley Benton comes in the style of Brad Paisley’s Fender Telecaster, hardware and pickups from Wilkinson and strings from Daddario (EXL). In the video I’ll give my impressions of it and of course you will get sound examples as well, from clean to raw distortion.
So, you’ve been looking for a fat bottomed gain monster with an aggresive attitude? Well, then the Framus Dragon amplifier could be something for you – or try this Kemper rig pack from ReampZone, which recreates the sound of this metal mayhemic mutilator. And, yes, I think is one of those amps that is kinda aimed for a genre – but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it for other genres.
Back with a fresh Kemper rig showcase and here Have Guitar proudly present s ReampZone’s newest rig pack: the Fuchs Blackjack 21 MKII – sounds so good I got GAS for an amplifier like this! Just sorry I couldn’t find any dealer in Sweden or even Europe who’s got it in stock.
Yeah, this Kemper rig pack sounds that sweet so take a listen to my video, then buy the pack (it will save you a great deal of money…!).