Rig Showcase: Pete’s Profiles – Wizard

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.

Rig Showcase: ChopTones City Valvie – Essential Pack

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.

Rig showcase: Mbritt’s 5150 pack

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.

Review: Harley Benton TE-70 Black Paisley

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.

Rig showcase: ReampZones Framus Dragon

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.

Rig showcase: ReampZone’s Fuchs Blackjack 21 MKII

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…!).

Kemper OS upgrade: 5.1.0 beta

Just a quick video on how to install the Profiler OS 5.1.0.12774 Public Beta for the Kemper Profiling Amp. Some new content as well with some sound examples! And as I say in the video – be aware this is a beta version. Do read the forums first about any problems other users may have… and good luck!

Profiler OS 5.1.0.12774 Public Beta

Kemper Sound test: Live or Lined? (Part I)

Testing the difference in Kemper sound quality – “live in the room” (captured by microphones in the room) or “lined” (Kemper into the sound card, audio captured in Cubase, no room sound). Now the lined sound is just that, Kemper connected to the line-in on my audio interface, Propellerheads Balance. That interface don’t have any S/PDIF, as I mention in the video and seems to be the way to go acording to many Kemperists. So, this video has that limitation as off now… I will get back to this topic once I have an audio interface with the S/PDIF option. Right now I really I don’t miss out much on using the “live in the room” option.

Rig showcase: ChopTones Brit Mod/Vin 6622

Time for another Kemper rig showcase and in this video you’ll get a taste of the Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 amplifier in the shape of a Kemper profile pack from Choptone’s – Brit Mod/Vin 6622. This profile pack comes with 26 profiles and it sounds great!! The selection of profiles very much captures the capabilities of the original amplfiers – you’ll get clean, crunch and high gain profiles in a very useful mix.

Rig showcase: TopJimis Medium-power Tweed Pack

The Fender Bassman is a really iconic amplifier and I’ve been looking forward to make a KPA rig showcase based on a profiled Bassman. So, in this video you’ll get a showcase from TopJimi’s Medium-power Tweed Pack for the Kemper Profiling Amp. As a “bonus” I’ve thrown in a small comparission of the Boss Fender Bassman ’59 FBM-1, a stompbox that emulates the same amplifier. It’s not a fullblown review/showcase of the pedal but more of a quick-look (or should that be ‘quicklisten?). Anyways, it’s a great profile pack that I’ve really enjoyed playing around with and I hope you’ll like it as well!