The Gentleman (MESHUGGAH amp) by Live Ready Sound (Kemper profiles demo)

The Gentleman (MESHUGGAH amp) by Live Ready Sound (Kemper profiles demo)
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Here’s a “bonus” Rig Showcase – Live Ready Sounds The Gentleman! Could it be that LRS is the first profiler to do the Fortin Meshuggah Signature amplifier? I think so! And it’s not only expensive (3333.33 USD!) it is also limited to 100 amps made. Ain’t that crazy?!

So I got a hands on tryout of the first release from LRS for this pack and what can I say? Love it. I have no idea how the profiles stands against the original amp as I’m likely to never even be in the same room as one, but the profiles have a great tone – it’s brutal, it’s metal, they djent – and much more! As I’m writing this the pack has not gone on sale yet but it should any day now.

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Equipment used:
Fender Stratocaster American Standard (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s SC)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Ibanez Destroyer 2011 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)
Jim Dunlop ZW45 Zakk Whylde Cry baby Wha
Kemper Profiling Amp

Live Ready Sound

Fortin MESHUGGAH signature amp

Kemper Profiling Amp

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Kemper through the Katana FX Loop – test!

Kemper through the Katana FX Loop – test!
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Might be this video is slightly overdue but now it’s here. As you might know I already did a video where I test running the Kemper through the Boss Katana, using the aucoustic channel on the Katana and hooking up the KPA straight into the front of the amp. And back then I promised to do a similar test but with the Kemper through the Katanas effects loop and this is it!

In this video you will get the following examples for the four different profiles that I tested out:

* Recorded straight into Reaper (Kemper-SPDIF-Soundcard-Reaper)
* Kemper through my studio monitors, Event ASP8
* Kemper through the Katanas FX loop; Cab on and Cab character set to 0.0
* Kemper through the Katanas FX loop; Cab on and Cab character set to -5.0
* Kemper through the Katanas FX loop; Cab off

I was a bit surprised that the last test did not work that well, sounded a bit harsh to me… I’m open for suggestions if I maybe did some mistake there so feel free to lecture me. Otherwise I still feel it sounds good. So the Katana is not a real FRFR speaker and I’m pretty sure one of those will do the jobb even better. But, then we have the price factor! A Katana costs around 1/3 of a FRFR solution and considering that, well I think it performs pretty darn good as an inexpensive solution. Also as I stated in the video, if the Kemper would fail you – the you have a backup right there in the Boss Katana as that works well on its own.

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Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II
BOSS Katana 100W combo
Kemper Profiling Amp

BOSS Katana Amplifiers

Kemper Profiling Amp

Profiles from the below profilers have been used in this video:

ToneJunkie

SGL Profiles

ReampZone

Live Ready Sound

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God of War by Live Ready Sound (Kemper profiles demo)

God of War by Live Ready Sound (KRS Ares 50)
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Time for a closer look at the God of War pack from Live Ready Sound. This is a pack that is based on a KRS Ares 50 amplifier and it brings a long 95 Kemper profiles (8 direct profiles), of course ranging from clear to gain dripping sounds. I’m pretty sure the pack will grow over time and there will surely be at least a couple more updates from Live Ready Sound.

The KRS Ares 50 seems to be a really versatile amp with lots of options through voice switching and much more. If you are interested take a look at the detailed description provided by KRS on their website. The link is of found further down in this description.

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Equipment used in this video:
Gibson Explorer Vampire Blood Moon (Active Gibson GEM pickups)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Live Ready Sound

KRS Ares 50 amplifier

Kemper official website

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Vintage Overdrive by Harley Benton (Thomann) Pedal Test

Vintage Overdrive by Harley Benton (Thomann) Pedal Test
Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar!

Wow, it’s been way too long since I did a Pedal Frenzy (review) here! So this feature is now back AND in a revamped presentation. I do think this format is better, as it’ll show you in real time exactly what I’m doing with the pedals settings… and yeah, it is a long video and you might or might not like that. I however got tired of some pedal videos where you hardly get to hear the pedal so I set this up with two very different guitars and three different “amps” (Kemper profiles!); Fender Bassman, Revv 120 & the mighty PRS Archon. And I’ve also included an index so you can jump around as you please. In the video that is but sure if you wanna jump around whilst watching this video, go ahead!

I’ve had my eyes on the Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive for quite some time now, actually I heard a lot of good talk about it, from other guitarists. Gotta say after I had a go with it, I was pleasantly pleased with its performance. It’s cheap, it’s green and it’s a Tube Screamer clone – also well built for that sake! In my ears this low budget stomp box sounded much better than one might expect and well… I guess you just have to watch the video to hear it for yourself.

Index –
02:24 – 65 Lowman by ToneJunkie, clean with Fender Stratocaster
05:04 – 65 Lowman by ToneJunkie, clean with Gibson Explorer
10:16 – Red General by Warm Chord Music, low gain with Fender Stratocaster
12:43 – Red General by Warm Chord Music, low gain with Gibson Explorer
17:46 – Ruler of Amps by Live Ready Sound, mid gain with Fender Stratocaster
22:18 – Ruler of Amps by Live Ready Sound, mid gain with Gibson Explorer
26:24 – Conclusion and goodbye!

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Equipment used in this video:
Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers +)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Kemper Profiling Amp

HB Vintage Overdrive at Thomann.de

Profiles from the following vendors is used in this video –

ToneJunkie

Warm Chord Music

Live Ready Sound

Kemper official website

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Shock Me by KISS (Guitar Lesson)

Shock Me by KISS (Guitar Lesson)
Let’s Play by Have Guitar!

Here’s a lesson on how to play the song “Shock Me” from KISS’ album Love Gun, released 1977. It’s a great song, not very complicated but since when has that been a prerequisite for good song? 🙂 The song was inspired by an accident that happened on stage 1976, Ace got electrocuted and the rest is Kisstory as they say.

The tuning on the song is a half step down, so when you see me taking an A chord, it’s actually in G sharp and so on. The rhythm parts are like they play on the record whilst the solo is close to but not perfectly like on the album. Like I say in the video, it’s not like Ace always played it live exactly like on the album either. So, if you wanna do it exactly like on the album this could be a good start but you’ll need to polish some details to get it “perfect”.

All guitars recorded with a Kemper Profiling Amp, the profiles comes from Live Ready Sound’s Plexed for Kemper pack, see link further down.

Index –
01:22 – Rhythm part explained with me playing the song
02:56 – Rhythm lesson, Main Riff
03:44 – Rhythm lesson, Verse
04:11 – Rhythm lesson, Bridge
05:44 – Rhythm lesson, Chorus
04:05 – Rhythm lesson, Solo & outro
08:07 – Solo part explained with me playing the solo
10:23 – Solo lesson
15:41 – End words & Goodbye!

So I hope you liked this lesson, if you did please do support Have Guitar by subscribing! To all you who sub – you rock! Thank You!

Equipment used in this video:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Practise the solo, a video with just that part

Live Ready Sound’s Plexed for Kemper

Chords graphic from

Shock Me on the Love Gun Album

Shock Me, live ’77

Kemper official website

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Gibson Explorer Vampire Blood Moon – Review & Test

Gibson Explorer Vampire Blood Moon – Review & Test
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They mostly come out at night… mostly… So the Gibson Explorer Vampire Blood Moon is obviously horror inspired, I guess it’s from all those teenage vampire flings that were so popular some years back. This model came out in 2011 and it was a limited run of 400 Blood Moons. Well, the name and the theme of this Explorer might put you off but the guitar itself is really good, plays well and those active Gibson pickups and sounds good with most styles… clean is no problem, add some gain and it responds well all the way up to brutal metal style sounds.

Allright so the Vampire Blood Moon has some features not so common for a stock Gibson Explorer… like the Gibson GEM active pickups and the Schaller Floyd Rose locking system that stands out. And then, as said, the theme of the guitar. Cough, cough…

So for this review I’ve used a slightly different technique than in my previous review videos. Rather than having me reading out all the specifications of the guitar, I’ve included the spec’s together with closeup clips of the Blood Moon during the sound examples. I really think that creates a better flow in the video and if you wanna read all the spec’s of the guitar take a visit at the link provided further down. Feel free to let me know in the comments if you like this new style!

Also note the sound demos are created playing through a Kemper Profiling Amp, unless otherwise stated it’s lined recordings (Kemper-SPDIF-Focusrite Saffire 6i6-Reaper) but I have included some examples described as “In the room” and that means the sound is recorded by microphones in the room, which pretty much sounds like what I am hearing while recording.

Index:
01:43 – ToneJunkie MatchC30 (Matchless amp), clean sound
02:25 – ReampZone Dumble ODS, mid gain
03:03 – TMS Profiles Marshall 6100, mid gain
03:40 – ReampZone Bogner Uberschall Twin Jet, high gain
04:07 – Live Ready Sound Eddied EL34 (5153), mid gain & volume test
06:12 – Blood Moon vs Explorer Tribute 2019 comparison starts
07:20 – BM Profiles F-man Pack (Friedman BE100), mid gain
07:59 – Mbritt Mini Nightmare (Driftwood), high gain
08:51 – Comparison conclusion
10:42 – ReampZone Diezel Einstein, high gain
11:25 – SinMix SplawnPM, high gain
11:57 – Guidorist Pvy JSX 2.0, high gain/backing track

And there we go! I hope you liked my review of the Gibson Explorer Vampire Blood Moon, if you wanna see more and support me feel free to subscribe to Have Guitar! A Big Fat Thanks to all you supporting me through your sub’s!!

Equipment used in this video:
Gibson Explorer Vampire Blood Moon (Gibson GEM Active Pickups)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)

Gibson Explorer Vampire Blood Moon

Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019

Profiles used, ordered in apperance –

ToneJunkie

ReampZone

TMS Profiles

Live Ready Sound

BM Profiles

Mbritt Profiles

SinMix Profiles

Guidorist

Kemper official website

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BE-2017 Baked Chicken Experiment part III by Live Ready Sound (Kemper profiles demo)

BE-2017 Baked Chicken Experiment part III by Live Ready Sound (Kemper profiles demo)
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Time for the third part of the BE-2017 Baked Chicken Experiment from Live Ready Sound. This video covers update 18 – 27, that contains no less than 125 Kemper profiles! The Baked Chicken Experiment is a profile pack that will develop over time by user feedback – interesting concept right there!

So these profiles recreates the sound of a Friedman BE-100 2017 and if you are looking for a large pack this is it! So far it contains 332 Kemper profiles created with loads of different cabs, speaker, microphones and even tubes! Variation for the win! There are Loads of great tones to be found here, if you ask me…

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Equipment used:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Ibanez DTT700 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)
Jim Dunlop Zakk Wylde Wha
Kemper Profiling Amp

Live Ready Sounds Baked Chicken Experiment

KPA Forums Baked Chicken thread

Friedman amplification

Dunlop Wylde Wha

Kemper Amps

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Gibson 2019 Explorer Tribute – Test & Review

Gibson 2019 Explorer Tribute – Test & Review
Guitar Review by Have Guitar

Heeeeello Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019! Yeah, I know… Gibson isn’t what they used to be and the financial problems and quality issues with some years. Still, old habits die hard and I have been into Gibson way back. So far back it actually started when I was kid – many years before I even got a chance to pickup an electric guitar. For me, they just have a special place in my heart – but that doesn’t mean I can’t be critical when needed.

The original Explorer model has been one of my favourite models for a long time, I have played a few but the only one I actually bought was an Ibanez Destroyer (reissue of the original Destroyer). I had also promised myself not buy any more gear for good while ahead… and then came the Gibson 2019 lineup. Uhm. And Andertons had the Explorer Tribute in stock. Did you hear a breaking sound? Yup, that was my promise to myself that broke.

Well, there you have the some background to why I bought this guitar, unplayed and untested from the UK. The rest of the review and my rants are in the video – of course together with a good bunch of sound demos. Also see the index below for your convinience, if you wanna skip to some specific part of the video review.

Index:
00:38 – What’s in the case
02:54 – Specifications Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019
05:48 – Clean to Low gain sound demos
08:30 – Ramblings about the purchase
10:49 – Mid gain sound demos
13:30 – High gain sound demos
15:52 – Conclusion (yep, it’s long!)

If you think the conclusion is too long (and some people will think just that!) just read the below. Just warning you, this is a very compressed version of it:

Pros:
Cool looking guitar unless you like fancy stuff
Plays great
Sounds great
Quality is good, no dead frets or fret buzz
Great service from Andertons

Cons:
No fancy details if you’re into that
Extremely ugly softcase
No hardcase
Somewhat pricey for a Tribute model

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Equipment used:
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019
Kemper Profiling Amp

Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019

Tektoid (nut material) explained

Gibsons current Explorer models

Gibson Explorer @ Wikipedia

List of Kemper Profiles used in this video:

Live Ready Sound (Butah Zen’d, ReVerend G120 & Juiced Rocker MKIII)

Mattfig (Sheeva EL34)

ReampZone (Freedman BE-100, Diezel Einstein 100 & Sir Badger 18)

SGL Profiles (Shockerverb)

SinMix (Diamond Pack)

ToneJunkie (Spanky Chimey & 65 England)

Top Jimi (Stevens 100)

Kemper Amps

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The ReVerend G 120 Experiment V4 by Live Ready Sound

This a new pack from Live Ready Sound and these Kemper profiles seeks to recreate the sound from a ReVv The Generator MKii 120 watt head. I will release a proper demo from this pack as soon as I can but right now my Kemper is on its way back to Germany, due to the previously mentioned DSP error…

I did try out these profiles quickly before sending it off and well… all I can say they are brutal – in a good way! The pack contains 111 profiles so far and more is coming. Follow the link to Live Ready Sound for some sound examples.

… and I almost forgot; the pack is on sale right now so act before the price goes up!

LRS – ReVerend G 120

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Baked Chicken BE-2017 by Live Ready Sound (Kemper profiles demo) Part II

Baked Chicken BE-2017 by Live Ready Sound
Kemper profiles demo – Part II
Kemper Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

Here is a slightly different episode of Have Guitar’s Kemper Rig Showcase as the BE-2017 Baked Chicken Experiment V22 profile pack by Live Ready Sound is a slightly different pack. First of all it is HUGE! As this video was recorded it contained over 200 profiles and it’s still growing with new updates being sent out! Also it’s an experimental pack that will develop over time with user feedback. So, I decided to do more than video of this pack!

This is the second video of the Baked Chicken (gotta love that name!) and there will be one more. Check out Live Ready Sound’s webpage (link below) for more details, as this profile pack has a ton of different cabs and mic’s used. The amplifier behind this is the famous Friedman BE-100, which is a very capable amp for all kinds of sounds. Very impressive amplifier and so is this profile pack!

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Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Ibanez DTT700 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)
Gibson Les Paul ’76
Electro-Harmonix Soul Food
MXR Zakk Wylde wha wha
Kemper Profiling Amp

Baked Chicken – Live Ready Sound

Friedman Amplification

Kemper official website

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