Golden Plexi by Tone City Audio (Guitar pedal review, test, sound demos)

Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar!

A golden small metal box that brings out the sound from a Marshall Plexi amp, is that possible? With ToneCity Audio’s Golden Plexi it is and that is the subject for this video! It is small, it is cheap and it can make your tones scream like a pig on fire. Well… actually it will sound better than that… I never lit a pig on fire but I do imagine this sounds better…

I must just say this, I kinda ran into a problem when I was trying out the pedal. It sounded fantastic when I used it with a clean tone but as soon as I switched to a profile with some gain it immediately became too much. Too fat, too compressed and just too much in general! I guess I had not done my homework properly on this pedal, seems to be intended to be plugged in to the clean channel of an amplifier.

As I usually use the same guitar for the whole video when it comes to effetc pedals, due to the above fact I used different guitars with different clean profiles instead. You know, trying to create a video with more overview perspective so to speak.

This demo/review is done with a Kemper Profiling Amp, with the stomp box plugged in to the front of the Kemper. The Kemper sounds and reacts very much like a classic (or modern!) tube amp and it takes pedals just a real amp. Just wanna make that clear!

And there we are! I hope you like the video – comments, both positive and negative are welcome – I’m always looking for opinions to make my videos better. Wanna support me? Subscribe to Have Guitar! Likes and sharing the videos are also welcome. A big Thank You goes out to all of you who already subscribe!!!

Equipment used:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Tone City Golden Plexi @ Musik Produktiv

Tone City Golden Plexi @ Andertons

Carl Martin website

Guitar Interactive Magazine review of Carl Martin PlexiTone

Kemper Profling Amp

Profilers in the order that they appear in this video –

ToneJunkie – 63 Trem-Luxe

SGL Profiles – Dirty 40

Live Ready Sound – Ruler of Amps

Gold Lion Studio – Budda Superdrive 80

Deadlight Studios – S.P.A.W.N. Quick Shot

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Thunderball by Mooer – Winner of the Giveaway!

Yep, this is the video where I draw the winner of the bass distortion/fuzz pedal Mooer Thunderball – nothing more, nothing less.

Thanks to all you who participated – and watch the video, there’s some information to possibly cher you up if you didn’t win!

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SLX900 by Mattfig (Kemper profiles demo)

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Another ‘bonus video’ – and it’s a also a brand new pack from Mattfig – the SLX900. This Kemper profile pack recreates the sound from a Marshall JCM900 SL-X and you’ll get 30 studio profiles and 10 direct profiles.

The amp seems to be very much about high gain and as such you will get some fat tones with that classic Marshall sound included. All in all a good pack of beefy sounds that you might not wanna miss out on…

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Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Ibanez DTT700 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)
Tone City Sweet Cream overdrive
Kemper Profiling Amp

SLX900 @ Mattfig webshop

GIVEAWAY – TMS Profiles – JCM8 2203 Combo pack

Tone City Pedals

Kemper Profling Amp

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JCM8 2203 Combo by TMS Profiles & Giveaway (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase & Giveawy by Have Guitar!

Last minute GIVEAWAY!
Just before I published this video, TMS Profiles was so kind as to let me do a five pack giveaway of this pack!! So if you wanna be one of five winners of the full JCM8 2203 Combo pack join in!

Send a mail to admin (at) haveguitar.com (change the (at) to a @), topic should be ‘TMS JCM8’ and you’re in. Yep,that is all you need to do! Winners will be presented in a video here at Have Guitar after the deadline.

DEADLINE for this giveaway: 31:th of August 2019 23:59. Good luck!

Here’s a brand new profile pack from TMS Profiles – the JCM8 2203 Combo! This profile pack recreates the sound from a Marshall JCM800 2203 Combo amplifier from the 80’s. Does it sound like a Marshall? You bet!

This pack brings 80 Merged profiles and 8 Direct profiles, profiled with ten different cabs like Mesa Rectifier V30 4×12 , Marshall 1960B Creamback 4×12 and Zilla Fatboy 2×12 V30 to mentioned some. Some pedals have been included too; Tube Screamer, MXR Badass OD and Boss SD-1.

Those 88 Kemper profiles goes from clean to high gain and guarantees a classic Marshall tone suitable for anything from pop to metal. I’ve also added the Tone City Sweet Cream overdrive pedal to boost or color some of the demos.

And that is it, I hope you like the video & thanks for watching Have Guitar! A subscription is always welcome if you wanna support me… And a direct, honest and warm Thank You to all who already do subscribe!!!

Equipment used:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Tone City Sweet Cream overdrive
Kemper Profiling Amp

TMS JCM8 2203 Comb0 @ TMS Profiles

Tone City Pedals

Kemper Profling Amp

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Sweet Cream by Tone City – overdrive pedal review & sound demos

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Intrigued by the sound a fellow Swedish guitar player got out of the Tone City Sweet Cream, I just had to get me some of these pedals. He was actually using the Tone City Sweet Cream together with the Tone City Golden Plexi, a great pair! (I do think it was Rob Chapman who started pairing them up!) However this video is just the Sweet Cream, I’ll publish another one with bort later on.

The Sweet Cream is an overdrive pedal that will serve you a fluid and creamy sound. It can do that lovely just breaking up tone but it can also generate some bite – but not like an aggressive metal tone. As mentioned above it works fine together with other pedals as well.

The pedal is small and very easy to use with only three controls – gain, volume and touch. The touch control isn’t like your normal tone control, it alter the sound in a little more complex way. As for the volume control, well it feels like it does more than just alter the volume, higher settings seems to add more bite and punch to the sound.

So the pedal has a simple and effective design and comes at a very affordable price. According to various sources it is based on the Mad Professor Honey Overdrive, so you can compare the price difference yourself… I do wish I had one of those so I could have made a side by side test but unfortunately I don’t.

I hope you like this demo, there will be a bunch more Tone City pedal reviews coming up here at Have Guitar! Feel free to subscribe to Have Guitar!, your support is needed! And as always; Thank You to all you who already subscribes – much obliged!!!

Video index:
01:30 – Clean tone, gain 0/10 (ToneJunkie – Empire pack, recreates the sound of a Tone King Imperial)
11:00 – Low gain, gain 2/10 (TMS Profiles – TMS V90 Mesa MK V, recreates the sound of a Mesa Boogie Mark V 90 watthead)
14:07 – Low gain, gain 3/10 (ReampZone – Marshall JMP Super Lead 1976)
18:30 – Light crunch, gain 4/10 (Live Ready Sound – 79 Mini Bender, recreates the sound of a Fender Champ 1979)
20:48 – High gain, gain 7/10 (Deadlight Studios – Ladoka Mr Hacktor MKII, recreates the sound of a Laboga Mr. Hector MK2)
23:40 – End talk/conclusion

Equipment used:
Tone City Sweet Cream overdrive
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Tone City Pedals

Get your Sweet Cream here (Germany)

Get your Sweet Cream here (UK)

Kemper Profling Amp

Profilers in the order they appear in the video:

ToneJunkie

TMS Profiles

ReampZone

Live Ready Sound

Deadlight Studios

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West Coast Killer by Live Ready Sound – Revisited – (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

This is Live Ready Sounds Kemper profile pack West Coast Killer revisited! This profile pack has grown exponentially since I did the first demo of it and it’s certainly worth another video as it now contains 300 profiles for your Kemper!

The West Coast Killer pack aims to recreate the sound from a Fortin Cali, according to the Fortin website “a 3-channel tube amp bringing you sweet lush cleans to crushing gain brutality”. Read more about the original amp over at Fortins website, link included below.

The profile pack, as said, contains 300 profiles created with a bunch of different settings, gain stages, cabs, microphones and bunch of different drives. It’s a crazy display of versatility! I have tried to pick out a varied bunch of profiles to display what this pack has offer and yet there is more once you have this pack available in your profile collection.

I do hope you like this demo, thanks so much for watching. If you wanna support my channel, please subscribe, comment and like! To you who do subscribe – thanks, it is really appreciated!

Equipment used:
Ibanez RGDIM6FM-CLF (Fihsman Fluence Modern)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Tone City Sweet Cream Overdrive
Kemper Profiling Amp

Live Ready Sound – West Coast Killer

Tone City Pedals

Fortin Amps

Ibanez RGDIM6FM spec’s

Kemper Profiling Amp

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

Dirty Surly by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

Just decided to release this video today as it’s the last day of my vacation. Not that I wanna celebrate that but… well, here we go!

Well, I’m pretty sure I call this pack ‘Dirty Shelly’ or something like that in the video but the correct name is of course Dirty Surly! And watta pack it is! I was very impressed by the tone you could squeeze out from this ToneJunkie release – and it sound great with that overdrive, Sweet Cream, and reacts very nice when you push back the volume control of your guitar!

So, this pack aims at recreating the tone from a Friedman Dirty Shirley (see a link provided below), all I can say is I would looooove to do some reviews of the real thing when it comes to Friedman amplifiers. More or less every Kemper profile pack of Friedman’s are very impressive and the real deal would be a dream to play!

The original amp (40 watt) was designed for those looking for a classic rock tone, think Marshall JTM45 but with some extra gain available a’la Friedman. I’d say that is quite clear while playing with these profiles. It’s a profile pack that is up to par with what you can expect from ToneJunkie – bleeping good!

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Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Tone City Sweet Cream Overdrive
Morley Bad Horsie 2
Kemper Profiling Amp

ToneJunkie – Dirty Surly Kemper profile pack

Tone City Pedals

Dirty Shirley @ Friedman amps

Kemper Profiling Amp

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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.

Tone Mister by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

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(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.

Dark Matter by TC Electronics (Distortion pedal test / review)

Dark Matter by TC Electronics (Distortion pedal test / review)
Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar

Here’s another Pedal Frenzy where I take a look at TC Electronics Dark Matter, a distortion pedal for electric guitar. So, I didn’t really know much about this stomp when I ordered it from Thomann. I know the brand TC Electronics, since the mid 80’s but back then my impression was that it was a high-end quite expensive brand. Or was it me being poorer back then? I don’t really know but this pedal is not expensive!

I can say already that I was pleased by the sounds this pedal can pull off, the sound certainly is not cheap. So in this video I test it out with a bunch different Kemper profiles, trying to cover a wide range of amp styles and sounds to see how the Dark Matter affects the sound.

Yeah, it’s an epic video – considering it’s lenght! Is that a bad thing? I don’t know, I just prefer content over 2 minute videos. But… for your pleasure I have put in an index to the video below so you can jump to the part you wanna see.

Index:
02:09 – Live Ready Sound Tweed profile, low gain to crunch (gain 2/10)
06:33 – ReamZone Framus Dragon profile, clean sound with some delay (gain 0/10)
11:59 – BM Profiles Friedman BE 100 profile, quite high gain (gain 6/10)
16:04 – Pete’s Profiles Wizard profile, crunch sound (gain 3/10)
20:09 – ToneJunkie Matchless profile, clean sound (gain 0/10)
25:37 – Conclusion along with some rambling

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Equipment used:
TC Electronics Dark Matter
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Kemper Profiling Amp

TC Electronics Dark Matter

Live Ready Sound Tweed Profiles

ReampZone Framus Dragon

BM Profiles F-man Pack

Pete’s Profiles Wizard

ToneJunkie Match Club

Kemper Profiling Amp

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