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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Top 5 Metal Profile Packs from ReampZone (Kemper profiles demo)

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Well, this is the first time I do a video like this – I actually went through all the Kemper profile packs from ReampZone that are based on what you could call “metal amplifiers” and picked out my five favourites. And that is what this video is all about!

For each profil pack I have picked out two profiles, that I quickly demonstrate with two very different guitars; my Gibson Les Paul from 1976 – I don’t know what pickups are in this guitar, could be some old Seymour Duncans. And my latest Ibanez RGDIM6FM – equipped with Fishman Fluence Modern active pickups and tuned in D, this is a guitar designed for metal.

Speaking of which – YES, I do have problems playing palm-muted with this Ibanez as there seems to be some noise in the background as I’m doing so. I’m still not sure if it’s my technique lacking or what. Sorrty for that, maybe I just need to practise more. Or dampen the strings more effective as I’ve seen some modern metal players do.

And that is that! I hope you’ll enjoy the video – if you do feel free to support Have Guitar with a subscription! And to you who already do – Thanks!

Equipment used:
Gibson Les Paul Standard 1976
Ibanez RGDIM6FM-CLF (Fishman Fluence Modern)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Links the ReampZone profile packs in this video:

Randall Satan

Diezel Einstein 100

Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier REV F

Marshall JVM410

PRS Mark Tremonti MT15

Kemper website

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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.

Room Service by KISS (Guitar and Bass lesson)

Room Service by KISS (Guitar and Bass lesson)
Guitar & Bass lesson by Have Guitar

A new guitar and bass lesson – Room Service by KISS! This the first song of KISS album Dressed To Kill, a nice high tempo rocker about the life on the road. In this lesson I will show you how to play it all; rhythm guitar, lead guitar and bass!

For the first time I created tabulature for the lessons! I’m pretty sure there might be some minor mistakes as it’s the first time I do this, there’s room for improvement! Anyways, I hope it makes following the lesson a little easier.

As previously stated I will try to do one classic KISS song every month nad I think this is the third month in a row that I manage to keep that promise! What will be up next in August? Not sure yet so feel free to gimme some suggestions!

There we go – I hope you liked the video, thanks for watching Have Guitar! A subscription is always welcome… as if I need to say that? A Big Thanks to all you who do subscribe!!!

There’s an index to this video on Youtube!

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro
Kemper Profiling Amp

Full version of my cover of Room Service

KISS original version of Room Service

ReampZone – Marshall JMP Super Lead 1976

Power Tab Editor

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 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…

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

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.

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.

Randall Satan (120w) by ReampZone (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

It’s been awhile since I featured a profile pack from ReampZone so here’s the Randall Satan (120w) Kemper profile pack! The pack is packed (pun intended!) with fat metal tones but flexible enough for other styles as well. Contains both direct and studio profiles, some boosted with stomps like the Fortin 33 for an extra tight nice boost!

The Randall Satan is the signature amp of Ola Englund, comes in two variants (120 and 50 W). The 120W version comes with 2 channels and of course loaded with features… for more details, check the link to Randall Amplification provided below.

I hope I made this sweet pack from ReampZone justice and that you’ll like this demo. Feel free to support Have Guitar by a subscription! A bag of “thank yous” is handed out to you who subsscribe as always… you make it worthwhile to keep it up!

Equipment used:
Gibson Government Series I Explorer 2013 (Dirty Fingers+)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster 2014 (Shawbucker, Custom 50’s single-coils)
Gibson SG Standard High Performance 2016 (498T/)
Kemper Profiling Amp

ReampZone webpage

Randall Amplifiers

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.

Backing track by Have Guitar (Style: Hard rock/metal)

Backing track by Have Guitar (Style: Hard rock/metal)

Wow, it has been a loooong time since I released a new backing track! So, here’s a new one – Big Thrills, in the style of 80’s metal. At least that is what I think it sounds like, if you have another opinion feel free to leave a comment!

There isn’t really that much to say about this track – it’s in the key of A (BPM: 130) and you can just solo over it with the penta. It’s not that tricky! I decided not to do a commented extra video for this one… just play and have fun! If you wanna use this backing track for your own videos go ahead. I’d appreciate if you leave a comment where you got it from – Have Guitar!

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Equipment used in this video:
Schecter Custom E-1 Special Edition VSB (Schecter USA Sunset Strip/Schecter USA Pasadena)
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)
XLN Audio Addictive Drums II
Kemper Profiling Amp

All guitars recorded with profiles from Live Ready Sounds Sir PT One Hundred Kemper profile pack

(Specific profiles used: LRS PT100 C2 V30 03 and LRS PT100 C3 MAV 01)

Bass recorded with ReampZones Darkglass B7K Ultra Kemper profiles

(Specific profile used: RZ UltraB7K D04)

XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2

Kemper Profling Amp

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New Reverbs for the Kemper Profiling Amp (5.7.0.14092 Public Beta)

New Reverbs for the Kemper Profiling Amp (Kemper profiles demo)
Showcase by Have Guitar

Finally here – the new reverbs for the Kemper Profiling Amps! What kinda Kemperist would I be if I didn’t make a video of this?! So the old Reverbs goes into a new cathegory called Legacy Reverbs while we in return get some new one: Echo Reverb, Natural Reverb, Easy Reverb, Spring Reverb and Cirrus Reverb. All of them with their own characteristics. There is also one more called “Space” – according to the updated manual: “The Space effect is identical to the global version of Space in the Output Section. It produces the natural reflections of a small, neutral-sounding room.” Just didn’t make much of a difference to the sound in my ears so I decided to leave that out.

All in all this is great addon to the KPA – to get to keep the old Reverb possibilities and get a bunch of new one for free! Thank you, Kemper! So if you wanna hear anything specific – check out the index below. Appologies for the somewhat fuzzy close-ups of the KPA display – I will experiment some with the new action cam to see if I can improve on that. It takes baby steps to get better…

Index:
01:46 – Spring Reverb
03:44 – Natural Reverb
05:18 – Easy Reverb
07:09 – Echo Reverb
08:15 – Cirrus Reverb
10:14 – Conclusional ramblings

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Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Killer Cleans Pack by ReampZone

How to install the new Kemper Reverb and Presets!!! – Tone Junkie TV

(Highly recommended if you wanna see in detail how to access the Reverbs – without an USB stick!!)

Kemper Profling Amp

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Killer Cleans Pack REV 1 by ReampZone (Kemper profiles demo)

Killer Cleans Pack REV 1 by ReampZone (Kemper profiles demo)
Rig Showcase by Have Guitar!

Wam bam – a new video just like that! Consider it a bonus, hey… we’re getting closer to christmas, right? So, it’s a new pack from Reampzone – the Killer Cleans pack, first revision! (Yes, there will be a second as well!) Each of these profiles has been tweaked for even better sound and included are both EQ and new effects, kinda modernized as the Kemper FX has been updated over the years.

In this first revision there’s 16 different amps used and they are: Blackstar Series S100, Bogner Alchemist, Bogner Uberschall, Diamond SpecOps, Diezel Einstein 100, Diezel VH4, Dumble ODS 50 HRM, El Diablo 60, Engl Savage 120, EVH 5150 MKIII 100, Framus Dragon, Friedman BE 100 Deluxe, Fryette Sig X, Fuchs Blackjack 21, HH-V-S Musician & Hiwatt HiGain 100.

This pack certainly is something for you who are looking for a sweet collection of perfectly clean tones. All comes with some effects – of course tweakable with the Kemper to your own liking! And thanks for watching Have Guitar! I hope you liked the video – feel free to support me with a subscription! And as allways… a really BIG thanks to all you who subscribe already!!!

Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson SG Gary Clark Jr Signature (P90ST, P90SM, P90SR)
Kemper Profiling Amp

ReampZone website

Kemper official website

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Kemper through the Katana FX Loop – test!

Kemper through the Katana FX Loop – test!
…by Have Guitar

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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