Flux-Drive by Mesa Boogie (Pedal review / test / demo)

Review by Have Guitar!

The Mesa Flux-Drive is the overdrive pedal for those who want more of all the best things from an overdrive, according to Mesa themselves. Is that so? The Cambridge dictionary states that the word “flux” means “continous change”. Well, that makes no sence what so ever…

As an overdrive the Flux-Drive surely makes the job you’d expect from an overdrive, it really helps shaping what you already got soundwise rather than recreating the tone. The bass and treble controls gives you additional control over the sound, which is always welcome. These EQ controls are just set enough according to me, they will change the sound but not drastically so.

Also I must add that some of the sound demos in the video actually sounds better now, when listening to the video than what I felt about them whilst playing. The Flux-Drive was nice pedal to try out but for me personally – it is not a pedal that I will buy in the future (the pedal in the video was borrowed).

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Video index:

00:55 – Base sounds for controls demo (Fuchs Blackjack 21 MKII)
01:49 – Flux-Drive Level control
02:55 – Flux-Drive Gain control
04:14 – Flux-Drive Bass control
05:12 – Flux-Drive Treble control
06:26 – Ballad backing track w/wo pedal
07:09 – Clean sound used for presets
08:50 – Gain sound used for presets
09:21 – Preset: Mid Gain Crunch
10:10 – Preset: Singing Solo
11:40 – Preset: Flux Bump
12:57 – Preset: Slam It
13:53 – Presets talk/conclusion
14:54 – ToneJunkie Lowman 65 without pedal
15:52 – ToneJunkie Lowman 65 with pedal
17:03 – Blues backing track w/wo pedal
17:36 – End words

Equipment used:
Mesa Boogie Flux-Drive
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Green ‘White Dove’ SG (Lundgren The One)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Flux-Drive @ Mesa Boogie website

Profile packs used in this video –

ReampZone Fuchs Blackjack 21 MKII Kemper profiles

ReampZone Orange TH30 (Modded) Kemper Profiles

ToneJunkie 65 Lowman Amp Pack

Live Ready Sound 79 Mini Bender

Kemper Profling Amp

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Blues Driver BD-2 by BOSS (pedal review / test)

Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar!

It is not new but it’s a classic – the BOSS Blues Driver BD-2. A well placed product that came out around the time of the ‘blues boom’ of the mid 90’s. It’s an overdrive for the blues players and many others…

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Video index:
00:56 – Clean & Gain sound used for control tests
01:30 – BOSS Blues Driver BD-2 Gain control
02:52 – BOSS Blues Driver BD-2 Level control
03:33 – BOSS Blues Driver BD-2 Tone control
04:44 – BOSS Blues Driver BD-2 Mixed settings
05:46 – Blues backing track with/without the pedal
06:16 – Runthrough of the pedals presets
14:01 – Pink Floydish backing track with/without the pedal

Equipment used:
BOSS Blues Driver BD-2
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Green SG ‘White Dove’ (Lundgren The One)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Blues Driver BD-2 @ BOSS Website

In Praise of the Humble, Underrated Boss Blues Driver @ Reverb.com

The following profile packs was used in the video:

ReampZone – Diezel Einstein 100 Kemper profiles

ReampZone – Marshall JMP Super Lead 1976 Kemper profiles

ReampZone – Dumble ODS 50W HRM Kemper profiles

ToneJunkie – Sugar 16 Kemper profile pack

Kemper Profling Amp

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Green SG *White Dove’ – Unboxing

Green SG *White Dove’ – Unboxing
by Have Guitar!

Yep, time for a new guitar and this it’s the Green SG ‘White Dove’. See the exact specifications below, Green Guitars is a Swedish brand but the production of their guitars are located to Asia (no big surprize as many different brands are doing that nowadays).

So it’s not a very expensive guitar though it became significantly more expensive with the pickups I chose for it – Lundgren The One humbuckers, described as “an explosive hardrockpickup”. These are handmade pickups from Sweden, followm the link provided below if you wanna read more about them!

Specifications:
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany D-shape
Widht nut 42,5 mm (1.67″)
Thickness 1:st fret 21 mm (0.826″), 12:th fret 24 mm (0.944″)
Fingerboard: Rose Maple Wood,
Scale: 24 3/4″
Frets: 22 medium jumbo
Pickups: Green or Lundgren Heaven 57 or Heaven 67
Controls: 3 volume and 1 master tone
Hardware: Gold Chrome
Color: Vintage White
Weight: approx 3.9 kg (8.6 lbs)
Strings: 10-46 D´Addario

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Equipment used:
Green SG ‘White Dove’ (Lundgren The One)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Green SG ‘White Dove’ @ Guitarnet

Lundgren The One humbucker

Profiles used in the order they appear in the video:

65 Twin Reverb Kemper profile pack @ ToneJunkie

Marshall JMP Super Lead 1976 @ ReampZone

Ruler of Amps @ Live Ready Sound

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Kemper Profling Amp

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Marshall Valvestate 8100 by ReampZone (Kemper profiles demo)

This is a demo of the Marshall Valvestate 8100 Kemper profile pack from ReampZone! It is… solid state! Some people dislike that, some people love it. Who are you?

So this pack is said to be perfect for death metal and it’s a nest of angry tones! I’m no DM-guitarist but never the less I had good fun doing this demo. There are some clean and close to clean profiles here but it is mainly about nasty evilness of course. Not sure my playing gives this pack the justice it deserves, but hey, I do what I can right?!

The pack comes with both Studio and Direct profiles and a good variety in the tones. Some profiles are boosted with some great pedals as well. If you like it, follow the link below and buy it!

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

Marshall Valvestate 8100 Kemper profile pack @ ReampZone

8100-discussion @ Sevenstring.org

8100 review from 1991 @ MusicRadar

Kemper Profling Amp

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Great Expectations by KISS (Lesson for guitar & bass)

Lessons by Have Guitar!

Time for a lesson on how to play Great Expectations by KISS. Both guitar and bass! Not overly comlicated but what a great song, if you ask me… this track comes from Destroyer and was released in 1976. As it happends it was the first rock album that I got my hands on and after that there was no turning back, whatever the current trends says (grin).

Some people might say that Destroyer was ‘over-produced’ but I think the sound of that album is fantastic, it kinda captures the image of KISS – especially in the new costumes they got for that album. From what I know the song has only been performed live once and that was during the recording of ‘Symphony Alive IV’, understandable as it kinda feels a bit empty when scaled down to just guitars, bass and drums.

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Index:
00:21 – Guitar lesson Verse
01:24 – Guitar lesson Bridge
03:01 – Guitar lesson Chorus
04:03 – Guitar sidetrack: Bridge
04:32 – Guitar lesson lead/melody part
05:32 – Bass lesson Verse
06:17 – Bass lesson Bridge
07:17 – Bass lesson Chorus

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)
Kemper Profiling Amp

KISS – Great Expectations

KISS – Great Expectations (live)

KISS – Great Expectations (Destroyer demo)

Guitars recorded with profiles from ReampZone (Marshall JCM800 & JMP 76 Super Lead)

Bass recorded with a Trace Eliott profile from Live Ready Sound

Drums created with Addictive Drums 2

Bells from Native Instruments Kontakt

Kemper Profling Amp

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Riot Drums by Ugritone (Review – Demo – Showcase)

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Riot Drums from Ugritone is a 64-bit VST/VST3/AU/AXX plugin, inspired by the classic 90’s hard core albums. This drum plugin has many great features like adjustable mics (close, room close/far, overheads…), great routing possibilities and freely adjustable midinotes for the drums.

In this video we’ll go through this drum plugin; looking at the features but of course giving some sound examples as well, standalone as well as “in the mix”. (By the way, the sound of the guitars in the song featured in the video comes from Kemper profiles from ReampZone, bass was recorded with a profile from Live Ready Sounds Traced Bass for Kemper.)

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Equipment used:
FGN Odyssey Boundary (FGN Humbucker & singel-coils)
G&L ASAT Z-3 (Z-coils)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Riot Drums @ Ugritones webpage

ReampZone webshop

Live Ready Sound webshop

Kemper Profling Amp

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KSR Juno by ReampZone (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase by Have Guitar!

I hope you had a great new years eve – this video is the first one of 2020 and well, I just thought it would be nice to publish one of the first day of the new year! Another thing that is nice – it’s a new pack from ReampZone, yay! Only direct profiles so far but no doubt this will be updated with studio profiles during the coming months.

The KSR webpage doesn’t really more than “Dual channel, 100W or 50W, configurable gain & response guitar amplifier.” about this amp. But considering it’s price, you probably know what you want if you buy one. Anyways, they have some demo videos of the real deal at their webpage so check out the link below if you wanna have a look and listen to it!

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Equipment used:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute B-2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Ibanez RGDIM6FM-CLF (Fishman Fluence Modern)
Kemper Profiling Amp

ReampZone – KSR Juno Kemper profile pack

KSR Juno @ KSR Amplification

Kemper Profiling Amp

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Parasite by KISS (Guitar & Bass Lesson)

Let’s Play! by Have Guitar!

Time for another lesson in the noble art known as guitar playing! And if you guess it’s a classic KISS song – you’re absolutely right! This one has been requested and as a humble servant I hear and obey, this is Parasite from the album Hotter Than Hell! Lessons for rhythm guitar, lead guitar and bass included.

Parasite was written by Ace Frehley for the KISS-album Hotter Than Hell, recorded in August 1974 and released October 22 the same year. While written by Ace, it’s Gene Simmons doing the lead vocals. There are some small differencies between the studio and the live version, especially in the guitar solo – it’s the Alive! version I’ve used as a reference for this lesson.

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Index:
00:33 – Parasite short demo
01:05 – Rhythm guitar lesson
05:24 – Bass lesson
07:46 – Lead lesson
11:31 – End words

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Profile packs used in this video
——————————–
Lead guitar – Live Ready Sound – The Legend

Rhythm guitars –
Live Ready Sound – Fukes ODS

ReampZone – Fryette Sig:X

Bass – Live Ready Sound – Plexed for Kemper

Kemper Profling Amp

KISS – Parasite (studio version)

KISS – Parasite (Alive!)

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ZZ Top – 5 cool classic riffs

Rifforama by Have Guitar!

(Decided yo make this a Saturday bonus video so here we go – have a great weekend!)

Well, here’s something I’ve haven’t done before – some cool riffs from a classic band, ZZ Top. I’m not near Billy Gibbons but he has been one of my favourite guitar slingers for many a years. To me this is useful little exercise, as I have found that every time you oick out something from another guitarist you learn something new that didn’t know before. And it’s fun. (And no, I don’t play’em perfectly – it’s only rock and roll…)

I am not saying this is the best riffs or songs from ZZ Top but I tried to find five riffs that people haven’t heard ad nauseam. Also in the video I don’t spend any time motivating why so here’s a short run through of that, if anyone’s interested:

Shiek (Tres Hombres, 26 July 1973)
Just a groovy, funny song that kinda catched me the first I heard it. As many times the lyrics are kinda droll… “I met a Sheik from Mozambique”.

Just Got Paid (Rio Grande Mud, 4 April 1972)
Good drive with a great riff, I’ve played this live several times and it’s just one of those songs that are fun to play. “I was born my papa’s son,
When I hit the ground I was on the run”

Down Brownie (Rio Grande Mud, 4 April 1972)
Not a song that I have listened alot to but the riff kinda stuck when I decided to make this video. “Gonta drive on a flatbed trailer truck,
Down on highway fifty-nine”

Heard it on the X (Fandango!, 18 April 1975)
Another ZZ Top classic that just hit home with that first marking and then that driving riff. “Country Jesus, hillbilly blues,
That’s where I learned my licks”

Waitin’ for the bus (Tres Hombres, 26 July 1973)
A song I never grow tired of, from the opening with those perfect drum fills and the groove that just swings! “Well, I’ll be ridin’ on the bus till I Cadillac”

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Video index:
00:24 – Shiek
01:04 – Just Got Paid
01:51 – Down Brownie
02:08 – Waitin’ for the bus
02:35 – Heard it on the X
03:04 – End words

Equipment used:
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Gibson Les Paul Standard ’76
G&L Asat Z3 (Z-coils)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Profile packs used in this video
——————————-
Shiek – ToneJunkie Tweed Twin Lowman

Just Got Paid – SinMix Mars JMP

Down Brownie – ReampZone Orange TH30 Mod

Waitin for the Bus – Live Ready Sound Fried Chicken

Heard it on the X – Deadlight Studios Piwi Perspective

Kemper Profling Amp

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Nothin’ To Lose by KISS (Guitar and Bass Lesson)

Let’s Play! by Have Guitar!

Here’s a lesson on how to play the song Nothin’ To Lose by KISS – it covers rhythm and lead guitar and bass! Nothin’ To Lose was written by Gene Simmons and released on the first album KISS, released 18th of Febuary 1974.

This song was the first single released by KISS (B-side was Love Theme from KISS), vocals performed by Gene Simmons and Peter Criss. Besides that it’s one of the few times a non-member of the band has has been listed as a playing musician, namely Bruce Foster on piano and additional guitar. Nothin To Lose was also later released as B-side to the single Kissin’ Time.

I’ve based this lesson on the Alive! version of Nothin To Lose, the difference is not major – mainly that last part of the solo. The drums comes from a midifile I found online, it mentions “Enzo” as the author so cudos to him. I stripped the midi file and used XLN Audio Addictive Drums II and also edited the midi drums here and there. All guitars and bass on the track is recorded by me.

This is the eight guitar lesson for classic KISS songs on Have Guitar!, so far I have covered: She, Deuce, Shock Me, 2000 Man, Room Service, I Want You and Calling Dr Love. If you like this series – subsscribe now for more songs! And feel free to gimme suggestions in the comments of this video!

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Video index:
00:23 – Snippet of my Nothin’ To Lose recording
01:27 – Rhythm guitar lesson
05:02 – My take of the Nothin’ To Lose solo
05:31 – Lead guitar lesson
06:20 – Bass lesson
08:47 – Ending (blah blah blah!)

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Gibson Les Paul Standard ’76
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)
Kemper Profiling Amp

KISS – Nothin To Lose (studio version)

KISS – Nothin’ To Lose (Alive! version)

Rhythm guitars are recorded with profiles from Live Ready Sounds Kemper profile pack Plexed for Kemper

Lead Guitar are recorded with a profile from ReampZones Kemper profile pack Marshall JMP Super Lead (1976)

Bass guitar is recorded with a Kemper factory profile, Brass Diver BM.

XLN Audio Addictive Drums II

Kemper Profling Amp

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