Calling Dr Love by KISS (Guitar & Bass lesson)

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And now it’s time for a new guitar lesson, and actually bass lesson as well! As it was requested in another video, this is my take of KISS Calling Dr. Love. In this video you’ll get the whole package; rhythm guitars, bass lines and the solo part of the that song! This song is not overly complicated but if you like it, it’s fun to play never the less!

Just wanna say that my version of Calling Dr. Love, that you can find at the end of this video is a very simple recording! For the drums I usually take a midi file and use those drums with a VST instrument. In this case the midi version I found was not very good – it even started with a small drum solo… The guitars are just recorded once, I have not doubled them or anything like that. Still it works as a “blueprint” to practising. There is a version out on Youtube with almost only bass and drums that you can use if you want to – see the link further down.

Other than that I do not think this song requires any more detailed presentation. You might not like KISS and that is fine by me. People have lots of prejudices regarding the show and the makeup to this very day, which is kinda weired as every artist nowadays seems to have larger stage shows than KISS had in the 70’s. It’s a good stompin’ and hard driving rock tune, that’s all there is to it.

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Index:
00:04 – Intro
01:15 – Guitar: Intro and Verses
04:11 – Guitar: Bridge and Chorus
08:08 – Guitar: Lead / Solo
14:36 – Bass parts
19:03 – Calling Dr. Love – my version

Equipment used:
Gibson Les Paul Standard 1976
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2
Kemper Profiling Amp

Plexed for Kemper @ Live Ready Sound

Kemper Profling Amp

Calling Dr Love – drums and bass only

KISS Calling Dr. Love – Largo MD 1977

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Tony Iommi (TI) Boost by Laney Black Country Customs (pedal test)

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Here’s a pedal I have been looking forward to trying out, the Laney Black Country Customs TI Boost – where TI stand for Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath! So, this is a not a regular dist box but rather what is called a clean boost. It’s kinda a replica of what Iommi used in the early days of Sabbath but with some extra controls for gain, treble and base.

Just wanna say that I have used a slightly different approach in how I recorded this video… very much just improvising and noodling around as I try different settings on the pedal, I do hope it comes out OK. The editing of this video was cursed somehow… whatever could go wrong, went wrong! To a degree where I almost went ahead re-recorded it all over again. Just saying. Any comments – especially constructive critisim – is very welcome, I’m still experimenting on how to provide a nice overview of a pedal.

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A note about the gain rating below; on the Kemper Profiling Amp each profile has a gain rating from 0 to 10. So Clean to Low gain = 0 – 3, Crunch = 4 – 6 and Hi gain = 7 – 10.

Index:
02:55 – TMS Profiles TREK (MB TripRec), gain 0/10. Note: the sound here is taken from the room microphones, not lined signal.
06:14 – ToneJunkie 3p Triple Agent (3P Dial Citizen), gain 0/10. Lead to a Backing track.
06:48 – Live Ready Sound Fried Chicken (Fman BE100), gain 5/10.
11:15 – Lead to a backing track.
12:06 – Deadlight Studio Engl Extreme Aggression (Engl E636), gain 9/10.
13:40 – ReampZone Diezel Einstein 100, gain 6/10.
17:09 – Lead to a backing track.
17:51 – Some kinda of conclusion!

Laney Black County Customs

Kemper Profiling Amp

Equipment used:
Laney Black Country Customs Tony Iommi Boost
Gibson Explorer Government Series I (Dirty Finger+)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Profiles from the following vendors has been used to create this review (alphabetical order):

Deadlight Studios

Live Ready Sound

ReampZone

TMS Profiles

ToneJunkie

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ToneCrate May 2019 – Jack Daniels & Scott Carstairs (Kemper profiles demo)

ToneCrate May 2019 – Jack Daniels & Scott Carstairs (Kemper profiles demo)
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Well, this time I am not that late with the months pack from ToneCrate – so here’s the pack of May 2019! This time around there are two featured guitarists – Jack Daniels from War of Ages and Scott Carstairs from Fallujah. I am not that familiar with the bands but the pack contains more Kemper profiles and they are all good so thanks to ToneCrate and these guys for bringing this out to us!

The pack contains everything from clean to full out metal style profiles, quite well balanced I should say. I have tried to show that in this video and well, hope I succeeded in that. ToneCrate offers their packs as a subscription service but you can buy the packs one off at their website as well. Links to both ToneCrate and the guitarists bands are provided below, do check them out!

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Equipment used:
Gibson Government Series I Explorer (Dirty Fingers+)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Schecter Custom E-1 Special Edition VSB (Schecter USA Sunset Strip/Schecter USA Pasadena)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Kemper Profiling Amp

ToneCrate website

Jack Daniels – War of Ages

Scott Carstairs – Fallujah

Kemper Profiling Amp

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SOLO 100 by Borg Factory Profiles + Giveaway (Kemper profiles demo)

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Here’s a new Rig Showcase and today I’m proud to present/demo a new profiler: Borg Factory Profiles! Nice? Ubernice! In this video I’ll demo their SOLO 100 Kemper profile pack – a pack that recreates the sound of a Soldana SLO 100. And it does it well too…

In my opinion this is another of those fine packs that kinda shows of what the Kemper is capable of, good tones all around with fine energy and a creamy and powerful tone – with any of the four guitars that I tested it with. For more information on this pack follow the link below! Same goes for the amp that this pack is created from…

Giveaway: one lucky winner will get this pack! Send in an email to admin *at* haveguitar.com with the topic “Borg SOLO 100” and you are in! Easy as it seems! Deadline for this giveaway: 28th of March 2019, 23:59.

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Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Les Paul Standard ’76
Morley Bad Horsie 2
Kemper Profiling Amp

Giveaway TMS Profiles V90 Mesa MK V (if you missed it!)

Borg Factory webpage

Soldano SLO-100 amplifier

Kemper Profiling Amp

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Top Cap Club Loyale by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

Top Cap Club Loyale by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)
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Welcome to what could be the first Rig Showcase from Have Guitar in 2019! (Not sure about the release order as I’m writing this…). So this is the Top Cap Club Royale from ToneJunkie – 30 studio and 6 direct profiles for your Kemper Profiling Amp – recreating the sound of a Top Hat Club Royale amp. What’s that? Well, I don’t know about you but I sure didn’t know anything about this amp before I tried out this pack. Gotta give the hat off to ToneJunkie for being able to pull out stuff like this from their magic hat! (Alright, enough hat jokes for now!!)

The amp is a 20 watt combo that comes as 1×12 or 2×12 and if you want more info there’s a link further down to Top Hat Amps webpage. This amp has it’s character and sound pretty good if ask me but the range would be from clean to classic rockand no further. As always it’s great to try out an amp I will probably never even be close to even if it’s in the profile shape. Hats off to ToneJunkie for that! (Oops, sorry… no more hat jokes from. Promise!)

And that’s about it! Hope you enjoy the video and feel free to push that subscribe button to give some much appreciated support to me and my channel! A big, fat Thanks to all you who subscribe, couldn’t keep it up without you!

Equipment used in this video:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Fulltone OCD v2.0
Kemper Profiling Amp

ToneJunkie Top Cap Club Loyale Kemper profile pack

Top Hat Club Royal amplifier

Guitar Player – First impression Top Hat Club Royale MkII

Kemper Profling Amp

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The Gentleman by Live Ready Sound (Kemper profile demos)

The Gentleman by Live Ready Sound (Kemper profiles demo)
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Another Rig Showcase and this time we’ll revisit Live Ready Sound’s The Gentleman! Live Ready Sound has released a bunch of updates to this great profile pack so why not check out some new additions… And what is the Gentleman then? Its the Fortin Meshuggah signature amp of course!

As far as I know, this quite rare and expensive amp is only available from Live Ready Sound in the form of Kemper profiles, so if this is your thing you know where to go! Loads of info can be found at the links provided below so go there if you want more details… all I can say is this might be the most heavy stuff you can get!

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Equipment used in this video:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Ibanez DTT700 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)
Kemper Profiling Amp

The Gentleman at Live Ready Sound

Fortin Meshuggah Signature amp

Kemper Profling Amp

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Rob Maramonte (November 2018) by ToneCrate (Kemper profiles demo)

Rob Maramonte (November 2018) by ToneCrate (Kemper profiles demo)
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Disclaimer: October or November? Slightly confusing here, but Rob is listed as the October featured artist and the pack arrived early November. So from now on I will list it as when it arrives = this IS the November pack. For me at least.

Time for a new surprize pack from ToneCrate and this month its tweaked by Rob Maramonte from The Zenith Passage. It’s 9 really heavy profiles (and one clean!) and so far this is my favourite from ToneCrate!

So, the amps included here is Peavey Triple X, EVH 5150 III, Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier, Peavey 5150, Marshall JCM 800 and Bogner Uberschall. As said, most of the sounds are hard and heavy except one clean tone. It’s good…

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Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Ibanez DTT700 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)
Kemper Profiling Amp

ToneCrate website

The Zenith Passage @ Wikipedia

Kemper official website

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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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V40 Deluxe Pack by Victory Amps (Kemper profiles demo)

V40 Deluxe Pack by Victory Amps (Kemper profiles demo)
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Here a new Kemper Rig Showcase – welcome! So, Victory Amps got Rebea Massaad to make them some official Kemper profiles packs, that is a stroke of genius if you ask me. This is a typical example of creative thinking that will allow you to stay in business by adopting to the changes that will occur. I’m kinda surprised noone has cracked this idea before, but I guess someone has to be first!

So, I figured I’d do a mini series that will “air” on sundays here at Have Guitar and first out is the V40 Deluxe, an amp for the “feel players” as Victory puts it. Sure is no gain monster and it’s described as “expect classic American cleans through to pushed tweedy grit and on to driven British blues-rock” which I think is about right.

In the video I mention a bit about the dark character of the profiles. After this session I hooked up my Kemper to the Boss Katana and I must say that gave a different sound. So, that is not included here but will most likely be in the coming Victory videos!

Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Victory V40 Deluxe official Kemper profile pack

Victory V40 Deluxe amplifier

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!

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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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