Gibson Government Series I Explorer – Test / Review

Guitar review by Have Guitar

So… back with Gibson Government Series I and this time it’s of course the Explorer! Again, a fat Thank You to Klas – without him these nice guitars would never had passed through my hands! The Government Series is a limited run that seems to have gone unnoticed even by some guitar connoisseurs that I know, so story in short; the US government siezed some materials from Gibson but the company later got back that and well, they built the Government Series I & II with that wood. Cool story!

So, the specifications of the Explorer is in the video, I think I actually found more on the Explorer than I did on the SG. I believe that while Gibson built 300 SG’s they only built 100 of the Explorers… and that is that. Now watch the video instead, index can be found below. Thanks for watching Have Guitar and I hope you’ll like this video. A big thunderous Thanks goes out to all of you who support me by subscribing!

Equipment used:
Gibson Government Series I Explorer (Dirty Fingers+)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Laney Black Country Customs Tony Iommi boost
Kemper Profiling Amp

Index:
(A note on the gain rating below; in the Kemper Profiling Amp each profile has a gain rating going from 0 to 10. So, clean to low gain/crunch = 0 – 3, crunch/some gain = 4 – 6 and high gain = 7 – 10.)

01:04 – Clean to Low gain
(ReampZone – Killer Cleans, ToneJunkie – Peaty 100, Live Ready Sound – Clean Cut 70’s, Mbritt – 3P CSR, Live Ready Sound – The Butcher, Gold Lion Studio – Sovtek Tube Midget 50H)
05:54 – Talk: Head, neck etc…
08:12 – Crunch/Some gain
(SinMix – SplanPM, Pete’s Profiles – Fuchs ODS XLS, ToneJunkie – JM Overdrive 100, ReampZone – Marshall JMP SL 1976)
10:29 – Talk: Body etc…
13:20 – High Gain
(Borg Factory – Cam Modded Collection, TMS Profiles – RKR30, CiliLab – Hameron CV 100, ReampZone – EVH5150 MK III 100 6L6, SinMix – Fireman Pack)
16:06 – End talk – conclusion

Gibson website

Borg Factory

CiliLab

Gold Lion Studio

Live Ready Sound

Michael Britt

Pete’s Profiles

ReampZone

SinMix

TMS Profiles

ToneJunkie

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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

Demo by Have Guitar!

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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Tone City pedals unboxing: Golden Plexi, Sweet Cream, Mandragora & Dry Martini

Unboxing by Have Guitar

Here is another pedal unboxing video and time it’s about another batch of Chinese mini pedals, Tone City Golden Plexi, Sweet Cream, Mandragora and Dry Martini. Yeah so I was very impressed by the small Mooer pedals I got and well, I have heard a lot of good things about the Tone City pedals… why not get a bunch of these as well? Said and done and now I have a load of pedals to review!

And that is it. I did toss in some quick sound demos of these pedals as well, just to make the video a little more watchable. Unfortunately you will have to wait awhile for the full-size demo videos even though I’m gonna start recording them as soon as I can.

Hope you’ll like this video – please click the subscribe buton to gimme some support… A very big Thank You to you who already subscribes!!!

Equipment used:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster
Tone City Golden Plexi
Tone City Sweet Cream
Tone City Mandragora
Tone City Dry Martini
Kemper Profiling Amp

Tone City webpage

Have Guitar Mooer Rumble Drive review

Kemper Profiling Amp

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RKR30 by TMS Profiles – winners !

Yep, that’s it! Here’s the video where I draw the five lucky winners of TMS Profiles RKR30 Kemper profile pack!

As this video goes live the packs have already been sent out to the winners – congratulations to you! And thanks to all of you who participated – if you didn’t win now, don’t give up!

A very Big Thanks goes out to TMS Profiles of course, for letting me do this giveaway – so appreciated!

Another very Big thanks to all you who subscribe to Have Guitar, so happy I can do something like this in return!

Equipment used in this video:
The Fez

TMS Profiles website

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TMS RKR30 by TMS Profiles (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

Here’s a video that features TMS Profiles new Kemper profile pack – RKR30 – recreating the sound of an Orange Rocker 30 head. This pack contain 40 Merged profiles that according to my opinion really captures that Orange sound – fat and creamy just like you should like it! And… I’ll throw in this video as a “bonus” as it’s also a giveaway! Watch the video to see how to enter – a very Big Thank You to TMS Profiles for letting me do this giveaway.

Deadline for the giveaway:
April 27th 2019, 23:59

Throwing in a footnote here that this is the first video that I have created/edited in Davinci Resolve, a video editing software that is available for free in a light version. It should not make any difference for you as a viewer and the reason for me changing software is that I am tired of seeing the Magix Movie Studio Platinum series not improving with the new versions. And also that I don’t wanna pay for those not so good new versions…

Thanks for watching Have Guitar and the support from you who subscribe is something which I am very grateful for! If you wanna support my little independent channel do subscribe, it’s free! 😉

Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Les Paul Standard ’76
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Gibson SG Gary Clark Jr Signature (P90ST, P90SM, P90SR)
MXR Double Double Overdrive
Kemper Profiling Amp

TMS RKR30 profile pack @ TMS Profiles

Orange Amplification

Orange Rocker 30 head review @ Musicradar

Kemper Profling Amp

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Schecter E-1 Custom Special Edition VSB (Guitar review)

Guitar review by Have Guitar

High time for a review of the Schecter E-1 Custom Special Edition VSB electric guitar – I’ve had this guitar for about 1½ years now and it’s just time now for a thorough test/review video of it.

In this review video I will go through the specifications, how it is to play and give you loads of different sound demos – see the index below if you wanna go to a special part of this video. There is no information more than the pure spec’s on Schecters webpage but that seems to go for all of their instruments. The E-1 model comes in a few different variations that share the same ‘Explorer/Iceman’ style body. For more info about Schecter Guitars see the link below to the Wikipedia page about Schecter.

Index:
02:38 – Talk: head/tuners, General info etc
03:37 – Clean/low gain sound demos
(ReampZone Killer Cleans, ToneJunkie 3P Double Agent, TMS Profiles 6100 Marshall & ReampZone Freedman JJ100)
07:00 – Talk: neck/fretboard
08:39 – Crunch/mid gain sound demos
(ToneJunkie JMProto1, Live Ready Sound Plexed for Kemper, SinMix SplawnPM, Gold Lion Studio Sovtek Tube Midget 50H & BM Profiles F-man)
13:15 – Talk: body, balance, electronics etc
15:35 – High gain sound demos
(Mbritt Diftwood Mini Nightmare, Live Ready Sound The Gentleman, SinMix 2JpC & Deadlight Studio Piwi Perspective)
17:39 – Conclusion/End words

Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoyed this video! If you like it and wanna support Have Guitar do gimme a subscription. A big appreciation shout-out to all you who already do!

Equipment used:
Scehcter E-1 Custom Special Edition VSB
MXR Double Double Overdrive
Laney Black Country Customs Tony Iommi Signature Boost
Kemper Profiling Amp

Scehcter E-1 Custom Special Edition VSB

Schecter Guitars @ Wikipedia

Dunlop MXR pedals

Kemper profiles used in this video comes from the following vendors:

BM Profiles

Deadlight Studios

Gold Lion Studio

Live Ready Sound

Michael Britt

ReampZone

SinMix

TMS Profiles

ToneJunkie

Kemper Profiling Amp

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V90 Mesa MK V by TMS Profiles – Winners of the giveaway!

So here it is, short and sweet – the winners of the giveaway of TMS Profiles Kemper profile pack V90 Mesa MK V! Congrats to you who won and I hope you will enjoy this fine pack!

A big thanks to TMS Profiles of course for letting me do this giveaway of their product!!

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TMS Profiles website

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V90 Mesa MK V by TMS Profiles + Giveaway! (Kemper profiles demo)

Rig Showcase and Giveaway by Have Guitar!

Time for another rig showcase and this time it’s the brand new profile pack from TMS Profiles – V90 Mesa MK V! Now this was a pleasure to try out, loads and loads of great sound profiles… and the pack is cheap too! And to add to that, if you watch this video you could have a chance of winning a copy of this profile pack for free! That’s right, TMS Profiles was so kind that they let me giveaway 5 copies of this pack! Ain’t that grand?! So the instructions of getting into the giveaway comes at the end of video.

DEADLINE for this giveaway: 21st of March 2019, 23:59!
(The Winners will be presented in a video a couple of days after the DL!)

The V90 MK V pack comes loaded with 99 merged profiles for your Kemper profiling amp – some of them has effects included from the start and do believe all of them has inactivated effects included. A tip, that I also mention in the video, is to lower the Noise Gate – seems ALL the profiles has quite a high setting and lowering the NG helps to make the tone feel a bit more dynamic in my opinion.

So that is it, I do hope you like the video AND the giveaway – once again thanks to TMS profiles for being so generous!! Also, feel free to sunscribe to Have Guitar to support my channel, it will be much appreciated. And as always to all you subscribing – thanks for Your support!

Equipment used:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Kemper Profiling Amp

V90 Mesa MK V @ TMS Profiles

Mesa Mark V amp

Kemper Profling Amp

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And don’t forget – Fret Nut… Have Guitar! Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100, Reaper DAW and edited in Magix Movie Studio Platinum 14.