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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Vibe Queen by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

Here’s a demo of the Vibe Queen Kemper profile pack from ToneJunkie! This profile pack recreates the sound from a Fender Vibro King amplifier and it contains both studio and direct profiles for your Kemper Profiling Amp.

As always with profiles from ToneJunkie you can expect some well profiled sounds from an amp that is quite capable. You won’t get any chuggy metal here but there’s dirty driven tones included of course! If you wanna get into the more heavy side of life you’ll need to drive it up with an overdrive or similar. I should mention that some of the profiles are boosted with a Klone overdrive pedal.

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Equipment used:
G&L ASAT Z-3 (Z-coils)
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Tone City Dry Martini
Fulltone OCD V2
Kemper Profiling Amp

Vibe Queen Kemper profile pack @ ToneJunkie

Fender Vibro King 20th Anniversary review @ Premier Guitar

Fulltone OCD

Kemper Profling Amp

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Trident by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

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It’s not every day ToneJunkie releases a pack based on a Mesa Boogie amp, but this is it! The Trident Kemper profile pack recreates the sound from a Mesa Boogie Stiletto Trident and in ToneJunkies own words – “If you are a fan of British EL34 amps but enjoy want a less vintage and more hi fi flavor and tightness…this pack is right for you!!!”

The pack contains 18 studio and 11 direct profiles, not the largest pack but sometimes that is good thing, you know… decreases the risk of decision agony! The profile pack has good variety but don’t expect any metal style tones out of the box. The original amp is said bring both Marshall and Mesa tones and that is pretty much how I experienced these profiles.

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Equipment used:
G&L ASAT Z-3 (Z-coils)
Gibson Les Paul Standard ’76
Tone City DP Durple
Tone City Wild Fro
Kemper Profiling Amp

The Trident @ ToneJunkie’s store

Mesa Boogie Stiletto Series

Mesa Boogie Stiletto review @ Musicradar

Kemper Profling Amp

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Top 5 2019 Kemper profile packs! (Kemper profiles demo)

Top 5 by Have Guitar!

Another year passed and here is my top 5 list of the packs that I have demoed during 2019! It was not an easy task to pick out only 5 of the 40 something packs that I have had the pleasure of testing. It’s a dirty job but someones gotta do it! I have taken all sorts of things into consideration when chosing the five; number of profiles, tweaking of the original amp, sound, feel, effects, price and so on. In the end it’s my own experience from the packs that counts, how fun was it to play? How inspirational were the tones?

So thanks again for the year that has passed, hope you’ll keep following Have Guitar for 2020 as well! For 2020 I’m planning on doing even more varied videos and I would to do some more practicing and recording of songs. If I will have the time for that, time will tell. I’ve also been thinking on doing some album reviews – starting on the Have Guitar Facebook page but maybe and just maybe that could be something to do in video format as well? We’ll see…

Wishing you all a fantastic 2020 and again thanks for the subs, the views and your comments!

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute B-2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Ibanez RGDIM6FM-CLF (Fishman Fluence Modern)
G&L Asat Z-3 (z-coils)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Profilers featured in this video:

Deadlight Studio

Live Ready Sound

Gold Lion Studio

ToneJunkie

TMS Profiles

Kemper Profiling Amp

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Triple Crown by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

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Time for a dive into that never-ending stream of Kemper profile packs from ToneJunkie – the Triple Crown! So, this pack recreates the sound from a Mesa Boogie Triple Crown… what’s up with not changing the packs name to something like Fripple Clown by the way?

Mesa Boogie describes this amp as capable of “bubbly, sparkling clean sounds”, “amazingly tight and aggressive wall of Rock Crunch” and “our most vocal, harmonically rich and gain-laden high-gain channels ever”. Sounds good, eh? To make it really versatile you can also use the BIAS switch to change between different tubes in the amp.

ToneJunkie’s profile pack comes with profiles done with all three different tube settings; 6L6, EL34 and 6V6. And the result is described as “…the most versatile pack we have every created. American Cleans, Tweedy Mids, Tight Drive, Crunch and over the top saturation…” And I agree! This pack almost have it all and you will find some profiles that are more high gain than we’re used seeing from ToneJunkie. It is a great pack indeed!

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Equipment used:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
G&L ASAT Z-3 (Z-coils)
Kemper Profiling Amp

ToneJunkie – Triple Crown Kemper profile pack

Mesa Boogie Triple Crown amplifier

Kemper Profling Amp

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Founders Amp by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

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With a mission to profiles every amp in the world, ToneJunkie keeps us buzy with new profile packs released in an almost alarming pace! So, this pack – the Founders Amp profile pack – was brand new when I recorded this video but by now they released a bunch more. This pack is recreating the sound from a PRS Paul’s amp head!

I have Googled around but I haven’t found that much info about the actual amp, but it is a pricey amp that seems to go for around $3000 (€2800). Judging from the profiles, it seems to be a versatile amp though and this pack holds up to ToneJunkies usual high standard. So, don’t expect metal tones but there are some nice high-gain profiles to be found.

In the pack you will get 21 studio profiles and 4 direct profiles, some of them boosted with either a Protein Drive or a Klone. All in all a good pack that I enjoyed demoing!

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

Founders Amp profile pack @ ToneJunkie

PRS webpage

Kemper Profling Amp

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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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FGN Odyssey – Boundary series – Unboxing & short demo

Unboxing by Have Guitar!

Another unboxing video!? You bet! This time it’s a guitar from a brand I have heard so much good about but never had the opportunity to try – FGN (or Fujigen) from Japan. The model is called Odyssey and comes from the Boundary series – and it’s a hardtail strat model.

In this video you’ll see the unboxing and some first time playing demos, I’m pretty sure I play even more sloppy than normal as I’m not used to this guitar. It’s quite different from my other guitars in that the neck is more U-shaped (I generally prefer C-shaped necks) and just feels like a different bird. Sure I will get used to that in due time.

Here’s the spec’s for those of you who are interested in that. A more thorough demo/review will come later, I wanna get to know the guitar good first (but I can tell you the first impression is good).

Construction: Bolt-On
Radius: 250 mm (9.85″)
Frets: 22F Medium (C.F.S)
(Circle Fretting System: Slightly curved frets are mounted so as to ensure that each string and fret intersects at right angles, minimising the contact surface. The result is accurate pitch, cleaner, longer sustain and true harmonics)
Tuners: Gotoh SD91-05M
Body: Japanese Basswood
Scale: 25.5″ (658mm)
Bridge: FGN FB-S05
Neck: Hard Maple w. Soft U-Shape
Controls: Volume, Tone, Coil Tap Mini SW, 5-Way SW
Colors: Black, Antiqe White, Cherry Sunburst, Trans Blue Sunburst
Fingerboard: Maple
Pickups: FGN BH-b, BOS-c, BOS-n – Fujigen design – Made in South Korea
Parts color: Chrome
Strings: D’Addario EXL110 (.010-.046) / Standard E
Finish: Polyester
Weight: Approx. 3.4 kg (7.5 pounds)

Equipment used:
FGN Odyssey (Bondary series, FGN Pickups)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Profile packs used in this video
——————————–
ToneJunkie – Spacey Tone

TMS Profiles – TMS Marshall 6100 30th Anniversary

Deadlight Studios – Piwi Perspective

Kemper Profling Amp

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