Brown Eyed Girl by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

Brown Eyed Girl by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)
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Now wait a second, isn’t that a song by Van Morrison?! Well, yes it is… but it’s also ToneJunkie’s name of this profile pack for your Kemper… that recreates the sound of a Friedman BE-100. And yes, BE stands for Brown Eye.

So, this is not the first time I demo a profile pack created from that amplifier but like I say in the video, take the same amp and two different profilers and it will still differ in sound! The BE-100 is very competent amp, if you wanna read more about it just follow the link provided further down.

This pack definitely has the ToneJunkie tone in it, well balanced and varied profiles. Might be this is a less “heavy take” than some other profile packs of the BE100 and that really proves what I have already stated above… I hope you like this demo, feel free to support me with a subscription! To you subscribers out there, wherever you are – Thanks!

Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson SG Gary Clark Jr Signature (P90ST, P90SM, P90SR)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Suhr Riot Distortion pedal
Kemper Profiling Amp

ToneJunkie’s Brown Eyed Girl

Friedman BE-100 amplifier

Kemper official website

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Kemper through the Katana FX Loop – test!

Kemper through the Katana FX Loop – test!
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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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Vintage Overdrive by Harley Benton (Thomann) Pedal Test

Vintage Overdrive by Harley Benton (Thomann) Pedal Test
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Wow, it’s been way too long since I did a Pedal Frenzy (review) here! So this feature is now back AND in a revamped presentation. I do think this format is better, as it’ll show you in real time exactly what I’m doing with the pedals settings… and yeah, it is a long video and you might or might not like that. I however got tired of some pedal videos where you hardly get to hear the pedal so I set this up with two very different guitars and three different “amps” (Kemper profiles!); Fender Bassman, Revv 120 & the mighty PRS Archon. And I’ve also included an index so you can jump around as you please. In the video that is but sure if you wanna jump around whilst watching this video, go ahead!

I’ve had my eyes on the Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive for quite some time now, actually I heard a lot of good talk about it, from other guitarists. Gotta say after I had a go with it, I was pleasantly pleased with its performance. It’s cheap, it’s green and it’s a Tube Screamer clone – also well built for that sake! In my ears this low budget stomp box sounded much better than one might expect and well… I guess you just have to watch the video to hear it for yourself.

Index –
02:24 – 65 Lowman by ToneJunkie, clean with Fender Stratocaster
05:04 – 65 Lowman by ToneJunkie, clean with Gibson Explorer
10:16 – Red General by Warm Chord Music, low gain with Fender Stratocaster
12:43 – Red General by Warm Chord Music, low gain with Gibson Explorer
17:46 – Ruler of Amps by Live Ready Sound, mid gain with Fender Stratocaster
22:18 – Ruler of Amps by Live Ready Sound, mid gain with Gibson Explorer
26:24 – Conclusion and goodbye!

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Equipment used in this video:
Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers +)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Kemper Profiling Amp

HB Vintage Overdrive at Thomann.de

Profiles from the following vendors is used in this video –

ToneJunkie

Warm Chord Music

Live Ready Sound

Kemper official website

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Gibson Explorer Vampire Blood Moon – Review & Test

Gibson Explorer Vampire Blood Moon – Review & Test
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They mostly come out at night… mostly… So the Gibson Explorer Vampire Blood Moon is obviously horror inspired, I guess it’s from all those teenage vampire flings that were so popular some years back. This model came out in 2011 and it was a limited run of 400 Blood Moons. Well, the name and the theme of this Explorer might put you off but the guitar itself is really good, plays well and those active Gibson pickups and sounds good with most styles… clean is no problem, add some gain and it responds well all the way up to brutal metal style sounds.

Allright so the Vampire Blood Moon has some features not so common for a stock Gibson Explorer… like the Gibson GEM active pickups and the Schaller Floyd Rose locking system that stands out. And then, as said, the theme of the guitar. Cough, cough…

So for this review I’ve used a slightly different technique than in my previous review videos. Rather than having me reading out all the specifications of the guitar, I’ve included the spec’s together with closeup clips of the Blood Moon during the sound examples. I really think that creates a better flow in the video and if you wanna read all the spec’s of the guitar take a visit at the link provided further down. Feel free to let me know in the comments if you like this new style!

Also note the sound demos are created playing through a Kemper Profiling Amp, unless otherwise stated it’s lined recordings (Kemper-SPDIF-Focusrite Saffire 6i6-Reaper) but I have included some examples described as “In the room” and that means the sound is recorded by microphones in the room, which pretty much sounds like what I am hearing while recording.

Index:
01:43 – ToneJunkie MatchC30 (Matchless amp), clean sound
02:25 – ReampZone Dumble ODS, mid gain
03:03 – TMS Profiles Marshall 6100, mid gain
03:40 – ReampZone Bogner Uberschall Twin Jet, high gain
04:07 – Live Ready Sound Eddied EL34 (5153), mid gain & volume test
06:12 – Blood Moon vs Explorer Tribute 2019 comparison starts
07:20 – BM Profiles F-man Pack (Friedman BE100), mid gain
07:59 – Mbritt Mini Nightmare (Driftwood), high gain
08:51 – Comparison conclusion
10:42 – ReampZone Diezel Einstein, high gain
11:25 – SinMix SplawnPM, high gain
11:57 – Guidorist Pvy JSX 2.0, high gain/backing track

And there we go! I hope you liked my review of the Gibson Explorer Vampire Blood Moon, if you wanna see more and support me feel free to subscribe to Have Guitar! A Big Fat Thanks to all you supporting me through your sub’s!!

Equipment used in this video:
Gibson Explorer Vampire Blood Moon (Gibson GEM Active Pickups)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)

Gibson Explorer Vampire Blood Moon

Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019

Profiles used, ordered in apperance –

ToneJunkie

ReampZone

TMS Profiles

Live Ready Sound

BM Profiles

Mbritt Profiles

SinMix Profiles

Guidorist

Kemper official website

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Tangerine AD30 by ToneJunkie/ProfileCrate (Kemper profiles demo)

Tangerine AD30 by ToneJunkie/ProfileCrate (Kemper profiles demo)
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ToneJunkie continues to deliver free goodies through their ProfileCrate service – here’s a rig showcase on their latest pack – Tangerine AD30! So, this is a smaller pack but is it provides some nice tones… The profiles recreates the sound of an Orange 30 watts amp.

In this video I have tried to show off the Kempers strength when it comes to alter the profiles original sound, both through the internal effects of the Kemper but also with a MXR Double Double Overdrive that I just acquired. If you haven’t already you should sign up for ToneJunkie’s Profilecrate – it is free and you will get free profile packs like this with no hustle.

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

Links of interest:

ToneJunkie

ProfileCrate

Orange amps

MXR Pedals

Kemper Profling Amp

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Gibson 2019 Explorer Tribute – Test & Review

Gibson 2019 Explorer Tribute – Test & Review
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Heeeeello Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019! Yeah, I know… Gibson isn’t what they used to be and the financial problems and quality issues with some years. Still, old habits die hard and I have been into Gibson way back. So far back it actually started when I was kid – many years before I even got a chance to pickup an electric guitar. For me, they just have a special place in my heart – but that doesn’t mean I can’t be critical when needed.

The original Explorer model has been one of my favourite models for a long time, I have played a few but the only one I actually bought was an Ibanez Destroyer (reissue of the original Destroyer). I had also promised myself not buy any more gear for good while ahead… and then came the Gibson 2019 lineup. Uhm. And Andertons had the Explorer Tribute in stock. Did you hear a breaking sound? Yup, that was my promise to myself that broke.

Well, there you have the some background to why I bought this guitar, unplayed and untested from the UK. The rest of the review and my rants are in the video – of course together with a good bunch of sound demos. Also see the index below for your convinience, if you wanna skip to some specific part of the video review.

Index:
00:38 – What’s in the case
02:54 – Specifications Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019
05:48 – Clean to Low gain sound demos
08:30 – Ramblings about the purchase
10:49 – Mid gain sound demos
13:30 – High gain sound demos
15:52 – Conclusion (yep, it’s long!)

If you think the conclusion is too long (and some people will think just that!) just read the below. Just warning you, this is a very compressed version of it:

Pros:
Cool looking guitar unless you like fancy stuff
Plays great
Sounds great
Quality is good, no dead frets or fret buzz
Great service from Andertons

Cons:
No fancy details if you’re into that
Extremely ugly softcase
No hardcase
Somewhat pricey for a Tribute model

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Equipment used:
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019
Kemper Profiling Amp

Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019

Tektoid (nut material) explained

Gibsons current Explorer models

Gibson Explorer @ Wikipedia

List of Kemper Profiles used in this video:

Live Ready Sound (Butah Zen’d, ReVerend G120 & Juiced Rocker MKIII)

Mattfig (Sheeva EL34)

ReampZone (Freedman BE-100, Diezel Einstein 100 & Sir Badger 18)

SGL Profiles (Shockerverb)

SinMix (Diamond Pack)

ToneJunkie (Spanky Chimey & 65 England)

Top Jimi (Stevens 100)

Kemper Amps

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Video tip: The story of Fulltone OCD

ToneJunkie really lives up his name, just watch this video… not only will you get a detailed account for the revision history of every version of this great overdrive pedal but also sound examples from them. Side by side! So worth watching if you’re a guitar geek like me!

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Too Stone Bloom by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

Too Stone Bloom by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)
Kemper Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

Here we go – it’s a rig showcase of ToneJunkies excellent Too Stone Bloom Kemper profile pack! It took a little while for me to figure out what amp was behind that name and that might not have been so strange as I hadn’t heard about Two Rock amplifiers before! The amp model is the Bloomfield Drive which is a 2 channel amp with cascading gain style. If you wan’t more details about the amp itself, there is a direct link below…

ToneJunkie describe this pack as “This circuit feels like a Super meets a Dumble or like a tricked out CRS” and I’d say that is pretty spot on! The pack contains 21 Kemper profiles with gain ranging from 2 to 7. No, metal style found here but there is gain enough for other styles. The profiles are really warm and responsive to your pick attack and I had great time trying them out.

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Equipment used in this video:
Gibson Les Paul Standard 2006 (Burstbucker Pro)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Electro Harmonix Soul Food
MXR Zakk Wylde wha
Kemper Profiling Amp

Too Stone Bloom Kemper profiles – ToneJunkie

ELectro Harmonix website

Two Rock Bloomfield Drive

Kemper official website

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Solo Rec Kemper profile pack by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

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Well, here is the August 2018 Kemper profile pack from Profilecrate; the Solo Rec pack! Profilecrate is a service provided by ToneJunkie – just sign up with your email adress and you will get a free Kemper profile pack every month! Easy as pie and why not join when it’s free?!

The Solo Rec recreates the sound of a Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier 50. I think most of you know what to expect from an amp like this… it’s not like Mesa Boogie is an obscure brand that no-one knows abot, right? This goes from quite nice clean tone all the way up screaming gain!

This pack comes with 18 profiles so if you are not signed up to Profilecrate it is high time to do it now! As said this is the August 2018 pack, so after the 31:th of August this pack is no longer free.

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

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Profilecrate webpage

ToneJunkie Store

MB Single Rectifier amplifier

Kemper Amps

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Fried Taco 20 Pack by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

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OK, so obviously I have fallen back on the free profile packs from Profilecrate (provided by ToneJunkie) and now I’m trying to catch up! The Fried Taco 20 pack is actually the free Kemper profile pack of July 2018 and should be buyable from profilecrate.com for around $10… (as I’m writing it’s not listed there).

So first of all for you who don’t know about Profilecrate; it’s a service from ToneJunkie – you just sign up with your email adress and every month they release a Kemper profile pack that you can download for free, provided you download it before the month ends. That’s it and to me it’s a no-brainer to sign up for such a good deal!

The Fried Taco 20 pack recreates the tone of a Friedman Pink Taco. This amp is “the baby sister” of the BE-100, according to Friedmans description of this amplifier. A hand-wired 20 watt and EL84 powered amp that can do anything from blues to heavy metal. These profiles proves the versatility of the amp with a rich tone and quite wide sound spectrum.

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

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Profilecrate webpage

ToneJunkie Store

Friedman Pink Taco amplifier

Kemper Amps

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