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Recent content by boyedav

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    Just ordered some Blue Max-Fi headphones

    I've had my Axe-FX III for close to two years. I mostly use it using 4CM with my tube head. When I've used it on it's own, it's been more comfortable for me to disable cab modelling, and run it into a Carvin 1540L, then into a traditional guitar cab. I guess I'm better at amp-in-the-room than...
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    Does anyone use their Axe Fx 3 with a Marshall DSL 40CR if so how do you have it running into the Amp? I would like to run 4CM and control the Marshal

    I believe the manual does a really good job of covering 4CM connectivity and which inputs and outputs to use. I go Input 1 > Output 3 > Amp In for the first side, and FX send > Input 4 > Output 4 > FX return for the effects loop. The guide covers unity gain, which is how I'm doing it. The...
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    I think this will eventually be like any of their other products: pretty much available for immediate purchase, unless they're temporarily out and replenishing supply. Part of what's going on with the FM3 seems pretty typical for a new Fractal product release in terms of demand far exceeding...
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    Why do some modelers have a 12AX7 tube and why doesn't the Axe?

    I think marketing has a lot to do with it, but having a tube in the signal path can still affect the tone. It really depends on how it's implemented. Doesn't the Butler Tube Driver used starved plate? You just shouldn't expect a low-voltage tube to function the same as high-voltage. That doesn't...
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    Why wouldn't an IP thief just download firmware from Fractal's site, rather than infiltrating a supply chain to acquire the same firmware? Or even just buy an FM3 or AXE III? I imagine that it has more to do with Fractal doing the QC, but that's just a guess. Maybe other logistical reasons, or...
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    Need tone help. Reducing pick attack?

    It's not just pick or technique, and perhaps not even mostly. I think some of us end up dialing in tones in a way that ends up unintentionally emphasizing certain sounds. If changing the amount of pick, pick angle, picking intensity, pick material etc., doesn't help, then that's what's...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 11.02 Public Beta #2

    A full backup including cabs is about 45MB (attached), which is still nothing, relatively speaking. I backup to a location that's sync'd with my Google drive, so I almost immediately have two copies. Better to have them and not need them...
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    My Axe-Fx III stopped working! What to do ? :( [SOLVED]

    Contact support. They will be able to guide you through determining what the problem is.
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    Help a complete modeler greenhorn purchase an Axe-Fx III

    I thought the Austin Buddy TonePacks were very helpful. I found the tones I liked and copied some of the blocks out of them as a starting point for my own tones. I've not used the Cooper Carter tutorial, but there are lots of positive comments about it around here. At first it may help to treat...
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    About to take the plunge... again?

    This is me as well. I've been playing over 30 years, and had never believed my primary rig would be anything but a tube amp. Oh sure, I'd use a solid state rig or modeller for rehearsals or as a backup, but what I practiced with and performed with was always a tube head with a pedal or two in...
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    Is it me? Does 6.03 suck? My live sounds are now terrible.

    It's not unusual for updates to require some redialing, but I think that's less common with minor version updates. What version were you on before 6.03? That might help pinpoint what changed.
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    Finally took the plunge!

    Check out the TonePack for Axe III from Austin Buddy. I use some of the blocks in those presets as starting points for a lot of my own tones.
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    Need help with wireless selection

    I've got the Line 6 G75, no issues. The drop out problems were primarily related to an earlier firmware release. That, and disable the battery saver (although that may also have been related to the earlier firmware). I just make sure I scan for the preferred channel before the show, and when I...
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    Any bedroom only players using an Axe-Fx 3?

    I'm presently a home-only player, but I do the band thing from time to time. I use the Axe-FX III because it covers everything I can possibly throw at it, and it sounds the best to me. I've owned all the big name tube amps after the last couple decades-both mass produced and boutique-due to...
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    On the fence...help me jump off :-)

    Like some of the others have suggested, there's no one-size-fits-all answer. That said, I've been playing almost 30 years, and for 29 of those I was certain that my primary "serious" guitar rig would only ever be tube-based, with high-voltage preamp circuits, no diodes, etc. After a few months...
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