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    Ground hum when using AX8

    My noise problem in church is definitely coming from the light dimmers. I now know to check about whether they are going to be doing dimming of the lights or not. (They usually have them at 100%). If they will be dimming, I'll take my humbuckers. I'd rather use the tele, but the noise is just...
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    Austin Buddy presets and Input Trim?

    @austinbuddy is a class act, I must say.
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    Axefest 2019 + AX8 ..... what do people think is coming?

    I think it will be.... Ax8 firmware 10.02, that will have a more realistic modeling of the early reflection factors of the negative bias Dynamics between the values of 4 and 6.5 for the bad cat amp's high gain channel.
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    Volume Block Settings

    I'm pretty sure he meant to put a space in there... he has a Behringer set up. OP - what is the model number of your volume pedal? Does it have "expression" capabilities? If so, it should be calibrated in one of the 4 EXP pedal jacks on the AX8 for maximum flexibility.
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    Touring preset breakdown

    Nicely presented. Thank you!
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    Switching between clean and dirty amp settings

    If you are sensitive to any audio gap, your best bet is to use the Controllers - either Scene controllers or Control Switches. Have them control the gain, maybe input trip, cab volume. I find Control Switches the easiest to deal with as opposed to Scene Controllers.
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    AX8 with Eventide H9 Strymon BigSky

    Oh - and I also used some of the extra CPU to mine Bitcoin.
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    AX8 with Eventide H9 Strymon BigSky

    Yes, I use a BigSky in the FX loop. I want really lush and thick and sometimes "weird" reverbs, and there are 2 things I didn't want to deal with... 1) Configuring tricky combinations of multi-delay et al to achieve that, and 2) worrying about hitting CPU, as I sometimes also have pitch, 1 or 2...
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    Ares is coming to the AX8?

    I've gotten the usefulness out of this thread. There are too many variables to predict what will happen. I'm fine with that.
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    Ares is coming to the AX8?

    Why would Cliff port "some of the ARES stuff" to AX8, and not all of it? That's what he did recently. It's easier to port 100% of something than parts of it. I think the AX8 has seen all the ARES it's gonna see.
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    Ares 1 for AX8?

    Why wouldn't I want an update?
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    Master Amp Wishlist

    Yes, FAS has added amps as part of firmware updates.
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    Can I really live without scribble strips?

    I'd like to have the option to "write" a long string of my choosing. That would cut down on reviewing what each switch does each week, for each song. Then, if I find myself staring at them, I'll change them back to "S1", "S2", and "S3" so they are much less meaningful. :-)
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    FX Loop overloading and poor integration with Big Sky

    Post the BigSky preset also.
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    Possible dumb question re: achieving three dimensional stereo sound

    Also use stereo cab block with 2 different cabs.
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    Wish AX8-EDIT - "Axe-Manage: Scenes"

    Makes sense. Without names to keep track, doing a single transaction is all that makes sense. Something such as Right-click on a scene and choose "shift scenes right" would be good.
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    Wish AX8-EDIT - "Axe-Manage: Scenes"

    It would be nice to go into a tool (like there is for Presets and Cabs) to manage the Scenes within the current Preset. This is a big deal, mostly, when I realize in my 5-scene preset I really want to add a Scene 1 and shift the others up to 2 thru 6. Drag and drop, copy, paste, etc.
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    Controlling external pedals via midi

    Sounds like you know what you're doing now, but just to be clear... You are able to send midi messages for each scene change. But keep in mind you have two options for where those midi controlled pedals can be located in your signal chain... Either up front, or in the FX block. If you're not...
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    Any tips for simulating an E-bow?

    Just to add to these great tips, I find the B string to be the easiest for ebow, so maybe start there. Also, if you have a hard time getting the string vibration started, just pluck it with the fretting hand to jump start it, then move the ebow close and it should continue.
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    New AX8 firmware update?

    Yes, and, The AX1 had 1 footswitch, the AX2 had 2, the AX3 had 3, etc.
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    Strymon Deco slapback sound: help!

    What are you referring to? At what point in the video?
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    New AX8 firmware update?

    I think Cliff is going to realize he forgot to turn on Hardware Acceleration, and then he'll port FX III to the AX8. :p
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    New to Fractal

    Best to learn the terminology right away. That is often an obstacle when people ask questions here - they refer to the wrong things, and the very willing experts have a hard time figuring out what they are asking.
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    Lows Disappear When Summing to Mono with Mixed-Res Stereo Cab Block

    Recently, I was in a different venue where I had to run mono instead of my normal stereo setup. All my presets are built with stereo in mind, and I didn't want to think through if I'd lose any musical info by just using the LEFT out, so I set it to sum to mono. As I played, I noticed the tone...
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    Filter wah

    Are you certain you are talking about "presets"? Might you mean "scenes"?
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    Anyone Else Checking Regularly for a Post NAMM Fractal Announcement

    I came here to make this appear as unread to everyone again. :-)
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    Stereo delay ?

    I've done dumber things. :-)
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    AX8 - ARES ?

    CPU - Easy fix for that is to offload the reverb to a BigSky or something, in the effects loop. I don't ever want to have to think about CPU, so that's what I did. ARES - So you're dissatisfied because FAS released an improved product and didn't backport its features to this one? That will...
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    H9 in AX8 Efx Loop tone?

    I'm not sure of how an h9 is set up, but if this makes sense... The h9's return should probably be 100% wet.
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    Adding an H9 in the Fx loop and going duel out.

    I assume your cab on stage is mono? What about FOH? Mono or stereo?
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    FAS Brown + 10 = Wow

    Pretty sure he's referring to the Firmware version. Yeah, I thought it was a cool IR or something at first.
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    How to tweak

    There really is no substitute for doing it yourself. I've forced myself to not rely on past presets I've built, even for the same song. I've been rebuilding them from scratch over and over, and they get better and better. I will say (and this is mostly for Class-A amp-based presets, which is all...
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    Main features you would like to see in a new AX unit?

    And a screw-on concrete block to make it weigh 28 pounds more.
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    Veteran Noob returning!

    Sorry to hear about the hearing thing. That's something that I think about a lot - it's so fun to crank it up.
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    FracPad III - iOS/Android/Mac/Win Editor for the Axe-Fx II/XL/XL+, AX8/FX8 and Axe-Fx III

    What I'm looking for is a guide to tell me which of the 8 footswitches I need to stomp next. So, no, not looking to see a single scene name on the screen. Looking for something like this, as an example: FS 1 through 5 are the custom scene names you allow us to add. FS 6 through 8 are simply...
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    FracPad III - iOS/Android/Mac/Win Editor for the Axe-Fx II/XL/XL+, AX8/FX8 and Axe-Fx III

    Yes I'm using the latest...I just grabbed that screen front a demo. This looks workable, as I can review the scenes names and remind myself what is what, and I may even keep the scene drop down list dropped down so I can see all the names. One thing I can't find... How to set any midi CC info...
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    FracPad III - iOS/Android/Mac/Win Editor for the Axe-Fx II/XL/XL+, AX8/FX8 and Axe-Fx III

    I just tried this out on Windows. I was expecting this to solve my problem of, while performing, knowing which scene to go to (via footswitch) by looking at the custom labels on the screen. But that doesn't seem like what it does. Maybe I'm missing it. I'd like this screen to be able to have...
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    Total value of amps, effects,cabs and mics in AX8 and others

    Don't forget about the fleet of semis you'll need to haul them around.
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    AX8 Not working like a tube amp

    The AX8 keeps reminding me of how awesome it is. I'm playing an edge of breakup amp setting, and dig in a little, and it breaks up perfectly - such a good feeling. Seriously - I say in my head "wow that feels good".
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    Short question about scenes mode

    Can you upload the preset here? Did you by chance use the output bus to change the levels of the 2 scenes? That had been known to cause this.
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    Kemper vs. AX8. I don't get it.

    I think you missed the OP's point. The no-brainer decision is to get the AX8 and have $1000 dollars leftover in your wallet.
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    AX8 Firmware Version 10.01

    Definitely contact FAS support.
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    Questions from New User

    Rest assured, you are never "out of luck" with the AX8. There is a way to do pretty much everything you need. Some things might take some trial and error, manual reading, and forum searching. But it's all fun.
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    Matchbox D-30 Preamp Bias (FW10)

    That may be a holdover from a pre-10.0 FW. i.e. You never reset it, so it stayed at the correct value of +0.400.
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    cool tip

    NIce to know. Thanks. Probably ALT does it on Windows.
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    Need some MIDI help

    Looking at the manual, you need to send 1,10 to get to preset 18:3. 1,2 gets you to 17:3. But that's probably of no consequence since it's not changing to anything at all. assume you've configured the ax8 to be using Channel 6? Probably a no duh for you but it has to be asked.
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    Matchbox D-30 Preamp Bias (FW10)

    Just went back and forth between the right and wrong value, also adjusting level. The new value is fuller and more chimey. Love it.
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    Output Jacks causing Volume Problem!

    Is it possible to apply a Control Switch to the Humbuster Cable that would pull it out of the jack 1/32 of an inch, for leads? :D
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    I Just.....

    Congrats! Take a look here, if you haven't already. https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/video-ax8-tutorials-tips-and-tricks-compiled-list.116158/
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    Global blokes

    Leon is a global bloke.
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    AX8 preowned pricing

    IDK... If you finish playing it, and then an hour later you feel like playing it again?
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    Need Help With This Sound

    Can you tell us at what spot in the video?
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    Scenes or Presets?

    I've had this happen also. By process of elimination, I tracked it down to a compressor block. So I removed it (or turned down its mix to 50% - I forget). I have compressors in a lot of presets, but this preset was giving me that big jump in volume for about 1/4 second while I switched from a...
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    Cab Block Last?

    The most natural sound is to have time based effects come after the cab, because, if you were relying on the room to give you that (Reverb and delay) it would be physically impossible for those to be applied at any point except for after the cab.
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    Just ordered my AX8, help me choose speakers...

    I have 2 Alto TS210s. That may be the bottom of the line of what anyone would recommend. But, for a given price limit, I absolutely needed: - Stereo (so, multiply any price times 2) - Volume (they can go way louder than I would ever run them) - Portability - While I always play direct through...
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    AX8 Power Strip Turn On-Off

    The OP was about leaving the AX8 switch on all the time, and just switching on and off a power strip instead. I do this. No clue if it's a bad thing.
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    Cabinet On sounded like "Off"

    Did you try going to another preset, and back again, to see if you'd possibly edited something without knowing it? If you do that, it will discard your edits.
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    Signal loss

    Great - we should put this in the wiki for future reference! :-)
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    AX8 preowned pricing

    I'm not certain, but maybe the Made in America ones are getting higher prices?
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    AX8 Question mono and stereo

    See: https://www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/manuals/AX8/AX8-Owners-Manual.pdf And read the "I/O: AUDIO PAGE" section on page 83. Most guys who run in mono, I think, just do the "Copy L>R" option.
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    AX8 Gig Advice?

    About the Global EQ - save that for venue-specific settings. i.e. if you build a preset with good reference monitors, make it sound right while the Global EQ is flat. Then, as you go from venue to venue, and you discover differences b/c of room dynamics, carpet, etc, adjust for that using the...
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    Soften delay repeats attack

    I didn't know that was what Diffusion did. I've wanted to do this also. I'll try it.
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    AX8 for home setup

    I would keep it simple and get a little mixer with a headphone jack. Then you're not messing with a FX block in all your presets. I'd rather turn a knob on a mixer to adjust a backing track volume than edit an AX8Edit block
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    Mono / Stereo Output 1 ...???

    Do "they" realize that you can run in stereo? That might be news to the tech people, and they may not think to allow for that. Might want to talk to them about it.
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    Anyone using a Strymon Timeline with AX8?

    You'd typically put it where any delay would be in AX8Edit, which is next to last - right before reverb.
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    Xlr and trs out

    Yes. From the manual: Both the XLR and the 1/4" jacks always output exactly the same signal and may be used simultaneously. The OUT 1 MAIN level knob (9) controls both at the same time.
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    Tap tempo issue

    Yes, if you're way off from the start, stop tapping and let the display timeout, and restart with a fresh set of taps.
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    Necessary to refresh after FW update?

    Yes. If you are using AX8Edit, do Settings -> "Refresh after new FW"
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    Tap tempo issue

    It's simpler to remember "it takes the average" instead of "it takes the average unless it's only 2 taps, in which case... etc". That's all.
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    Tap tempo issue

    Which means, it always averages. The average of one number is that number. :-)
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    Levels unbalanced after Firmware 10 update?

    Yes - all of my presets were louder. I reviewed and updated each of them by ear. I don't know if it's coming from more gain or what, so I didn't change each one in the exact same way. Just brought it back to level and made sure it sounded good again.
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    Tap tempo issue

    No. It averages the taps, so the ones following the first two are also contributing to the average. I didn't know it did this, and I love it. I always thought tap tempo switches should average. Otherwise, if you just spasm a bit on the last tap, you get it wrong. E.G Suppose you're shooting...
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    AX-8 Firmware Version 10.00

    Ok then.. just kicked off a backup!
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    "an error was encountered while writing the file to disk"

    Can you create a file there yourself (without using a program - just edit a file and store it in that directory)? If so, then report this as a bug.
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    Delay settings

    Yes. that's the only time it makes sense to set an absolute time.
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    AX8 FOH with in-ears?

    Or even point one of those mics toward the crowd to remind yourself you're playing in front of an audience.
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    Delay settings

    It's not necessarily global - the tempo can be set per Preset.
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    Delay settings

    A dottet 8 repeat is based on the BPM setting. So, you cannot set it to an amount of time (milliseconds). The number of milliseconds is computed based on the BPM and then the dotted-8 (or 16th, or whatever) you choose. So ignore the ms time value. Just set the BPM (at top of screen in AX8Edit)...
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    AX-8 10.00 Release Candidate #2

    HAH! "yinz".
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    Don't you hate it when....

    That's why snapshots is not the answer here, but a pop-up window to confirm the user wants to abandon changes. If you are on the ball enough to take snapshots, you're on the ball enough to click save.
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    AX-8 10.00 Release Candidate #2

    The "balance" issue Moke describes is in the AMP block, not the CAB block. So you should be fine.
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    AX-8 10.00 Release Candidate #2

    That was FASt.
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    Does your band run mono or stereo guitars live?

    As a test, if you have the (modern) Enhancer as the only stereo effect, and you switch it on and off, the stereo-ness will be very obvious. EQ is pretty noticable as a stereo separator. It doesn't have to be a delayed effect to be noticeable.
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    Sounding better and better each day!

    Every so often, even though I already have a preset for a song, I'll start from scratch and rebuild it. The learning process is still going on, and I always end up with something better.
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    Does your band run mono or stereo guitars live?

    If you have stereo cabs, you already have stereo - no need to add reverb just for the purpose of making it stereo,
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    Q10 Firmware for the AX8?

    I am very excited about the imminent delivery of a FW update from FAS.
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    Random Deluxe Reverb settings seen in Grand Ol Opry Dressing Room

    Not sure who used it last, or who put the tape on there, but I'm always interested in seeing this kind of thing. This was in one of the dressing rooms at the Grand Ol Opry.
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    Does your band run mono or stereo guitars live?

    Any combo of: - Stereo cabs - Enhancer block - Delay - Reverb
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    Q10 Firmware for the AX8?

    I just spent a week in Nashville, took in a lot of bands, and now realize I need to do a lot more playing and a lot less worrying about patches, tweaks, and IRs.
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    Q10 Firmware for the AX8?

    That's not true. And the answer has to do with being clear on what many refer to as a "patch". There are Presets, and there are Scenes. Switching Presets can have some dropout, and there are a lot of variables determining how noticeable that is. But with Scenes, there is no dropout. A Scene...
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    Q10 Firmware for the AX8?

    I love the transparency with this company.
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    ...now that I have two DXR10s...The Enhancer

    I used to use it, but not anymore. I always use stereo cabs - so I don't know that the enhancer adds much more than what two different cabs would in the cab block. As a matter of fact, if you already have stereo cabs, then the (modern - I would never use classic) enhancer is going to take pieces...
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    Does your band run mono or stereo guitars live?

    Two guitars - one lead and one rhythm. The lead is always stereo, rhythm is usually mono.
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    Power of the Global Output EQ: "Mr. Crowley" Live

    Nice! Thanks for posting these videos.
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