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  1. Toopy14

    Tuning a Rickenbacker 330-12

    I updated the pic in the first post of this thread to show the proper tuning of a Rickenbacker 330-12, based on the feedback I received in this thread. I thought I would post it here for future reference.
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    What no one said it ? HAPPY FATHERS DAY, WHO'S A FATHER?!

    She sure has a quick wit. Another time, when she was 5 or 6 maybe younger...she was still in a car seat. I was reminiscing to her what had and hadn't changed in town since I moved here to go to school, in 1983. Then I said to her...'if I hadn't moved here, I wouldn't have met your mother and...
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    What no one said it ? HAPPY FATHERS DAY, WHO'S A FATHER?!

    My daughter walked into the family room yesterday morning, looked at me and said...'Happy Me Day!' With a puzzled look on my face, I said...'Happy Me Day?'. To which she replied...'ya, without me, you wouldn't be celebrating anything today!' At least I know she's mine, because she's a...
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    Master recordings by Ray Charles, Elton John, Nirvana, more, secretly lost in fire

    https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/whatson-story/9430391-master-recordings-by-ray-charles-elton-john-nirvana-more-secretly-lost-in-fire/
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    Terminator 6: Dark Fate Trailer

    Agreed. That’s even after Arnie paid for some of the movie too! Lol “Arnold Schwarzenegger put up $1.4 million of his salary to ensure that a key scene in which a construction crane smashes into a glass building was shot. The director Jonathan Mostow, was apparently worried that the film was...
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    Prodigy Musical Savant (One of roughly 25 in the world)

    This AGT performance is incredible on its own. It’s even more incredible when you hear the story of the performer! Here’s the link to the performance, followed by the story of the performer. I encourage you take the time and watch both videos in their entirety!
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    Midlife Crisis Car

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    "Upgrade" from AX8 to Axe-Fx II mkII

    I bought an Axe-Fx MKI, almost 6 years ago and I recently bought an AX8 and I really like both...a lot! The Axe-Fx is in a rack and I use it when I want to play with headphones in my den. I also use it with my AC30 connected to Out2, when no one is home. I recently bought a little AC4 to use...
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    Terminator 6: Dark Fate Trailer

    Coyotes and foxes are cute, cuddly looking and playful...that’s how they lure their prey.
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    Terminator 6: Dark Fate Trailer

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    Bandhelper Bluetooth midi control?

    Just to clarify, so the AX8 will NOT work with the MD-BT01? If so, what is the difference in the MIDI implementation on the AX8 vs. the Axe-Fx that prevents the MD-BT01 from working? [Edit] Found this on the Wiki; "The AX8 has MIDI IN and MIDI OUT/THRU ports. It supports "soft" MIDI Thru...
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    MIDI from iPad/BandHelper - Scene change

    https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/using-backing-tracks-to-trigger-preset-scene-changes-w-bandhelper.125461/page-3#post-1493637
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    New tunes with a really inexpensive guitar

    Proves that a big part of tone, is in the fingers! Sounds great.
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    There's always time ...

    Don’t work too hard or you won’t be able to see the mountain for the tree! :)
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    FC 12, yours for only 9,999

    If you do that, we're raising prices of Canadian back bacon, maple syrup and Raptors (the Canadian basketball team heading to the NBA finals) tickets!
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    FC 12, yours for only 9,999

    $55 for shipping? For that price, it should be free or at least proportional to the price, $715.24
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    The Who live with Full Orchestra

    I’m sure Pete Townsend’s Tinnitus and hearing loss has a lot to do with it. They still sound really good!
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    Great New Venue For The Next Axe-Fest!

    https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/hard-rock-guitar-hotel-hollywood-florida/index.html
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    What are your guitar "must have" features?

    Strings. :D
  20. Toopy14

    Unbearable noise... send help

    Yes, try that. It could be a ground loop between the two outlets. Eliminate the conditioner and plug the guitar gear into the same outlet.
  21. Toopy14

    Viewing a preset (offline)?

    That’s what we’re all here for! :)
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    Viewing a preset (offline)?

    FracTool; https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fractool-the-ultimate-multitool-for-fas-devices.112538/
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    Unbearable noise... send help

    Are you playing the Axe-Fx through anything, ie. powered monitors, speaker, power amp. etc.? Is the Axe-Fx mounted in a rack with steel rack rails? If so, is there other gear in the rack with it?
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    Unbearable noise... send help

    Start with the Wi-Fi AP.
  25. Toopy14

    FC12 make up

    Too big for the AX8, FC or both?
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    Unbearable noise... send help

    Any fluorescent lights, computers, monitors, T.V.'s in the area? If so, turn them off one at a time and check to see if the noise stops.
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    FC12 make up

    The link doesn’t work. All I see is an Amazon logo. When I hit ‘reply’ I was able to see the part number. Is it these, ‘MOOER Candy Effects Pedal 100 pcs Footswitch Toppers’?
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    FC12 make up

    Where did you get the ‘toppers’? Do you know if they will fit the AX8 buttons?
  29. Toopy14

    "A Really Good Price"

    So was Sputnik.
  30. Toopy14

    "A Really Good Price"

    Why is it so expensive, is it made with parts from the Sputnik satellite?
  31. Toopy14

    Carrying case?

    Here’s a pic with the AX8 and a Boss pedal. Room for cables too. Can't beat the price.
  32. Toopy14

    When to shut off and how long to keep on

    Does it have a hard-drive or solid-state drive?
  33. Toopy14

    When to shut off and how long to keep on

    Servers and office computers run for years without failing and usually when they do fail, the hard drive crashes. The Axe-Fx is basically a computer without a hard drive.
  34. Toopy14

    Anyone run into this when ordering an Axe-Fx III ?

    @Admin M@, addressed the topic in this thread; https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/i-would-like-to-post-a-rant.136796/
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    Midlife Crisis Car

    Pulse Width Modulation (PWM). Ultimately, it’s still current that makes the electric motor go around. :)
  36. Toopy14

    Midlife Crisis Car

    Wouldn’t that be a ‘current pedal’? A battery pedal would be analogous to a tank pedal, in a gasoline powered engine. :confused:
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    Carrying case?

    I found this case for only $52 CDN ($39 USD). Special promo. https://canada.newark.com/duratool/22-24155/weatherproof-case-polymer-black/dp/83X6735?scope=partnumberlookahead&ost=22-24155&searchref=searchlookahead&exaMfpn=true&ddkey=https:en-CA/Element14_Canada/w/search Interior dimensions...
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    RIP Tim Conway

    I don't think there has been anyone funnier than Tim Conway, at least not in my life time! I remember watching the Carol Burnett show as a child, with my parents and my father was literally in tears from laughing so hard. I've lost count how many times I've watched this outtake, including...
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    US-China trade war = will prices go up?

    Yep...they got there asses kicked...literally!
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    Midlife Crisis Car

    You're thinking of the Camaro Z28 IROC (I Run On Cologne)!
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    (FAKE) FM9 - The "real" AX8 replacement or the FM3?

    “The processing power of an FM-3 is roughly the same as an AX-8.” https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/announcing-the-fm3-amp-modeler-fx-processor.149900/page-3#post-1779239
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    US-China trade war = will prices go up?

    What about the Silly Putty used to hold capacitors to the board. Won’t the new tariff on Silly Putty increase the overall cost? :D
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    Carrying case?

    Now that you mention it, you can see that from the pic. Definitely something to keep in mind. Thanks.
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    Carrying case?

    Would anyone who owns this pedalboard case by SKB, care to comment on how well the AX8 and an expression pedal fit? I've been reading the comments on the forum and on Amazon and I'm reading conflicting comments. Some say it fits the AX8 perfectly, in terms of height, others say it doesn't...
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    US-China trade war = will prices go up?

    Already did. "The U.S. increased tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25% from 10% Friday" "...tariff war with China will hit TVs, dishwashers, toys, lithium batteries, iPhones — even Silly Putty"...
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    How do you storage your guitars?

    I use a Hercules rack and single stands for my other guitars.
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    How do you storage your guitars?

    Here’s a U.S. manufacturer with a similar product and more; https://www.guitarstorage.com/multiple-guitar-stands/
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    How do you storage your guitars?

    https://www.stand-made.co.uk/multi-guitar-stands/double-decker-multi-guitar-stands/
  49. Toopy14

    Midlife Crisis Car

    There's nothing like an American muscle car!
  50. Toopy14

    SOLD 2x New FC-12 Foot Controllers

    They will be sold in less than an hour! :)
  51. Toopy14

    Midlife Crisis Car

    Bought one of these in 2011, on my 46th birthday. Rear wheel drive, turbo. Fast and fun to drive. A pic from the day I brought it home, which was my actual birthday. The car was my 1/3-life crisis. The other was taking my first guitar lesson, 14 years ago at the age of 41! :)
  52. Toopy14

    Ready to purchase III, but knowing my luck, a MK2 would probably show up soon...

    I have just the solution for you! Alternatively, can you not just add a...compressor...block! ;)
  53. Toopy14

    Quick preset with the FM3

    What are you playing through?
  54. Toopy14

    Duty / Shipping to Canada?

    You’re welcome. :)
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    Duty / Shipping to Canada?

    Which is a good thing. UPS is/was notorious for charging ridiculous brokerage fees at the border. Long story short, I bought something from the U.S. for $25, the UPS brokerage fees at the door were $50. A UPS driver, on a domestic delivery, told me never to use them across the border. A...
  56. Toopy14

    Gator Carry Case for the FC-12

    Thanks for the information and apologies to @bchulse, didn't mean to hi-jack your thread! :)
  57. Toopy14

    Duty / Shipping to Canada?

    It's basically the same thing. :) Axe-Fx III = $2,499.99 USD x 13% HST = $325.00 USD = $437.71 CDN Axe-Fx III = $3,365.67 CDN x 13% HST = $437.54 CDN
  58. Toopy14

    Gator Carry Case for the FC-12

    Did you get that exact model, ie, size? How well does the AX8 fit in it? Does it have adequate padding? I was looking at a hard case option, for $100 CDN but it doesn’t have enough space left for cables and an expression pedal.
  59. Toopy14

    Best $20....

    I don’t even know what robo tuners are, although I can guess now. This is the first time I’ve seen or heard of the Roadie Tuner. I Guess I need to get out more! Lol
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    Best $20....

    I thought locking tuners were a clever idea, only having to turn the tuning peg once around, but that Roadie Tuner is beyond clever!
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    Place to buy strings at discount?

    I usually buy them on Amazon when I order other stuff. Strings are considered an ‘add on item’, so I add however many packs I need to get the order over the minimum for free shipping. If I’m in town, I’ll buy them at the local guitar shop. Their prices are comparable and they’ll give me a...
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    I believe we've found Buddy Holly's missing '54 Stratocaster.

    Here’s what I found; “The 1958 Fender Stratocaster had a number of changes, none I personally liked much. First the classic 2-tone sunburst (yellow to dark brown) was changed to a 3-tone finish (yellow to red to dark brown).” http://www.guitarhq.com/58strat.html The guitar in the video, looks...
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    I believe we've found Buddy Holly's missing '54 Stratocaster.

    Maybe Buddy Holly had a second 54 prototype that no one knew about and it ended up with the relative. The damage on the pickups, if not the same, looks very similar.
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    I believe we've found Buddy Holly's missing '54 Stratocaster.

    He paid $3,500 USD or $3,000 AUS in 1979. If that is indeed Buddy Holly’s guitar, that would be one hell of a profit margin! A 54 Strat would be worth a lot of money on it’s own, but I would imagine it wold be priceless if it could be proven without a a doubt that it was Buddy Holly’s. What a...
  65. Toopy14

    Avengers Endgame

    “Don't watch the new 'Spider-Man' trailer if you haven't seen 'Avengers: Endgame' yet!”... ”the new trailer "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is full of spoilers for that film.” https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/06/entertainment/spider-man-far-home-trailer/index.html
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    Greatest band of all time?

    Damn, that kid can play! Too bad the dogs got more attention than he did. At least one old lady tossed him a coin!
  67. Toopy14

    Greatest band of all time?

    I knew that’s what you were going to say before I read your post! :)
  68. Toopy14

    Official statement bout AX8 updates needed!

    There have been quite a few AX8’s posted on Kijiji, here in Canada, since the FM3 was announced. The ads. aren’t up for long, so I’m assuming they have been selling quickly. The asking price is between $1,700-$1,800 CDN. I think the AX8 will be a viable piece of gear for years to come. I...
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    Greatest band of all time?

    You have to admit though, that’s some serious funk!
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    Gibson Turning Around?

    Looks like they’re bringing back the classics; https://www.gibson.com/Guitar/USAUBC849/Les-Paul-Standard-50s# Unfortunately, the price is still really high at $2,499 US, which is about $4,000 CDN, with taxes.
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    Perfect Blend of Punk and Heavy Metal

    Check it out on YouTube and read the comments. Here’s one of them...lol “I heard the guitarist OD’d on WD40.”
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    AX8 through an amp

    I used FracTool to convert my Axe-Fx II presets, then I added the Fxloop, connected it in between the last effects block and the amp. block. Then I just connect Out2 to the input of my AC30.
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    RIP “Chewie”

    https://www.tmz.com/2019/05/02/chewbacca-actor-peter-mayhew-dies-dead/
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    Any neck crackers?

    You may want to think twice about doing it! :eek: https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2019/05/02/man-stroke-cracking-neck-koco-pkg-vpx.koco
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    Imagine Dragons Top Rock Artist? Seriously?

    Same thing happened to Twist and Shout by the Beatles after Ferris Bueller’s Day Off came out. “In 1986, this charted again (at #23) when it was used in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off.” https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-beatles/twist-and-shout
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    Announcing the FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor!

    Maybe you’ll sound better. At least you won’t have to worry about fret buzz!
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    Announcing the FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor!

    Buy a fretless guitar! :)
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    Announcing the FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor!

    You could make an SI-3.
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    Rock and Roll HOF Inductions

    Now that you mentioned it, I guess she has! lol You're right though, it's not hard to tell whose voice it is when you hear it. I was fortunate to see Fleetwood Mac, back in the 90's, with Buckingham and McVie in the line-up and it was hands down, one of the best concerts I've seen and I've...
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    Rock and Roll HOF Inductions

    All three members of Rush are extremely articulate.
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    Rock and Roll HOF Inductions

    For someone who is turning 71 next month, she still sounds really good. Thought the same thing about the guitar. The duet with Don Henley sounded great too. Def Leppard can still kick ass! Joe Elliott’s comments about Rick Allen were awesome as was the standing ovation for Rick Allen. He...
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    Woodstock 50

    Woodstock 50 cancelled. https://www.tmz.com/2019/04/29/woodstock-50-canceled-music-festival/
  83. Toopy14

    AX8 Discontinued?

    Just a question for my own understanding and my statement about it being simpler, was my opinion. I’m quite happy with my Axe-Fx II and AX8. Both great pieces of gear! :)
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    On the fence...help me jump off :-)

    Well, there aren’t too many artists more picky about their tone than The Edge from U2. Edge went from this; To this; So what does that tell you about the product? :)
  85. Toopy14

    FM3 hot questions (and, hopefully, answers)

    That's what I figured, based on Cliff's earlier comments about there only being one amp. block in the FM3. Just wanted to clarify. Thanks for the clarification. Thanks @Greg Girardin as well! :)
  86. Toopy14

    FM3 hot questions (and, hopefully, answers)

    Does that mean any 2 of 3, ie., Amp, Amp, Rev1?
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    Def Leppard Makes the Switch to the Axe-Fx III

    Def Leppard and the Axe-Fx III are coming up shortly (10:30’ish EDT) on the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, on HBO.
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    Up close with the FM3

    The FM3 would be a great portable unit to use with a Yamaha MD-BT01 Bluetooth interface, an iPad and BandHelper with automation tracks to do all the switching.
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    FM3 is SO smaller compared to the Axe-Fx III

    Smaller tubes in the FM3.
  90. Toopy14

    Windows 10 Sucks!

    :( Thanks for the heads-up! CP/M...DOS? Better than Windows 10! :D
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    Windows 10 Sucks!

    Yep! I recently had to stop using Windows Vista, which I was quite happy with for 10 years, because Microsoft stopped supporting it. I refused to go to 10, so I’m using Windows 7 now, which I believe is still going to be supported for a couple more years. Here’s a guide to disable the stupid...
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    FM3: When?

    This will help!
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    Announcing the FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor!

    Cliff has already stated why that won’t happen; https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/announcing-the-fm3-amp-modeler-fx-processor.149900/page-5#post-1779298
  94. Toopy14

    AX8 Off Load CPU resources, Reverb ?

    I presume you’re using the amp. and cab block? If so, are you using hi-res IR’s? Switching to normal res. IR’s can make a big difference on lowering CPU utilization.
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    2 Axe-Fx 2 - why?

    May also be for off-loading processing.
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    AX8 Discontinued?

    On the AX8, you’re on preset ‘x’, S1. From there you tap button 4 for S4, then tap button 1 for S1...two taps. Having a button per scene seems much simpler to me.
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    AX8 Discontinued?

    No, it’s a question from someone who doesn’t own an FC or FM3.
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