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    Fx3 and the real marshall jubilee

    sounds pretty damn good to me
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    Sticking with the FM3? Upgrading to FM9? Why?

    cant beet the ninr button switching optionc imo but the fm3 stays and i finally have a backiup just in i ve only ever had the lack of a backup bite me once and it was back in the tube amp daty blew an output trandformer on a really olg and great supro and had to wait for a friend to run home and...
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    IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE, READ THIS!

    we used to refer tthe numerous io problems idiot operators
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    Going from Axe Standard to FM3

    I remember the drives being reworked on the AxeIII, but when were the drives reworked on the FM3?
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    Need help with resistors

    Check mouser. I believe they have 1% metal oxide resistors..you can always go up on the power rating. I always do if they fit. Here ya go
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    Amp in the Room?

    With the wide variety of ir's out there, some of which are completely unusable imho, I bet I could play you ten different ir's with one being a simple eq with tweaks, and you wouldn't be able to tell me which one it is.
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    Amp in the Room?

    This is kind of what I was trying say back in this post... https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/ir-length.155295/page-2#post-1848351
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    Amp in the Room?

    Try adding this in parallel with a cab. Blend them to get the best result. Been doing this since the ultra days.
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    Jimi Hendrix's Marshalls

    According to every plexi & jcm800 I've ever worked on and every schematic I have ever seen, the tone stack in a plexi is exactly the same as a jcm800.
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    Jimi Hendrix's Marshalls

    That looks very clean. Did you wire it?
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    Jimi Hendrix's Marshalls

    Tone stack calculator Check out this link. You can get a visual representation of what the different values actually do.
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    Jimi Hendrix's Marshalls

    33k/500pf is pretty standard in the plexi's. The 56k/250pf is a holdover from the original Bassman amp.
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    Tommy Shaw coolness...

    Thank God, something uplifting!!!
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    Where Has Integrity Gone?

    Well, the pedophile business is expensive.
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    Where Has Integrity Gone?

    I had a business connection with a guy that owned a tire store. I was sitting in his office one day and he said, you know how much that tire right there is worth? I said, around $80? He said, that tire is worth as much as I can get for it. These are predators. Plain and simple. They do not...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.11

    For a thick tone that lingers with the listener, I supplement my diet with collard greens. Many listeners have made that funky guitar face after hearing my tone.
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    Swapping out a Dimarzio Super Distortion for a Duncan JB

    You can buy a dual ganged potentiometer that has both a 250k and 500k. From there you can use the fender shaw bucker wiring diagram. Here's a link for the pot.
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    RIP - Charlie Daniels

    Back in the day, my bass player was Charlie Daniels bass players nephew. So, I got to meet the man and I will say he's one of the nicest guys I've ever met. He was also very involved in various children's organizations, ie "Laughing Child", which he supported and did charity concerts for. Great...
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    Boneless Wings

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    DLR content... Sad

    Amazing, still great after all these years!!!
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    Any Physicists Here?

    Then there's the delayed choice quantum eraser in which the state of a wave/particle is seemingly changed based on a future observation. I don't see how your idea of dark matter would have anything to do with this. Perhaps we don't live in a material world after all. Idealism is not new nor...
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    Noob question: JC-120 amp

    I have run into returns of my JC120 many times. Sounds fine but I don't use cab sims. I think of it as a solid state amp and guitar speakers...
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    IR Length

    Yes you are right! I have even measured it. It really is amazing how much the room affects the sound. I think I have actually tried the "mcsquared" modeling and a few others. It seems best to do actual measurements...methodically all over the room. Especially where I'm sittin'. I typically use...
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    IR Length

    Those are significant room reflections? This amount of eq curve difference is audible?
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    IR Length

    In what way have I misinterpreted what Mr Mitchell stated in his post that was referenced by DLC86?
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    IR Length

    Yep...
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    IR Length

    From Jay Mitchell: "When you place a mic in the near field of a speaker, the response at low frequencies is its half space response (as if the speaker had been recessed into a wall). That adds 6dB to the low frequency level as compared to the free field response. Furthermore, when you close-mic...
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    IR Length

    There is no doubt that I have a limited understanding of ir's. I am not an authority at all. But I do understand that in the end, its just a frequency curve. I have enough understanding about tube amps, transformers and speaker cabs to know this relationship is the most complex and dynamic thing...
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    IR Length

    Well, you would need a perfect speaker, or close, located at exactly the same place at the cab with the same perfect mic located ar exactly te same place as the before. Less than perfect solution , eh. Is there a mathematical relationship between the the curve at the center of the cone and the...
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    IR Length

    No, I'm just talking about the distance it takes for 100hz to travel one complete cycle. Now whether or not it effects the curve we capture from a cab closer than that distance, I have no idea. Off hand, it seems like we would need a complete cycle but I don't know. Of course if a switch a...
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    IR Length

    Of course you are absolutely right, ...when you measure the frequency response with a microphone. But when a play my marshall, I hear all those frequencies responding in a room. Now if I record that sound and make a cab (ir) out of it it may be fine if your listen on headphones or any medium...
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    IR Length

    Yep, it takes about 3.? meters for a 100hz signal to complete one cycle. How this effects an ir measurement I have know idea. I do know that when I set up a fractal amp using a real cab and then switch to an ir...any ir...I have a bass problem. The opposite is also true. Please note that I am...
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    IR Length

    I am thinking "better" is no coloration at all. Of course that may not be what you want. But it would be the most accurate wouldn't it?
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    IR Length

    The absolute one is the one that produces the sound that is inherent to the speaker alone. Many variables impact the sound a person actually hears, one of them, where ir's are concerned might be room reflections. I am suggesting that a speaker has an eq curve, period. That eq curve may be...
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    IR Length

    Well then... Im still on axeII. Going to have to divorce the old lady and upgrade. In any event, do you agree with my general premis? I am suggesting an approach where we ultimately have an abosulte eq curve for a particular speaker and can add and control the many parameters that are present in...
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    IR Length

    Why should there be a thousand different unique irs for a particular cab? Couldn't there be a specific eq curve that represents a particular cab? For example a specific speaker has a specific eq curve. Things can alter it like mic position, room, ect. It seems that we would want all of that out...
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    IR Length

    Degree of excitation is pressure related and definitely effects the response of the guitar and "amp in room".
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    IR Length

    Yes i did. Im also saying, or humbly suggesting actually, that we dont need all that detail in an ir. That detail does give an ir its specif sound, and there is a place for that. But i am wondering if you would get a better basic ir by averaging out some of that detail.
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    IR Length

    But even if they are, its still just a moment in time captured and presented as an eq curve. If you wait a split secound to sample or move the mic even slightly, you get a different curve. It seems to me that a more acurate curve would be some degree of averaging. Who hasn't run an eq after or...
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    IR Length

    When we see the freq response of an ir, we are only seeing just 1 moment in time. Wait a split second and all those hills and valleys will be in a slightly different location. So it seems to me that you could just get an averaged freq response, one without any added artifacts, you would be fine...
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    NASA intruige and the mother of all Conspiracies?

    or ...reefer is legal where he lives????
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    NASA intruige and the mother of all Conspiracies?

    The Rock, in fact, was cooking nothing. Oh, and this https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/mission/science/results/
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    NASA intruige and the mother of all Conspiracies?

    Whole Lotta Gorn Cary On My Wayward Gorn Jimmy Shuck Gorn Your So Gorn (You Probably Think This Gorn is about You)
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    NASA intruige and the mother of all Conspiracies?

    Ok, just spewed pepsi all over my damn laptop. Thanks a lot Cliff.
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    Another Film/TV song (indie/pop)

    I want to hear it!
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    A Cinematic Song - New Mix!

    There is a lot of great talent hanging out around here. This is at the top of the heap. I like it a lot!!!
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    How to get warm round high end

    Do you have another solid state amp you can try? Most solid state amps these days are pretty darn flat. Compare... Have you ran some prerecorded music through the matrix and into the fr speakers? Does it get bright and harsh when you crank the matrix? If you can, or maybe you know an electronics...
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    Tony at it again...smh, Axe-Fx III inside and out video review

    Check the price on Eventide or Lexicon. I don't know if these rack mount fx units are better are worse for a specfic thing than the AxefxIII, but I do know they cost as much or more than the Axe. I'll go out on a limb and say that the Axe is at least in the ball park with these in terms of...
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    Ancient Aliens - History channel

    Yeh, I remember one time when my friend squirted this stuff onto some lucky charm marshmallow things with an eye dropper. I didn't know he had squirted the lucky charms at the time and we ate them for breakfast. About an hour later I looked outside and I could have sworn I saw the car melt. But...
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    Ancient Aliens - History channel

    What, Von Daniken a fraud!!!! I have his commentary on Genesis, you know, the in the beginning Genesis. I keep it around when ever one of my Christian friends get up on their hi horse. Its especially useful as a Jehovah Witness repellent. Yeh, I break out my Von Doniken commentary and proceed...
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    Ancient Aliens - History channel

    I saw BigFoot!!!!
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    Input block Impedance question.

    Let me be the first to correct myself. From the wiki: "Variable input impedance changes the analog circuitry of the input jack to interact with the guitar pickup. It recreates the way that some classic effects “load down” pickups, causing a change in frequency response".
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    Input block Impedance question.

    Wouldn't it depend on exactly where the impedance circuit is located. I'm guessing that it is a part of the digital domain in case it doesn't matter if you're connected with a cable or not.
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    Ancient Aliens - History channel

    Makes me want go mess mine up.
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    Anyone Know What The Best Software Would Be For Isolating Instruments?

    Looks like "Anytune" is mac only.... I'm Pc.
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    Anyone Know What The Best Software Would Be For Isolating Instruments?

    Rx7 is really good. They have a demo version you can try. The quality of isolation depends on the quality of the recording. There are a number of other functions that can also be helpful. Be ready for some trial and error and a little bit of a learning curve but all in all, not too difficult to...
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    How to EQ for Yamaha HS8 Speakers

    Listen to and compare your axe fx tones to recorded tones. Isolated guitar tracks can be helpful.
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    Cat Poll

    Hey baby. Give some sugar.
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    Axe-Fx III Vs other Axe-Fx units

    Once, I had a friend who had fender reissue bassman and it sounded really good. I was playing a matchless clubman at the time and the bassman held its own admirably beside it. But then, we ran across a real 59 bassman and it was like a different amp. It was not so much that it sounded different...
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    Power Amp Hardness

    Has to do with knee of plate curves?
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    Plugins for people who can't sing...

    Melodyne
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    Boss SY-1

    Goats actually are like mushrooms in that some of them are magic.
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    Wish 5E3 Tweed Deluxe model with all 3 knobs, and the resulting channel interactions

    Be more patient. I think it speaks volumes that the owner is concerned enough to even care what we think or want and then to correspond with us concerning such matters. Seriously, I can't think of any other company whose owner is actually willing to talk to us about our concerns let alone, have...
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    Wish 5E3 Tweed Deluxe model with all 3 knobs, and the resulting channel interactions

    The overall direction for Fractal Audio has been to move away from an approximation of tube amps and toward perfecting the very specific anomalies found in a particular amp. For example, don't we now have an axe edit screen that shows just the actual controls used in the amp. In order to follow...
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    Axe-Fx III clean amp sounds compared to Kemper cleans

    You probably already know this but, be sure to have a volume level somewhat comparable to the amps your describing. As I'm sure you know, the feedback into the guitar from the volume of the speaker is a vital part of what your looking for.
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    Gig Report - III in a small bar, playing Blues and Soul?

    Very nice. The band is really good but your singer is REALLY good!!! I like a lot!
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    Another should I sell my....

    Keep it. You will regret selling it. Get the axe fx. You will not regret it.
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    Axe-Fx III Got Here Today!

    Thank you for your service! Now, have fun!!!!!
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    Greatest band of all time?

    Hope you guys get as big a kick out of this as I did....
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    Greatest band of all time?

    I generally agree with Miko, but it is very interesting to see the reaction of people, from just about any generation, when they hear "When The Levee Breaks" for the first time. Or Black Dog...and who hasn't heard Stairway...Even if you were familiar with the Stones or Beatles way back then, and...
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    Greatest band of all time?

    The mighty Zeppelin was far more than a rock band...
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    The Axe-Fx 3 works only at 48Khz

    It is always a good idea to make sure you know exactly what your talking about before you call something else stupid. Else wise, you may reveal your own stupidity.
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    Dumble for sale

    I looked, couldn't find anything. But I hear ya...
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    Dumble for sale

    The free bird thing is a joke...until you play it correctly; and then it is a show stopper. Its a surprisingly easy guitar solo to play with just a few points of interest that the band as a whole must be aware of. But, in my experience, having only played it live one time, it killed and we were...
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    Dumble for sale

    By 2013, Pink Floyd had sold more than 250 million records worldwide. "The Wall" has sold 23million in the U.S., (tied with Zeppelin IV) making it the #3 best selling album in the US. "Dark Side Of The Moon" has sold 15 million in the US. Pink Floyd is in the top 10 best selling bands in the US...
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    Does anyone else not gel at all with acoustic guitars?

    The late great Stevie Ray Vaughn on 12 string acoustic guitar...
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    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.02 Firmware Release

    After installing this latest firmware, all I can say is that the sound and feel of the axefx II has never been better. In my opinion, this is the most significant firmware update. The tone is excellent. The feel is significantly better. The note attack is most improved; note bloom is improved...
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    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.00 Firmware Release

    We don't really deserve it, no other company supplies it, your a fool if you expect it, but the relentless pursuit of perfection and customer satisfaction is what I've experienced from Fractal Audio from day one. It has always been the best but never has it been good enough, not for Cliff. The...
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    Does anyone else not gel at all with acoustic guitars?

    I remember back in like 1972, when I was 12. School was out for summer and I had a fender music master, some fuzz pedal that I wish I still had, and my parents stereo system that I used for amplification. I was jammin' my ass off to something (I barely knew 3 chords) when all of a sudden there...
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    Ancient Aliens - History channel

    "I firmly believe we have an unlimited capacity to learn...but I'm guessing we have a limit on what we can comprehend." Yeh, I gonna have to steal this... Added to my "educated beyond your intelligence level" comment. For those times when I intellectualize myself into the corner of a round room.
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    Ancient Aliens - History channel

    For those interested, these are some really good documentaries on how we got to the state of quantum bamfuddlement we find ourselves in. This is the first one and should lead you to the rest of them, I think there are 3 or 4.
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    Ancient Aliens - History channel

    Yeh, the whole delayed action thing. Perhaps time does stand still and it is only our consciousness that changes.There is a pretty good documentary here. Its been around for a while but it's good. Idealism over materialism is counter intuitive to say the least. You know, if physical matter only...
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    Does anyone else not gel at all with acoustic guitars?

    I was at Gruhn guitars a few years ago playing around on some $25k+ prewar martin's and was blown away at how light and resonant these guitars were. They had an easy action and were a joy to play. You could literally feel the guitar vibrate in your hands...I remarked to the guy that worked...
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    Ancient Aliens - History channel

    Lots of very interesting stuff concerning Egypt and the ancient past. Things like the further we go back in time, the more accurate the stone cutting is. Certainly no civilization starts at the apex of its technology. Chapter 6 of the bible is interesting...Erich von Däniken bases his ancient...
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    Sorta of a Dumb Question: Is it possible to turn down wattage on 6160 Block Letter?

    If you remove two tubes, remember to change your amp impedance settings to 1/2 of your speaker impedance.
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    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.00 Firmware Release

    Not working here either. Looks like Simeon has reported this in the bug department. Anyone else having this issue?
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    Microphone & guitar simultaneously w/ Axe-Fx II?

    I do it with my acoustic guitar all the time. I use an sm58 with an xlr cord and an xlr to 1/4'' impedance converter jack...
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    Axe FX II with Tech21 power engine 60

    I have a Tech21 PE60 that a used for a small little gig I used to do. This amp is a clean power amp into a guitar type speaker. As such, you will not need to use speaker ir's with it. (Of coarse, you may like using ir's with it, some people do). Mine does have a treble and bass control that I...
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    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.00 Firmware Release

    First of all, major thanks to the Cliff and the Fractal staff for a stellar product and the best customer service ever. In fact, you guys have rewritten the book all together. Also a shout out to a great community, ask a question and just watch how many folks offer help! Now that I have sucked...
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    Axe-Fx II Firmware "Ares" 1.00 Public Beta

    First let me say that this new firmware "feels" and sounds great!!!! Second, let me say that I was quite sure we had seen our last firmware some time ago. I mean, Fractal Audio has the AxeIII, so if you want the latest greatest, buy it...right? But lo and behold, this Cliff Chase dude updates...
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    My first month with the Axe-Fx III

    https://xitonecabs.com/ gets lots of love around here and customer support is great. You will get many suggestions...
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    DIY guitar from 1200 colored pencils

    I watched that earlier today; turned out pretty nice!
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    So, the Dumble thing...

    Tweed Deluxe...5c3, I believe.
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    Recommended headphone impedance

    Not just louder but frequency response is affected also.
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    New or older Les Paul

    Supposedly early '90s era are "good quality wood". But just as everyone has said, you really have to play it to know for sure. I have played some new LP's that were "plek'd" that I felt like needed a good set up. I owned ''90's studio" that was one of the best LP's I have ever played. Played...
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    Your thoughts on Axe-Fx II Vox AC30 clips and tube names? Help me <3

    I bought a Vox ac15 and compared it to my axe ii. Sent the ac15 back because the axe fx absolutely nailed the tone. No special tweaks needed that I remember. This was several years ago; the axe has only improved since that time.
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    Am I the only one that wants a Marshall Silver Jubilee reissue?

    Hey guys, doesn't the jubilee have diode clipping in the pre=amp? Yep, just checked. I worked on one of these years ago and thought I remembered it had those diodes in the pre-amp section.
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