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  1. jyflorida

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 19.06 Public Beta

    This duplicates the "song" functionality of the old MFC controller and then kicks it into the stratosphere!! The idea of having 6 sections per song where each section can call up a different scene and/or preset is fricken genius. Been playing around with this briefly and it's very...
  2. jyflorida

    Tuner bug?

    Working perfectly here.
  3. jyflorida

    SRV Rig diagram translation to Axe-Fx

    Followed his instructions - what a spectacular sounding preset!!
  4. jyflorida

    What was your first Digital Modeler?

    That was my first one too! A friend of mine had it and didn't like it. Offered to swap it for my solid-state Fender Princeton! Really got some good tones out of it for what it was.
  5. jyflorida

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 19.01

    Just tried a basic preset of In->Amp->Cab->GEQ4->Out - worked as expected. Firmware 19.01
  6. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    So, I've decided that I'm definitely keeping the Axe. As was explained earlier, good chance I'll have a solid, reliable product after I get it back. I also just wanted to say "thank you" to everyone for the earlier amp suggestions, as well as the sage advice & perspectives!
  7. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    Yeah, always part of my rig. It's bailed me out twice.
  8. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    I'm pretty much in "that place" right now - hoping that this is its last trip to the shop. At this point I do plan on keeping it & hoping for the best. I do admit I will be very wary right out of the gate but hopefully that'll pass.
  9. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    They do know about it. I've been using the same email to them since my first problem. The one thing I can say is beyond outstanding is the support. Always been top notch.
  10. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    After literally sleeping on it, I'm going to hang onto the Axe. It arrived in NH today so I'd expect it back sometime early next week. Hopefully this will be the end of the bad luck run with it.
  11. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    Honestly I'm at an impasse right now. The unit arrives there tomorrow & I'll probably have it back a week or so later. I'll have that much time to mull things over further and decide. I appreciate your feedback.
  12. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    Like I said, I had the same reliability problems with Line 6 that I'm having with Fractal. At this point I'm willing to take a chance on something else. From MY perspective, there are serious QC issues at hand. I can accept that my first unit was a lemon. For it to happen to a second one is...
  13. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    Well after grappling with stage volume problems at the gig, the easiest solution is to use a modeler. I left Line 6 11 years ago for the same reason I'm leaving Fractal: reliability, so I may go with a Quad Cortex when they're available again.
  14. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    The Blackstar Silverline amps look pretty cool. Haven't decided on anything - not in any hurry. Need to get the AxeFx III back from Support and sell it first.
  15. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    I may check out the Marshall Code as well as the Blackstar ID-60.
  16. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    Still leaning more towards the Fender TM just from a weight perspective. Still a big decision since I'm basically going from near-infinite tones down to one.
  17. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    So the Recto Verb and Tonemaster Deluxe Reverb both look pretty good.
  18. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    I'm considering going the "K.I.S.S." route and going with one of the Fender Tonemaster amps & a couple dirt pedals. Very lightweight amps - if I go much over 30-32 lbs max I risk a hernia (ouch!). Also looking at the Fender Mustang modeling amp. I'm expecting to get my III back within the...
  19. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    The Tone King sounds great over the videos I checked out. Plan on checking out the other recommendations later today. Hate to go this route but I need reliable equipment.
  20. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    Heard some sound samples of this online today. Phenomenal sounds- thank you!
  21. jyflorida

    Combo amp recommendations

    Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good combo amp. Due to weight lifting restrictions (30 lbs) it'd most likely have to be a 1x10 or 1x12 solid state unfortunately. In my history with the AxeFX III, I'm on my 4th problem and will be selling it once it's fixed. Hate to go this route but...
  22. jyflorida

    Struggling to replicate this amazing tone, help please....

    Maybe the Master Fuzz w/no cab?
  23. jyflorida

    And the award for best factory preset goes to….

    The way I play, most people say the best preset is the "off" switch!! :)
  24. jyflorida

    Klon Klones + FAS FM3/FM9/AF3 = Heterodyne Issues?

    FWIW, I'm using an EHX Soul Food. Sounds great and less money than the Ikon or Tumnus.
  25. jyflorida

    Hiwatt - Pete Thorn

    Very cool video of Pete Thorn running a Cornish-modified Hiwatt borrowed from John Shanks. Played with the Axe3 Hiwatt using his settings and a variety of cabs - very nice results.
  26. jyflorida

    Windows 11?

    Like I said before, not a cheap investment. Not too easy to just walk away and get another system. Got the system about 4 years ago so it's not that old.
  27. jyflorida

    Windows 11?

    Your treat???? Not a cheap investment.
  28. jyflorida

    Best placement for Freqout pedal in the grid?

    Definitely make it the first one in the chain. I had one (when it worked) and went from guitar -> Freqout -> Axe.
  29. jyflorida

    Windows 11?

    One minor convenience of taskbar icon grouping is missing, but the big thing for me is Internet Explorer is gone. We have a security system that requires IE - IE compatibility mode in Edge won't cut it - in order to use it. For us that's a deal-breaker. Contacted the manufacturer and they...
  30. jyflorida

    Windows 11?

    Yep. "Have your credit card ready"!
  31. jyflorida

    Windows 11?

    I ran everything under Win 11 a couple weeks ago with no problems. That said, I went back to 10 because some of the features I like in 10 were removed by Micro$oft in 11.
  32. jyflorida

    Cygnus Poll - Honest Question - Improvement?

    I have had to tweak many of my presets since the update, but one of the cool things about this is ending up with a preset that sounds notably better after the effort than it did pre-Cygnus. Worth the effort, and fun too!
  33. jyflorida

    Echoplex preamp

    Didn't think so since Cliff showed us how to duplicate the effect with a couple compressors at the start of the signal chain.
  34. jyflorida

    Echoplex preamp

    Does the Schaffer Replica fall into the same category as the Echoplex boost / Catalinbread / Secret Preamp?
  35. jyflorida

    Echoplex preamp

    I posted a request in the Wish List - worst that can happen is it doesn't happen! :)
  36. jyflorida

    Wish Echoplex Preamp

    Would love to see this one modeled. Having a discussion about it here: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/echoplex-preamp.172552/#post-2085281 but it's not looking very likely that this can be duplicated in the Axe right now.
  37. jyflorida

    Echoplex preamp

    Correct, but that preset is still gonna be fun to check out!
  38. jyflorida

    Echoplex preamp

    Cool! Thank you Yek!
  39. jyflorida

    Echoplex preamp

    I'm at work at the moment so I can't get into AxeEdit. What is the tape option? Probably something I've seen a thousand times but never paid attention to it.
  40. jyflorida

    Echoplex preamp

    Very cool! Thank you!
  41. jyflorida

    Echoplex preamp

    Just wondering if there's a way to duplicate the subtle EQ boost of the pedal with the array of drive pedals we already have. Very subtle but to my ears, very effective too. Dunlop and a couple others make them but we've got so many to pick from in the AF3, I'm hoping there's a way to do it.
  42. jyflorida

    Problem with momentary controller switch

    That fixed it! @Bakerman you were correct also. Setting them all to "off" was key! Thanks VERY much for your help guys!!
  43. jyflorida

    Problem with momentary controller switch

    Having a problem getting a control switch set for momentary-on. Very odd because when I initially set up the switch (Flanger Bypass) the effect block goes into the bypass state. If I change to another preset and then go back to the desired preset, the flanger is on. Then I have to press the...
  44. jyflorida

    Pre-purchase question (AXE III)

    ^^^^This!!! If you were to go to - for example - Dell & buy the top-of-the-line, most advanced computer they have, you' still be buying obsolescence. There will ALWAYS be technology in the development pipeline that will render the currently available stuff as "old". The real question you need...
  45. jyflorida

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 11 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta #8

    Just installed this & cranked the Plexi 50w 6CA7. To revive an old saying...HOLY SHITBALLS!!
  46. jyflorida

    Shout Out to Support

    Yours is not an isolated incident!! They really are THAT good!! A lot of other businesses can take lessons on customer service from FAS.
  47. jyflorida

    I'll never understand what makes it so difficult...

    This! Choosing the right IR or combination of IRs is probably the single most important thing to getting a tone you like. One thing I've found is that it's not always the "logical" choice that makes a good tone. In other words, you might find a Celestion alnico or Greenback might sound best...
  48. jyflorida

    Ares vs Cygnus - if it was perfect - how can it be better now?

    As opposed to when I bang my head and then have to sweep up loose brain cells!
  49. jyflorida

    Why does Fractal let Dealers out side the USA Rip users off so much ?

    After all has been said regarding overseas shipping, import tax, etc, etc, it basically comes down to how badly you want one. From what I've read on this page regarding the above taxes & fees, the price seems fair. I will say this - you WILL get your money's worth and then some.
  50. jyflorida

    Best complement to Axe-Fx III

    FC-12 is fantastic. Extremely flexible. Per-Preset is very handy.
  51. jyflorida

    OK so I have to ask...before I just say...bleh...and stay with the II

    Sounds like these guys need a lesson in customer service from FAS.
  52. jyflorida

    OK so I have to ask...before I just say...bleh...and stay with the II

    Not necessarily the 12-button model - they have an ultra-expensive one as well. As far as the support goes, I don't own the product so I wouldn't know. Was just offering a suggestion, that's all.
  53. jyflorida

    OK so I have to ask...before I just say...bleh...and stay with the II

    Something like this maybe? https://www.famcmusic.com/liquid-foot-controllers/lf-12plus/
  54. jyflorida

    OK so I have to ask...before I just say...bleh...and stay with the II

    The Mark II was just released recently - twice the presets & more flash memory than the original. This tells me there's still a lot of life left in the III, especially with the additional memory. Cliff stated he's considering different ideas to utilize the extra memory so that tells me we're...
  55. jyflorida

    Axe-Edit "loses" my preset names

    Looks like the problem is solved. A clean installation of Axe-Edit is working perfectly.
  56. jyflorida

    Axe-Edit "loses" my preset names

    It will definitely be a clean installation - lost a hard drive the other day. It's an old computer so I'm replacing it today. As soon as I get the thing configured the way I want, I'll put Axe Edit on & see what happens. I'll be more than happy to share the results!
  57. jyflorida

    Axe-Edit "loses" my preset names

    Yeah, that's pretty good too!! :D:D:D
  58. jyflorida

    Axe-Edit "loses" my preset names

    That's generally what I do to load a preset - import preset. Never had it fail.
  59. jyflorida

    Axe-Edit "loses" my preset names

    Definitely rebooted. Yeah, I've been in the IT field since 1983 & have spent the last 15 years in SW development. Sometimes the best way to solve problems is to apply Occhem's Razor! :)
  60. jyflorida

    Axe-Edit "loses" my preset names

    Thanks Lee, I appreciate the suggestions. I did swap cables late last night but no go. I'm wondering if Axe Edit caches certain information either on the hard drive or in memory & that just needs to be cleared. Barring that, the only thing I haven't tried - which I will this evening - is the...
  61. jyflorida

    Axe-Edit "loses" my preset names

    It's the checkboxes in the Options section. Before I did this, I'd have to click the Refresh buttons to put things back to rights shortly after each power-up.
  62. jyflorida

    Axe-Edit "loses" my preset names

    No, the screen on the unit shows the correct preset names.
  63. jyflorida

    Axe-Edit "loses" my preset names

    I recently had my Axe III replaced. The problem I'm having now is after I power on, from the outset I see my presets but after a minute or two, I see the factory preset names even though I restored my presets when I hooked the new unit up. It does load MY preset if I click on one of the...
  64. jyflorida

    Axe-Edit not seeing my presets

    I recently had my Axe III replaced. The problem I'm having now is after I power on, I don't see my presets in the preset list, I see the factory preset names even though I restored mine when I hooked the new unit up. It does load MY preset if I click on one of the incorrect names. Same with...
  65. jyflorida

    pitch Eb or F

    The virtual capo is incredible. Our band does several tunes in flat keys, which are hell for guitarists. The VC makes my life a LOT easier since I can drop the pitch & play standard chords.
  66. jyflorida

    Time to hand over the vest

    Welcome aboard! I'm an ex-Line 6'er myself. Had the complete "dream rig" of the Variax, Pod HD, and DT50 amp. Numerous problems with the equipment. Two bricked Pods and two mainboard swaps in the Variax (USA made, no less!), but at least the amp worked well. No comparison from where...
  67. jyflorida

    You Guys/Gals Are in for Another Treat

    This is chugging great!!!
  68. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    Correct. The first thing he had me do when I reported the problem is have me unplug the board to see if it did the same blinking thing. When it did he felt it was the "DAC", whatever that is (Digital to Audio Converter?) but needed the unit in front of him to tell.
  69. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

  70. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    Damn straight! I have NEVER seen this level of support ANYWHERE else.
  71. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    Very much appreciated Cliff. Thank you VERY much!
  72. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    Kevin. But in all fairness, he had me unplug the cable from the mainboard & power up. When it did the same thing, he said it needed to be sent in.
  73. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    Already on its way to FAS. Very frustrating indeed.
  74. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    Just put the new board in. Major problem when powering on.
  75. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    The support today was absolutely first-rate! Support emailed & said the part will be sent in tomorrow's mail. They also said that if I need help, they'll be glad to talk me through the procedure. You just can't top that!
  76. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    I like the breakout panel idea!
  77. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    Got the unit back. Do I need to contact support again?
  78. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    I just called Staples UPS drop - I can pick it up & get a refund.
  79. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    Support sent me an RMA and I just dropped it off at UPS. They didn't mention this when I contacted them, otherwise I'd have opted for this.
  80. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    Look at it from my perspective - this is the second time I've had to send this thing in for repairs over a 6 month period. So yeah, from my perspective, there's a quality issue.
  81. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    So after mulling things over last night, since this is the second time I'm having to return this in about 6 months for repairs, I'm going to sell it and the FC-12 once the Axe is repaired. Don't know if I'll go with another modeler or go back to an amp but it clearly has some reliability issues...
  82. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    Happened again today. Did the usual internal check / reseating of the cables - they're fine this time. Per support's suggestion the last time this happened, I also reset the system parameters. We also did the usual cable swapping with known good XLR and guitar cables. No change. In fact...
  83. jyflorida

    Mesa Boogie

    Just saw on Guitar Player's site that they've been bought by Gibson.
  84. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    Excellent idea...thank you!
  85. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    That was the problem! One part of the cable was partially unseated. Thank you everyone for your help. Greatly appreciated!
  86. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    Inputs 1&2 on the back is working. Front still not working. I did backup everything a few hours ago. Murphy's Law being what it is states that now that I've backed the unit up, I won't need the backup! :)
  87. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    Just unpacked it & plugged in. The Input 2 seems to be working properly. Input 1 still acting the same.
  88. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    What happened the first time is in my above post with the hissing. Using current firmware version for Axe and FC-12. Preset?? It was a high-gain patch, not sure what amp. Unit is boxed up at the moment so I can't see what it is.
  89. jyflorida

    Very odd problem

    I've already written to Support about this but I'm wondering if anyone else has had this issue or something similar. I plugged my Axe III into the house system & plugged in the FC-12 as usual for my gig today but my two high-gain presets had a loud hiss coming through the house system and my...
  90. jyflorida

    Axe-Fx III Waitlist

    Looks like the wait time is about a month now? Just wondering, as my Mk1 is acting up again & I'm toying with the ideas of getting it fixed / selling / getting a MKII, or just hanging onto it after the repair.
  91. jyflorida

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.06

    Just set everything up back home & re-installed 14.06. Now it's working! With my scatter-brain it was probably "pilot error" to begin with!
  92. jyflorida

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.06

    I'm all packed up for tomorrow at this point. I'll try it tomorrow but I'm thinking the XLR is ok since the FC started working again once I put the old firmware in the Axe.
  93. jyflorida

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.06

    Just tried that - no change.
  94. jyflorida

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.06

    Found a glitch with the new firmware. My FC-12 will not initialize after installing 14.06. Gets as far as the FC-12 Firmware release display (1.09) and that's all that happens. I removed 14.06 & reinstalled 14.05, all is well now.
  95. jyflorida

    RTA question

    Gotcha. Thank you for your help!
  96. jyflorida

    RTA question

    I don't know if this makes a difference but for what I'm trying to do, I'm not using a DAW. Just using the media player to play the track.
  97. jyflorida

    RTA question

    I did, wasn't able to get it to work.
  98. jyflorida

    RTA question

    I'm not sending audio to 5/6. On the I/O menu I'm not seeing an option to send the USB Out 7/8 to the USB block. The signal chain is pretty basic.
  99. jyflorida

    RTA question

    I'm trying to run an external isolated guitar track through the RTA without much success. I've done tone matching this way with no problem, playing an MP3 or CD on my computer with the Axe as my soundcard. Having no success with getting the signal to be recognized in the RTA though and it's at...
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