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  1. Stratman68

    Another Axefx vs Amps thread

    Are u serious? So, because I DO NOT AGREE \like\appreciate your response's to some of the members that means I didn't read your post? Go back to school will you. Jeeezzzz!
  2. Stratman68

    Another Axefx vs Amps thread

    NO ONE has said the Axe is perfect. You, from the very start made this confrontational by accusing early commenters of NOT reading your post. It's like you are arguing with yourself. Maybe read your own replies.
  3. Stratman68

    Will the FM3 work for me?

    Yes. But of course, only 3 FSW's built in. But you can also use standin's (2 more) which would give you 5. But you cannot see the names of the FX on the stand in switches. I had no issues using the FM3. With FM3 Only (alone) layouts by [@Patzag[/USER] (free also) it is fairly easy. to do what...
  4. Stratman68

    Solved: Refresh After New Firmware in Axe-Edit

    Henry - That happened to me with the FM9 recently-drove me crazy until I realized I needed to update defs........................
  5. Stratman68

    Free "Pre-Rola" IR's

    Thanks Leon!
  6. Stratman68

    Solved: FM3 sounded muffled until I positioned my studio monitors appropriately

    Except for that rare moment, I also do not get these posts? Not trying to e mr negative here, but forget paid or downloaded presets, if you do NOT get a nice tone out of some presets, something is seriously weird.
  7. Stratman68

    New computer questions

    I just made myself get used to making backups. If you do it regular enough it becomes habit. Im use 2 different apps. Acronis True Image which I have used for years and Aomei Backerupper. Funny name but amazingly QUCIK and reliable backups (The Aomei stuff) Aomei also has a great disk and...
  8. Stratman68

    New computer questions

    In your case redd I would put the OS and APPS on the SSD and, for now, record to HDD. Not sure what Sweetwater does for motherboards, but it is very easy and pretty cheap to add another SSD NVME.............Depends on the motherboard specs. Also, you do not need to be a computer wiz to do this...
  9. Stratman68

    New computer questions

    I totally eliminated HDD's. All NVME's-runs and records great-
  10. Stratman68

    Headrush 112 or Boss Katana Mk ll 50 watt

    I have Yamaha DXR10's but I also have the Katana mkII 50. My FM3 and FM9 sound fine thru the Katana. What I like about it i it is also an actual amp.
  11. Stratman68

    Is your studio still evolving?

    I have had a small spare room\studio for a long time now. Recording stuff, etc has always been good but chairs and desks sucked=always. So I finally sprung for an adjustable desk./ Got the V2 4 leg uplift desk. Sorry I waited so long. It is amazing (thank You @iaresee) His input helped move me...
  12. Stratman68

    Under Daw\Desk Chair mat? Glass? Plastic? Plexiglass?

    So , small bedroom\studio has low carpet and I want a GOOD appx 4' x 4' mat underneath. don't really care about flattening the carpet, it's a spare bedroom with cheap carpet. Glass looks cool, but expensive. I would get it if I knew it was really durable. Any suggestions\experience? Thanks folks
  13. Stratman68

    Struggling user - I can't get anywhere close to my prophecy's gain and sustain, please help.

    Curious? Is the OP still here? Just sayin! The amount of suggestions and ideas is crazy good. So,..............? Whats up?
  14. Stratman68

    EZ Drummer 3

    Yes I think it's great . Perfect for what I do.
  15. Stratman68

    Gibson ruining yet another acquired brand.

    They lost me when they killed Cakewalk. Wouldn't spend a dime of fixes. they just let it die a slow death. Gibson sucks imho! I am STILL a CW user-going on 30 years!
  16. Stratman68

    Fractal virgin

    Lots of good videos all over youtube.
  17. Stratman68

    Struggling user - I can't get anywhere close to my prophecy's gain and sustain, please help.

    @OP...While metal is not my cup of tea, so to speak, I have been hearing that exact sound here in many videos for, about 13 years. Wish I could help. But know, that sound is there. I am confident these guys will get you there.......Welcome also :)
  18. Stratman68

    I'm in facebook jail

    I would help you...............So many sick people in the world.
  19. Stratman68

    New Martin OM28Elrb a flop

    Update: As I posted the luthier (Martin warranty guy) told me on the phone if it's just the top finish one of those sound hole humidifiers cold fix it. well so far it seems he was correct. I can hardly feel the crack anymore. Very slight. I bought 3 different in hole thingies. I alternate...
  20. Stratman68

    Acoustic Guitar Pickup Recommendations

    I stand corrected. I have 2 higher end Takamine and that' is where my confusion started I guess. The Taks are under the bridge, not the saddle. Great system btw, but only factory installs. I imagine you will be happy with whatever you do. I do have a friend who plays in an acosutic duo. He is a...
  21. Stratman68

    Acoustic Guitar Pickup Recommendations

    I had one and ditched it. I couldn't hardly touch the body of my guitar for fear of loud thunder.. Guess it's good if you are into all that tapping\percussion on the body of the guitar stuff. I'm not. The reason I mentioned the LR Baggs Anthem is I can mix the transducer (which is NOT under the...
  22. Stratman68

    RIP Jim Seals (Seals & Crofts)

    Very sad.....1st acoustic duo I was in, way, way back, We both played guitar and mandolin. We were one of the few duos at that time to do any Seal s& Crofts and do them justice. We did stuff like, Diamond Girl and Irish Linen. They wrote some very beautiful songs. RIP Mr. Seals
  23. Stratman68

    Best computer for dedicated use with Fractal Modeler?

    And my dad can beat up your dad? Their is no BEST.T here is no BEST. Sorry. A good build, whatever platform, is what works BEST!
  24. Stratman68

    Acoustic Guitar Pickup Recommendations

    In my experience-The L.R. Baggs Anthem blows the rest away..................I have my second guitar Martin OM28E with factory Anthem. Sounds great.
  25. Stratman68

    Sophisticated thread about Globally turning off all Cabs in the FM3.

    For your setup......My speakers have no blankets................
  26. Stratman68

    New Martin OM28Elrb a flop

    Well Honestly, although I didn't care for Gregs attempt to lighten thinks up, so to speak. Some thinks just DON't need lightening up. BUT, I actually meant to direct it to Henry. Again I am sure you will say he was doing the ame thing. Whatever.
  27. Stratman68

    New Martin OM28Elrb a flop

    You know if all some of you have to do is make jokes how about doing it somewhere where it may be appropriate.........
  28. Stratman68

    New Martin OM28Elrb a flop

    Yes big joke Greg-
  29. Stratman68

    New Martin OM28Elrb a flop

    Lastly, as I stated the luthier I talked to says he could make it like it never happened. But if Martin doesn't pay, I don't know-we didn't talk money.
  30. Stratman68

    New Martin OM28Elrb a flop

    That is EXACTLY what I was thinking. Thanks
  31. Stratman68

    New Martin OM28Elrb a flop

    Yup!
  32. Stratman68

    New Martin OM28Elrb a flop

    Full Disclosure: Martin Warranty Tech I talked to on the telephone was really down to earth and extremely knowledgeable.. He does lots of work for folks in Nashville. Has built and sold hundreds of his own guitars (all acoustics)Anyway he says if it is just the finish that is split any decent...
  33. Stratman68

    New Martin OM28Elrb a flop

    Exactly-Thanks....
  34. Stratman68

    New Martin OM28Elrb a flop

    Thank You Don!
  35. Stratman68

    New Martin OM28Elrb a flop

    Paid cash thru paypal. The company denies all and says Martin will take care of it. They also advertised it as a 2022 and Martin says it is a 2021.
  36. Stratman68

    New Martin OM28Elrb a flop

    Luthier, Martin suggested, in Florida says Humidity would cause this because the wood drys out and the 2 pieces (top of guitar) separate.
  37. Stratman68

    New Martin OM28Elrb a flop

    Well they said AFTER stating humidity is NOT covered in warranty that the decision is made by a Martin warranty Luthier.
  38. Stratman68

    New Martin OM28Elrb a flop

    So, my new I i have had it since April 12th) has a crack from bridge to front-the seam . Of course the store and Martin immediately let me know that humidity related issues are NOT covered under warranty???? I have been in florida since 1972, I have owned no less than 20 different acoustic...
  39. Stratman68

    Fractal Preset icon?

    Appreciate the replies. I knew\know what a sysex file is. I just cannot recall what the icon was for fractal presets. It's NOT the big number icon fm9 or fm3. Buit, alas, it still eludes me. I changed it to FM9, better than what it was. Fractool changed it when I updated Fractool today. I guess...
  40. Stratman68

    Fractal Preset icon?

    OK, so I lost the icon that was. So, what the heck was it and where can I get it? Dumb, I know, but definitely frustrating........ I know it's just a sysex file but I prefer things the way they were...................
  41. Stratman68

    My 2 Cents: Why Some People think Axe-Fx Doesn't Sound Great

    Title of thread could be, well, a bit less drastic. I know what you were "trying" to do, still. I have said this before and I will say it again. I am so glad that I concentrate on the music I make with my guitar. I stopped this constant quest for what I perceived as perfect sound for me. I don't...
  42. Stratman68

    Goodbye, Todd D. "bishop5150" Bishop

    Damn cancer. So very, very sad....................................
  43. Stratman68

    New FM3 ordered - questions.

    I think you have answered your own question.
  44. Stratman68

    Wish Move All Blocks To The Right (Block Insert)

    As Mr. Fender said, you can accomplish most of what your asking already. I do this all the time. If you drag a "whole" column and drop it where you want it works fine, mostly!
  45. Stratman68

    New FM3 ordered - questions.

    Definitely go thru the presets. Learn the machine. Then Tweak some presets to your liking. Plenty of time to create your own. The "dreaded presets" are one of the biggest debates on this forum-forever. Personally I have always found them excellent, especially since the FM3, FM9 and the AXFXIII...
  46. Stratman68

    The Elusive "Tube-ry Feel" of Axe-Fx III

    I am so glad I "Stopped" chasing\looking for my guitar tone many years ago. Guess to each his own, which is a good thing!
  47. Stratman68

    Recommend an HSS strat

    maybe it's me, but when someone asks for a HSS Strat guitar I immediately think it should resemble, well, a Strat (headstock, etc) no matter who makes it. Just sayin. Otherwise they would ask for an HSS guitar-period.
  48. Stratman68

    Auto Insurance...who do you use?

    Statefarm forever. But whatever company you choose if you bundle (like homeowners, etc) you get the better deals.
  49. Stratman68

    New to Fractal

    I would NOT limit myself. Search for ALL FM3 videos and see what suits you! I also second the Studio Monitor idea.
  50. Stratman68

    I love the axe fx III but I hate tweaking

    Have owned 99.9% of the fractal gear and rarely go anywhere I couldn't go on a real amp. Nothing wrong with going deep. I have never felt the need too much. TBH, I do, most always, tweak the Hi res freq down to the old default of 2.52, but that's really it. I am a Strat\Tele single coil guy and...
  51. Stratman68

    Tele neck pup cover?

    It's worth a shot for me. I am a Fralin Pickup guy for many, many years. Just suit me well. But never tried the Tele pups. The Tele is worth it for me-the channel bound 1016 neck profile is just amazing and worth upgrading the guitar. Just feels right. Still love my strats of course. But this...
  52. Stratman68

    Tele neck pup cover?

    Need to choose or I'll never have them. so , I am going with the chrome but open top................................
  53. Stratman68

    Tele neck pup cover?

    That's exactly what I have been trying to research. All I could find was reference to "more high end" without a cover but no real difference if chrome or nickel.
  54. Stratman68

    Tele neck pup cover?

    That's kind of where I am leaning also...............
  55. Stratman68

    Tele neck pup cover?

    Opinions and why? I am going with Fralin Blues specials on USA STD Tele with channel bound neck RW Neck pickup cover options: NECK COVER * Choose how you want your Neck pickup to look in your guitar. If no option is chosen, you will receive an Uncovered neck, which is standard. Polished Nickel...
  56. Stratman68

    Just Saw Diesel @ $6/gallon!!! WTF!!

    Simple really-It is for TRANPORTING OIL, NOT PRODUCTION OF OIL. How about you ask Exon, Mobil, Phillips, whomever why they won't use one of the 9,000+ permits to drill for oil in AMERICA??????????
  57. Stratman68

    Just Saw Diesel @ $6/gallon!!! WTF!!

    No he cannot-because we are the problem................... I better leave now before I shut down another BS thread. It is all about the mighty dollar................
  58. Stratman68

    Just Saw Diesel @ $6/gallon!!! WTF!!

    Totally uniformed folks-Keystone pipeline has NOTHING to do with oil production. Jeeezzzz-do your own research instead of listening to others.....................
  59. Stratman68

    Just Saw Diesel @ $6/gallon!!! WTF!!

    Thank You. Lets blame everything on the other guy instead of on the greedy billionaires. total BS..................
  60. Stratman68

    OT: CL replies to emails?

    So I have a USA Tele Standard and A USA Deluxe Strat listed on CL. Got at least 10 replies. But they keep asking me why IO don't reply? I have sold many, many items on CL and never had this issue. I cannot believe they are ALL scams, to what, get my email address? Very weird. I understand that...
  61. Stratman68

    Why not much love for the EVM12L?

    Had one in my old MusicMan 112RD50 for decades-killer!
  62. Stratman68

    His Dark Materials

    Nope! Religion has everything else beat hands down. It will be the end of America and probably the world.
  63. Stratman68

    His Dark Materials

    RC got the best of it, not PC (RC=Religious Correctness) I was hoping for a second one also!
  64. Stratman68

    His Dark Materials

    The Golden Compass movie was a good version of the book-as far as entertainment quality. I agree the show on HBO, was, not fun.............
  65. Stratman68

    My old L5-CES

    Cool guitar! Love it.
  66. Stratman68

    So, Elon did it!

    Threads like this, here, on my favorite forum make me sad. Sad for America.
  67. Stratman68

    So, Elon did it!

    If you, you being ANYBODY, are constantly lying and yelling about voter fraud in 2020 election and the rest of the BS that's spewed, you belong in jail or perhaps Russia or China. Maybe Hungary!~
  68. Stratman68

    So, Elon did it!

    I hope twitter dies the death it deserves. It is one of the pieces that helped get us where we are.
  69. Stratman68

    So, Elon did it!

    Didn't stop who? Come on-Who?..........
  70. Stratman68

    So, Elon did it!

    God given right? Uh, not all of us are religious. Keep God out of the conversations also. Just as bad as politics.
  71. Stratman68

    Gibson LP Special, etc with wrap around bridge?

    Well I will stick with what I have used and like for decades. I am happy for you folks-they are just not for me. Hope thats OK-Jeezzzz! Sound better? Uh, very subjective to say the least.
  72. Stratman68

    Gibson LP Special, etc with wrap around bridge?

    I get it. It's all good. I just prefer the flexibility of individual saddle adjustment , as my User name implies, like Strats and teles. I can and DO fine tune the the playability of my guitars to suit me-period. I don't see that happening with wraparound bridges. Not the ones on the cheap...
  73. Stratman68

    Gibson LP Special, etc with wrap around bridge?

    I prefer 2 piece. It definitely is NOT just for looks-
  74. Stratman68

    Gibson LP Special, etc with wrap around bridge?

    That's exactly where I have been looking. I only see the wraparound bridge type. Will keep looking!
  75. Stratman68

    Gibson LP Special, etc with wrap around bridge?

    Tried to find those with a bridge and stop tailpiece. Found a few but prices were, well, like everything else, crazy!
  76. Stratman68

    Gibson LP Special, etc with wrap around bridge?

    Specifically any with dual P-90's is what I have been looking at. My ignorance-Can you set\adjust the intonation on these bridges? Hard to tell in picts if the the bridge is all one piece or actually 6 saddles> Yes I am a dumb ole Fender guy.................Here is an example pict:
  77. Stratman68

    To 'Fatten' or add 'girth' to your preset?

    Good question....Watching!
  78. Stratman68

    GAS - Fender Select Stratocaster

    I agree. Reverb is like that all the time. I always look for the "make an offer" folks!
  79. Stratman68

    this gives me hope for the future

    As @MrGuitarabuse put it last week, paraphrasing here-These kids are what the world needs more of. Kids playing and loving music.............. I have been following this channel for a long time now!
  80. Stratman68

    GAS - Fender Select Stratocaster

    There has been one on Craigslist South Florida for months and months. Keeps coming back-$1,950 iirc. https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/msg/d/fort-lauderdale-fender-american-select/7470708806.html
  81. Stratman68

    My NEW Martin OM28E LR Baggs impressions

    I'll check them out. I actually use 11-52's. Custom lights for most brands.
  82. Stratman68

    My NEW Martin OM28E LR Baggs impressions

    So, first. for clarity. Yes I play mostly blues, R&B, Blues rock and classic rock-Strats and Teles. BUT the first 15 or so years of my guitar life were strictly acoustic guitars. Lots of finger picking, james Taylor, Croce, CSNY, general hippy acoustic stuff :-) Even did some ragtime finger...
  83. Stratman68

    This Bird is Ready to Fly

    Ahh! I looked at the top picts of Ians Tele, then the pict of yours. Saw the split blades. Thought it was Ians. I still am torn between blues specials and split blades for my fav tele. Thanks
  84. Stratman68

    This Bird is Ready to Fly

    Guess I missed it Ian, what are the pickups-exactly? Guitar looks killer man...............Isn't that a fralin split blade in the bridge? I know you mention KInmans.........
  85. Stratman68

    Boston - Smokin

    Nice!
  86. Stratman68

    Anyone want to talk about Elon Musk trying to buy Twitter

    OOPS! I forgot to mention the FAKE religious fanatics. They hide behind the Bible but preach of hatred and death. Religion actually is the top issue that will and is destroying America and the world. Separation of Church and State-Guess one side forgot about that part of the Constitution.
  87. Stratman68

    Anyone want to talk about Elon Musk trying to buy Twitter

    The notion of WHITE AMERICA is the single biggest issue today that threatens America. I am an old white guy, combat vet and do NOT SUBSCRIBE to the White America BS. Second of course is Big $$$ on ALL sides! I, for one, believe America, the one I grew up in is doomed to fail thanks to these 2...
  88. Stratman68

    Anyone want to talk about Elon Musk trying to buy Twitter

    People pick their villians based on the garbage news they listen to. Yes some\most\all are biased. But then you have some that outright LIE and MISLEAD. I am so tired of this deep state BS and the FBI and CIA are our enemies. Total paranoid BS.............
  89. Stratman68

    Anyone want to talk about Elon Musk trying to buy Twitter

    So free speech full of hatred and trying to incite violence is OK? Jeeezzz!
  90. Stratman68

    Anyone want to talk about Elon Musk trying to buy Twitter

    Me Too! Politics are OK if it goes along with "CERTAIN PEOPLES" beliefs-this is obvious! Otherwise no politics...Epoch times, what a joke-How about The QANON NEWS-same crap!
  91. Stratman68

    Anyone want to talk about Elon Musk trying to buy Twitter

    Wow! Seriously? Good to know............................
  92. Stratman68

    Axe FX too overkill for bedroom only playing?

    My Yamaha DXR10's are extremely loud-but thats ONLY when I want them to be. I use my FM3 and FM9at low volumes all the time. I also have a Katana MK50II. I only bought it to run my FM3 thru when needed for whatever reason. Volume is how loud you turn up the knobs. Fractal stuff sounds fine at...
  93. Stratman68

    Health Update

    Hey Todd,I come from a "cancer" family. I know, as many here I am sure do, how devastating this is to a family as a whole. I am a cancer survivor 20+ years! Stay strong my forum buddy-we need to be hearing your great guitar licks for a long time to come!
  94. Stratman68

    My Preset for FireHouse Gigs

    Just listened to an older song of yours, " The Heart Heals the Soul". Really nice tune...................................Liked it a lot.
  95. Stratman68

    What makes a good guitar review ?

    Always depends on the reviewer. Hard for me to understand how a guitar player cannot watch "any" guitar reviews. But hey, to each his own!
  96. Stratman68

    FedEx and the Great Resignation

    This thread is very depressing for me. My NEW Martin OM28E LRBaggs Anthem is coming to Florida from Nevada via FedEx. estimated Delivery Sunday! :-(
  97. Stratman68

    Opinions on Boss Katana?

    I have the MK50II. I didn't buy it to replace anything. I have an FM3 and an FM9. I bought it because the II model has an input for a modeler. Pretty cool, sounds good. So in a pinch there it is! I use my Yamaha DXR10's mainly. Well worth the small price tag.
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