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  1. Henry

    Gibson...what is going on?

    I'm pretty sure the Stratocaster headstock design is fiercely protected. Don't know whether they had to sue though.
  2. Henry

    Black Strat on the auction block

    https://www.guitarworld.com/news/david-gilmours-guitars-shatter-records-at-auction
  3. Henry

    Styx Drummer is fantastic

    I saw Todd at a drum clinic, highly recommended even for guitar players. One of the top rock drummers for sure.
  4. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.00 Public Beta

    I've seen that behavior before, I'm pretty sure it's not new with 6.0.
  5. Henry

    Greatest band of all time?

    Mind blowing experience: Listen to The Lemon Song from II with good headphones, loud. Especially what happens after 3:00 is pure magic.
  6. Henry

    Stratocaster - Try again? Or punt...

    Me too. I love the Strat headstock, especially the large one. So glad Charvel is under the Fender umbrella and can use their headstock.
  7. Henry

    Stratocaster - Try again? Or punt...

    I like my MIM 24 fret Charvel (HH and FR). It has the Full-Shred in the bridge, works really well. You'd think it's high output (from the name) but I'm pretty sure it's actually lower output than the JB. No issues with fret end quality here.
  8. Henry

    Announcing the FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor!

    Hey, the info should be in the original post of this thread! (email address and subject line).
  9. Henry

    Announcing the FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor!

    I could make that work. I was afraid that maybe one level is just for headphones and the other for Out1.
  10. Henry

    Announcing the FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor!

    Yep, I saw those. But I don't know which audio outs they will control.
  11. Henry

    Announcing the FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor!

    Correct.
  12. Henry

    Announcing the FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor!

    I really like the usefulness of two manual level controls for live (e.g. on the III). One level knob for FOH that I don't touch anymore after the mixer set his levels, and another one for my stage wedge if I have to fine tune during the gig. Can this be done with the FM3, and how would I use...
  13. Henry

    Guitar Setup and how setup affects Axe-Fx

    If you listen to this very well made video by the mighty Keith Merrow, I think it will be hard to defend the position that pick-ups don't make a huge difference, or differently put, can sound very different. But you be the judge, I'll not engage in an argument. He's even only comparing Seymour...
  14. Henry

    John Petrucci's JP2-C Settings

    He's the nicest guy in person, and really funny too!
  15. Henry

    John Petrucci's JP2-C Settings

    He also doesn't use a noise gate, and always runs stereo. I believe he uses the Axe-Fx Stereo Delay to go to stereo and then from there into a pair of Mesas. (That's what I remember from JPGU 2.0).
  16. Henry

    Guthrie Govan - Ancestral Solo with tone match preset

    If you have been in his presence while playing, you would agree that GG is not of this world. Not many can touch him, especially in his otherworldly improvisation skills.
  17. Henry

    10,000th post!

    Funny, I also started with an SLA and a home-built cabinet (with Eminence speakers). Pretty happy with my QSC CP12 now.
  18. Henry

    Axe-Edit III 1.01.03

    Thanks Michael, that was fast. Must be hard to keep up with that boss of yours.
  19. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.02

    Sunday is the new Friday.
  20. Henry

    Guthrie Aristocamp workshop

    I'm pretty sure GG uses the AX8 frequently, if nothing else than for practicing and demos while teaching. At JPGU 2.0 last year he'd often build a backing track on the fly with the looper, to demo the concept he was talking about. Judging from how sure-footed he was on that I'd say he uses it...
  21. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta #3

    No problems for me so far, and sounding good.
  22. Henry

    Suhr vs PRS vs ??

    Another outstanding Kiesel that Jeff just posted.
  23. Henry

    Blind Test #1: Axe-Fx III vs. Real Amp

    @Jason Scott : Hi Jason, do you mind confirming that you are not tricking us and the 5 samples are all the same? It seems the person you were addressing is not playing anyways. So I think it would be fair to disclose now if indeed all 5 samples were the same. Honestly, I cannot tell the...
  24. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta

    Nice job! Love me some Quo.
  25. Henry

    New Skull crusher - FW 5.00 beta

    That's a nice 3d-printed guitar.
  26. Henry

    Suhr vs PRS vs ??

    I just checked, the Kiesel Crescent and Aries (6 strings) can still be ordered with FR. Kiesel puts the "original FR" in their models.
  27. Henry

    Suhr vs PRS vs ??

    Sorry, I just picked that from their FB post, I don't have a Delos. I had a JB200 (with FR) once, and have two 7 string Osiris now. Kiesel is apparently moving away from using FR trems and pushing their own. One of my Osiris' has the Kiesel trem and I'm pretty happy with it. Since the Osiris is...
  28. Henry

    Suhr vs PRS vs ??

    It's their new Delos model.
  29. Henry

    Suhr vs PRS vs ??

    Not sure this link will work: https://scontent.fapa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53676943_2299720160311273_5266194452577255424_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-1.fna&oh=06ddf271599293d57e0dbadde3841cd0&oe=5D2034BC
  30. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 4.03

    Spoken with true Austrian charm. (I'm allowed to say that :-) )
  31. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 4.03

    I too agree with the decisions the team makes on declaring a release ready for production. Including this one. There is no guarantee any length of beta testing would have found these small incidents. (I have been in s/w for a long time, for what it's worth).
  32. Henry

    Some days...I love YouTube.

    Alright. Got inspired and contacted a guitar teacher. Thanks @Geezerjohn!
  33. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 4.00 Beta

    Wow, that was unexpected!
  34. Henry

    5 Minute Tones

    I *really* liked this one Leon! The BE is amazingly versatile, you coaxed absolutely fantastic different tones from it. I had to look up how much the real amp costs, OMG!
  35. Henry

    Axe-Edit III 1.01.00

    I noticed something on the Drive block TYPE field. Actually pleasantly surprised about this function, I hadn't noticed it before. I'm on Windows 10. So, I think the intention is that if you click with the mouse on the TYPE label, you can now use the keyboard up/down buttons to iterate through...
  36. Henry

    Suhr vs PRS vs ??

    No Kiesel love here? I had a JB (when they were still Carvin) and two Osiris 7 strings. Build quality on all was/is absolutely flawless, necks and fret work the nicest I've ever seen. Love their stainless steel frets. (I had a US Jackson Soloist once and still have a US made Dean RC7, those are...
  37. Henry

    Fractal or Kemper

    Somewhat related, this weekend at a tribute show (here in Colorado) I saw the first "local" Kemper at a show (I wanted to say first at all but then I remembered Andy James had brought one too). The Deftones tribute there of course had a II. I've seen many Fractals over the years here. I remember...
  38. Henry

    Wireless IEM systems - which one to buy / avoid ??

    Sorry if this follow-up is not 100% in the spirit of this thread, but it went stagnant already anyways. Do you normally just put yourself into your IEM's and let the rest of the band bleed through the imperfect noise cancellation of the buds (I have done that during rehearsals, works okay), or...
  39. Henry

    David GiImour auctioning guitars. About time he gets an Axe-Fx III!

    Proceeds will go to his charitable foundation. Very commendable.
  40. Henry

    It’s the Day after Tomorrow in the Midwest

    19F in Boulder CO, but warming up to 44F later.
  41. Henry

    FW 2.05 Overview

    Many thanks for your videos demonstrating the new features of each release, @2112 !
  42. Henry

    Any tabs site(s) worth paying for? Do you play the song exactly?

    I don't subscribe anymore, but Guitarworld magazine used to have really good tabs.
  43. Henry

    Any tabs site(s) worth paying for? Do you play the song exactly?

    I always first try to figure it out myself, using Transcribe! . Sometimes (with chords or when the recording is not clear) I'll search for the free public tabs to augment or correct. I do try to play it as close as possible to the recording, but also stop the refinement effort when I think this...
  44. Henry

    Any Bass Players using the AX8?

    I'm interested in this topic too. I have a III and play guitar, but I'm curious for my bass player. What do bass players with an AX8 use for amplification (not interested to know about in in-ears)? A wedge or other FRFR like for guitar, or more likely a power amp and dedicated (bass) cabinet?
  45. Henry

    [Moke's Custom Presets] Axe-Fx III - Updated to 4.03! New 'Triple-Gain' Versions

    Just got Moke's III Acoustic Sim for Humbuckers V4. Really nice and convincing, definitely should hold up for live audiences!
  46. Henry

    FC-6 + FC-12 Manual

    I like the Dinotube amp and Archaeo-Tone effects rack unit in the manual :) Huh, just saw Leon found them first.
  47. Henry

    Stuck in a playing rut. Best practice tips please

    Thanks for sharing! I barely made it through the first lesson.
  48. Henry

    Dual Recto with the LB-2 vs the Axe-Fx III and more

    The quick comparisons were "ear-opening"! They really bring out how close (or different) the modellers are.
  49. Henry

    Intonation and which tuner you use?

    @MSS Sorry for derailing. How does it go with that 65 string? Do you feel it's necessary string tension wise? I have sevens with 25 1/2 in Drop A and use a set with a 62. I talked to Andy James at the JPGU, he brought his new Kiesel which has 25 1/2 and he was in Drop A too, and he claimed his...
  50. Henry

    Axe-Edit III 1.00.01

    Can't be outdone by the boss man.
  51. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 1.16

    No pressure, man!
  52. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 1.16

    Same for me, output meters pegged all the time, no sound. Going back to beta2 restores normal operation.
  53. Henry

    Recto Rev G vs Axe-III

    I thought #1 was a tad brighter and louder than #2, but could not hear any variation in #3. Great playing!
  54. Henry

    FAS Amp Models Tutorial

    Love your videos, @2112 ! I'm curious, what's the signal path of the audio we hear? Is it a camera mic picking up your speakers? If yes, what are the speakers you are using? (Reason I'm asking mostly is I tried one of your recent patches and it was super bright for me).
  55. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 1.15

    I like Looper Block 4) improvement!
  56. Henry

    Axe-Edit III 0.08.15 Public Beta

    Nice, Michael! I like the inclusion of the modifiers when pasting a block.
  57. Henry

    A Universe of Petrucci

    I did go to one of Doug's lessons on ear training. I felt he tried to cram too much into one hour. He did seem like a very nice guy, and obviously is a great player.
  58. Henry

    A Universe of Petrucci

    I second Mitch, Matt is the nicest guy. Such a good rep for the products. On the video question, we were told in no uncertain terms that publishing any of the performances or lessons online was a strict no-no. (Pictures okay). My takeaway from the whole event is that JP's master classes alone...
  59. Henry

    Axe-Edit III 0.07.26 Public Beta

    Way to go, Michael! I love the speedup with the cab name storage on disk, and the tuner mute! And the preset manager! This is a huge update!!!
  60. Henry

    John Petrucci Guitar Universe 2.0 - NY August 2018

    That would be super awesome, Matt! Maybe I bring one live and one recording III preset to dissect?
  61. Henry

    John Petrucci Guitar Universe 2.0 - NY August 2018

    So cool! Looking forward to meeting you there, @Admin M@! On those slots you mentioned with Jason and Guthrie, does that mean regular participants can listen in to those too, or are they just for those respective artists?
  62. Henry

    John Petrucci Guitar Universe 2.0 - NY August 2018

    We got a new detailed class schedule. Looks like Fractal is there too! Monday 8/6 5:00-6:45 John Petrucci and Instructors Welcoming and Q&A 7:00-8:00 Dinner 8:00-8:45 Gear Company Breakouts 1. TC Electronics 2. Line 6 9:00-10:00 All Star Concert! 10:00-11:00 Late Nights with Maddi...
  63. Henry

    Wish Global block and Custom Scales naming

    +1 on Global Block naming.
  64. Henry

    PSA: RiffStation currently free for Mac and Windows

    I tried Riffstation (again) too, and I like a lot of it, but I always end up going back to Transcribe!. Here my cursory comparison of the features that matter to me: Riffstation pros: automatic beat and measure detection, automatic chord detection working fairly well Transcribe! pros: better...
  65. Henry

    I will be joing the club soon! Couple of noob questions...

    Awesome to see you getting on the III train too, Jon! Looking forward to hear and see new music and videos, using the III. I'm in awe of your ability to create crushing guitar tone!
  66. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 1.09 Public Beta #2

    No rest for the wicked.
  67. Henry

    Axe-Fx III hung after 1.09 update: any startup options?

    No problems with 1.09 beta for me so far.
  68. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 1.09 Public Beta

    1.09 allowed some major preset spring cleaning. Most drives replaced with the new input boost, multiplexers removed with the improved channel/modifier behavior. The new looper button behavior is consistent and efficient. Thanks @chris for explaining it so well in your video! Major...
  69. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 1.09 Public Beta

    The looper block got some love, nice!
  70. Henry

    John Petrucci Guitar Universe 2.0 - NY August 2018

    A temporary schedule was posted in the FB group. I don't think I'm violating any agreements by posting a picture here (to make other forum members envious of course).
  71. Henry

    Wish Looper

    Yep, if it stopped the recording right away when clicking Once, that would be even better!
  72. Henry

    Implemented Looper: Hitting ONCE while in RECORD should stop recording but not start playing immediately

    I learned today that this can be done with existing III functionality. If you don't want to have the loop start playing immediately: Hit Record to start the loop, then at any time hit Once. At the end of the loop hit Record again. The loop does not start playing immediately, but is available...
  73. Henry

    Wish Looper

    Yep, that did it. So, hit Record to start the loop, then at any time hit Once. At the end of the loop hit Record again. The loop does not start playing immediately, but is available with Play and Once later on. Not what I expected, but an acceptable replacement of the functionality of the II...
  74. Henry

    Wish Looper

    Sorry @chris, doesn't seem to work. Once is not stopping the recording for me. Would be an acceptable solution for me though. The manual says so too. But it's not stopping the recording for me... Okay, re-reading ... I think I need to hit Once while recording, and then hit Record again at the...
  75. Henry

    Wish Looper

    Yes, I meant Immediate Play. I have to try that, will report back. Thanks @chris!
  76. Henry

    Wish Looper

    I really wish we had the Auto-Play on/off setting per block instance, like the II had. With my II, I would record the part I would solo over later, e.g. the chorus, then when solo comes later, just step on Play. This worked fairly well because we always played to click-track. There was only 1...
  77. Henry

    Not a Bug Not Connecting?

    Lucky so far, no connection issues for me. Windows 10. $500 HiFi USB cable. (just kidding)
  78. Henry

    Ten Tips: Rhythm and Lead Tones

    Thanks for sharing with us Pat!
  79. Henry

    Oh...Rock Star

    I love it too! One of my "birthday movies". Yes, Jeff Pilson of Dokken on bass.
  80. Henry

    First Impressions: Fishman Pickups

    They seem to be getting difficult to get here in the US too. I ordered a Kiesel Osiris 7 with Fishmans in January and still haven't received it (held up by pups). Demo sounds awesome. Cleans are fantastic (Helix T-Shirt teaser :-) ). The low gain demo too, can definitely hear some Status Quo...
  81. Henry

    Axe-Edit III 0.05.17 Public Beta

    Thanks, working well so far!
  82. Henry

    Nektar Pacer....thoughts?

    Looks nice and affordable (Sweetwater has it). If I didn't have two FCB 1010 already I would definitely consider this.
  83. Henry

    Loading User Cabs in Axe FXIII

    Thanks Cliff, that took care of it! Names appear correctly now!
  84. Henry

    Loading User Cabs in Axe FXIII

    The mini utility mangles the cab names for me. I upload about 20 from a folder (standard Ownhammer names). Windows 10. I tried a few times.
  85. Henry

    Doable: Auto-Engage Modifier in one scene, Bypass in another?

    Thanks @Bakerman, I'll give that a try!
  86. Henry

    Doable: Auto-Engage Modifier in one scene, Bypass in another?

    Here is my scenario: I have a Wah in Scene 1 with a Modifier on Control using Expression 1, and Auto Engage On (Med Pos). I would like Wah to be totally off in Scene 2 (so I can use Expression 1 for something else). I see in the manual that Modifiers settings are shared between Channels of a...
  87. Henry

    Axe-Edit III Public Beta

    Installed 0.5.7 today, no problems for me. Windows 10. Thanks for adding the modifiers, much appreciated!
  88. Henry

    Vox Amps (video)

    Camilo, you are the Bulb of the III.
  89. Henry

    Axe-Edit III Public Beta

    Love it how the editor and the device now stay in sync when you change scenes on either one!
  90. Henry

    Axe-Edit III Public Beta

    Thank you Fractal team! So far so good!
  91. Henry

    Axe-Fx III DSP Firmware Version 1.08

    Cool, double the fun today!
  92. Henry

    Questions for my fellow Axe FX III Owners - Possible issues

    I also think the III behaves better when powering down than the II.
  93. Henry

    Best Wishes For Cliff on His Upcoming Spinal Surgery!

    Good luck tomorrow, Cliff! I hope you won't let the business come nag you during recovery.
  94. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Factory Presets v1.07

    That Glockenspiel preset sounds amazing (now)!
  95. Henry

    Axe Edit III - Update

    I get it. I know the III front panel better now than the II after 5 years :-) However I'm still eagerly awaiting the Axe-Edit III.
  96. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Factory Presets v1.07

    Huh. I had to re-read this from the manual: The Axe-Fx III doesn’t emphasize this distinction, but its presets are actually divided into banks of 128. To backup all of your presets, backup all of the banks: A (0–127), B (128-255), C (265–383) and D (384–511).
  97. Henry

    Axe-Fx III Factory Presets v1.07

    I thought the ones out of the box were already very well leveled!
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