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    FX8 V5.04 Released

    Yes, thank you very much. I've just done it :)
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    FX8 V5.04 Released

    You cannot back up any individual presets or preset banks to your PC/laptop using Fractal Bot V5.04. It's been like this for months now and the company don't give a rat's ass about fixing it. By the way, thanks for the Preset Manager tip; at least I can now back up songs individually which is...
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    How do I detune using the Pitch effect?

    Thank you Chris, appreciate the help.
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    How do I detune using the Pitch effect?

    Thank you Chris, appreciate the help.
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    How do I detune using the Pitch effect?

    Ok, ok, I give up. I've had my FX8 for about 3 years now and thought I'd really got to grips with it, but no. All I want to do is detune my guitar a semi-tone for one song, and a full tone for another. But as much as I have tried I cannot do it. I'm using the "Detune" type as I'm not interested...
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    FX8 Firmware - revert to V5.03

    Hi there. I currently have Firmware V5.04 loaded (big mistake) on my FX8 and cannot back up my pre-sets using Fractal Bot. I see from the forum that this is a well documented issue, however, how the hell do I revert to V5.03??? I can see the zipped downloaded file, but I cannot select it using...
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    Moving/saving scenes

    Chris, thank you very much, much appreciated :)
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    Moving/saving scenes

    In Scene mode, is there an easy way to move 2 scenes set up on foot switches 1 and 2 to foot switches 5 and 6 respectively? I expect this has been asked before but with so many pages to trawl through now in the forum, life's just too short. I know I'm being lazy but if anyone has the simple...
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    FX8 Preset Exchange

    Ok, for any Police fans out there, here's Message in a Bottle. Amp: Mesa Lonestar, clean channel (Andy Summers used the drive in the amp, but I set the drive (FET Boost) on the FX8, to give it just a touch of o/d). I've also put a Pitch block in because for the original recording, Summers used...
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    Wish Tone Matching

    Phil, many thanks for the response, I'll check out your link. It would just be great to get somewhere near a tone/sound which otherwise would be/is difficult to find/dial up.
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    Wish Tone Matching

    Yes, before anyone goes off on one, I know it's an AxeFXII feature which uses amp modelling to help achieve the tone, but I'm really surprised how few people have asked for a tone matching capability. It can take hours of tweaking to get certain sound effects or tones, and taking, for example...
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    FX8 NEWB questions!!

    A preset can have up to 8 blocks in it. If you select that preset and then go into Scene mode, you can select any combination of those blocks that you initially set in the preset. Example: You set up a preset with WAH in block 1, DRV in block 2, DRV in block 3, FLG in block 4, CHO in block 5...
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    FX8 mounting to a pedaltrain board

    I'd really like to mount mine to my Pedal Train Pro, but it will have to be right at the lowest point of the board so that the case lid will shut. The FX8 sits fairly high. I guess the alternative is wait for the TrailerTrash board to come out.
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    Peter Frampton Presets

    Dave You are probably one of many, including me, who are eagerly awaiting Axe-change to swop out and share our sounds. Let's hope they get it started soon.
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    EU pricing abuse from G66

    Hey, I'm in Canada, just across the border from New York state. With the exchange rate at the moment (1 Can$ = US$0.76), US$1350 equates to Can$1771. Then add 13% when it comes in to Canada = Can$2000. A few months ago, when the US$ = Can$, I would have only paid US$1350 + 13% tax = Can$1525...
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    Wish Block Names

    Why not put OVDX, DSTY or FUZX or something similar next to the Preset name?
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    Mesa Lonestar Special 1x12 combo - Relay switching

    Well I'm baffled, because it doesn't seem to matter what I set on the Relay page (Tip, Ring or Both) there aren't any constants or set patterns to what the Mesa is doing. I'll set Tip and step through all the combos (Bypassed, X, Y), then Ring (Bypassed, X, Y) then Both (Bypassed, X, Y) and...
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    Mesa Lonestar Special 1x12 combo - Relay switching

    Paul The guy at Mesa told me that I should be able to control both channels (Clean and Drive) and the Solo function. I would only think that we can do a choice of one the following: 1. Clean, 2. Clean plus Solo boost, 3. Drive, 4. Drive plus Solo boost, although I had 3 different things...
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    Mesa Lonestar Special 1x12 combo - Relay switching

    If anyone has the Lonestar Special 1x12 combo (50/100W switchable, 2 channel amp with Solo boost), I contacted Mesa this morning to ask about relay switching and it's all good. Just tried it with a TRS-TRS cable and it works great, nothing blew up and I don't have to sell a kidney to buy a new...
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    2nd gig with FX8 report

    Chris, great, comprehensive write-up; glad it went well for you.
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    Presets and You

    I agree with Randombastage, they are great for stealing ideas from. I slavishly copied "Nameless Streets" and also used it for U2's "Pride", just changed the delay time setting. I don't know what I am going to use it for, but "Glass Castles" has to be my favourite sounding preset, it is...
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    My impressions of FX8 - Thinking of sending it back

    Did you try running Reverb in Normal mode in lieu of High Fidelity? There really isn't a lot of difference between the two.
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    Delays, modulation effects no longer working.

    Bob, I had exactly the same issue. A short jumper cable from Out (Pre) L Mono to In (Post) L, with the Out (Post) L going to the amp works great and solved the issue. All the effects work and you don't have to change anything in the Config for when you operate 4CM
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    Carrying Case for the Fractal

    Scroll down to the FX8 Road Cases thread on page 2. There are lots of good ideas there including the Mono bags and hard cases.
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    FX8's greatest strength is also its greatest weakness

    Rather harsh; for all Fractal virgins (including myself), this is a huge leap which takes time to get to grips with, but so worth the time and effort.
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    Bass players using the FX8

    Yeah, I guess you're right. With good pedals at $200 a pop, it soon adds up The one BIG advantage I am finding with the FX8 is no longer having to do the tap dance. On a couple of songs I used to have to switch off 2 pedals and hit a boost pedal for a solo - just crazy. You miss one and your...
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    FX8's greatest strength is also its greatest weakness

    Like yourself, I've found the pedal a challenge to get to grips with, but fun at the same time. What's worked best for me is to save one of the presets, that sounds pretty close to what I want, to a spare area (like the M or N banks), and then do some minor tweaking to get the tone I want...
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    Bass players using the FX8

    Hey, don't take this the wrong way, but seems like a hell of a lot of money to spend on an effects pedal for bass. What's your thinking behind the purchase and do you think you're going to get value for money out of the pedal? Just interested to know what the appeal is to a bass player :)
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    Boosting wah solo.

    Help! Setting up all my presets and one of them has a wah solo in the middle of the song. I like my solos to have some extra volume, but when I increase the level of the wah to get that extra boost, it breaks up and clips, illuminating the Out 1 Clip lamp and making a loud schreeching noise...
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    Timeout error when backing up presets in FX8

    This is a strange one, sorted now, but really weird. Anyway, I'd been loading up all the blank 'M' presets with my own creations, but when I went to save them all via Fractal-Bot, I kept getting a timeout error and the save failed. So, I saved them individually until I found the problem preset...
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    First Rehearsal With FX8. A few Issues

    Paul You seem to have resolved most of your issues, but you could always use (assuming you have a tube amp) something like the Xotic EP Booster just before you go into the amp. It's a great little pedal and gives a real kick for solos if you need it.
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    Fx8 Road Cases?

    Sold!
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    4CM vs all pre?

    Thanks for the info, but the jumper cable from Out (Pre) L/Mono to In (Post) L, then a cable from FX8 Out (Post) L to my amp's input works just great (thank you Musicman77). There was no need to reconfig anything. :)
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    4CM vs all pre?

    Thank you everyone for your help with this. This forum is a Godsend!
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    4CM vs all pre?

    Thank you :)
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    4CM vs all pre?

    So my output to my Blackstar will be from the Unbalanced Out (Post)?
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    4CM vs all pre?

    Being a Fractal virgin who has taken a Quantum leap from a Line 6 M13 to the FX8 (and just luuuuuurve the pedal), I've got a couple of dumbass questions I hope someone can help me with. 1. I have 2 amps, one's a Mesa Lonestar (gigs) with FX Send and Receive, the other's a solid state (for...
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    FX8 Block set up

    John, I'm exactly the same as you, I've made a quantum leap from a Line 6 M3 multi effects pedal to the FX8 and it's like drinking from a fire hose. There's a hell of a lot to learn but this forum is great for sorting issues out and there's no shortage of folks ready to help. The FX8 is an...
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    FX8 - VIDEO - Review and DEMO!

    It was a brilliant critique full of great advice; it's just that it reminded me of my school report many (many) years ago :) Well done sir!
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    FX8 - VIDEO - Review and DEMO!

    Crikey!! The only thing you left out was a mark, eg, C+ with perhaps a "Please see me after class" LOL!!!
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    Warranty

    Here's the link to the Warranty info on the FAS site. Fractal Audio Systems 3-year Extended Warranty - Axe-Fx - MFC-101 - FX8
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    Cannot change delay time

    Thank you for your help, much appreciated. So many knowledgeable folks out there! :)
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    Cannot change delay time

    Doh! Thank you guys so much for your help, that's exactly what the issue is. Tempo was set to dotted 8th. I really appreciate the quick response. The thing is though, I'm copying exactly what a guy on Youtube is doing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO6CBvXN4Hk and he has 354ms set and...
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    Cannot change delay time

    Help! I'm trying to set up a delay block. In Edit mode I can change every parameter on Pg 2 except the delay time. It is permanently set to 375ms and will not change with the Value dial. Any help would be very much appreciated, thank you.
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    invite to buy fx8

    Got on wait list 1st April 2015; pedal received today. How? Well, I guess it pays to be civil to other forum members; if they change their mind about buying they might just send you their invite link. Thank you again Jeremiah Edward, really looking forward to getting to grips with this puppy :)
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    What would you get in mean time?

    I'd go for a second hand Line 6 M13 from eBay. I own one; it's okay and does the job. You can pick one up for between US$200-350 and sell it when the FX8 arrives.
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    I don't know why this pisses me off so much..

    And I am very grateful to you Jeremiah; your kind and unselfish act is very much appreciated. I truly hope people in similar circumstances will do the same with help and a healthy, generous respect for fellow human beings and musicians.
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    I don't know why this pisses me off so much..

    LOL!! Oh dear, another initially innocuous thread nosedives to the deck, completely loses its way and degenerates into something akin to a Youtube slanging match! Time for Admin to pull methinks.
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    Wait time?

    In previous threads, this was the latest info from FAS - "Once the waitlist becomes predictable -- that is, when production hits a stride and response rates normalize, we'll send an update to all those on the list with some predictions. Thanks for your patience until then". I went down this...
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    I don't know why this pisses me off so much..

    I'm with you. Nobody should be that desperate to pay this price. If you wait it out, you get a great product at a great price, with a warranty and the option of the 3 yr warranty if you want it. Plus, all the bugs will be ironed out and there will be a hockey sock full of advice on this forum...
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    Another FX8 on eBay.com

    The same way that a guitar such as a PRS Custom 24 will cost you 2600 GB Pounds (US$4125) in the UK (Anderton's of Guildford price), but the same guitar in the US retails for about $3000.
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    FX8 - VIDEO - Review and DEMO!

    Tim, you should do one as well, you've got a pedal. The more the merrier :)
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    FX8 - VIDEO - Review and DEMO!

    Tim, you should do one as well, you've got a pedal. The more the merrier :)
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    FX8 - VIDEO - Review and DEMO!

    This is great, thank you for taking the time to make the vid :)
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    Another FX8 on eBay.com

    On eBay, the seller pays the shipping but adds it to the final bill. Fees for selling and PayPal average 10%. Bottom line is if the guy sells it for anything over $1500 he`s making money and everyone`s happy. I`d like to buy one this way but it would mean not being able to buy the 3 yr...
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    Another FX8 on eBay.com

    Not sure about support for the first year (if you buy second hand), but you can't get the 3 yr warranty if you are not the original purchaser. From FAS's warranty page: You must be a permanent resident of the USA or Canada Your warranty is non-transferrable. Only the ORIGINAL PURCHASER can...
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    Another FX8 on eBay.com

    Fractal Audio FX8 Brand New Unopened SEALED in My Possession Axe | eBay As he says, if you can't wait your turn on the wait list, then here's the latest opportunity to get gouged!! Yes, he's got a "Make Offer" button, but I'll bet it goes for more than $1349.95.
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    invite to buy fx8

    And it's just sold for $1524!!!!!!!!!
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    invite to buy fx8

    I'd love to buy it, but you can't buy the 3 yr warranty if you were not the original purchaser, and it is not transferrable from them, assuming they bought the extra 2 years.
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    Suggested FAS Update

    As the originator of this thread, I'm hoping to have the final word here. I hardly think (see above) it's been ignored, judging by the number of responses, you included! What it has done has highlighted the discontent amongst some customers, including myself, over the lack of updates from...
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    Suggested FAS Update

    Thanks for the honest update, it is greatly appreciated. I make no apologies for poking the bear, I just wanted an honest response and you have provided it.....with humour :)
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    Suggested FAS Update

    Well said my friend. There really is an element of arrogance about FAS over this whole thing. I wish a few more people would grow a pair and start giving the company some serious grief about its customer relations which are sadly lacking. Yes, yes, I know I have a choice, take it or leave it...
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    Suggested FAS Update

    As I said in my post, I'm happy to wait. I haven't sold gear in anticipation of an opportunity to purchase offer and I know that the product I eventually get will be a superior one; hey, I'll even have the advantage that all the bugs that the unit will inevitably have will more than likely be...
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    Suggested FAS Update

    Dear FAS The silence is deafening; suggested global update as follows: "Dear patient customers, we are really sorry for the delay in distribution of our FX8 pedal, we are doing our best to get the units out to our customers as soon as possible. The situation is as follows: Regarding...
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    invite to buy fx8

    My take on this is a lot simpler; as a highly reputable company who announced the pedal a year ago and officially opened the waitlist on 3 Oct 2014, FAS owe it to those on the waitlist to say something, anything! The silence is unprofessional, poor business practice and just breeds malcontent...
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    Solid state amp (no pre/post) vs Tube amp with pre and post.

    I'm still on the wait list, so am seeking advice from those lucky enough to have the kit already. When I set everything up with the 4CM into my Mesa tube amp, I'm going to have delays and reverbs etc going through the effects loop (post) and most other effects designated pre. However, I don't...
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    Boards

    Yeah, that was me. I don't have the FX8 yet, but it's an inch higher at the back than my current Line 6 M13 pedal board and that only just about fits in the Pedaltrain Pro hard case. Someone suggested taking all the foam out of the lid of the hard case and putting some thin rubber in its...
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    can any update be made on the status of production/invites?

    Look on the bright side, by the time us plebs finally get our FX8, all the bugs will be ironed out and this forum will be chock full of top tips and great advice readily available at our fingertips!! :)
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    Can the rubber feet be removed?

    If it's the Pedaltrain Pro that you're thinking of velcroing thr FX8 to, then it's worth checking to see whether the feet fit between the horizontal bars, thus negating the need to remove them. Just a thought.
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    Youtube video

    Come on all you guys with the pedalboard, how about getting some Youtube footage out there so us minions on the waitlist can at least hear some of the sounds you've created. There's nothing new posted since the official pedal release. A run through of some of the sounds would be great, but...
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    Show Us Your FX8 Rig!

    Thanks Paul, appreciate the input :)
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    Show Us Your FX8 Rig!

    I don't have my FX8 yet (sigh!), but for anyone else that has the Pedaltrain Pro board with the big flight case, I'm pretty sure that the FX8 will not fit in the case once it's mounted on the board. I currently have the Line 6 M13 multi effects pedal board, which is about 3 inches high, and it...
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    So...Now the FX8 is in peoples hands...what do you think?

    I don't understand all the comments about the lack of "crazy sounds". My understanding is that this is a professional pedal for serious guitarists. There's a whole host of other pedals out there if you want keyboards, organ, synth, horn, sax, violin, squashed budgie, strangled cat, whoopie...
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    So...Now the FX8 is in peoples hands...what do you think?

    Thanks for the info. It's great having this forum to get advice from those in the know, especially for a Fractal virgin like me. All I need now is an FX8 to put this advice to good use!
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    So...Now the FX8 is in peoples hands...what do you think?

    Ok thanks. I guess (having read the manual), I'll have to set up the levels individually as I step through my set list, using the same guitar I'll use for that particular scene/preset.
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    So...Now the FX8 is in peoples hands...what do you think?

    I'd really like to know if 'Unity Gain' means swapping between a Strat (SSS) and a PRS/Les Paul (HH) etc on the same preset really does means 'Unity Gain' i.e' no change in volume? It's one of the main reasons I'm buying the unit vice my existing Line 6 M13. Any comments/feedback (no pun...
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    Am I Number 1?

    Robboman, please check your personal e mails. Thanks.
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    invite to buy fx8

    I've wanted to ignore this thread but just can't resist wading in regardless. This is a general comment and is not directed at anybody in particular - it is not FAS's concern or responsibility to provide easy payment methods for potential purchasers, they are a business, not a charity. If...
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    invite to buy fx8

    Hi there Yes, you should have received a reply almost immediately from waitlist@fractalaudio.com, stating that you had been added to the wait list.
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    Shipping info

    Chris They know how many people are on the wait list and they know how many models they have. Obviously there are other factors like a certain number of units may be destined for indirect purchase, but I've seen this done in the past (with the Marshall fridge of all things!!) where people are...
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    Shipping info

    When the units actually start to move, is there any chance that FAS can e mail everyone on the wait list with a generic notice, or even post on here the predicted ship dates, i.e, something like "those that went on the wait list in Oct 14 can expect to receive the unit in x weeks time; those...
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    Custom Tones, Smart Harmony, Line 6 M13

    Phil, thanks for the reply and info, appreciate it.:-P
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    Custom Tones, Smart Harmony, Line 6 M13

    Do i take it as read that the FX8 Forum will eventually have a 'Custom Tone' area where we will be able to trade tones? As a Line 6 M13 owner it has always both pissed me off and baffled me big time that the M13 does not have one, despite the fact that most of the Line 6 products do. Also, one...
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    Is there any news like a start shipping?

    You're dead right. FAS would have a lot more credibility if they fessed up, told us the issues and gave a definitive, no BS release date. Every deadline comes and goes, and quick as a flash........nothing. Very disappointed.
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    New HiRes FX8-Edit Screenshots

    That sounds perfect, just what I'm looking for. Thanks for the info, much appreciated :)
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    New HiRes FX8-Edit Screenshots

    I agree. Most people that wish to buy the FX8 are probably doing so to replace units such as the Line 6 multi-effects products. I have the Line 6 M13 multi-effects board which is a good unit but is prone to volume fluctuations when switching between scenes and guitars, and sticky foot pressel...
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    Is there any news like a start shipping?

    'Hope' is not a planning tool; I really feel that FAS should he more open and announce a definitive shipping date, even if it's June or July. I'm sure that everyone appreciates that the product has to be right before it goes out of the door, but the silence is deafening and just generates angst...
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    FX8 Tone Match

    Thanks yek for the fast response :)
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    FX8 Tone Match

    Apologies to all if this has already been asked, but does anyone know if the FX8 has the Tone Match facility like its big brother, the Axe FX II? Also, what is XY switching? If you can help, many thanks in advance. Steve B
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