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    Carol-Anns V6 - Burgs - Free Preset and amusing (I hope!) demo.

    For years I wanted the "R.D." Artist version ( for obvious reasons 😉 ) ..., but after I got a chance to play one the fingerboard was almost as wide as a classical guitar :( ..., it wasn't very comfortable to play with my small hands !
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    6.01 vs 5.09b

    Especially after YouTube's compression gets a hold of it :mad: !
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    Carol-Anns V6 - Burgs - Free Preset and amusing (I hope!) demo.

    DAMN ! That guitar sounds AWESOME !
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    "Brown Sound" Artist Pack | Based on Eddie Van Halen's guitar tones (ML Sound Lab)

    In fact he did ..., his live rig was 2 - 4 x 12" cabs ..., one loaded w/ "Greenbacks" and the other loaded w/ the JBL's. That said, IIRC the JBL's were never mic'ed in the studio, just the Cab w/ the Greenbacks ! Unfortunately I think the stems that are out there are captured AFTER the final...
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    Singtall Cabinet

    I've had a couple of days to dig into the preset and I noticed that you 'modified' quite a few of the stock settings ( pre-amp / power amp / etc; ). I was surprised the difference that it made ! I love the Friedman Amps ..., but sometimes they can actually be too "thick" for my taste ( for...
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    Singtall Cabinet

    I loaded that up last night and gave it a spin. It's a really nice sound ! What cabinet / speaker combination is it ? And ..., the 'waveform' in the CAB block looks very "interesting" .... Any details that you're prepared to share yet ?
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    "Brown Sound" Artist Pack | Based on Eddie Van Halen's guitar tones (ML Sound Lab)

    I have NO DOUBT that these are very faithful to the recorded tones. That said ..., supposedly not every V.H. record was recorded w/ Eddie's famous Marshall .... IIRC - the "legend" is that "Carnal Knowldege" was recorded w/ a proto-type CAE Preamp fed into the power section of one of Luke's...
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    Optical Compressor

    Post both Amp & Cab block .... Kinda like you'd add compression at the board as you were recording ( or after ) ....
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    Optical Compressor

    I don't have the link any longer, but I jotted down the settings .... Threshold - to taste ( I use -30 dB ) Compression - 2.30 Attack - 1.452 ms Release - 100.40 ms Auto Att/Rel OFF Look Ahead - 1.000 ms Light Type - Tungsten...
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    How do I make the 2290/DMM/Vintage Digital stereo?

    It doesn't do what you 'think' it does .... I used to use the 2290 w/a "Dual" config. But Cliff set me straight on how it really works .... Check this thread: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/dual-delay-option-for-dlx-memory-man.136762/#post-1621088
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    Dream Warriors

    Do I sense a Dokken tribute band in your near future ? Great job ..., I know that Lynch is one of your favorites ..., mine too !
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    Wall of Guitars

    Yes ..., but this one goes to "11" ;) ....
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    Free Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+ Amp Match Preset (ML Sound Lab)

    I used to own a MK IIC+ 1 x 12" combo .... Because of the small ( sometimes very small ) stages we used to play ( regrettably ) I only got to run it through a 4 x 12" a few times .... This sounds SO much like my memory of that it's almost scary ! And even though I can certainly appreciate his...
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    Bacon Bacon Bacon

    Oh yeah ..., the sheet pan was fine, it was the rack that was the problem. I thought I was going to have to scrub each one w/ steel wool to get the grease off ....
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    Bacon Bacon Bacon

    Tried that and didn't care for it .... The bacon did come out perfectly ( right between crispy and flaccid ) ..., but the clean up ? Not so much ! The bacon grease 'baked' on the rack I was using and it took forever to scrub it clean again :( ....
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    Suhr Ssh+ pickups your thoughts?

    If you're looking for a little 'hotter' then check out the Thornbucker+ .... When Pete Thorn started putting his Thornbucker in an H-S-S guitar he found he wanted it a little hotter w/ the 25 1/2 scale length. GOOD LUCK !
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    Bacon Bacon Bacon

    Here's your guitar ( James Tyler Classic w/ Bacon ) ....
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    What are your guitar "must have" features?

    I won't speak on behalf of DLC .... But when I got a chance to play stainless steel frets for the 1st time ..., control of my vibrato increased by a factor of "10" as well as my ability to bend strings exactly in tune ! I've gone back and played friends guitars that are silver/nickel and they...
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    What are your guitar "must have" features?

    Mine exactly !
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    Stratocaster - Try again? Or punt...

    Not for me ( at least ) ..., my 1st electric guitar was a 1969 Les Paul Custom ( don't hate .... I had an aunt that worked at Gibson in Kalamazoo ;) ). I played that guitar exclusively for about 10 years. When I was 25 I bought a used Stratocaster to use as a back up ( no idea what year, but...
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    Crowd pleasers like "Rocky mountain way" or "Roadhouse blues"?

    More Robert Palmer tunes …, Addicted to Love and Hyperactive …. Both used to be a complete dance floor magnets ! I’ll 2nd the Georgia Satellites ! And add the Black Crowes – Hard to handle …. Also, John ( Cougar ) Mellencamp – Lonely ol night and Hurts So Good always went over very well...
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    Am I losing it?

    Sounds to me like your "pick technique" .... The way I hold my guitar pick there's very little of it sticking out beneath my fingers. Sometimes when I make an aggressive downstroke both the pick and my fingernail hit the strings at approx. the same time .... It sounds very similar to what's...
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    Midlife Crisis Car

    2019 VelociRaptor Ranger By Hennessey Performance
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    Avengers Endgame

    I collected Hulk and the "NEW" X-Men .... I sold the collection in 1982 and bought a Strat ! Fond memories for sure !
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    Any bedroom only players using an Axe-Fx 3?

    I played semi-professionally for over 30 years ( usually between 100 and 150 nights a year at dive bars, weddings, dance halls, etc; ) .... During that time I went through a 'crap'-ton of different gear ( Fenders, MESAs, Marshalls, etc; ) .... I had a decent sized rack, Yamaha SPX-90, Korg...
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    Avengers Endgame

    For the most part I enjoyed the movie as much as any of the others .... That said ..., there were at least a couple of things that I really took issue with. Things that didn't necessarily track w/ the Comics ..., it felt like a cave to the politically correct crowd ! But time will tell if it...
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    Amp tones from the ground up

    Sounds like this is exactly what you need: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/austinbuddys-new-1000-naked-amps-tonepack-for-the-axe-fx-iii-is-now-available.140757/
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    <fixed> error updating USB firmware 1.08

    Also, double check the firmware version even after you get the error message .... I was getting the same message, but when I checked the version my Axe III was running .... Lo and behold it was 1.08 .... I guess the update was successful even though I got the error ?!?
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    Liability Insurance?

    This covers the equipment ..., not the liability like the OP is asking about. I'm in the business ( commercial underwriter ) and I'm not aware of any "standard market" companies that would provide a liability policy for a working band ? You'll most likely need to have your regular insurance...
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    Axe-Fx III USB Firmware Version 1.08

    That's what I thought too .... All's well that ends well !
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    Axe-Fx III USB Firmware Version 1.08

    This is getting weird ( er ) and weird ( er ) .... Could my machine bought over a year ago have been shipped w/ 1.08 ? I just figured that it wouldn't have and that it would need to be updated .... But after all the errors, I went back and checked the version before trying to update and it...
  32. R.D.

    Axe-Fx III USB Firmware Version 1.08

    I've got a Windows machine, so I hold down the control key while selecting the Axe-Fx III in the drop down box right ? I did that but nothing appeared to change ? I can't tell that I'm in Utility mode ( or not ) ? And still got the error code ....
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    Axe-Fx III USB Firmware Version 1.08

    Tried three times ..., no joy ! I keep getting the following message: "An error has occurred during file transmission. Please reboot the Axe-Fx III and try again ( Status code: 1 )"
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    Tragedy in Paris

    Unfortunately that happens sometimes when you try to mix modern construction techniques with buildings that are 100's of years old. Truly tragic ! :eek:
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    Clock Question

    Did you even read this thread ? https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/adding-selectable-sample-rate-feature-with-firmware-update.149605/ And if that's not enough, then read this one .... https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/the-axe-fx-3-works-only-at-48khz.149520/ You question has been...
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    More Power

    I think the 80% discussion is because that's approx. where Axe-Edit starts to get sluggish ....
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    Highway Star Solos

    I thought to myself before I listened ..., "how the hell is he gonna pull that off on a Lester?" .... DAMN if you didn't do it ! Nice Job ..., the tone you used makes it sound like the song should've been recorded that way to begin with !
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    VIDEO: FW5 + 2019 Ultimate 4x12 Shootout

    MIkko, Specifically what was the mix you used for the Freeman clean ? Also, did you 'morph' ( or mix ) the sound when you transitioned from the Mars Silver clean to the Freeman Dirty ( and what mix was that one too ) ?
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    Bulk importing of Cab .wav files

    I was forgetting to open the browser window ! THANKS !
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    Bulk importing of Cab .wav files

    Can you import more than one .wav file at a time in the Axe III ? Axe-Manage Cabs ain't doin' it for me ? THANKS !
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    Other People's Presets

    ^^^^ THIS ^^^^ As good as the Amp / Cab modeling are ..., it should come as NO surprise to anyone that the Axe-III is just as responsive to the type of guitar you're using as any "real" amp would be ! I've purchased a crap-ton of presets from others ..., as well as downloaded almost ALL of the...
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    "Still of The Night" Solo

    :openmouth: :sunglasses: Damn sir that's absolutely off the hook ! It's a little more "aggressive" attitude than you typically show ! I likey ....
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta #3

    Not until after the final release ....
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    Any "Fretless Wonder" fans?

    It's from 2014 ..., I'm guessing that he took it down ?
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    Any "Fretless Wonder" fans?

    I had an Aunt that worked in Gibson’s shipping department in Kalamazoo for years …. I used her employee discount to buy a 1969 Ebony “Fretless Wonder” w/ Gold Hardware for $ 426 ( and some change ) …. I was 13 years old and it was my first “real” guitar …. I had it for years from 1970 to 1985...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta #2

    Uh Oh :openmouth:
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    Anyway You Want it

    This one IS one of my favorites ! AWESOME !
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    More Journey "Be Good To Yourself" Solo FW 5.00 beta 2

    I have to say that this was never one of my favorite Journey songs :( .... That said, you certainly do it justice. The wide bending is kinda like a Lukather interpretation of Schon's original solo ! ;)
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta #2

    I think it's because there's a controller linked to a pedal ....
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    Blind Test #1: Axe-Fx III vs. Real Amp

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

    Ya know ..., I've got 58 year old "crappy" ears .... But I have always been a great test-taker .... Give me enough detail on how the test was conceived and I'll pass it regardless of whether or not I can discern the details .... I'm at work and I can't listen to the clips ..., but every...
  52. R.D.

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta

    ^^^ THIS ^^^ IMHO - If you're not using the Fender "magic 6" then your almost wasting your time .... My past experience w/ real Fenders would suggest that if you don't use this as your starting point, you'll always be disappointed with the sound. Fender's just sound like crap when they're...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta

    Are you using the Fender "magic 6" settings ? Volume = 6 Treble = 6 Middle = 3 Bass = 2 If you're not, you should at least try them. Back in the day I owned 2 Princetons ( Blackface & Silverface ), 2 Bassmans ( original Blackface and Silverface 100 ), as well as a Silverface Deluxe and Twin...
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    Favorite amps to use pedals with ?

    I probably shouldn't speak for Leon ..., but based on the blocks he sent me, I think he DID tweak each drive !
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    3.02 Overview

    I noticed that too ! There seems to be a greater difference between each of the drives, even w/ similar settings .... And there seems to be a greater difference between my Bridge & Neck pickups too .... Now ..., I'm sure the latter might be placebo ..., but that's my story and I'm sticking to...
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    Hammond B3 Sound

    do a search for "yek's" threads. I think he started a thread that has a patch in it ! Good Luck !
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    3.02 Overview

    OMG ! I just tested ALL eight drives in front of a BE C45 and they give the perfect push to an already driven Amp ! More of everything you expect when you hit the front end of a Marshall "style" amp HARD ! I think the Lovepedal 11 might be my fav ..., but damn they're ALL good ! THANKS again...
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    3.02 Overview

    First I want to talk about that Les Paul ! WOW ! Beautiful axe ! I'm curious why you wired the pickup selector backwards ? Kinda a cool idea, wish I'd have thought about it when I had my Les .... Anyway, I don't suppose you saved that patch with some of the settings you used ? A couple of...
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    Messin' with the Pitch block "Tears Are Falling" Solo

    I can see it now ! From a Pat Benatar tribute to a KISS tribute ! You'd look absolutely awesome in the Space Ace makeup !
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.02 Public Beta #2

    I'd love to see & hear that patch ! :openmouth:
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    5 Minute Tones

    THANKS ! For some reason I snagged the GB Mix ..., but not the V30 Mix ( doh ) ! And I couldn't find them in the search ?!? Got it now !
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    5 Minute Tones

    I don't typically like the V30 sound, but your mix is really cool. Any chance you've shared that in the past, or could share it now ? I'd really appreciate it ! THANKS !
  63. R.D.

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.02 Public Beta

    I didn't know there were so many versions of the Timmy ? And I have no idea if the circuits are different or not ? But here's what I found after a quick search .... Bass Cut – ( Pre-Clipping ) Treble Cut – ( Post-Clipping ) ".... Volume and Gain are pretty standard, so no need to go into...
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    Axe-Fx III: integrating outboard gear (story, pics)

    WOW ! Just ..., WOW ! :openmouth:
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.02 Public Beta

    This is gonna please A LOT of folks !
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    Can the Mic be eliminated by sum and difference?

    Uhh no ..., here's his exact quote .... "i am wondering if the Mic can be eliminated from the cab sim equation in order to be able to hear the axe fx as you would a real amp, using frfr." The portion of the quote ( as you would a real amp ) is the important part .... Because implicit in that...
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    A total tech novice with some very specific questions

    Everything you're asking has been discussed. I'd suggest using a couple of key words in the search engine and you'll be reading ALL Day ! I'm in almost exactly the same 'camp' as you are and I can tell you as long as you're cool hearing the sound of a mic'ed up amp coming back at you via...
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    KAN Cabs Competition

    If I had to venture a guess ..., I'd say that it's because they can't tell the difference either ! ;)
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    KAN Cabs Competition

    I haven't got a clue .... I listened to hear any type of glitch or change that would give me even the slightest clue and it's the smoothest mixing of two different signals that I've ever heard.
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    AX8 Aronico Blues!

    I guess this one didn't make it into the Axe III ?
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    Hair metal tone tutorial

    Just watchin it now ! Love the tip-o-the hat to the Blind Revolution Mad riffage !
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    It’s the Day after Tomorrow in the Midwest

    I subscribe to Leon's YouTube channel .... If you don't you should ( it's really got some great content beyond the Axe-Fx III & AX8 stuff ) .... Anyway, in one vid ..., Leon was WAY sunburned ! He was so red, I was in pain for him ! :D:D:D
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    It’s the Day after Tomorrow in the Midwest

    You actually feed vegemite to your roos ? I thought it was an Aussie delicacy that was reserved for only human consumption ? :D:D:D ;)
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    ML Sound Lab - Amp Packs TEASER!

    Mikko ! Care to give us a peak behind the curtain on what Amp packs will be coming in the future ? I'm not really a MESA guy, but I'll bet you've got other things that I'll be VERY interested in ! ;)
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    Drop Axe-Edit before turning off Axe is good practice

    Me either and I do this quite often .... Windows 8 ( older machine ) :(
  76. R.D.

    Gibson LP Studio Deluxe question from a Strat guy

    What Musikron said ! Also ..., I'd add that everyone that I ever played had a neck like a damn baseball bat ... ! If that's what you like then it's ALL good ..., but coming from a Strat ( which is what I play mostly too ) ..., it's simply too much neck for my hands ! GOOD LUCK !
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    Saints got robbed

    The NFL owes the Saints a HUGE apology but I wouldn't hold my breath for it .... And the officiating crew shouldn't be moving on either !!!!
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    Maroon 5 Axe-Fx III Awesomeness

    Is that a stereo rig ? Or a main and a backup ? Also ..., what Amp models are replicating the PT 100's ? Finally ..., what Cabs was he using ? Inquiring minds would LOVE to know !!!! THANKS ....
  79. R.D.

    My new discovered love... Tim Pierce

    I discovered him when he and Pete Thorn did a series together ! Really personable ..., like @MrGuitarabuse said ! A really cool guy to have a few drinks with and talk shop !
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    FS MFC-101 Mk I - SOLD !

    Oops it's sold ! Sorry ..., I'll update the thread title ....
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    Owner of a Lonely Heart?

    I don't remember what it's called ..., and I'm not near my AFX-III until tonight ..., but I thought there was a factory preset that was pretty darn close !
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    Cornfed M50 - new go to amp

    What Cab are you using ?
  83. R.D.

    Hoisted with my own petard

    Evidently it happens even to the "best of 'em" ! ;)
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    Cornfed M50 - new go to amp

    You need to un-link your global blocks before you post the patch, otherwise we can't see anything ....
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    Pete Thorn Axe-Fx III

    The majority of his studio gear seems to be about the Amps, Cabs and Mic. Pres ...., I'm guessing the Axe-III and Helix will be used primarily for effects ....
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    I think these settings are from a previous firmware prior to the latest revisions to the reverb algo .... The settings above are almost identical to the current PCM70 preset, but there's a couple parameters above that aren't used any longer ( ie; color, etc; ) ....
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    Clean preset for Stratocaster?

    Check Axechange ! Someone ( maybe Burgs ) did a preset based on Big Log ( Robert Plant / Robbie Blunt ) .... Might be just what you're looking for ! Good Luck ...
  88. R.D.

    FS MFC-101 Mk I - SOLD !

    No problem, I'll get the quote ASAP ! Stand by ....
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    FS MFC-101 Mk I - SOLD !

    Seems like I need a more detailed address .... I need to know the City, the Postcode and if it's to a residential address. Which do you prefer, US ( Dollars ) or AUS Dollars ? THANKS !
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    FS MFC-101 Mk I - SOLD !

    Yes I'll ship to Australia, but you'll have to pay the full shipping. Get me your address and I'll get you the final pricing ! THANKS ! R.D.
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    Axe-Fx III - Echo-Plexo

    I'd love to have just the pre-amp section like J. Santiago's old tone match ! The Tape Drive just doesn't do it .... I really miss that ....
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    FS MFCEXT - Expansion module for MFC-101

    MFCEXT – $ 175 – ( a little less if you’re willing to use the PayPal Friends & Family payment method ) – including insurance and shipping in the US only ( lower 48 ). I am willing to ship internationally …, but in that instance shipping will be X-Tra ( paid by the buyer ) …. These were built...
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    FS MFC-101 Mk I - SOLD !

    Doing a little housecleaning .... Fractal Audio – MFC-101 MK I – $ 300 – ( a little less if you’re willing to use the PayPal Friends & Family payment method ) – including insurance and shipping in the US only ( lower 48 ). I am willing to ship internationally …, but in that instance shipping...
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    Is this a Tri Chorus in this song?

    Endless Summer Nights credits Mike Landau ..., so it's most likely Tri-Chorus ( w/ the full Landau special sauce ) !
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    Studio Mixing with IEM Buds

    How deep are your pockets ? 64 Audio have a couple pair that they say are good for that .... But ..., damn the price of poker is pretty high at that table ! https://www.64audio.com/store/studio#custom
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    The preset is loaded w/ the T75+V30 ( Legacy # 52 ) combination and it sounds pretty damn good too !
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    Ultimate Ears Dealer Question

    I believe the member you're looking for is: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/members/tfodor.38090/ FWIW - I don't remember him saying 'exactly' what his discount is or would be ..., I think that was handled by PM. He hasn't brought it up recently that I know of, but he's still posting here from...
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    Def Leppard Makes the Switch to the Axe-Fx III

    Muay Thai and a vegan diet ..., I think !
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    80's Clean Tones - Preset/Tutorial

    I think it was Dann Huff worked in the studio w/ Richard Marx !
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    In Honor of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s death anniversary......

    My wife was there too .... She even saw them preparing to leave. By the time of the accident she was half way home to Madison, WI .... She didn't hear what happened until the next morning. Still remembers the date too ! Really, REALLY Sad ! :(
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