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  1. sandmannn69

    Any EBMM owners?

    I guess you were right. Just received a brand new 2020 Luke 3 HH from Eddie's guitars with a bad switch (bridge and neck pickups were both active in positions 1 and 5, and position 5 had intermittent volume issues). Guess that's why Eddie's had it on a flash sale. First time I've had an issue...
  2. sandmannn69

    Axe-Fx 3, FM3, and some advice

    No, I have been using my A7X monitors since my first Axefx (Standard) in 2010, and they have sounded great with every Fractal product I've owned (Standard, Axefx 2, Ax8, Axefx 3, FM3). I'm sure the HS monitors sound good, too. Yamaha makes good stuff.
  3. sandmannn69

    What is the height of your strings on the 12th fret?

    Usually around 3/64" above the 12th fret.
  4. sandmannn69

    Guitars: how many and brands?

  5. sandmannn69

    Highly compressed sound on high gain amps

    Try turning your Master Volume down to 4 for a start.
  6. sandmannn69

    FM3 Firmware Version 3.01

    The only factory presets that I've found that still have the compression set at 69.9% is the presets using the 59 Bassguy amp, which is the default value for that amp (according to my Axefx 3).
  7. sandmannn69

    Axe-Fx 3, FM3, and some advice

    Adam A7X studio monitors are very good.
  8. sandmannn69

    Tonematch blocks to FM3

    Probably export to a cab.
  9. sandmannn69

    NGD EVH Wolfgang

    I think you meant a digital scan of his 5150 guitar neck.
  10. sandmannn69

    Might be getting the new axe fix III

    My thoughts exactly.
  11. sandmannn69

    Any EBMM owners?

    I doubt it, we're talking about Music Man. BTW, I'm talking about the pickups without the boost/preamp enabled. It was much lower output than the Transition in the bridge of my 2013 Luke 3 HSS.
  12. sandmannn69

    NGD - Charvel

    Congrats on the new Charvel, you had better luck then I did. Ordered a new So Cal, didn't even have the nut height cut, factory defect. Back it went.
  13. sandmannn69

    Any EBMM owners?

    Unfortunately, had to return it to Sweetwater. The pickups are really low output compared to the previous Dimarzio Transitions, couldn't get enough decent sounds out of it. I guess Lukather must've liked these pickups better when he switched to the Bogner Helios from the Ecstacy. Shame, as it...
  14. sandmannn69

    Any EBMM owners?

    Thanks. Kind of reminds me of the Knaggs guitars.
  15. sandmannn69

    Any EBMM owners?

    Just picked up this Luke 3 from Sweetwater.
  16. sandmannn69

    MP3 to WAV

    VLC media player.
  17. sandmannn69

    Tribute to Eddie Van Halen (w/ free patch)

    That was amazing, Rocco! And with a Duncan JB....hmmm. Thanks very much for sharing your amazing preset. Rest in peace, Ed.
  18. sandmannn69

    The best advice for setting up your guitar on the internet

  19. sandmannn69

    Where can I get these Floyd Rose "speedy loaders"?

    Wished I would've known about it in the 80s. Learned it from my guitar tech years ago (Billy O'Reilly in Phoenix, AZ).
  20. sandmannn69

    Where can I get these Floyd Rose "speedy loaders"?

    Just string your guitar with the ball end at the tuner.
  21. sandmannn69

    Who are Robert Plant's predecessors?

    Little Richard
  22. sandmannn69

    A WTF Moment with the CAB block... :-)

    From the wiki: Air Mixes some of the "direct" signal entering the Cab block with the "Cab-processed" signal leaving the Cab block. This adds some "air" to the sound, which some users find to add realism to the tone. It's not supported on the AX8. AIR FREQUENCY lets you adjust the cutoff...
  23. sandmannn69

    Any EBMM owners?

    I've got a Luke 3 HSS and a EVH Tribute Axis. For some reason, the Luke is ridiculously easy to play compared to all the other guitars I've ever played (and I've owned 80 electric guitars over the years).
  24. sandmannn69

    HELP Factory presets will not load individually in Axe-Edit

    What is your firmware version?
  25. sandmannn69

    Studio monitor for Axe-Fx III?

    My DT990 Pro headphones sound really close to my Adam A7Xs (250 ohm).
  26. sandmannn69

    Inexpensive guitars

    This 2015 ES-339 Pro I picked up used for $425 w/HSC about 4 years ago is an outstanding value, probably never sell it because playability and sound-wise it's worth much more than I could get for it.
  27. sandmannn69

    Jim the Pigeon

    I think they prefer stray cats. Whenever I saw a coyote, he always had a dead cat in his mouth. Or a small dog.
  28. sandmannn69

    What is your favorite beer?

    With a meal, Heineken. By itself, Guinness Stout(meal in a bottle).
  29. sandmannn69

    Who are your biggest musical influences?

    Johnny Rivers Eddie Van Halen Jimmy Page Eric Clapton John Sykes Don Felder Billy Gibbons Angus Young
  30. sandmannn69

    Guitars: how many and brands?

    That's my rule since I retired last year. But since I've owned 79 electric guitars, there's nothing left on the bucket list.
  31. sandmannn69

    You Knew Etsy Would Ruin Reverb

    But you need to join a cult.....
  32. sandmannn69

    You Knew Etsy Would Ruin Reverb

    Still does, under Product Specs.
  33. sandmannn69

    Guitars: how many and brands?

    Music Man Luke 3 HSS Gibson R8 Les Paul Kramer 5150 (home-build) Edwards Les Paul ALS/125 Charvel San Dimas Fender EJ RW Strat Music Man Axis EVH Tribute EVH Bumblebee Gibson Clapton Fool SG Epiphone ES-339 Pro Taylor 214ce
  34. sandmannn69

    FM3 Now Shipping

    Added to waitlist 4/23/19 6:44 PM EST. Invite received no headphone jack FM3 4/1/2020 2:28 PM CST. Invite received headphone jack FM3 5/22/2020 12:36 PM CST.
  35. sandmannn69

    Tone Match help

    You should use the term "Japanese" instead of "Jap", which is offensive.
  36. sandmannn69

    A preset for roth era van halen

    Did you have any luck finding the cab?
  37. sandmannn69

    Post Here if You've Received An FM3 Invite!

    Thanks for the info skategeezer. I already have an Axefx3, so I can wait/give someone else the opportunity to get their Fractal.
  38. sandmannn69

    Post Here if You've Received An FM3 Invite!

    Waitlist @7:44 PM on 4/23/19. Received invite 4/1/20 @2:28 PM, declined/will wait for FM3 with headphone jack.
  39. sandmannn69

    FM3 Now Shipping

    Yeah, pretty sure that was where I got my Axefx3 invite from a couple of years ago. Or maybe it was the FC-6 invite....hmmmm.
  40. sandmannn69

    FM3 Now Shipping

    Probably sales@fractalaudio.com.
  41. sandmannn69

    Why did/would you choose FM3 over Axe FX III?

    Because I don't have an FM3.
  42. sandmannn69

    FM3 General Discussion Thread

    Your wish is granted, toys r us has opened back up.
  43. sandmannn69

    Best way to sell amps to fund Axe-Fx III?

    When did Reverb fees increase?
  44. sandmannn69

    Best way to make room for AustinBuddy's Tonepack?

    Use Axe-manage Presets in Axe-edit
  45. sandmannn69

    You know you are spoiled

    First world problems.
  46. sandmannn69

    Van Halen content

    Had to go back and listen to (and play) the originals to regain my sanity. That's probably the worst remake of a song(s) since Clapton butchered his own "Layla".
  47. sandmannn69

    Latest firmware for Axe-Fx 3?

    That's kinda weird, because Fractal bot isn't seeing it. And it's the latest version of fractal bot.
  48. sandmannn69

    Latest firmware for Axe-Fx 3?

    Fractal bot and download page on website has 5.08 as latest firmware, but keep seeing videos using FW 6. Is FW 6 released or beta?
  49. sandmannn69

    Axe-Fx III settings with Headphones

    https://www.rtings.com/headphones https://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/beyerdynamic/dt-880
  50. sandmannn69

    Midlife Crisis Car

    Tennessee is a great state. I think the color is crystal red, but it's a tintcoat which really makes it pop. And I am originally from Nodak, been in AZ too long.
  51. sandmannn69

    Midlife Crisis Car

    I ain't no redneck! :D I voted camaro, but it doesn't really count because mine wasn't a mid-life crisis sorta thing. Just wanted a nice looking car.
  52. sandmannn69

    Axe-Fest East – Boston Amp Show - April 27-28

    It's live now on the Fractal facebook page.
  53. sandmannn69

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.03

    Somebody wake up Leon....
  54. sandmannn69

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.02 Public Beta #2

    Yeah, FC-6 rocks! Awesome controller.
  55. sandmannn69

    Axe-Edit III

    Thanks yek, looks interesting.
  56. sandmannn69

    Axe-Edit III

    In this video, looks like Burgs (Brett Kingman) is running a new(beta) version of Axe-Edit III that has support for the FC controllers. Or did I miss something on the forum....?
  57. sandmannn69

    Pickup Suggestions for a Suhr Classic Pro

    Duncan 59 in the bridge and Fender CS69 middle/neck singles.
  58. sandmannn69

    Axe Fx II Final Update - Breaking News!

    Yes, one of the best things about new firmware days is you know Leon is going to put up another great new video for it.
  59. sandmannn69

    I might go back to 9s on my guitars

    Been using Boomer 9-42 for over 30 years, perfect size and longest tone for strat scale guitars. I've used 10s on Gibsons, but wrap them over the tailpiece to feel like 9s.
  60. sandmannn69

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.00 Beta

    Yay! It's Firmware Friday!
  61. sandmannn69

    FC 6/12 choice: regrets?

    Know how you feel, really miss the AX8 switching. Expect this will be cured with the FC-6. Almost every amp I demo in my Axefx 3 sounds/feels better than than my AX8, so just need that switching to make it perfect....especially with the displays on every switch (ingenious).
  62. sandmannn69

    Echos From God - vid and preset demo

    Very cool, made me think of Blade Runner. You could be Vangelis....
  63. sandmannn69

    Axe-Edit III 0.08.15 Public Beta

    Wow! Great update, thanks very much.
  64. sandmannn69

    Long time Fractal guy here. Is "III" miles beyond the "II"?

    The Axefx3 is slightly better in tonez than the Axefx2, has a lot more power for creating presets, and has a better/easier-to-use display. I wasn't really able to justify upgrading from my Axefx2, but Fractal has saved me so much money on NOT buying amps and pedals in the last eight years, I...
  65. sandmannn69

    Honest Thoughts On Axe-Fx III, II and AX8?

    The feel and touch sensitivity is the biggest difference to me between the AX8 and the Axefx3. My Axefx2 and AX8 always had the same tonality to me. I still had my AX8 when I got my 3 and to the ears they sounded similar, with the Axefx3 having a little better clarity. But the touch sensitivity...
  66. sandmannn69

    [SOLVED] USB driver issue

    Actually, Cliff was right. After I installed all the updates on my notebook (running Windows 7/64 Pro), the driver installed fine. So I installed a new version of Windows 7/64 Pro on the desktop and now everything's peachy. And the Axefx3 is ready for its first FW upgrade.....
  67. sandmannn69

    [SOLVED] USB driver issue

    Tried installing the driver on my notebook which is running Windows 7/64 Professional with same results, only works if driver signature check is disabled at boot-up.
  68. sandmannn69

    [SOLVED] USB driver issue

    I updated Windows a few months ago. It's running the Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601 SP1 build 7601.
  69. sandmannn69

    [SOLVED] USB driver issue

    Got my new Axefx3 yesterday and tried installing the FAS USB driver on my Windows 7/64 computer. Driver installation fails with message "The digital signature of driver file 'fasusbaudio-axe-fxIII.sys' is not accepted by this operating system". I can get it to install and work if I boot into...
  70. sandmannn69

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    I doubt Fractal has the personnel to provide that service, especially during a new product rollout.
  71. sandmannn69

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    Confirmation: 1/29 8:51 PM MST Invitation: 5/14 10:09 AM AZ time (same as Pacific) Ordered: 5/14 12:16 PM AZ time
  72. sandmannn69

    Lynyrd Skynyrd and/or ZZ Top preset help.

    Equally impressive? That's hilarious.
  73. sandmannn69

    Anyone actually happy here and enjoying their gear?

    Probably why I never post is don't have anything to complain about. Been loving the Fractal since 2010, from the Standard to the Axefx 2, and now the AX8. Don't really need the Axefx 3, but I'll probably buy it because Fractal makes such great products, turns off the GAS like right now, boom...
  74. sandmannn69

    Canadians playing Separate Ways using the AxeFx III

    Great job, eh! The drummer has some killer pipes. Great job on the solo, Mark, you have amazing fret hand control.
  75. sandmannn69

    Adam Monitors--How content with your choice are you?

    Been using the A7X since 2012 with Axefx 2 and AX8, they are perfection.
  76. sandmannn69

    Q9.01b Demo and Comparison with Q8.02

    Finally, someone who concurs with me on "organic". And I thought I was the only one. Nice demo Leon!
  77. sandmannn69

    Communication Timeout with Q.8

    Axe-fx 2 Mk2
  78. sandmannn69

    Communication Timeout with Q.8

    Is this problem only occurring on windows 10? Haven't seen it happen on windows 7 since upgrading to FW 8.02.
  79. sandmannn69

    New factory presets?

    Thought I saw a post about new factory presets for the Axefx 2, but when I went to download them the zip file is dated December 2, 2016.
  80. sandmannn69

    What do I gas for now?

    If I have an Anderson I don't need a Suhr, right? Cliff did say "or", not "and"......
  81. sandmannn69

    AX 8 VS AxeFXII

    Have both, identical presets sound the same to me through the same monitors using the same guitar.
  82. sandmannn69

    What wireless system do YOU use?

    Shure GLXD16, sounds identical to my George L cables. Of course, my hearing isn't what it used to be....
  83. sandmannn69

    SKID ROW - Youth Gone Wild SOLO COVER video

    If you have Fremen's AX8 presets, the Kee Marcello patch works really well for this. Based off the Friedman BE amp, too. Great playing as always, Rocco. Your videos are always entertaining and inspiring, to say the least.
  84. sandmannn69


    I always use Direct Checkout for selling, as it's cheaper than paypal as far as fees are concerned. For buying, some sellers only offer the paypal option (their loss). I avoid paypal as much as possible (had a bad experience, too). GLWTS on your Axefx. Best time to sell is February-March (tax...
  85. sandmannn69


    I've sold lots of gear on Reverb. Much lower fees than ebay, don't have to use paypal and have them hold your money for weeks, great experience all around. Haven't sold on ebay for years, their fees are ridiculous now.
  86. sandmannn69

    2016 Charvel San Dimas | Overview & Demo

    Great demo, Rocco! I think Charvel and Fractal Audio are going to see a bump in sales with this video. Awesome playing, really shows the versatility of that guitar. And love those necks, they "play like buttah".
  87. sandmannn69

    Modeling version switch?

    Is there a modeling version switch on the AX8?
  88. sandmannn69

    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    Works for me, thanks.
  89. sandmannn69

    Best Audio Interface (that will not color sound) to use with AX8?

    Just to add my 2 cents, been using the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 with SPDIF(thanks Burgs for the demo) on AX8 for last 2 months, works so good I sold my Axefx 2. Did an A/B comparison between SPDIF and analog on the AX8, couldn't tell a difference (except less cables with SPDIF). Fractal Rocks!
  90. sandmannn69

    Active studio monitors for AX8?

    Been using the Adam A7X since 2012, first with the Axefx2, and now the Ax8. Can't go wrong with them, play all day without ear fatigue.
  91. sandmannn69

    The AX8 is...

    It's actually too practical. I'm considering selling the Axefx 2 because of it....poor thing's getting sadly neglected.
  92. sandmannn69

    What board to mount the ax8 to?

    Lots of pics of boards in this thread http://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/show-us-your-ax8-rig-post-your-pics.107905/
  93. sandmannn69

    Anyone upgraded to 3.02 yet?

    If there are "many issues" with 3.02, why is it available for download? Not having any issues here....
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