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    My hottest guitars don't hit the red

    Mmm strange. My humbucker guitars easily hit the red on 20-30%. All passives.
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    Screen flickering (USB not connected)

    No mine started when I was on v7 still. I upgraded to see if it went away but it didnt help.
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    Screen flickering (USB not connected)

    Hi, a few days ago i noticed my axe-fx screen flickering (ive had the unit for a couple of months and this is the 1st time it started doing this). I did a search and saw that this can be normal with the usb connected. I disconnected the usb cable from my PC but the screen still flickers...
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    Possible new 8.01 bug?

    same thing is happening to me.
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    Axe-Fx II Firmware Version 8.01a Up

    I just updated, I probably should post this somewhere else but ive noticed that when im on a patch, press layout, and press edit again on the amp block it switches me to the Y amp block every time. Anyone else getting this?
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    Building your own FRFR using the same driver as the Matrix GFR12 (plans included)

    You are thinking of the CFR12 ($829 from Matrix).... which has a cheaper Celestion driver afaik. The official price for the GFR12, which uses the B&C driver, has not yet been released... I imagine it will be quite a bit more. I guess we'll have to wait and see where they price the more...
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    Building your own FRFR using the same driver as the Matrix GFR12 (plans included)

    Hey, im a diy type of guy and have built guitar cabs in the past. I noticed that B&C (company that makes the driver for the new Matrix GFR12 FRFR) has a "suggested design" build plan for the B&C 12HCX76 on their website: http://www.bcspeakers.com/PDF/SUGG/SGG_11.pdf The driver is...
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    I am so tired to the Tube Vs Axe FxII debate.

    Valid point, but didnt we get improved power amp modelling at v6? (or was it v5)? I didnt intend to get caught up in any kind of debate here... i havent posted in threads like this in ages. I simply wanted to voice my experiences and let people take away from that what they wanted. Let me just...
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    I am so tired to the Tube Vs Axe FxII debate.

    If i recall correctly Cliff also stated when the Axe-fx ii was released (firmware v1) that compared to the real counterparts it was "100%.... seriously" Tell me this then.... why have we had so many amazing firmware updates that has brought us closer? And if what im hearing in terms of...
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    I am so tired to the Tube Vs Axe FxII debate.

    I'd like to say that I love my Axe-fx 2. Ive been a axefx user since 2008. Ive bought and sold many tube amps since getiing my axe-fx and i still have a couple. I have said since the ultra days that i hear less dynamics when just comparing preamp sims only to their real world counterparts and...
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    I/O Instrument Input set to 28% for Les Paul...is this what others are experiencing

    Mine is set at 25% for humbucker guitars. Most of them have bridge pickups that are 14-15k if thats anything to go by.
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    Building presets with mic or without?

    Something worth noting is that in v6 im finding more uses for a lot of the mic sims.... the top end of the amp models sound more "right" to me in general and because of that the mic sims i never liked before can sound great now. Good job Cliff/Fractal!
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    Can USB Audio Interface be Active At the Same Time as Another Interface?

    So there is no way to do this in windows? That sucks :(
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    Check out my band's new video/single! (Female singer)

    Thanks! You are too kind! We are releasing another song in a couple of weeks and then an Ep round May i think. Oh i forgot to mention our singer Melissa produced, edited and partially filmed the video herself. She has no training, and apart from some tutorials she did online it was the first...
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    Check out my band's new video/single! (Female singer)

    Thanks! None of us Listen to Our Lady Peace afaik, but ill check them out! Thats a big compliment thx! Yea its one of my favourite parts too.... kinda pulls everything back. Thanks! I sure hope so! Thank you kind sir!! Much appreciated! Thank you! I dont approach mixing from a...
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    Check out my band's new video/single! (Female singer)

    Thanks so much everyone. My band has been quiet for the last couple of months so hearing some encouraging words really means a lot! Main overdriven parts were done with my modded Marshall JVM, everything else was axe-fx.
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    Check out my band's new video/single! (Female singer)

    Thanks for the kind words yek! Thanks man!
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    Check out my band's new video/single! (Female singer)

    Heheee, gotta use what we've got i guess. No the axe-fx didnt go near the water. I actually sold it since and just got my II!
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    Check out my band's new video/single! (Female singer)

    Hey guys. My band just released our 1st ever single/video. I recorded/mastered it at home. Axe-fx ultra used for most guitar parts and even the synthy sounding part at the start. Chorus gain tones was my Marshall JVM. What do you think? Mending Melissa - Harmony [OFFICIAL-HD] - YouTube
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    Tone Matching an Amp II

    Would one be able to "tone match" just an amp's preamp section using the fxloop send on the amp? This would be awesome!
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    Pleasantly surprised by... FRFR

    I owned a mark v for 2 years. Tried to make it work for me. Sold it and the only thing i miss is the cleans. I honestly prefer the sound of my studio pre through my strategy 500 :)
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    Axe-fx into Mesa Mark V front input (impedance question)

    Never got it to work. Sold my mark V and i only use my axe-fx for recording now. Good luck!
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    AF II as tube preamp replacement?

    If someone were to use an axefx in this way, would there be any benefit from upgrading to the II or getting one instead of an ultra? From what i understand the modeling improvements in the axefx II have been mainly in the power amp sims right?
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    Fender Strat Input Level Axe FX Ultra

    Ive learnt to err on the lower side of the input. Mine is at 11:30/12:00 and im getting the best tones ive ever gotten out of the axefx.... clean to metal. I also dont turn up when i plug my strat or tele in, i raise the gain on the ampsim or turn level or mix up when using a boost infront. Try...
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    Axe-II - 4CM

    I thought i read that the g2 had selectable impedance on the ins and outputs. This could be the key to matching it up with your amp. My g1 never sounded right in 4cm. Sucks more tone than an unbuffered switcher with pedals and all the added cabling that it required.
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    Need help. Cannot get the 4CM to work right.

    Um.... My stock 5150 effects loop is serial..... Ive used my axefx in 4cm with my 5150 and it works fine except for some hum on high gain sounds.
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    The new MATRIX GT800FX. THE amp for THE Axe-Fx

    Hey Maxwell, im also in sydney. Would love to get together once youve dialed in your rig with the matrix. I can bring a mesa 2:100 and a mesa strategy 500 to compare. Shoot me a pm.
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    Will you buy an Axe FX II?

    Exactly this, except i did go back to valve amps... used axefx for effects only.
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    Daydreaming: A possible way to have Axe-fx2 amp sims on the Ultra

    Thanks for clearing that up. It does seem odd that flash memory would be the 1st limiting factor.... Maybe Cliff never invisioned using as much as is currently needed for G2. What is the flash memory specifically used for in the axefx? Stripping away other things wont remedy this right? (excuse...
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    Daydreaming: A possible way to have Axe-fx2 amp sims on the Ultra

    Fair enough. Reality for me is "just getting an axeII" has severe obstacles. Who knows when they will be available in Australia and then to top that off they will probably cost +-$3300 here again. I could probably sell my ultra down the line for about $1800 Aud then it'll cost me $1500 more to...
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    Daydreaming: A possible way to have Axe-fx2 amp sims on the Ultra

    Yes i am playing with what i have. In fact ive got 2 shows in the next week. Be nice lol! Why does it seem like some of you guys are against this?
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    Daydreaming: A possible way to have Axe-fx2 amp sims on the Ultra

    Haha funny! Im pretty much broke at the moment. I wasnt complaining or moaning. I had an idea/suggestion (albeit a far fetched one) Now did you have a useful contribution to make to this thread?
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    Daydreaming: A possible way to have Axe-fx2 amp sims on the Ultra

    Yes i know it could seem that way.... But the question is will he sell less axe-fxII's because of it? There is still a vast market of guitarists who dont even know about about the axe-fx.... or have been putting off buying an axefx because they think the modelling isnt quite there yet. With more...
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    Daydreaming: A possible way to have Axe-fx2 amp sims on the Ultra

    Like i said it could be a once in a while release, not officially supported (if they charged for it i guess some ppl might be upset if they didnt support it. And yes id also pay for it, even if it wasnt supported) Im sure he wont have to write a whole brand new firmware.... The main code is...
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    Daydreaming: A possible way to have Axe-fx2 amp sims on the Ultra

    I wrote this in another thread and decided to start a dedicated one just to get some responses: Cliff said (i think) that an amp block in the axefx 2 code would take up 40% of cpu of one tigersharc processor (ultra has 1.... AxefxII has 2) I am a sparse effect user and never use 2 amp sims at...
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    Leave us with the current bugs?

    Haha Fractal pwnt
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    Continued support and updates for Standard and Ultra

    Cliff said (i think) that an amp block in the axefx 2 code would take up 40% of cpu of one tigersharc processor (ultra has 1.... AxefxII has 2) I am a sparse effect user and never use 2 amp sims at the same time on my ultra and would love to see a firmware split for ultra in 2 categories ...
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    Some more Axe-Fx in a Live Setting Videos....

    Cool band. To be honest i thought the heavy tones sounded a little distant.... maybe a tad soft.
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    Pitch Shift Latency. Recommendations?

    Play with the tracking parameter i think. Find a balance between accuracy and latency. I use to use the axe to downtune a whole step for one of our originals and it worked well.... But i wouldnt want to play more than 3 songs per set like that.
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    ART SLA 2 A/B'd Mesa 2:90 - First impressions

    I owned both and then got a mesa 2:100 which kicked the 2:90's butt when used with the axefx. My end results with the Art sla2 was lifeless and sterile. Save your time and move on imho. Ymmv.
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    Ground buzzzzz

    Any consensus on this? Or should i let my 230v-humx-clone dream go?
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    Ground buzzzzz

    Thanks! Can anyone else confirm this? I just want to be sure :)
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    Ground buzzzzz

    I have the same problem when hooking my axefx up in front of an amp. Ive looked at the humx and it seems perfect but they dont seem to make a euro/aus voltage one. Anyone have any ideas? How bout a schematic to build something similar? Sorry for the threadjack but im desperate.
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    Axe-fx power amp modelling possibly still not up to par?

    Ive been saying for a while now that some of the preamp sims need work. Comparing the 3 recto sims (power amp disabled) running into the fx loop return of a dual rectifier or a mesa 2:100 the axefx never had the same richness or depth as the head. Say what you want but if there is a more plain...
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    Firmware Version 10.03 Up

    Ive stopped posting about what i feel the axe-fx lacks sound wise... and I think others have too. What one gets here is often a "youre doing it wrong" attitude.... hence all the bottling up.
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    Firmware Version 10.03 Up

    Remove you PEQ's and set your presence like you would on the real amps..... the amp models have been too bright before this update and my presence values on patches were lower than id use on the real amp counterparts......and the top end sounded unnatural...... NOT ANY MORE! Cliff you did...
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    Axe-fx into Mesa Mark V front input (impedance question)

    Hi, Ive been using the axe-fx for effects only. In the loop of my Mesa Mark V i still hear a sound difference with all shunts on the axe-fx but it is something i can live with. My big problem is that I was excited to use the axe-fx in front of my amp as well to utilize the drive blocks, wah's...
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    HELP! becoming disillusioned with my Utra a month in.

    I have also been trying 4cm with my axe-fx and Mesa Mark V and to be honest the drive pedals in front sound disappointing to me. The main thing im trying to do is get a nice chimey broken up clean on channel 1. I have a boss sd-1 lying around that sounds better... and im not even a huge fan of...
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    HELP! becoming disillusioned with my Utra a month in.

    FWIW I have exactly the same problem as the OP when runnin the axefx in 4cm with my Mesa mark v. My tone is quite a bit duller than straight into the amp. I always start with empty patches and make sure to match levels etc. It is definitely plugging into the front of the axefx that is causing...
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    Request 4 more Diezel & Engl Amps in the upcoming versions

    Re: Request 4 more Diezel & Engl Amps in the upcoming versio Yes yes yes! +100000
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    What's gonna be in the next firmware release?

    I still cant get the preamp sims (power amp disabled) to sound as dynamic into a tube power amp as some of the tube preamps i own into the same power amp. The axe-fx gets you in the ballpark but still lacks picking dynamics overall compared to something like my mesa mark V, or my other rack gear...
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    we need a better wha block??

    Id really like the wah block to have some modeled presets like the drive block does.
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    Testing out the goodness that is bogner!! (semi-teh-brootz)

    Re: Testing out the goodness that is bogner!! (semi-teh-broo Nice sound. Any chance of sharing the patches for bass and guitar?? Very nice song too.
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    Axe Fx ultra / Marshall 9200 dual monoblock

    Ive owned both marshall 9200 and mesa 2:90 at the same time. The mesa sounds bigger and punchier (read: not duller), definitely colors the sound more than the 9200. But there's something about the 9200 that made it more versatile and it seemed to work better with a wider range of axe-fx pre-amp...
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    check check.....axe fx jcm 800 + strategy 400..(edit clip)

    Re: check check.....axe fx jcm 800 + strategy 400..(edit cli want high gain clips of that rig!!!!!!!!!!!! now! :D
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    My newest patch(DAS METALL!)

    Hey, What program are you using for drums?
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    Tried my Axe-Fx through a cab for the first time.

    The axe-fx manual is your friend.
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    Not completely satisfied with the ART SLA-2

    This was the impression i got from reading this board for 2 years. Ive never seen a post along the lines of: "I had the art sla2 and now use brand X SS power amp and tonally its better than the Art when used with the axe-fx" FWIW.... I NEVER had a problem power wise with the art sla-2 into...
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    Not completely satisfied with the ART SLA-2

    Yeah, im not surprised. I sold my art sla-2 when i got my mesa 2:100. I could never get the axe-fx /art sla-2 combination to have the sizzle, attack and depth of notes that im used to with tube amps. For a while i was kinda ok with my tone. Sounds decent direct through studio monitors, but...
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    Advice needed on tweaking my Ultra to resolve an issue

    What amazes me is that he said he duplicated almost every nuance of his old rig (a real shiva combo) running things with the power amp sim off and using a cabsim into a solidstate power amp and real cab.
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    Using the Axe Fx Editor in Cubase...Question.

    While you are using axe-edit and cubase together set the audio output channels in axe-edit to none. This way you can still make adjustments but it doesnt interfere soundwise. Just keep the monitoring button in the cubase channel on and you can still hear your guitar. Does that help or did i...
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    How to get that bite in your tone..

    Im not hearing big time attack or bite. Take away the string noise (audible because he is playing low volume) and it would sound quite dull. If you are talking about the bloom after the inital attack id say scale length and string guage has quite and effect on that. What guitar and guage strings...
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    Axe FX 10.0 Marsha Vs. the real deal poll ! by Pete Thorn

    Re: Axe FX 10.0 Marsha Vs. the real deal poll ! by Pete Thor I preferred clip 2 since that thread was still on page 1. Something in the top end of number one didnt sound pleasant to my ears. Chords also sounded thicker and more defined in clip 2. That said i think they could be made to sound...
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    Help me like my ultra

    Setting the treble and presence up that high can sometimes have the effect of over-saturating the sound, especially with high master volume levels, making it seem duller in fact. I also dont recommend using a drive in front until you have fixed your problem.... they are often used to take high...
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    Help me like my ultra

    When i had an ART sla-2 (up until firmware 9.03) i had the EXACT same problem as the OP...... especially with the recto sims. Just couldnt get the same brightness out of the axe and art combo as i did with my mesa dual rectifier. At that point i owned 4 different 4x12 cabs (orange, mesa recto...
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    Good power conditioner that works on 240vac?

    Google APC line-R le1200
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    Do your factory settings sound too thin?

    Im also adding a lot of low end para or graphic eq in rectifier and a few other amp sims used with my mesa 2:100 and mesa cab. Ive wondered about this before and it has been mentioned in other threads that playing the axe-fx pre amp sim only(power amp sim off) into the matching head's effects...
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    Dead Letter Circus using Axe Fx????

    Rob the guitarist used to post here quite a bit as "deadletter". Great band. I think his name is rob lol.
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    List of Power Amps You Would Recommend to use with Axe Fx

    Re: List of Power Amps You Would Recommend to use with Axe F I have tried: Mesa 2:90, Mesa 2:100, Marshall el34 50/50, Marshall 9200, Art sla-2. And the winner is the mesa 2:100 in modern mode. I decided to try it after reading samhill's comment about the 2:100 sounding "more" than the 2:90...
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    Amp sim requests

    Diezel Herbert + Framus Cobra + Hughes & Kettner Triamp MKII...............please :)
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    ENGL 930/120 WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

    You should hear my mesa 2:100! I also had an art and sold it yesterday.... like you said... good at low volumes but crank it up and the art cant keep up. Just curious... if you leave p.a. sims on what are the normal things you tweak p.a settings? and where do normally have your presence? Thanks
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    I must buy them all...I must buy them all!!!!!... *facepalm

    Re: I must buy them all...I must buy them all!!!!!... *facep can i request a celestion g12k-100 diezel cab? :lol:
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    Not completly happy with 9.03

    Sorry a bit late on the clip but the 1st half sounded a bit more boxy, the 2nd half had a tad more low end and high end clarity to my ears. Maybe my ears are deceiving me but listening through my studio monitors the 2nd half shifts a bit to the right in the image. Not a huge difference though...
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    Is a 500w step down transformer enough for a Mesa 2:100?

    Re: Is a 500w step down transformer enough for a Mesa 2:100 Yes well some companies rate their step downs in VA some rate them in Watts.
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    Is a 500w step down transformer enough for a Mesa 2:100?

    Re: Is a 500w step down transformer enough for a Mesa 2:100 Thanks man! Thats really helpful to know that an amp would draw the same amount of power with 1 or 2 channels pushing a cab or not......might be common sense to some but i was wondering about this. I also read that the VA rating...
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    Is a 500w step down transformer enough for a Mesa 2:100?

    Re: Is a 500w step down transformer enough for a Mesa 2:100 Ive looked on the back of the amp..... that is one of the 1st things i did. It doesnt show any wattage rating that i can see. http://www.mesaboogie.com/Product_Info/ ... ull-LG.jpg
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    Is a 500w step down transformer enough for a Mesa 2:100?

    Re: Is a 500w step down transformer enough for a Mesa 2:100 Bump, id really like to know if a 500w step down transformer would be OK if i dont use the 2nd channel on the amp and the gain is always on 0 on that channel. Getting the 1000w one means i need a bigger rack too so im really hoping i...
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    Mesa Mark Series Graphic EQ Block

    I tried setting the outer peq bands to peaking tonight at rehearsal.... really really helped. Thanks a lot for the tip!
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    Is a 500w step down transformer enough for a Mesa 2:100?

    Re: Is a 500w step down transformer enough for a Mesa 2:100 ok manual says total power consumption is rated 6amps @ 120V. According to paulmapp's calculation 6 x 120 = 720w So ill need a 1000w step down transformer to be safe? Just curious: what are the risks if using the 500w one? And if...
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    Is a 500w step down transformer enough for a Mesa 2:100?

    Re: Is a 500w step down transformer enough for a Mesa 2:100 How do i figure out how many amps the mesa draws? Ive got a multimeter and im not afraid to use it..... well maybe a little. So would the amps go up as i turn the Mesa up? Or would it be a static value?
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    Is a 500w step down transformer enough for a Mesa 2:100?

    Hi. I just got a Mesa 2:100 (us voltage) and with it came a step down transformer for Australian voltage rated at 500w. It does work but the guy i bought it from used the two together but never really gigged or played loud volumes for long periods of time. Will the 500w step down transformer...
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    IR Format 2.0

    From what I remember Cliff said he already knows how to do this but its not feasible with current memory and cpu limitations (not just talking about implementing it into the current axe-fx but probably also for the next generation)... I do recall some other standalone cab sim unit which starts...
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    Tube amp users: Do you keep your power amp sim switched on?

    With my mesa 2:90 i use power amp sims on with heavy gain patches.....gives me a more interesting, less sterile sound...but like you said.... its easy to sound too spongey so i set sag damp and master volume accordingly. Clean wise i use sims on for breakup tones and off for clean clean tones...
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    What the f ..... New Red Wirez IR's!!

    Keen to hear some feedback from people about the ubercab.
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    BEST METAL PATCH I've ever come up with: Clark Kent Job

    Sounds good! Be a sport and share the patch please!. Probably wont sound good with my setup but id like to give it a go. edit: Hey i own a real "cali 4x12" so maybe it will!
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    Axe FX - Protecting it from electrical surges?

    To add to that..... what do you guys think of the ART ps4x4 pro power conditioners?
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    Can we get a reworked Uber model?

    How much experience do you have with the real thing? Id love some more info e.g. what guitars you use and what cabsims you like using with the uber.
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    Can we get a reworked Uber model?

    Ive heard ubers in person and they sound great. For some reason I can never gel with the axe-fx model. Ive gone back to it quite a couple of times trying to like it... even after every firmware update I give it another go.... its just not working for me. The closest Ive come to it sounding...
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    thinking about going the tube power amp cab route

    I started out on FRFR in 2008... then went to Art sla-2 and cabs.... and I'm buying a mesa 2:90 after hearing it with my axe-fx the other night. I plugged into the 2:90.... power amp sims off and took me 1 minute to get a great tone. Ive been struggling to get clear bass and depth out of the...
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    ART SLA-2 vs. cheap solutions?

    This is 100% how I percieved the Art sla-2 with my axe-fx. Its passable but not good enough. And I still scratch my head when people say they are very happy with the sla-2.......and even more when they say they preferred the sound of the sla-2 over VHT and Mesa power amps. The presence just...
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    Axe Fx with Mesa Boogie 2:90

    I think it is safe to say that power amp sims off would be best for use with the 2:90.... seeing as its described as such a juicey power amp. That said.... I would also like to know more bout this.
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    FRFR Speakers in a standard CAB

    If you already have the art sla then it might be a cool thing to try. Why not run it into the normal guitar cab and disable cabsims on the axe? Or are you dead set on using them to get the most out of your axe? One decent monitor should be enough unless you play very heavy music or have a...
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    FRFR Speakers in a standard CAB

    Theres no rule that says you cant do it. But there will be some pitfalls: The added low end response of the guitar cab will make your sounds difficult to dial in if you are going direct to the desk as well. IF you dial the sound in for the guitar cab, the direct signal will sound thin etc...
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    VIDEO: Clark Kent Axe-Fx 9.02 Recto Experiment

    Sounds awesome. Any chance of sharing the patch or uploading it to axechange?
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    Please explain to me why some ppl prefer v 9.0?

    had another listen today. Seems like i'm having to turn the bass knob way up compared to before were i never went over 4. Overall i think 9.02 sounds really really good and for the 1st time theres a whole lotta difference when i listening to different high gain sims through the same cab.
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    Please explain to me why some ppl prefer v 9.0?

    You misunderstood my request. But in all fairness i shouldve made the title "you guys who prefer 9.0.....tell me why". That said...... your little nuggets of "wisdom" above was a bit over the top and off-topic. I want to know specifics from the actual guys who prefer 9.0. So far what ive...
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    Please explain to me why some ppl prefer v 9.0?

    I've read the amp poll thread but im finding it hard to put a handle on what exactly it is that people that play heavy music are missing with 9.2 vs 9.0. Please enlighten me. Thanks
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    Change Layout of Amp Block

    Yes yes Yes... now why didn't I think of that? (that one's rhetorical)
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    9.02 Amp Model Poll

    I'm gonna give it a bit of time and a full band rehearsal before voting.
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