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    NGD - well, sort of

    NIce job, that is my favorite version of that guitar. I really like the shape of the headstock.
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    Gibson buying Mesa?

    Like any acquisition, the acquiring company will look for synergies (cost savings) that usually don't increase quality. First will be people then cheaper parts...
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    Gibson buying Mesa?

    I was about to sell my Mark III but now I may hold on to it for a little while longer. I just hope they don't come out with the Mark or Recto versions of the FIrebird X ;) Boogie Mark X... Mesa Dual Rectifier Dark Tiger...
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    1969 Moon Landing Conspiracy Theory

    Birds aren't real... Birds Arent Real – Birds Aren't Real
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    Empire Strikes Back cool footage

    I actually thought The Force Awakens was a good comeback from the prequels (don't get me started); however, it went down hill fast from there. I was also really disappointed with Solo, that could have been such a great movie. The Mandalorian is pretty decent and I have always liked John...
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    Best FRFR for FM3 (Poll inside)

    I tried one of these with my original AXE FX; however, I don't think it was made by Aspen at the time. I thought it was a cool concept and it sounded great at home; however, it lacked the volume and low end to hang with a band. I would like to try the XL version with a 12" speaker but its a...
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    Best FRFR for FM3 (Poll inside)

    Tell us more about these. I have a Xitone cab with a Beta 12 and it sounds great. A little darker than CLR or Accugroove but nothing EQ can't fix.
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    Best FRFR for FM3 (Poll inside)

    Accugroove or CLR
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    Empire Strikes Back cool footage

    Thanks for posting, Empire was my favorite of the series. Although, while not part of the official series, Rogue One was impressive.
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    Trey Anastasio Beacon Jams

    Another jem from last Friday Trey Anastasio - Slave To The Traffic Light - The Beacon Theatre - 11/27/20 (4K HDR) - YouTube
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    Trey Anastasio Beacon Jams

    Wow, what a run, 151 songs played, no repeats and $1M+ raised for drug treatment/recovery. Trey Anastasio - Pebbles And Marbles - The Beacon Theatre - 11/27/20 (4K HDR) - YouTube Trey Anastasio - Carini - The Beacon Theatre - 11/27/20 (4K HDR) - YouTube
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    Trey Anastasio/Phish Preset

    It is the 2X12 G12-65 Far Field (JM) factory cab.
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    Trey Anastasio Beacon Jams

    Now all he needs to do is post the Goodbye Head... More on Heather McDougall: https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/heather-mcdougal-song-phemale-centrics-interview-trey-anastasio-beacon-jams/?fbclid=IwAR319B718bBa_jSu6l-BBzO11SDFG49z0YxRS3gxJhqlk5JfyzN5uXM1iMU
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    Trey Anastasio Beacon Jams

    Hood and Lifeboy were so good. I think last night was my favorite so far followed closely by the 3rd week. The Goodbye Head was a pleasant surprise and the Heather McDougall silliness cracked me up.
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    Trey Anastasio Beacon Jams

    A friend of a friend lives near the Beacon and said they are sound checking Harry Hood. Also, it appears there will be a horn section tonight.
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    My wife passed away today

    Sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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    Anyone have a dual HB guitar with parallel switching?

    Just to clarify are you talking about series switching? Standard guitar wiring is parallel. Series couples both pickups and makes them one big pickup. I have several humbucker guitars that have a series/parallel switch. Honestly, I don't use it that much but it causes a bump in volume and...
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    Dr. Z presents the CAZ-45 in collaboration with Carol Ann Amps!

    Great amps! The amp looks like it has some cool features. I own a Carmen Ghia but have always wanted a Z28. 6V6s are my favorite tubes. The Z-Wreck Jr also looks interesting.
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    Dodge Challenger

    Congrats! I really like that color. I have always liked the design of the new Challenger. When I was traveling a lot for work I got lucky to get one as a rental. Really fun car to drive. It was the base 6 also and I was really surprised how fast it was and how well it handled. I can't...
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    Trey Anastasio Beacon Jams

    This just cracked me up, going to be spatchcocking some chicken this week...
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    The Boys

    Just finished season 2 last week. I agree that it started off slow but the end was pretty wild. I really enjoyed both seasons.
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    Trey Anastasio Beacon Jams

    I have the Twitch app on my Firestick and stream it through my TV. My buddy streams on his computer and hooks it up to his TV with a HDMI cable.
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    Trey Anastasio Beacon Jams

    The What's the Use was definitely a highlight for me. The stuff with the strings has been such a treat but I do miss the horns. Another cool thing is that the band is set up facing the back of the stage with the seats behind them. I'm really hoping for NYE from The Barn...
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    If I had one complaint about Sirius this would be it, with all the music in their catalog it would be nice if they could have some channels that didn't repeat songs for days/weeks. There are some days when I get in my car in the morning, afternoon and night and the same segment of Howard is on...
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    Trey Anastasio Beacon Jams

    I don't think I've seen a thread about this but Trey Anastasio of Phish has been doing free live streams from the Beacon Theater every Friday night for the last few weeks on Twitch. It is a primarily a five piece band with some extra guests and they play for about 2.5 hours. Even if you don't...
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    I was an original subscriber when Howard Stern moved to Sirius, I wish I would have bought a lifetime membership for $400 back then. After many years away, I've had Sirius for the last 3.5 years, it came free with a car then I renewed it for 3 years. Since I've had several free trials over the...
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    As a child of the 80s, I found Zappa through Steve Vai. When I first heard him, I was like "what is this?!?!?" As my musical tastes matured, I became a big fan. He is definitely an acquired tasted but, IMO, a musical genius. The musicians he played wi ...er... that played for Frank is...
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    Can't wait! I started watching a documentary on Prime called Frank Zappa - Freak Jazz, Movie Madness & Another Mothers. Its 2.5 hours long and I've watched about 1/3 of it but it is good.
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    OT somewhat for this forum-Acoustic-Electric-Thinline

    I think the quasi solid body acoustics do a great job especially reducing/eliminating feedback. Last November I got a Martin HD28E with the Fishman Aura VT Enhance pickup system. I know the Aura gets a bad wrap sometimes but I have to say that I am nothing but impressed. It is simple to get a...
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    OT somewhat for this forum-Acoustic-Electric-Thinline

    I have an old Gibson Chet Atkins that works great. I replaced my Godin Multitac with it. I also looked at Keisel and Taylor at the time I was looking for a thinline acoustic. The Fender was not out at the time but I would have considered it.
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    Klon Centaur

    I remember when these first came out and were readily available. I thought...too big for my board, pass...boy, I wish I would have bought one. Similar experience, my favorite guitar store was the first Way Huge Electronics dealer in the Midwest, I was able to get a custom swirly painted Dual...
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    I'm so bummed. Eddie was the reason I started playing guitar.
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    Komet AmbiKab (and FM3)

    The Comet 60 is close, tone wise it is there, feel wise, it is 90% there. I still haven't been able to get the AXE3 to sound like the Silver Cloud. It is much cleaner than the K60 and has a monster low end. I really didn't believe the Komet hype until I got one. The Silver Cloud is possibly...
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    Komet AmbiKab (and FM3)

    I will have to check but I'm not sure I can run just the wet effects into the AmbiKab. It expects to see an input from the 2nd amp out. Then you run out of the AmbiKab into the AXE3 then back into AmbiKab. Thanks, the offset adds a little more volume to the body but is mostly for looks.
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    Komet AmbiKab (and FM3)

    I've had my AmbiKab Jr. for about a month and a half. It's pretty amazing and adds a dimension to your tone that I've never experienced. This is my first time with a wet/dry rig. I have been using it with my tube rig; however, I don't see why it couldn't be used with a modeler especially...
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    Men's fashion for 2020

    Meh...I've been sporting that look for years ;) Those outfits probably cost more than the III
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    I've had a Black Volt Amplification attenuator for a couple years. It isn't cheap but it is the first attenuator that I've tried that doesn't change the feel of the amp when turned down. https://www.blackvoltamplification.com/new-products/volume-attenuator
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    How many of you use also real amps and pedalboards and why?

    I'm still using some tube amps; however, I've been using the AXE3 and FX8 for my effects for years. While my pedalboard had a little better feel, sound wise, I really can't tell the difference and patch cables are a pain. I mainly use tube amps for the feel and volume when I'm able to play...
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    Any EBMM owners?

    I've got a EVH EBMM and an old stingray project guitar that I haven't fixed up yet. The EVH is a great guitar, I really like the feel of the neck; however the nut width is a little skinny for my taste.
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    Jack White 'Garage Sale' Online Auction

    Some of the descriptions of the items are hilarious! Check out the chairs...
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    Go faster! I hear Banjos!

    Have you ever seen Yonder Mountain String Band do Crazy Train
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    Jackson USA Select Warrior WR1

    I wouldn't play that guitar unless it was through a 100 watt head and two 4X12 cabs ;)
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    New Guitar Day : PRS Hollowbody Piezo SE

    Congrats on the new guitar. I have a non-piezo PRS SE Hollowbody standard that I picked up used back in March. For what I paid, I am really impressed by the quality of the guitar build, its playability and the pickups.
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    What is your favorite beer?

    In my home town: Sours & Stouts: Side Project Brewing IPAs: Narrow Gauge Brewing In the US: Sours: Casey Brewing & Blending, Hill Farmstead, Scratch Stouts: Side Project Brewing IPAs: Trillium Brewing, Treehouse Brewing, Other Half Brewing
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    What's the weirdest guitar you own?

    Here is another weird one, a 4 string Titan (Kauer). They are usually tuned like a mandolin or uke but mine is tuned like a guitar (EADG). It’s an octave up and a blast to play.
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    What weird tunings do you have your guitars in?

    The alternate tuning I use the most is drop D but also play some tunes in open G. Since being in quarantine, I've been playing a lot of acoustic and started going through this book: http://taooftunings.com/ I'm really enjoying it and find myself playing for hours on some of the tunings. I've...
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    SIM-1 Guitar Tone Imprinting works great

    Will it model a hollow body guitar?
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    What's the weirdest guitar you own?

    Probably my guitar viol (6 string bowed guitar). Here is a video and the background recording was done with it:
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    NGD? Not Day....maybe weeks or months

    Congrats! It really looks good! The rest of my parts just shipped from StewMac. Hopefully mine will be together in a few weeks!
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    NGD? Not Day....maybe weeks or months

    I bought the body off of Reverb but they burned the raw body, sanded, stained, burned it again, sanded and put on a satin top coat. It looks a lot better in person. It's Hawaiian candle wood and super light; reminds me of basswood. I've got ~$500 in parts. Yes, the Floyd is purely for looks...
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    NGD? Not Day....maybe weeks or months

    Nice! Yes it does, very cool, I'm going for a cross between EVH Frankenstein and a JEM Rootbeer (I've always wanted one of these).
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    NGD? Not Day....maybe weeks or months

    Thanks, the wood was burnt, stained and burnt again, in person it looks even better. I'm going to block the Floyd so I'm not going to have the nut installed; although, I am installing locking tuners.
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    NGD? Not Day....maybe weeks or months

    Still waiting for the electronics but she is coming together.
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    NGD? Not Day....maybe weeks or months

    This thread has inspired me to put together a project guitar. I had some extra pickups, tuners and other parts laying around. It is going to be a cross between Eddie's Frankenstein and Stevie Vai's Jem Root Beer. I'll post some pics once the body and neck arrive.
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    Axe-Fx III and Headphones

    I received my Lola's yesterday. I played them for about an hour last night and they sound better than the Sennheiser HD280s I was using. For $59, I'll keep them. I did read some reviews that the pleather starts to wear and flake off in 1.5-2 years.
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    New Jaen Berliner archtop

    Sounds wonderful! Enjoy...
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    Axe-Fx III and Headphones

    Thanks! Just picked up a pair.
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    New Jaen Berliner archtop

    Wow, that guitar is stunning! Very interesting "f-hole" design, how does that affect the tone? That neck flame is something else and the way the tuners are inlayed into the headstock is wild. Congrats!
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    Mark Speer (Khruangbin)

    Great band, this is cool...
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    Where Has Integrity Gone?

    Try getting a refund from Ticketmaster for postponed or cancelled events.
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    [Solved (mostly) thanks to a Friedman ASM-12] FM3 sonic quandary: CLR versus real power amp and cabs: A review from a newbie, and Do I need a XiTone?

    I had a lot of success using the CLR with my Xitone cab as a sub. It has a Emenice Beta LTA in it. I would set the CLR on top of the Xitone with the CLR angled to my head. I have since moved on to the Accugroove Robusta which sounds awesome.
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    Your favorite music documentaries

    Funky Monks, a documentary about the making of Blood Sugar Sex Magic
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    [fixed] Where did the manual go?

    That was the first thing I thought when I saw this post but the manual was temporarily unavailable yesterday morning. When you went the Fractal website and clicked on the manual, it took you back to the Fractal home page.
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    [fixed] Where did the manual go?

    Here is the last version I have saved. Edit: Manual is back up, deleted the old version attached.
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    Trey Anastasio/Phish Preset

    I sold my AX8 when I bought my III so I'm not up to date where the firmware is and if it has some of the same capabilities. I believe the amp and both cabs are there because I had a Comet 60 preset on my AX8. I believe you could open the III preset in Fractool and manually adjust the settings...
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    Covid + and recovered?

    I think I may of had it back in February. I was traveling a lot for work at the time. I had a bad cough; however, I was also congested. In addition, I lost taste and smell which has never happened to me and was really freaky. I was sick about 12 days total but it was really bad for about...
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    Calling all PHANS (tone help needed)

    Thanks, I shouldn't post before I've had my morning coffee.
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    Trey Anastasio/Phish Preset

    First of all, big thanks to Ian (@iaresee) for feedback and suggestions as I was finishing this preset. It is still a work in progress but I think its ready to share with the group and get some feedback to refine it. There are four scenes, a Comet 60 with EL34s, Comet 60 with 6L6s, Deluxe Reverb...
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    Calling all PHANS (tone help needed)

    I just posted my Trey preset in the preset forum. Big thanks to Ian (@iaresee) for his feedback. Here it is... https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/trey-anastasio-phish-preset.160502/
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    Trey Anastasio/Phish Preset

    Sorry, I accidently posted this in the FM3 preset forum. First of all, big thanks to Ian (@iaresee) for feedback and suggestions as I was finishing this preset. It is still a work in progress but I think its ready to share with the group and get some feedback to refine it. There are four...
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    Great Music Movies To Stream?

    Watched the ZZ Top documentary on Netflix last night and it was pretty good. There is also a good Miles Davis doc on Netflix. If you haven't seen Funky Monks, I highly recommend it. It is about the making of Blood Sugar Sex Magic. I think its on YouTube.
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    Help me choose some pickups

    I'm looking at Bare Knuckle Mules for one of my hollowbody guitars. They seem to have a good range of pickups with different levels of output (i.e., Abraxas, VHII, Nailbomb). They are not cheap but I've heard nothing but good things about them. I have a set of Lollar Imperials in my Fano GF6...
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    [Solved (mostly) thanks to a Friedman ASM-12] FM3 sonic quandary: CLR versus real power amp and cabs: A review from a newbie, and Do I need a XiTone?

    You may want to check out the Accugroove Robusta or Latte. The Robusta is a little more raw than the Latte but both are pretty HiFi. I use to run my CLR with a Xitone cab that had a Eminence Beta LTA in it as a sub. The Xitone is powered by a Matrix GM50 which is really made for guitar and...
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    Tiger King...

    Tiger King was a guilty pleasure. After a couple episodes I didn't think it could get worse but it did. +1 on Ozark, season 2 almost lost me but season 3 has started strong. If you haven't seen Don't F#*k with Cats (I think that's the name), you may want to check it out. It was a fascinating...
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    Post Your Axe-Fx III Rigs Here!

    My current pandemic jamming rig...
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    Who are your biggest musical influences?

    Van Halen Iron Maiden Dokken Ratt Motley Crue Steve Vai Led Zepplin Janes Addiction Sound Garden Tool Grateful Dead Phish Frank Zappa Charlie Hunter
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    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    Same thing in Missouri starting today. My high schoolers start online courses tomorrow. My daughter is on college spring break and the rest of her quarter is going to be online so she won't be going back. She is supposed to study in Florence, Italy in the Fall...
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    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    I haven’t read through this whole thread, if this has been posted already, I apologize but it’s an interesting read:
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    Looking for the thread that talked about supplements for fingers, hands, joints

    My dad developed knee and hip issues and his doctor told him to take MSM to alleviate some of his issues.
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    Retirement balance with the current market?

    Never do anything other than buy in a down market. Only rebalance when times are good. Also, get a financial advisor, best decision I ever made. I could have never done what he did with my investments and work a full time job. We meet at least quarter to review my accounts and his fees are...
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    Deep Tweaks for the Axe-Fx III

    Don't forget @2112 's videos. They are all excellent and always informative.
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    Covid-19 Playlist

    Phish - Down with Disease
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    Wish: Can this be done? LED color change by channel

    Bumping this one to the top, this seems to be a consistent request.
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    A pattern into decline - chasing the tonal dragon

    I have always been "set it and forget it" when it comes to my rig. With my tube amp and pedal set up there was only a finite number of things to dial in. Moving from this approach to the AXE FX has been always been a struggle for me. The number of parameters that you can adjust is overwhelming...
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    Is there a tube combo under $300?

    This was the one I was thinking about, they also make a 30 watt combo...
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    NGD: PRS Paul's "Dirty" top Artist in Jade.

    I saw you post on TGP, sweet guitar, love the color!
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    I own an active Robusta and Latte. The Robusta is my favorite for the AXEIII but the Latte also sounds awesome. Together in stereo they sound huge but I would never need that much power. I have been using the Latte as a PA speaker for acoustic gigs and it works well in small bars and coffee...
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    Is there a tube combo under $300?

    I believe the Ibanez Tube Screamer Amp is about $300. It has a decent clean sound and a built in Tube Screamer.
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    Please recommend me a pickup

    I've had good luck with Lollar pickups but I use their lower output pickups. I know they have higher output models.
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    Creating a Komet Silver Cloud in the Axe-Fx 3?

    My Silver Cloud arrived Friday, still in the honeymoon period but this is by far the best amp I’ve played through. Like all Komets you can go from clean to dirty by adjusting the volume of your guitar. It’s different than the K60, cleaner, higher headroom and more of a vintage tone. I’ve never...
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    What (physical) cab solution are you using?

    I'm using the Accugroove Robusta 2X12. https://accugroovellc.com/collections/frfr-guitar-cabinets/products/robusta?variant=26315543871552
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    Clean to Crunch Recommendations

    Check out the Komet and Trainwreck models. Set the desired gain then turn the volume knob on your guitar down to clean up the tone.
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    Best Powered FRFR Monitor

    I've tried the Xitone (very early cab w/ Eminence Beta LTA), CLR MKI, Accugroove Latte and Robusta. To my ears the Accugrooves sounded the best but they are pricey. I like the Robusta a little more than the Latte, it is more raw and has more low end. The Latte is closer to a studio monitor...
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    DLR content... Sad

    Ooooffffhhh...I was thinking it can't be that bad until I watched the video. I'm embarrassed for DLR...
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    Axe-Edit Update & General FW11.01 Stuff

    Leon, thank you for everything you do. I always seem to learn a couple new things every time I watch your videos!
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    What's your next rig upgrade going to be?

    Komet Silver Cloud head, should be done in Jan/Feb.
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    Creating a Komet Silver Cloud in the Axe-Fx 3?

    The Silver Cloud is an original Komet design. I copied a response from Hogy the designer on TGP about the amp below that might help. I never believed the Komet hype until I got one (low power K60). They are amazing amps and I use the K60 amp in the III the majority of the time. From TGP...
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    Your favorite concerts you saw in 2019?

    I was really impressed with the Mission Ballroom. The layout and sound was awesome. It is my understanding they can move the stage forward/back depending on the size of the audience, cool venue.
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    Has anyone tried connecting via snake?

    I thought there was a post about someone having issues with powering the FC with a snake. I believe Cliff chimed in that sometimes the quality of chords in snakes was not enough to reliably power the FCs.
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