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    FM3 Now Shipping

    Ordered mine Thursday morning and shortly after I received a shipment notification, but there hasn’t been any update since. The tracking number still remains as “Shipment ready for UPS”. I know the website said there would be a one day shipping delay, but now I’m getting antsy. Lol...I upgraded...
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    Any EBMM owners?

    I have had six EBMMS so far, still have five of them. Have had no problem with any, other than that they need a slight neck adjustment once in a while. The neck adjustment is simple though, their truss rod wheel is at the end of the neck and probably takes less than thirty seconds. I don’t think...
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    Fractal FM3: Eric Johnson Clean & Lead Tones

    Great tones and playing!
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    Importing presets from Axe-Fx II

    Hello - I just got my shipping notification for my FM3, and I’m hoping to be able to bring a few complicated presets over from my Axe FXII and use them with the FM3. I understand that I will need to do some tweaking but I’m just hoping to save some time and not have to build some of these from...
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    Opeth - Heir Apparent cover. Friedman amp

    Sounds great. Opeth rules.
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    John Petrucci's wife using an Axe Fx

    JP's beard has gone to epic proportions. I personally don't like it, but I'm interested to see where it goes from here. I mean, you can't just cut it, and if he were to shave it off he'd look like a young kid. So does it go to maintenance mode, or totally comical must be included in a coffee...
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    Volume drops off occasionally

    So I've had my unit for about 2.5 years, and through this time I have occasionally experienced volume drop offs of maybe 4 or 5 db's. It's not often, but I notice it maybe once or twice a month. I'll be playing for a while and all of a sudden I notice that the volume had reduced to the point...
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    Sony MDR-7506 for playing with the Axe XL

    7506 are great for the price. I've been using them for quite a while. The only issue that I have is trying to use them at practice. We play in a small basement so we use a mixer to go direct to headphones to get rid of the feedback. The drummer leaks through them badly so I have to go to earbuds...
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    Getting Petrucci's live 1992 tone

    I'll probably have to wait until Thursday to try this, went to a Boston show tonight and have practice tomorrow night. The drummer already nixed Ytse Jam (lol) but I'll still try to go for the tone. We're a cover band that plays everything from Chuck Berry to Muse, so I have a lot of tones...
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    Getting Petrucci's live 1992 tone

    I'd like to do Ytse Jam with my band, and would like to try to emulate JP's tone from the Music in Progress tour, as heard on Live at the Marquee and their Live in Japan video. Does anyone have a decent suggestion for a starting point? I'm using the EB/MM BFR 6 string along with FW 15.02...
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    Is there any point in buying a traditional amp after owning a II.

    I have a MkV head and an oversized Boogie 4x12...haven't plugged it in once since I got my Axe 2, 1-1/2 yrs ago.....want to do some tone matches on it though. Don't think I could ever sell it.
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    First band rehearsal with my Axe Fx 2

    I had some issues also at first when I started using it, but like most things, the more I use it, the more comfortable I get and it's easier to adjust little things like that on the fly. Even a year and a half later, I still run into things here and there; I'm not someone who delves into every...
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    This is how close the Axe Fx II can get to a real EVH 5150III

    I think the 1st is the Axe. The 2nd one sounds a bit duller to me.
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    To me, they're a refreshing break from the chugga chugga stuff that's all the rage. I like some of that stuff as well, but I prefer strong melody over not so in-your-face music. I think they're great at what they do, sure it's gimmicky, but their whole idea is to present you with a chance to be...
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    I saw Ghost in Toronto the other night, both of the Nameless Ghouls were using Axe FX ii's straight into the board. No amps or cabs anywhere on stage. The sound was fantastic....rack up another win for Fractal!
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    QSC AP-5122m Monitor...Anyone use this?

    Hey, I'm trying to finish up my rig for small clubs, currently using AF2 straight into the PA with a crappy Behringer 12" powered monitor to accompany me onstage. Basically I need more power/headroom and would like to get away from the straight into PA thing at smaller gigs. I'd like to have...
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    So I used my Axe FX II live last night..

    Sweet video! Awesome playing and sweet looking guitar!
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    Hum / Noise on factory presets?

    I'll try to get some samples up in the next day or 2, either waay, the noise is not anything like the noise on Irfan's post. It just sounds like a really noisy amp. I did make a patch today, it's basically just a mid-gain patch, and it sounds good, no noise concerns. I'm going to try to mess...
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    Hum / Noise on factory presets?

    I bought it direct from FAS. Havent recorded anything with it yet, I maybe can try to do that tonight.
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    Hum / Noise on factory presets?

    I've used it in 2 different buildings about ten miles from each other, same deal. Haven't tried any other instruments yet with it. I'll try finding that noise block when I get home today. I love the unit but the whole noise issue is starting to get to me. Clean patches are noise free, they sound...
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    Hum / Noise on factory presets?

    Just a question...I've had mine for a couple of months now, have been very busy and haven't really messed around with it too much. I notice that almost any factory patch with even moderate gain is incredibly noisy. I'm getting lots of background noise, hum almost like the guitar is unplugged...
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