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    FOH + using a cab

    Doesn't sound exactly the same, but it sounds great. This is what you would do in the eighites, putting time based fx between the preamp and the poweramp ;)
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    FOH + using a cab

    Put reverb and delays etc. between the amp and cab sim, and before the fx block. This way, the fx goes both to the FOH and the cabinet onstage.
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    AXE FX II and MARSHALL head

    I've been using my JCM 2000 DSL for this. Axe output 2 -> Marshall FX loop return -> cabinet. In addition, I add a FX loop on the AXE-FX grid before the IR (but after fx such as delay and reverb), so that I can use output 1 on the AXE with cab sims directly to the PA. This way I have the best of...
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    Coming Soon

    This!
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    Offline for a Couple Days

    Wear a seatbelt, please. Would be cool to have you around for a few more FW updates.
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    An Interesting Finding While A/B'ing the AFII and KPA

    I use both the KPA and the Axe 2, and I don't neccessarily think the KPA exels in being easier when it comes to dialling up a decent sound quickly. I think the KPA is really great when you have a couple of real amps to work with, making profiles. This was the turning point for me with my KPA --...
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    Help: Axe-FX Sync Timeout!

    Ah, I did a search on AXE-FX sync timeout + tone match, and found the problem to be old firmware on the mfc. Sorry for disturbing you ;)
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    Help: Axe-FX Sync Timeout!

    Would really appreciate some help here. When I load Pete Thorn's preset "PT SL68 Greenback," or I get the "Axe-FX Sync Timeout!"-message on my MFC 101. I don't get this message with any other preset than this. This happens both when I'm connected via usb to my Mac and without being connected...
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    An Interesting Finding While A/B'ing the AFII and KPA

    This is my experience too. I used to be frustrated with the Vox tones in the Axe, which imo were better in the Kemper. But tone matching my great Kemper AC15 profile really yielded great results. Also, just listen to what the tone match does to the Plexi model in Pete Thorn's profiles, subtle...
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    ..TheAmpFactory Updated Info.

    These IRs sound great! Kind of miked up the way I want to hear a miked up cabinet :)
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    Spent so much time and money...

    Using 11s at the moment, both on 24 3/4", 25" and 25 1/2" scaled guitars, but I don't think I would use the words "better" or "worse" to describe the difference in sound quality between different gauges. I'm actually considering going down to 9s on my strats again, as there is a certain twangy...
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    What a great update (12 -> 12.04b/13.xx) + null mic

    I realize that I sound like a six year old in a puppy store, but what a great update the last one is. There's been great updates before, but this one really set things straight imho. Prior to 12.04b, especially after v5 somewhere, things did not work out for me with the amps/cabs I'm using. I...
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    Ultrares in stereo?

    Ok, that's what I gathered. I tried two blocks panned right and left, but it didn't work as I missed the right and left input select ;) Thanks.
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    Ultrares in stereo?

    I'm using two of the new oh ultra res irs in a stereo cab block. Does this mean that the ultra res irs used in stereo are reduced to low res, or do ultra res support stereo this way?
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    mic type: Null vs none?

    This (null vs none) confuses me too. Are the mix irs from OH (and the ones coming from Fractal) intended to be used with mics set to "none," and what is "null" set out to do, in laymans terms? Emulating distance btw mic and cab? Isn't the basic idea with the mix irs that one has miced speakes...
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    Anyone notice the new welcome page?

    Great banner, by the way. MacBeth, i hear you callin'.
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    Anyone notice the new welcome page?

    You know, the bass players never would have been in time anyway, so it doesn't matter.
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    Anyone notice the new welcome page?

    & Ray Bradbury much later, alluding to Macbeth. I know. Just trying to be funny, as usual with no particular luck ;)
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    Anyone notice the new welcome page?

    Did Yoda write the text for this banner?
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    Axe-Fx II Firmware Version 12.04 Public Beta

    I shall ask the beta gods for forgiveness for neglecting to include the "b" after "12.04." ;)
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    Firmware 13 BETA Feedback?

    It's not a question of where it grips it. It's a simple question of weight ratios. A five-ounce bird coul not hold a on pound coconut!
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    Firmware 13 BETA Feedback?

    It could be carried by an African swallow.
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    Firmware 13 BETA Feedback?

    It depends on whether you are talking about an African or European swallow.
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    Firmware 13 BETA Feedback?

    I guess hypothesis would be correct, yes. I was too busy trying to be funny ;) Happens to me all the time.
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    FW 12.04beta - yay!

    Just have to express how pleased I am with this upgrade. I won't bore you with the struggles I've had through the last updates, I've been moaning so much I even had Cliff PM me a couple of suggestions, which in this context pretty much equals having the pope on the phone trying to tell you...
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    Firmware 13 BETA Feedback?

    You are aware that there are serious scientific theories (yes, really) claiming that there is a fair chance (actually that it is more likely than not) that our world & existence is just a computer simulation? ;) In this perspective, all Cliff & co have to do is to hack into the matrix.
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    I have figured the mystic secret to Fletcher-Munson

    Thinking about Fletcher-Munson curves brought me to thinking about Suhr's Fletcher Landau pickups, which brought me to this recording of Mike Landau playing the Axe. Anybody seen this before?
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    Opinions on FRFR cabs: Matrix vs Atomic?

    Thanks, folks, really helpful. Just placed an order on a Matrix Q12 Passive to go with my GT1000FX :)
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    I have figured the mystic secret to Fletcher-Munson

    I too used to smoke my socks instead of washing them, but I was older then. I'm so much younger now. BTW, I love the Fletcher-Landau picups, curves and all.
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    Opinions on FRFR cabs: Matrix vs Atomic?

    Anyone with any experience with either or both that wants to chime in? I already have the Matrix GT1000FX, which is an awsome amp with a regular cabinet. I also have 2 x RCF NXs for FRFR applications, but like the idea of a cab that both backs me up onstage and gives the audience some rumble...
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    Plexi jump 50 versus 100w

    Lincoln Brewster's strat tone is really great IMHO, but is at its best in the Anaheim Hilton video where he uses the Axe-FX Ultra ;) Lincoln Brewster - "Let Your Glory Shine" Live at the Anaheim Hilton 1/14/10 - YouTube As for Plexis, variacs etc: Try the Jumpered Plexi 100 with the saturation...
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    Own Hammer - Mix IR's Mix Bundles - Modern/Vintage

    Thanks a lot for the clarification, Yek, appreciate it. Different in what way? In both the Modern and the Vintage package you have both modern and vintage mixes; Modern/modern, modern/vintage, vintage/vintage, and vintage/modern? What, then, is the difference between a modern/vintage mix and a...
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    Own Hammer - Mix IR's Mix Bundles - Modern/Vintage

    I don't get the part about individual mics in several positions. When I open the folders I downloaded, I see the IRs organized by speakers. Within each speaker folder, you have the option of ir mixes or irs with different mics. But there's no choice of different positions per microphone, only...
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    Time to throw in the towel...

    The Tyne Bridge isn't the worst bridge you can jump off of.
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    Scandinavian Axe Vikings

    Eller: kjøper Axe for å få sex med fruen?
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    Scandinavian Axe Vikings

    Good idea.
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    Real tone!

    The Super Reverb is the amp I'm currently using for cleans, and when it's paired with one of the new Ownhammer Greenback cabs, it's an amazing amp for that hairy clean-crunch tone. It sounds amazingly chimey and 3d and can really growl when you dig in. One of my current favorites. I used to own...
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    Real tone!

    Bit the bullet after missing my tube amps and bought a new Two-Rock Sensor. Amazing amp. And it's when you plug in to your Two-Rock with a great cabinet, a nice reverb and delay, cranking it a bit, listening to the tone... that you realise how freakin' amazing the Axe-FX 2 is. Not a bad word...
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    Ooops

    I can totally relate to that. Made a whole bunch of decimal errors in high school. Was never man enough to face them, though. Oh, well.
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    What are the Ownhammer Betas?

    Ok; afraid of missing out on some good IRs, but the current Ownhammers are terrific ;) Thanks for the replies.
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    What are the Ownhammer Betas?

    Thanks. The download link is not working anymore. Since the discussion you linked to is close to one year old, am I right in assuming that the IRs currently for sale are the previous betas?
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    What are the Ownhammer Betas?

    I occasionally see references to the Ownhammer Beta IRs, and that they're supposed to be great. What are these?
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    Ooops

    After upgrading to v10, I've had problems with all the amp/cab combinations involving the 4x12 G12H30 cabinet. This cab used to be my go-to cab from v 5 to 9, but on v10 I can't make it work. This was a major frustration for me until I discovered some of the other cabinets (especially...
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    Roll back or not? Undecided

    I would recommend you to try the following (in the following sequence) if you miss some of the tone from v9: a) experiment with new cabs, even though everything will sound vastly different at first b) on the advanced page, turn triode hardness to zero and turn of mimic; c) roll back to v 9 on...
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    hours of usage a day?

    Which is worse; leaving the Axe on for 8 hours in a strech e.g. in a studio session, or turning it on and off 3-4 times during the same 8 hour stretch for the breaks?
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    Atomic CLR's - Anybody have one?

    Been trying to get on the waiting list three times, but no response...
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    Ghost!

    I'm sure they look like hell.
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    triode hardness/MIMMIC

    I've really been struggling coping with the new modelling paradigm in v 10, and I can fully relate to what's expressed elsewhere in this thread about missing the idealised, perhaps less real but still punchy and rich tone from earlier FW versions, and even the Ultra. However, what has been a...
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    If you could only choose 1...

    Haha, got to love all you Santa lovers here.
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    5153 RED channel.......weird

    I was wondering about this, as the issue of system resets seems to come up in different threads. Are there any indications that a system reset will do anything with the sound, unless you have messed with stuff like global amp gain, master eq etc? I've been struggling with v10 myself, and I'm in...
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    Port City OS2x12 + Matrix GT1000FX - My Thoughts

    You'll be surprised how lightweight the OS 212 cabinet is. The handle on top is designed well, so it's actually easy to carry with just one hand, compared with just about any 2x12 I've owned (much smaller ones). I remember the pain of carrying my 212 Rectifier Cabinet, the PC is way lighter, and...
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    Fremen presets - V 10.02

    My best guess is that the cabinet block points to a user spot that is empty. That is, you have to read which cabs he uses where, and assign the specific cabinet to the preset.
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    Fremen presets - V 10.02

    Downloaded & donated, and I highly recommend others to do both. It's a win-win situation ;)
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    Port City OS2x12 + Matrix GT1000FX - My Thoughts

    Sean, any progress in making irs from the Port City? I've got the exact same cabinet, and I'm equally impressed with it. Sounds bigger than my regular 4x12 Marshall cab. I just recently picked up a used Port City OS 1x12 cab, and this one too sounds huge. Anyway, I'm more or less testing a...
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    ODS 100 Clean love

    Having done the mistake of trying to make v 10 do things exactly the same as v 9, I started more or less from scratch, testing the different amps all over again. And then I discovered the v10 version of the ODS 100 Clean! This amp is amazing -- so organic. I couple it with the stock Basketweave...
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    Amp & Cab Quick Reference Guide updated

    This is awesome, thanks. I'm wondering, is the description of the Bogner Ecstasy correct...? Here, the red channel is described as the same as the blue channel, only with boost and structure on. But the blue and red channels are really two different channels on this one?
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    From GSP2101 to Axe FX II = i miss some stuff and it's 20 Years ago...

    I'm sure a lot of people will chime in here, but most of what you ask is in the manual :) Also, there are a lot of good videos on Youtube on how to get started both with the Axe and the MCF.
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    Why The World Needs Mark Day

    Hell, he should have his own Day! The Mark Day!
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    Why The World Needs Mark Day

    Important Star Wars was to me when learning English I was.
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    Why The World Needs Mark Day

    Many men happy Mark has made.
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    Why The World Needs Mark Day

    Mark has made many men happy.
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    Some V.10 Thoughts and Tips

    Nice post, Scott, thanks for sharing your thoughts and knowledge. Changing to DC made a difference, especially on some amps/settings. But it didn't remove the kinda harshness I hear throughout all my patches... I'll keep on tweaking, testing different IRs etc.
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    V10 vs other modelers

    May very well be, but that's not the impression I get when I sit down with the two devices. They each have their strengths and weaknesses, imo. Exactly, and here's where I expected (and perhaps even hoped for, being a long time Axe user/fanboi) the Axe to run in circles around the KPA after...
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    V10 vs other modelers

    Ok, interesting. I just realized that I saved the clip to mp3 before uploading to Soundcloud, which I guess is double-strangling the sound. When playing and listening to C and D thru proper monitors the KPA profile actually sounds sweet, warm and chewy, not like the Soundcloud rendition. The...
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    V10 vs other modelers

    Tjänare, söta bror! Yes, you're right, Thomas. A & C is the Axe, B & D the KPA. A = Brit Brown with a 4x12 Basketweave G12H30 & SM57, the RW stock one; C = Dumble Clean with the same speakers. B = a Plexi 67 with a boost in front, Marshall 1960 cabinet with an SM57; D = Clean channel (with a...
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    V10 vs other modelers

    Probably; thru proper monitors you'll hear differences other than just eq. A and B are not the same, but Soundcloud and pc speakers mess with the sound.
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    V10 vs other modelers

    hehe, I'll reveal in a bit. Sorry if this is a hijack.
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    V10 vs other modelers

    That's correct, I've corrected the wrong labeling above. Interesting ;)
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    V10 vs other modelers

    I have a Kemper and an Axe fw10 ;) Just out of curiosity, listen to the clips below. Which is which, and which do you prefer? A and B is a Marshall type of sound, c and d is a Dumble (or in the ballpark). One is the KPA, the other is the Axe. (Soundcloud kills much of the info in the sound, so...
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    I'm not whining

    at all, but I'm having much the same problems btw v 9 and 10 as I had btw the Ultra and Axe 2. After updating, I was amazed by some of the changes, e.g. the cleans (some of the Fenders and the AC30 with the new IRs). There's really some exciting stuff going on here, obviously. But I'm having a...
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    How much improvement is 10 for you?

    It's a bit like asking how many percentage of improvement there is from the Ptolemaic to the Copernican model, isn't it? ;)
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    The new IRs (the mix series)

    A couple of the new IRs are really superb. The 4x10 Bassguy, for instance -- sounds SO sweet with a lot of amps. Also, the new 2x12 Blue speakers, chimey and full.
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    The new IRs (the mix series)

    are really good, a huge step in the right direction, imho, as IRs are so vital to the FRFR sound. Are there more of these coming?
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    Just to show my appreciation to G66

    + 1 Sussi and Jaques are the best.
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    I love the Plexi 100w high

    Together with the dynamic presence and depth knobs, it's absolutely stunning.
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    I love the Plexi 100w high

    I can actually get the Brit Brown to sound quite similar, only with the tonal improvements from fw10. But I agree, the plexi 100 sounds special.
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    Amazing

    Sorry, all the superlatives are used here, and stating how great this is, is impossible. Cliff, when the baby is out, I'll treat you and your family a vacation in Norway just so that I can buy you a beer ;) My kids will probably exhaust you, though. I installed fw 10 without presets, just to...
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    Cliff's tribute. Because the man deserves it!!!

    I get the idea, but would seriously revise that list ;) I mean, Vigier and Waller but no Jim Marshall and Randall Smith?
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    V10 Firmware

    I'm exactly like you here, my single disappointment with the axe has been the vox models. I'm away from the box for a few hours more, but this sounds promising.
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    FW10 its here

    NO, I'm not falling for this Rick Roll shit again! ;)
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    V10 Update

    Feel like I'm trapped in a collapsed mine with you guys. So don't fart. Rickrolling is ok, but just don't fart!
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    V10 Update

    Argh, not again! I've been Rickrolled twice the last couple of days on this forum! ;)
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    V10 Update

    via Imgflip Meme Generator
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    V10 Update

    via Imgflip Meme Generator
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    V10 Update

    So, what's the time in New Hampshire? It's just over six in the evening here in Norway, the kids are going to bed, midnight sun is up, polar bears wandering about in the streets, so I'm ready to roll!
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    What did you rely on before the Axe-Fx

    Paul, as a person knowing both the Matrix GT800 and 1000, I'd like to ask you a quick question. I'm using a GT800 unbrigded in mono, one channel, and need a bit more headroom (starting to hit the ceiling live). Do you reckon the GT800 in bridged mode will significantly improve the headroom (I'm...
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    What did you rely on before the Axe-Fx

    Have used everything there is, almost. Old and new Marshalls and Fenders, Bogners, Riveras, Vox, Matchless, CAA, VHT, Blankenship, Bruno... I really bought more amps than guitars prior to the Axe-FX, which cured that hunger. Since 09, I've relied on the Axe both live and in the studio, usually...
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    V10 Update

    No pissing contest, no "us vs them" (I happily use equipment from many companies on a daily basis, including Kemper), just stating my opinion ;) All is good, the sun is shining and V10 is just around the corner ;)
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    V10 Update

    I really don't get this, and I chip in here only because I think these kinds of responses are unfair to the guys putting a lot of effort in to what I perceive as amazing and unique service. First, you have to sort out what you mean. You must not confuse Fractal's service, which is the matter of...
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    RCF vs QSC ?

    I think there are several comparisons; didn't Scott make a video with both the QSC and the RCF? (I may be wrong.) All I can say is that I've used several, top notch active monitors with my Axes (Ultra and 2), but the RCF NX SMA12s are by far the best I've tried. Theres an immediacy to the sound...
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    Very limited soundcheck time - what do you do?

    Just about the only thing I need is a line check -- making sure that there's sound coming from your Axe to the PA. Whenever there's a sound engineer I'm not familiar with, I always tell him to pan hard btw l & r, and leave the eq. Frome there, I'm usually good to go. From the Axe is plugged in...
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    Version 10.0 Preview

    Cliff, this is awesome -- not just the tones one can get out of the Axe but the effort you put into evolving it, pushing new updates. I never rant like this in forums, but this is just downright awesome. I rely on the Axe live and in studios every week, like many of us do, and have done so for...
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    Help: How to combine regular amp and FRFR

    I'm used to using my Axe 2 FRFR, but I'd like to test how it works to combine it with an amp onstage, just to get that extra kick in the butt. The only problem is that I'm used to a signal chain with all the time based effects after the cabinet. Putting the fx loop to feed out 2 after the amp...
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    2 years with the Axe Ultra (and counting)

    Love it! Took some time getting used to frfr, but I'm happy I did. Matrix is out with their own co - axial design these days, well worth checking out.
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    Previous software versions for the Axe 2...?

    I'm looking for the one prior to v7. 6.02, i think?
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    Previous software versions for the Axe 2...?

    Where can I find earlier versions of software for the Axe 2 if I wish to roll back a version...? Thanks W
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    Who uses amps they would have never owned actual versions of

    I tend to use Axe-amps that are in the Marshall ballpark, and tend(ed) to do the same in the real world :) My current favourites are the Brit Brown and the Leeds. Before I started to use the Axe regularly (permanently :) for gigging, I used to use a slightly modded JCM 2000 DSL + a Blankenship...
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    2 years with the Axe Ultra (and counting)

    I go directly to the PA and usually use whaterver monitor is there. In addition, I have bought a RCF NX-SMA 12 monitor (coaxial), which I use as a regular guitar cab, behind me, feeding me and everybody else sound from my Axe. BTW, I've since upgraded to the Axe 2 :)
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    AC30 Amp Match with Clips, Pics and Presets

    This sounds great, can't wait to try it!
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