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    i live in philly, so we could even arrange a transaction in person.

    i live in philly, so we could even arrange a transaction in person.
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    Hey, yes comes with all the original hardware and accessories. hard case, trem arm, etc.. how...

    Hey, yes comes with all the original hardware and accessories. hard case, trem arm, etc.. how about 2000 plus shipping?
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    Axe FX II USB Audio Interface into Logic 8 - Cannot See "Axe FX II Input" device

    Not dicey; works well and consistently and it's there to do exactly this kind of thing.
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    Axe FX II USB Audio Interface into Logic 8 - Cannot See "Axe FX II Input" device

    Aggregate device is what you need to do; using axe II in logic was exactly how that discussion that mark day ended up posting in got started
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    Axe II less power then Ultra??? What Gives?

    Well, you kind of are. The dedicated effects DSP is the same as in the ultra. So, as far as running your effects and how much CPU they take, you are running the AxeII algorithms on an ultra. The only difference is the ultra needed to dedicate CPU power to the amp models, and the II does not...
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    Axe II less power then Ultra??? What Gives?

    A quick word of advice: you've posted many new threads all concerning the same issue, and you've created them with a lot of dramatic titles. People are likely not going to pay you much attention because of this. You'd be better served sticking to one thread and simply posting these updates...
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    Ipad Success with Axe II

    The Axe uses "soft" firmware for its USB implementation. The firmware has to be different to work properly for either a Mac or PC, so the Axe drivers you install on your computer include functionality that silently uploads the firmware for USB when the Axe is plugged into the computer. Every...
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    AXE II FX Loop

    Haven't tried this, but shouldn't be. If you max the appropriate output knob I believe the signal level should match the level coming out of your guitar
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    One of my yellow input LED's doesn't light

    I would suspect that you'd need the LCD replaced, if it really bothered you that much to pursue a repair.
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    Axe II Locked Up

    i only had my standard lock up on me twice in the entire time i owned it. Axe II has been problem free. Have you been able to to move off of the patch that originally caused the problem? Maybe it became corrupted or something due to the error. Try to switch to another patch when you get it...
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    Axe-II - 4CM

    Really? The II was developed with the 4CM in mind. Unity gain + humbuster + lower noise floor should equal a much improved result with 4CM.
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    Global Rock Jam No*1

    I recorded mine this afternoon, only to find that my track had sped up and pitch shifted in logic because I had set the project to 48khz. Bah! Will re-record tonight or tomorrow. This has been fun, though, glad I signed up!
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    One technical problem I'm having with new II

    "a lot" is highly subjective. Cliff said they shipped 100 units or more last week. There are a few more people having this issue than I'm sure Cliff would like to see, but it hardly seems to have a significant prevalence.
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    One technical problem I'm having with new II

    Presets don't always change over for me on the first turn of the value knob, either. Have never needed more than two notches, though. Wouldn't call it a "problem".
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    USB noise

    Yeah, it would be nice :) Just tested this. The OUT 1 knob had no effect when I routed the USB axe output through the One. Not sure if that's good news or bad news for your intended setup!
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    USB noise

    The OS will not route the input to the output device on its own. You need a program to perform software monitoring. I don't have a Duet, but I do have a "One". I'll check.
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    USB noise

    Yes, sorry. I was referring to the "audio midi setup" utility, which allows you to mix and match audio sources (and midi, of course). You can find it in applications/utilities
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    A Dilemma

    For me, I'm not worried about "losing" anything, more like not missing something cool by overwriting presets I'm not too familiar with yet.
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    A Dilemma

    Ha, yeah, I've encountered the same reluctance to overwrite anything yet. The last 3 or 4 are ones that didn't really strike me as anything I would miss (4cm demo, shunt preset, etc.). So I've been working with them so far. I've been waiting for axe edit to really start re-arranging things as...
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    axe 2 global eq? New axe 2 not amazing, yet?

    I was axeless for about 6 months, but I kept lurking on the forum and reading all the tips for dialing in sounds and patches. Now that I have the II, I'm getting so much more out of it than I ever did with my standard. I'm not sure if it's because the II is so good, or if I just picked up some...
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    Global Rock Jam No*1

    I'll take the last slot if it's still free! Good work on the track, Mork.
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    To anyone else who also just received their Axe-Fx II ... how is your fan noise?

    +1. Have to shut off everything else in the room to even hear the fan in the axe II.
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    axe 2 global eq? New axe 2 not amazing, yet?

    Unity gain has nothing to do with the "up-scaling" of the input signal for the a/d converter. Unity gain is the fact that the signal is returned to it's original level AFTER the a/d. Rather than questioning the hardware and conjecturing upon supposedly hidden flaws, i would suggest that...
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    axe 2 global eq? New axe 2 not amazing, yet?

    That would be the exact opposite of what unity gain is meant to accomplish. All unity gain means is that, whatever level your pickups put out is the level that will hit the grid, irrespective of what the input level is set at. The input level is simply there to maximize a/d conversion, and has...
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    Let's all wish Cliff good vibes and a quick recovery!

    You're famous in guitar circles now, Cliff. I'm sure you know this, but the intensely negative reactions from people aren't really directed at you, they're directed at some idealized fantasy that was supposed to have all of the abilities they wish they could master. Don't let the bastards...
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    axe 2 global eq? New axe 2 not amazing, yet?

    Honestly, just make a couple of presets from scratch. It's soo much easier to do now. Also, I read a good tip from Jay: eq your fr speakers so that they sound good with music you know well playing through them. With USB on the axe 2, you might be able to stream music through it and set the...
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    axe 2 global eq? New axe 2 not amazing, yet?

    Cliff mentioned recently that the gain control on the 2 is different. It models the gain control of the actual amp, rather than the fixed range of the first gens. So you might find that there is less gain at a particular setting than you are used to, depending on the model. Definitely don't...
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    Axe-Fx II Firmware Version 1.02

    Thanks Cliff! Can't wait to try out firmware updates over USB!
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    Just pre-ordered my AxeFx-II, in the USA!!! Yesssssssssssssssssss :D :D :D

    Honestly, Brad's claims on rig talk about availability "as soon as fractal corporate" didn't pass the sniff test. Can't see how it's fractal's responsibility to monitor every Internet forum and correct any possible exaggeration or misstatement. Besides, it's not anyone's place to tell someone...
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    Just pre-ordered my AxeFx-II, in the USA!!! Yesssssssssssssssssss :D :D :D

    OR it took them a week of full production to put the order together.
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    General Question About S/N's...

    Ha, I wondered about the makeup of the serial as well. I doubt we'll get an answer though. I have the exact same numbers as you, but I have #12. :) ordered last Tuesday. The first number might be lot # for the mother boards or something like that.
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    A couple of X/Y usability desires

    Awesome! Great implementation. :)
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    Axe Fx II - mute dry guitar track

    I didn't bring it up "for me", per se. I don't make many videos or anything. But, youtube videos are a great avenue for free advertising and it's possible people on mac's may inadvertently begin posting sub optimal clips of their Axe II's, much like I did.
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    Axe Fx II - mute dry guitar track

    I anticipated that as a draw back and consider it a completely fair answer. Anyone who has ever built any software for even modest distribution would completely understand the validity of Cliff's concern. :)
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    Axe Fx II - mute dry guitar track

    Agreed. It's a deficiency of the software, but would be nice to have the option in the axe to compensate for this. It's not a feature that is necessary for any "professional" application of the axe, but anyone on a Mac who wants to make a video with the axe might run into it. I figure because...
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    USB noise

    The steps in my last post were for within audio midi setup. I have logic pro and it also only allows you to select a single core audio device. That's why a composite device under audio midi settings is necessary. It's definitely possible to get it to monitor through your USB speakers.
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    Got my "II" yesterday... (bonus metal clip inside!)

    Yeah! They're making this into an interesting offseason. rUinphilly?
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    Axe Fx II - mute dry guitar track

    USB is working great! In any daw where you can select your input streams on the Mac, everything is fine. But when I went to record a demo in iMovie, which uses the system selected input (I.e. A mix of all 4 inputs), I ended up with the dry track blended in my recording as well. there is no...
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    Got my "II" yesterday... (bonus metal clip inside!)

    I agree. It sounds glaringly obvious to me now. I'll see if I can overdub and update.
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    Got my "II" yesterday... (bonus metal clip inside!)

    Wasn't the cam mic... Was an unintentional demonstration of the ability to record the dry guitar track from the II as well. Lol
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    Got my "II" yesterday... (bonus metal clip inside!)

    Ok, you're right. Just went back and tested with the amp model muted. Thought I had set it up to only take tracks 1 & 2 from USB. Good ears :)
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    Got my "II" yesterday... (bonus metal clip inside!)

    Thanks... Recorded direct via USB, so not any dry guitar. You may be hearing the "clarity" of the guitar/pickups which I referenced above.
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    Got my "II" yesterday... (bonus metal clip inside!)

    haha, it counts! just what i happened to be currently working on. the intro riff is not easy!
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    Got my "II" yesterday... (bonus metal clip inside!)

    And it's awesome! The fit and finish really stands out. Not that the Gen 1 boxes weren't nice and all, but it's obvious a lot of attention has been paid to the aesthetics. Everything has been refined, plus the custom LCD with the embedded meters is really slick. USB is fantastic; I got way...
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    USB noise

    Just got this working, too. After you select axe fx in, deselect the grayed out "built in output". That will disappear, but another "built in output" should still be in the list of devices. Select it, check "resample" next to axe in. Once you enable software monitoring in logic you should be...
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    Temporarily buy an Ultra while waiting for the II?

    Every forum I've checked has had them around 1150 - 1250. Where have you seen them for 1400? If eBay, the. You have to subtract eBay fees, etc...
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    Temporarily buy an Ultra while waiting for the II?

    I wouldn't buy an ultra at this point. If you can find one, a standard would be better. Their prices have remained much more stable. I considered doing something like that before I jumped the line. Unless you already have a decent audio and midi interface, I think that's too much money to...
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    USB noise

    Yes.
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    Another X / Y Question

    That would work; however globals are separated by x's and y's. You might not be able to drop global x into global y. (have the II, but have not gotten nearly far enough to start playing with global blocks yet)
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    USB noise

    Do you mean noise like static or hard disk I/o noises? Or audio sounds coming out of your computer? if latter, try maestro settings for the apogee to remove computer audio streams from the mix.
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    USB noise

    I'm having this problem too. Logic does not show the axe fx II Audio in stream you would need to record. It only recognizes the output, therefore there is no audio stream to record at input. I haven't tried this yet, but using audio midi setup on the Mac (applications/utilities) to create a...
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    How do I go about buying @ increased price?

    I'm "out for delivery" today too! Just in Pennsylvania, not Michigan. :)
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    How do I go about buying @ increased price?

    Check out the "official unofficial" thread here in the lounge. Documented history of sale times. Checking between 1 and 3 is a window with high opportunity. Sell out times are now in the range that manual entry should be successful in purchasing.
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    Gordius or Mc101?

    I absolutely love the gordius. It really is the axe fx of midi controllers. It is extremely powerful and complex; definitely has a learning curve to it. I prefer its unconventional layout to the MFC and its ilk. That being said, the way the MFC works with the axe looks very cool. Love...
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    Ha. It might be a curse to have gotten number one on the waitlist.
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    Me too! Don't understand those apparently impatient line jumpers who could then settle for waiting on ups ground!
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    Once people start to realize that they don't need to monitor the store every second to get one, I expect that will be the cue for a second wave of buyers. Once they subside, then you'll have a shot at the waitlist starting, IMO. The question is, will they run out of stock by then and have...
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    I'd be happy to donate it to someone else. But I'm assuming that they are going to remove any matching email addresses that have been associated with another order.
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    No big deal. Just nudged you in the right direction :) Safari isn't going to win any races in a browser war!
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    I just hope my number on the wait list (50 something) doesn't come up in the next two weeks. :)
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    I wonder if they are actually producing more units a day now, or if they fulfilled other obligations and now can devote more to the online store.
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    That sucks. Was seeing the same thing when I was testing methods out. If you refresh the page while the cart is loading it will add another unit to your cart for as many times as you refreshed until the page finally loaded.
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    the "one sale per customer" policy until the wait list ends probably covers that. :) you could return it, but not buy another one until the rest of the wait list was serviced.
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    That makes sense; but seems strange to me. My original ordering "process" was plagued with the problem of accidentally adding an extra unit to my order. In the two occasions it happened, the store did not allow me to proceed. Unless these are users who are buying a single unit for a...
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    Axe II Wait List: Why not bump Store Retail to $4000 and begin the List?

    Cliff has stated he isn't comfortable taking money up front. Among other factors, enogh people complain bitterly and make wild accusations about motives and character as it is Could you imagine the kind of vitriol that would be flung around if people had a good chunk of money invested in...
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    Fractal axe II on ebay

    You sure know a lot about this "friend" of yours. Hmmm. :) j/k
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    So I got my Axe FX today... questions.

    could be radio stations getting picked up. guess the guitar cable can act like a big antenna.
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    Lol. Got it from the waiting list or couldn't help jumping in line even at the top of the queue?
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    laboratory Rat

    I feel like a pimp with my ho's (scripts) doing all the work.
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    I hope that "oh yeah" was meant to be read in a Macho Man style.
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    Work smarter, not harder. :)
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    Goddamnit, here we go again!
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    Guys that scored on the first batch of orders: would you mind telling me what time stamp your order had? Would appreciate it!
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    I ended up with 2 in my cart somehow! Received "Invalid dollar amount" as an error. BAAHHH
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    Wishful thinking :) History is not on your side. Also, it makes no sense to raise the price and then only sell to people on the list at a discount. If you were only going to sell to people on the list, then no price increase is necessary.
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    To anyone else who also just received their Axe-Fx II ... how is your fan noise?

    Can't believe the first customer supplied Axe II soundclip is of fan noise!
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    Coupons arrived?

    Have not been involved in a fractal product launch before. I am quite happy with my gordius LG and so never paid attention to what was going on with the MFC, except to know that it was long delayed. Had assumed people with coupons would fight it out on the store with the smaller volume of...
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    Confirmation on just how the waiting list is going to work ?

    Yes, that's still a long time. Not claiming the mfc list is being managed efficiently. But whoever wrote that original timeframe was being deliberately hyperbolic. Would not discourage people from the axe 2 list based on that. Waiting lists for the standard and ultra sound like they were...
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    Coupons arrived?

    Wondering if you lucky folks at the top of the waiting list have gotten coupons for tomorrow already?
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    Not going to debate you anymore in this thread; this thread has been very useful to a lot of people during the day to track Axe 2 availability. Let's not take the discussion into territory that risks getting out of hand and closure by the mods.
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    Cliff stated on the gear page that he is not comfortable taking money up front, for a number of reasons. That's his prerogative. The price hasn't been raised to take advantage of high demand. It's been raised to DISCOURAGE demand. What else could he do? Make people promise not to jump...
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    current coupon holders will have just as good a chance at buying through the online store as anyone else. and if any single buyer was taking up too much quantity for themselves or if Cliff saw that they were simply reselling on ebay, I'm sure he would take measures to stop that. the only real...
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    Confirmation on just how the waiting list is going to work ?

    His dates are misleading. The MFC was announced, and the waiting list started, far before they ever went on sale. I believe they've only been on sale in the store now for 6 months or so? Someone correct me if I'm wrong, please. Don't know what happened with that poster's place on the waiting...
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    So will this be the new permanent price?

    The price raise wasn't intended to discourage everyone without a coupon from buying. I would suspect that the price raise was intended to discourage enough people from buying immediately that the waiting list will work properly, but low enough that some people could still justify the premium to...
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    Check out the "premium price" poll thread. Last I checked, only 20% of responders were now still interested in paying the premium price. So the price raise has cut immediate demand by 80% and should allow people to get their units in an orderly fashion. No constant refreshing the store, being...
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    Axe Fx II Is Priced Appropriately for the Marketplace IMO

    Except that the price has been raised to deter sales while demand is high so wait list can function.
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    Poll: Do you plan to wait in the waiting list or pay the premium?

    Probably going for it... When i saw they implemented a waiting list, I was a little bummed that I would not get to test out at the height of the demand frenzy my fairly clever optimizations I coded into my script Friday night. Will have to content myself at (hopefully) beating out the...
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    I imagine the trick is to price it high enough that some people will still buy at the higher price, while the rest are content to wait.
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    So who's still going to try at the higher price? I'm undecided right now.
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    Agree, I haven't seen anything either. Highly unlikely I missed it.
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    Seems like they are taking the morning to ship yesterday's units and the afternoon to build new ones. Speculation of course, but seems to make sense given the patterns. Putting together 4 - 6 units every 2 hours or so. Hopefully we'll get another 5 second window before the end of the day. :)
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    The "Official" unofficial Axe Fx II US Purchase Availability Thread

    It was definitely less than 10 seconds!
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    It has begun

    Hilarious.
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    Able to plug into back now with AXE FX II???

    likely there still is a small benefit in the SNR by using the front input in the first gen models, but i would think that most of what special sauce is designed to do would be negated when using wireless.
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    Able to plug into back now with AXE FX II???

    not commenting on sound quality between wireless vs. cable, simply that most of what the front input was designed to do would be ineffective if there is no physical circuit created between guitar pickups and axe fx.
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    Able to plug into back now with AXE FX II???

    I'm pretty sure that any advantage you would get from running into the front input (special sauce, variable impedance on the II) would be entirely negated by using wireless anyway. You're stuck at whatever impedance and circuitry the wireless interface you're plugging the guitar into uses.
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    Axe-Fx II Technical Questions Thread

    I believe Cliff did state somewhere that he thought this should work.
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    Axe fx plays backing tracks?

    i doubt the axe has the type of memory to spare for saving audio tracks internally
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