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  1. JRod4928

    Second Guessing Fm9 Order

    ah maybe you guys are right, or maybe it's just a philosophical difference of opinion. Lots of products, apple, android, xbox, playstation, etc. do announcements ahead of releases - so it's not unprecedented. But... Either way, I honestly don't care enough to keep discussing it. have a good...
  2. JRod4928

    Second Guessing Fm9 Order

    Maybe the solution here isn't whether to offer refunds, but rather to just simply announce that a new product is coming 'soon' along with Cygnus, instead of just being quiet about it until the product is splooged all over the market. Sorry I had to do it.
  3. JRod4928

    Second Guessing Fm9 Order

    Lol - I owned an AFX standard. Also try hovering your mouse over my username to see how long I've been around. So what do you suggest then? Just not buying any products at all for fear of buyers remorse? Or just 'being happy' that you spent 1600+ on FM3 + FC6 when you could have bought a better...
  4. JRod4928

    Second Guessing Fm9 Order

    Not quite the same when you buy a product days before a new launch that had no prior warning. But I get it. It's no skin off my back, I wouldn't be taking advantage of it myself anyway haha
  5. JRod4928

    FS FAS EV-1 - $115 shipped

    sure - send me a message. I don't always see replies to posts.
  6. JRod4928

    Second Guessing Fm9 Order

    Maybe they're already doing this, but @FractalAudio should consider honoring 100% refund on recently ordered (maybe a month or 2, more than the standard 15 days) FC6 and FM3 units with the purchase of an FM9 so you don't have a bunch of people with buyers remorse, trying to sell their units 2nd...
  7. JRod4928

    FS FAS EV-1 - $115 shipped

    I''ll let him get first crack at it - but if he's not interested anymore, I am. I have an EV1 that's been used for a few years. Works perfectly but has a couple minor scuffs on it. However, I saw your other thread about the EV-2 not working properly and would like to see a resolution or a video...
  8. JRod4928

    AITR

    FullRes seems best for recordings, IMO? I'd imagine playing live with an extra long IR like this would have mixed results since the natural room acoustics may or may not jive with the Fullest length IR, no? @FractalAudio ? If so, Seems like it isn't a must have for most FM3/9 users who...
  9. JRod4928

    Sticking with the FM3? Upgrading to FM9? Why?

    If I were buying new right now, I'd probably buy an FM9. But having had the FM3 for about 6 months, I learned how to work around any of it's warts and still be completely happy with it. I don't need more than what the FM3 has to offer. And that actually helps keep my rig smaller and more...
  10. JRod4928

    Selling Guitars Online - Best Place Nowdays?

    I think it depends on your risk tolerance. You can sell on Reverb / eBay, as long as you document your packaging, buy insurance, take photos, weigh your guitar, weigh your packaged guitar, follow the UPS truck to the buyers house, watch them open it, plug the guitar in for the buyer to prove it...
  11. JRod4928

    Implemented Controller channels

    the best... AROUND!
  12. JRod4928

    Implemented Controller channels

    channel select, just like the photo above. Is this a bug, or a feature that hasn't been implemented into the FM3? @FractalAudio @Admin M@
  13. JRod4928

    SOLD Orange Amps Pedal Baby

    Awesome amp - good luck with the sale. Pedal Baby is my go-to amp when using the FM3 after having tested quite a few. These seem to be hard to find for some reason.
  14. JRod4928

    Implemented Controller channels

    Does this work on the FM3? When I assign Control to a Footswitch and push it, all I get is a message that says Control NOT IN THIS PRESET on the FM3 Display screen. I want to be able to change tap tempo by switching Control channels. I realize I can do this by having scenes that change Control...
  15. JRod4928

    Help needed with Controllers (Control Block?)

    No one has done this?
  16. JRod4928

    Help needed with Controllers (Control Block?)

    Supposedly this is doable per this thread https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/controller-channels.167112/
  17. JRod4928

    Help needed with Controllers (Control Block?)

    I'm trying to assign the control block to an FM3 Footswitch. The goal is to have 4 tempos assigned to 4 channels within 1 scene in the control block (below). The problem is when I set up the layout to change the control block, the FM3 display says "Control NOT IN THIS PRESET".... how do I make...
  18. JRod4928

    Impedance curves with solid state power amp + cab

    https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/orange-pedal-baby-100-vs-seymour-duncan-ps170-vs-5150-fx-return-vs-mooer-baby-bomb-vs-tech21-vs-origin-modelers.2259367/ Here you go man enjoy
  19. JRod4928

    Impedance curves with solid state power amp + cab

    Leave all power amp modeling and impedance curves on. Mr. Fender is right. I tested a bunch of power amps last month and the pedal baby won. I sold all the others. Best feeling and natural sounding amp of those I tried. You'll enjoy it. But it does have a mid hump at around 4000 hz if I...
  20. JRod4928

    SOLD Matrix GT 800 power amp 1 U perfect for Fractal $425 s&p'd

    This looks like the one @David Vivar posted a few weeks ago and deleted recently. Except he was also selling a Gemini Rack Case as well, which appears to be cropped out - if this is the same photo. Did you buy it from him and reselling?
  21. JRod4928

    FM3 into power amp (currently tube power amp) - Speaker Imp Curve, LB-2-US/UK?

    Are you trying this with your Synergy amp? I know nothing about them but I assume it's meant to be clean and not break up. The best setting depends on your tube amp. I had great results using Resistive Load with my 5150. Almost identical tone compared to a PS170 or Pedal Baby with impedance...
  22. JRod4928

    Look at what this person claims to have made?

    Yep - I thought it was interesting as well. I'm intrigued by it, but not sure how I feel about putting a $3000+ piece of gear on the ground and stomping on it. Some are willing to do that though!
  23. JRod4928

    Anyone else suffer a little bit from Imposter Syndrome?

    I've felt something similar in all of my hobbies, whether it be golf, motocross, hockey, lifting, guitar, whatever, even work to some extent. In my mind, I always felt there was a minimum 'skill level' or 'accollades from others' that I had to achieve before I felt purchasing new/professional...
  24. JRod4928

    Look at what this person claims to have made?

    https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/unboxing-most-powerful-floor-modeler-in-the-universe.173722/
  25. JRod4928

    Leveling with Cygnus (Out 1/2)

    Is there a good video that explains what unity gain is, why it matters, and how to properly set it on my FM3 presets? I'm clueless when it comes to this stuff. I just set my presets up so the output volume is properly balanced among all my presets. Usually tweaking the amp level to do so. No...
  26. JRod4928

    Celestion Alnico Cream IRs. Why so few?

    I can't imagine you'll be disappointed
  27. JRod4928

    Help - scene bypassing amp block

    double check the control switches. I found a 3rd party preset doing similar stuff and found when I disable all that junk it behaves better. I'm no expert in this type of stuff, just my experience.
  28. JRod4928

    60 Second Sounds - Dynamic Rhythm/Lead - Episode 2

    I never considered these types of modifiers. Great tip.
  29. JRod4928

    Celestion Alnico Cream IRs. Why so few?

    yeah man - I've experienced the same. I suspect creating a speaker that has more low end would take away from this complexity and articulation (ie: see Alnico Ruby - i say this based on reading, and youtube, not my experience).
  30. JRod4928

    Celestion Alnico Cream IRs. Why so few?

    BTW, that's got to be one of the heaviest 4x12 cabs man. You have like 45 pounds just in the speakers, lol.
  31. JRod4928

    Celestion Alnico Cream IRs. Why so few?

    Tough to tell when colored by a large 4x12 enclosure and redbacks which are notoriously low end heavy (which may be why you paired them together in your cab), playing Drop C Tremonti - it's hard to say any speaker will lack low end with that combo, lol To say it 'lacks' low end isn't an...
  32. JRod4928

    Celestion Alnico Cream IRs. Why so few?

    I admit that the Cream does lack some low end, but if you're on this forum, you likely own a device that can add some of that back in very easily and with very little CPU so you can enjoy the benefits of the Cream's extreme level of articulation and warmth and get your low end too :)
  33. JRod4928

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 5

    Whattya say we get this bad boy out in an official FW release, eh? :sunglasses:
  34. JRod4928

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 5

    Give me Cygnus or give me death.
  35. JRod4928

    FM3 into tube amp loop return, OR with SS power amp into cab??

    If you have questions about this, there are a lot of knowledgeable people on the forum that can help. My only contribution would be based on my experience with a few of the common power amp options that people use - PowerStage, Orange Pedal Baby, Tube Amps, Mooer Baby Bomb, Tech21 Power Engine...
  36. JRod4928

    Have you found “your” amp in the FM3?

    I'm just here to reiterate how awesome Plexi's sound. Always used to think the mids were overwhelming - and they can be at volume. But learn how to tweak the amp and adding in some low end EQ and it's an open, jangly, aggressive, thick, awesome amp.
  37. JRod4928

    Out to FOH & Tube Amp - Impedance Curve...

    When using OUT2 to send to tube amp FX Return, and OUT1 sent to FOH, ideally you have impedance curve applied to OUT1 but not OUT2. But that isn't an option in the AXE (specifically the FM3). Any tricks I should be aware of? I'm sure this has been asked before, but I couldn't find a good thread.
  38. JRod4928

    Nuno Bettencourt Pornograffiti FM3 Preset?

    Anyone have a good starting point for a Nuno tone and share a preset in here?
  39. JRod4928

    Unboxing most powerful floor modeler in the UNIVERSE

    There's a market for this.... I'm not in it... but it exists. Lol
  40. JRod4928

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 2

    Is this the sound others are hearing related to the fan on 4.03b?
  41. JRod4928

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 2

    @BryantP @rglr Found a weird ticking sound coming from the FM3 itself on 4.02b (didn't download 4.03b before it was removed). Link to video below. Basically, if you listen close you'll hear a small clicking/ticking sound that comes from inside the FM3 in the video when I make a View change...
  42. JRod4928

    SOLD Seymour Duncan Powerstage 170 Amp - Like New

    If you're here, you've read about the Seymour Duncan Power stage 170. However feel free to ask any questions. I used it to power a 2x12 cab and it worked as expected. This amp is like new. Comes in original box and with power cord. $OLD Paypal CONUS + Shipping. Price is firm. If you want...
  43. JRod4928

    Celestion Alnico Cream IRs. Why so few?

    I tested it out - it has great midrange and sparkle. I blended it with Factory Cab Bank 2 163 (Zilla Cab) to add some bass and the 2 work together pretty well. I like it a lot - the York Audio test cab + 163 (left and rt in stereo) are now saved in my CAB block library and is now my go-to for...
  44. JRod4928

    FS Fm3 for sale-excellent condition-950-SOLD

    Price is still good.
  45. JRod4928

    FS Fm3 for sale-excellent condition-950-SOLD

    How is this not sold yet
  46. JRod4928

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 2

    BEEETA!
  47. JRod4928

    Cage Match: PRS vs Suhr

    Another way to say this is if you want to upgrade the Korean bridge to American equivalent, you can do that with Mannmade
  48. JRod4928

    Cage Match: PRS vs Suhr

    Can't speak on the Korean bridge quality since the CE24s I had were the older American made ones before they were discontinued. But I found the Mannmade bridge to be equivalent if not a slight upgrade due to increased sustain from a 1 piece bridge vs the factory 2 piece. In terms of tuning...
  49. JRod4928

    Hitler struggles to nail Stevie Ray's tone

    Same. Had to look up the name: Downfall.
  50. JRod4928

    Celestion Alnico Cream IRs. Why so few?

    I think I'm combining 161 with 163, but I can't remember. Those 4 actually vary in tone a decent amount. I tried to combine 1 that accentuated lows and 1 mids.
  51. JRod4928

    Celestion Alnico Cream IRs. Why so few?

    I think there are, right?
  52. JRod4928

    Celestion Alnico Cream IRs. Why so few?

    I found the low end to be SLIGHTLY loose, so if your high gain involves a lot of tight chugging, you may prefer a crisper ceramic speaker. But of course, you'll never know until you try. Another note - I tried mixing this Cream with a Greenback, and it didn't do what I'd hoped. I expected to...
  53. JRod4928

    FM3: Pairing with real cabinet - Tubes vs. Solid State

    I don't think there are any 'rules' so if you prefer 'resistive load' over any other config - do it! haha This also might be why you think it loses 'magic'. I thought the same thing until I corrected the impedance curve.... Our ears are like taste buds. Whatever you eat will color the next...
  54. JRod4928

    FM3: Pairing with real cabinet - Tubes vs. Solid State

    The best solution is probably found below. When I was testing, I just changed the impedance curve to 'resistive load' (which is mostly flat with tapers at extremes), because i wanted to maintain some of the power amp modeling. Don't do this..... Here's probably the best way....
  55. JRod4928

    Amp block's speaker impedance curve; not an option on hardware?

    I was just looking for this too - in the amp block, page to the farthest menu on the right (can't remember what it's called, maybe Misc. or something), and scroll down. You'll see it in there.
  56. JRod4928

    Change View or Layout via MIDI?

    Can this be done with an 'External Controller'? Like a generic TRS 2 button switch?
  57. JRod4928

    Change View or Layout via MIDI?

    +1 for adding functionality for External MIDI controllers to change FM3 Layout Views.
  58. JRod4928

    My "OMC9" setup

    For those interested - this thread has the FM3 Layout File and MC6 Configuration File if you want something to start with: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/how-do-you-use-morningstar-mc6-mkii-with-axe-3.173378/#post-2098713
  59. JRod4928

    FSOT My Celestion Alnico Gold for your Cream

    I have a Celestion Alnico Gold, 12", 8 Ohm that is in like new condition (broken in). Looking to trade it to receive a Celestion Alnico Cream, 12", 8 Ohm. Can send pics when I get home this evening. Let me know if you're interested in swapping.
  60. JRod4928

    How do you use Morningstar MC6 MKII with Axe 3 ?

    haha i guess you'll just have to figure it out! I think @hole did the tutorial, I just benefitted from it, lol.
  61. JRod4928

    How do you use Morningstar MC6 MKII with Axe 3 ?

    If you do a search you'll find a useful tutorial on how to set up the MC6 with the FM3. I was using mine with 'presets scenes effects' in a way very similar to the 'OMG9' that people do with the FC6 and FM3..... below are my FM3 Layouts and MC6 Banks that I used. You should be able to upload...
  62. JRod4928

    FM3: Pairing with real cabinet - Tubes vs. Solid State

    Nice. What amp you using?
  63. JRod4928

    Cage Match: PRS vs Suhr

    That's my understanding too, @JoKeR III . If you go the CE24 route, and if you want to upgrade the Korean bridge - go to http://www.mannmadeusa.com/ I got a bridge from them when I upgraded one of my old CE24's. John Mann apparently worked with Paul Smith on the original PRS Bridge. The one I...
  64. JRod4928

    Celestion Alnico Cream IRs. Why so few?

    You are THE man. As you posted this, I was taking a quick work break because my 2nd Alnico Cream came in and I tested it out in my 2x12 (2 creams). Amazing. I don't need to search for another speaker. From a cleaner Blues Jr / Vox to a screaming SLO 100, it can do it all. I'll try out the IR...
  65. JRod4928

    FM3: Pairing with real cabinet - Tubes vs. Solid State

    I wonder how many people do this. It had been months before I realized it, lol. No wonder I liked it - it was basically a huge mid scoop. But it sounds better when it's corrected.
  66. JRod4928

    FM3: Pairing with real cabinet - Tubes vs. Solid State

    I'm currently in the middle of a rabbit hole testing PS 170, Orange Pedal Baby, Tube Amp FX Return (5150, as @Deadpool_25 said). Pedal Baby is on it's way..... right @JiveTurkey ?! :p After testing the PS vs. tube amp, and ignoring my initial user error of leaving the impedance curve applied...
  67. JRod4928

    Celestion Alnico Cream IRs. Why so few?

    Update - loaded the Alnico Cream in my 2x12 to accompany my Alnico Gold..... this combo can handle anything from hard rock to soft cleans. Fantastic. I actually have a 2nd Cream arriving today. Want to test 2x Creams in the 2x12 and see if it sounds much different. The Gold has more pronounced...
  68. JRod4928

    Celestion Alnico Cream IRs. Why so few?

    I just received my first real one today, got another one coming this week. I've accumulated a couple good speakers to try out in my 2x12 and 1x12. Didn't realize they were so new. I'll look into @Valhallir IRs, haven't heard of them. They have a sample pack for free so I'll start there. I'm...
  69. JRod4928

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 1

    I just Cygnused all over the place
  70. JRod4928

    Advantages of Class G (Friedman) or H amps over Class A, B, AB (Pedal baby), or D (SD 170, etc)?

    if i go this route with plate amps, which are typically made for FRFR speakers, I'm assuming they have built in crossovers and stuff for a speaker / tweeter combination. What do I need to look for to ensure the amp has the ability to disable the crossover so that it works for my cab? Also not...
  71. JRod4928

    Advantages of Class G (Friedman) or H amps over Class A, B, AB (Pedal baby), or D (SD 170, etc)?

    I see that Xitone is using that amp now. They used to use the Matrix GM50, didn't they? Interesting they moved from Class AB to Class D
  72. JRod4928

    Advantages of Class G (Friedman) or H amps over Class A, B, AB (Pedal baby), or D (SD 170, etc)?

    I'm only using 2 guitar speakers. No need for a crossover for a tweeter or a coaxial speaker.... I'm giving some thought to the B-52-ACT-15x though.... would be nice of the Matrix GM50 were still sold
  73. JRod4928

    Advantages of Class G (Friedman) or H amps over Class A, B, AB (Pedal baby), or D (SD 170, etc)?

    600 would be plenty. It appears those are sold out (I though B52 got out of the game and sold off their stock to the company selling them on ebay). They're on ebay though for the same price as 1000 watt. For that cheap though, I wonder how the quality is.... For 100 bucks, I'd love to try it.
  74. JRod4928

    Advantages of Class G (Friedman) or H amps over Class A, B, AB (Pedal baby), or D (SD 170, etc)?

    This makes me wonder if you're experiencing the same thing I have. Class D always seems to be brighter or harsher, if you want to use that word. It's not that it doesn't reproduce it, it's that it doesn't reproduce high frequencies accurately and in a smooth manner because (my basic...
  75. JRod4928

    Don't sleep on the Celestion FX12-200 if you use IRs for live / rehearsal

    Hey man, can you comment on my thread here? Seems you may be able to help shed light. https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/advantages-of-class-g-friedman-or-h-amps-over-class-a-b-ab-pedal-baby-or-d-sd-170-etc.173280/
  76. JRod4928

    Advantages of Class G (Friedman) or H amps over Class A, B, AB (Pedal baby), or D (SD 170, etc)?

    I'm researching power amps and found that there are very few Class G or H power amp offerings. The theory is they're inefficient, so they have high wattage. I suppose the added cost to generate high wattage and size to dissipate heat is why they're less common. However the Friedman ASC/ASM...
  77. JRod4928

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 1

    No issues with beeta here. Only downside is the amp, reverb, and cab blocks really eat up DSP if you put it all on highest quality. I'm at 70% without much else in the grid. All amp channels were reset, and everything sounded great with the old Ares knob settings, except the 5153 50W Blue. It...
  78. JRod4928

    Celestion Alnico Cream IRs. Why so few?

    I know of the factory zilla cab 2x12 alnico cream IR by ML and I think York Audio has a few. But I'm surprised at how few IRs exist for this speaker considering how highly it is regarded. Or maybe someone has done some that I'm not aware of. Anyone?
  79. JRod4928

    FM3 into PS170?

    I just got the 170 today. I'll let you know. I may try a PEQ or GEQ or filter Block as a high cut and low boost if needed. We will see. I'm cautiously optimistic
  80. JRod4928

    ISP Stealth or Orange Pedal Baby Power Amps....

    I dont like the sound of that...... although I'm listening. Lol. Send me a message
  81. JRod4928

    ISP Stealth or Orange Pedal Baby Power Amps....

    Both are Class AB. Haven't heard much about the ISP around here. Anyone have experience?
  82. JRod4928

    FM3 into PS170?

    Ok so what's the deal. Does the Pedal Baby do the trick in terms of 'feel'? (I have tried tube power amps, other solid state power amps, and have a PS170 on the way, but I've read enough of both of your past posts to know that you think the PS170 is sterile) Also, I'm using a 2x12 - assuming...
  83. JRod4928

    FM3 Firmware Version 3.03 beta 1

    I don't know about all of you, but I haven't slept in a week and lost 15 pounds. Lost a tooth and developed a twitch. And that was before I heard Cygnus was ported.
  84. JRod4928

    Different sound radiations with a real cab compared to a tube amp

    Interested. Do you or @2112 remember the video name?
  85. JRod4928

    Is the IR Rabbit Hole worth it??

    Maybe. Personally I just try to pick 1 that suits the amp I'm playing and roll with it. Though, I should admit that I play through a real speaker cab and not FRFR - so the IR I'm choosing is only for FOH. They use their own EQ and the room itself will change my tone anyway, so I figure why...
  86. JRod4928

    Is the IR Rabbit Hole worth it??

    edit: No.
  87. JRod4928

    Guitar Amp Output Wattage Question

    Interesting....
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