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  1. DropTheSun

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

  2. DropTheSun

    Favourite Amp models

    I’m more of a metal player and at the moment Das Metall does the job done for me! Other favorites: 6160 Block Friedman BE/HBE Cameron CCV 2
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    Das Metall + Grinder Boost ❤️

    As promised, the preset is now on the Axe Change: https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=9137
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    Das Metall + Grinder Boost ❤️

    Thanks J-V! These Charvel Pro-Mods are very nice instruments. For me this is a ”Suhr killer”! The specs are 9/10. Only thing missing is SS Frets. It has great tone options with HSS setup and 5-way switch. The finish of the guitar and overall quality is perfect on mine. I love the look of the...
  5. DropTheSun

    Das Metall + Grinder Boost ❤️

    Thanks man! Sure, I could upload it! I’m back at home tomorrow and Will let you know.
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    Das Metall + Grinder Boost ❤️

    Signal Chain: Amp | Gate | Cab | PEQ | Reverb This amp was so easy to dial in and get the kind of tone I liked! It took like 5 minutes and I was recording! Das Metall FTW!!!
  7. DropTheSun

    Sticking with the FM3? Upgrading to FM9? Why?

    I’m super happy with FM3. It does everything I really need. The most important things for me are the quality of Amp Modeling, Delays and Reverbs. My usual Signal Flow is like this: Comp|OD|Amp|Cab|EQ|Delay|Reverb
  8. DropTheSun

    Soldano SLO100 [video]

    This is a short clip of one of my latest songs. I used Soldano SLO100 amp for the main riffs and Cameron CCV for Lead stuff.
  9. DropTheSun

    FM3 Presets 4.01

    So we just copy the New factory presets in to FM3 and no need for Utility -> Preset task?
  10. DropTheSun

    5153 50W Blue with Orange Cab

    So cool to hear that!
  11. DropTheSun

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.01

    I have to double check how this ”presets saved in the flash memory” works. 1. I have done it already 2. Does this make Preset changes quicker? 3. When new firmware with major changes comes, are all of my presets automaticly updated? i.e. No need for amp resets?
  12. DropTheSun

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.01

    I am loving the NEW Graphite Copy Delay !!!! Thank you FAS Team!
  13. DropTheSun

    Axe-Fx 3 with Headrush 108

    Almost month with this monitor and I can say, that it is a WIN! Sounds really good and works like a charm in rehearsals. I love how light and compact this is! I’m definitely gonna get another one for stereo use!
  14. DropTheSun

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00

    So as it defaults to 20Hz at the moment, it is a bug?
  15. DropTheSun

    FM3 Factory Presets version 4.0 "Cygnus"

    I feel this way as well. Factory presets in general are darker in my end vs what I hear in youtube demos. For example in Cooper Carter’s demos the factory tones sound amazing and compared to my gear I have much darker tone. I have to check the Global settings… My guitars should be good to go...
  16. DropTheSun

    Misha Mansoor Rig

    I am a big Periphery fan and love their guitar tones. Now, that I have had my FM3 some time, I decided to build a dedicated rig for myself to cover some of Periphery/Misha Mansoor tones. I have 7 Scenes to play with and in this clip I used the main tones: Suhr Badger, Friedman BE and PVH 6160...
  17. DropTheSun

    Free presets

    Sounds amazing Marco! What pickus your blue super Strat has?
  18. DropTheSun

    For those people looking to buy a new FM3...my positive experiences.

    Congrats OP! This is amazing little box! I’ve had mine about two weeks and really, really like it.
  19. DropTheSun

    Wish FM3 Edit for iPad plus Wireless/Bluetooth Connectivity

    FM3 Editor in my pocket? Hell yeah! I’m in!
  20. DropTheSun

    Strandberg Boden OS8 with Fishman Abasi set [playthrough]

    Thanks Jarick! Same to you! You have a great tone taste and lots of awesome clips, that I’ve checked in here.
  21. DropTheSun

    Strandberg Boden OS8 with Fishman Abasi set [playthrough]

    I’ve seen few not so great Flame Maple tops, (I expect only perfection at this price point) But overall these guitars are high quality. In another level vs Ibanez IMO.
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    Strandberg Boden OS8 with Fishman Abasi set [playthrough]

    Any strandberg fans in here? I have been one for about two years, since I got my first Strandberg. My main workhorse is this Boden OS8. Super light and I love the ergonomics. It is really small for beeing a eightstring guitar. I swapped the original EMG pickups to Fishman Tosin Abasi set...
  23. DropTheSun

    What are your favorite FRFR speakers?

    This pretty much nails it! I used to have CLR and it is by far the best FRFR monitor out there. Very expensive as well. I’m now waiting Headrush 108 to arrive and will see how it sounds. I love the formfactor and light weight + price is ”a steal”. Hopefully it ends up sounding great. Our...
  24. DropTheSun

    Axe-Fx 3 with Headrush 108

    I have been searching a new FRFR cab for some time. The usual suspects: CLR, Matrix and Yamaha were first on my list. Then I thought, do I really get that much more when putting about 1k money to my personal monitoring/rehearsal use vs MAYBE consider the cheaper options. So, I found Laney...
  25. DropTheSun

    Do you have an Axe-Fx III and an FM3?

    I only have FM3 and that is all I need. Many years back I owned AFXII and switched to AX8 when it got released. I just prefer floormodel units.
  26. DropTheSun

    5153 50W Blue with Orange Cab

    Axe Change: https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=8974 Dialed in with my Mayones Regius and BKP Juggernaut pickups Pay attention to the Gate Block settings. IMO adding Low cut gives the palm mutes more natural tone and feel this way. Same goes with the high cut setting in the...
  27. DropTheSun

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00

    Thank you FAS Team!
  28. DropTheSun

    How are you connecting your FM3 to your audio interface?

    I have mainly used plugins in my workspace and my modelers have served more as a ”Live setup”, but I use them at home as well. Modelers are the ”moving part” in my workspace and I only connect them there, when I need to. I want my workspace to be clean and easy to get things started. I just...
  29. DropTheSun

    FM3 FAQ

    I haven’t! Will try that too.
  30. DropTheSun

    FM3 FAQ

    Yeah, I can’t figure this problem out… I’m the only user on my MBP and use it as admin. Thanks anyway DaveO!
  31. DropTheSun

    " UltraRes " -vs- " Standard " ..... does it matter for *very short* IR's (?)

    UltraRes adds more low end and so far I tend to cut it anyway, so for me standard is the way to go.
  32. DropTheSun

    FM3 FAQ

    Thanks! This is actually what I have done and sadly it is not working.
  33. DropTheSun

    FM3 FAQ

    I’ve used my FM3 connected to my Scarlett Solo interface. But yesterday I wanted to try using FM3 as my main interface and connected my studio monitors in output 2. PROBLEM: No audio from Macbook. So FM3 isn’t working as audio interface for some reason. FM3 Edit works fine and I can find FM3...
  34. DropTheSun

    Importing AxeIII preset and user cab bank

    I just drag’n’drop AFXIII Preset to FM3 Edit. Haven’t notice any problems… Well every preset has the output Block in the beginning of the grid, but that must be because AFXIII has little bigger grid. I am not sure if loading Axe FX III Banks is possible.
  35. DropTheSun

    How are you connecting your FM3 to your audio interface?

    At the moment I connect my (NEW) FM3 from OUT2 L to Focusrite Scarlett Solo Line input (Mono), when I want to use my studio monitors.
  36. DropTheSun

    Have you found “your” amp in the FM3?

    Today it is Euro Uber. Tomorrow? Who knows? :D
  37. DropTheSun

    5 Minute Tones - FM3

    Awesome content as always! Thanks Leon!
  38. DropTheSun

    FM3 FAQ

    Another question about resetting the amp block when a newer FW is in use and I wanna use preset, that was made with older FW. Can I take a snapshot, then change amp model and go back to the original model (aka reset) and paste snapshot? This would be a quick way to do it, but is it the right way?
  39. DropTheSun

    It’s been a while: Back to Fractal land

    I just started to build my own presets and oh man, this FAS Modern is INSANE! Love it!
  40. DropTheSun

    It’s been a while: Back to Fractal land

    I had my first Fractal unit (AFX II MK2) in 2013. It was my dream unit and something I had dreamed and safed my money forever. Somewhere in 2017 I sold my AFXII and bought Fractal AX8. Loved the formfactor! In 2018 I switched to Helix LT to see if I was missing something after using only...
  41. DropTheSun

    FM3 Cygnus Factory Preset Banks A, B, and C - Preview 1

    I’m getting my Fractal FM3 next monday. It seems to be a great timing. New FW4 beta is out and New Factory Banks waiting for to get things started.
  42. DropTheSun

    Fas Modern is Da Bomb!

    Hi and thank you! Sorry, but I can’t remember what I did with this tone anymore. Usually I like to make narrow PEQ cuts around 2.6khz and 4-4.5khz area, that will clean up the fizzyness.
  43. DropTheSun

    EV2 Expression pedal rubber feets

    Yeah, i took the rubber feet off and all is good.
  44. DropTheSun

    EV2 Expression pedal rubber feets

    Hi guys! Can I take the rubber feets off from the Fractal EV2 and put the screws back? Im planning to put some 3M Dual lock under the EV2 and attach it to pedalboard. @FractalAudio @Admin M@
  45. DropTheSun

    5150 Goes Death Metal

    Sounds something familiar. :D Two or three IMO great riffs and then the writers block hits like a hammer.
  46. DropTheSun

    5150 Goes Death Metal

    I had so much fun playing these riffs. Hopefully it'll be a full song later. This was a test run with my new Strandberg Metal 7 guitar and boy did it deliver! :D Awesome guitar! I have Fishman pickups in two guitars now and they are becoming my favorite thing now. Riffs are dualtracked, no...
  47. DropTheSun

    Plini - Handmade Cities

    I don't have any specific info about that. But with all the above info, that my presets have should take you in to the ballpark with slight adjustments if needed.
  48. DropTheSun

    Plini - Handmade Cities

    Here you go: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3h8uyl95adzqr8l/AABeEH7BNF3ZRyadr6ku9vGNa?dl=0
  49. DropTheSun

    Ormsby Hype GTR 8

    I wrote some grooves with my new(ish) Ormsby. Love this guitar! Gear: Ormsby Hype GTR 8 AX8 (Fas Modern and Shiver Clean Amps) Loki Midi Bass Plugin Toontrack EZDrummer 2 Reaper DAW
  50. DropTheSun

    AX8: Modern High Gain Monsters

    This is me testing my New Ormsby and I recorded the song with my AX8 using these presets. :) Hope you Enjoy.
  51. DropTheSun

    AX8: Modern High Gain Monsters

    Thank you! I used Mayones Regius 6 with BKP Juggernaut pickups. I Use Atomic CLR Cab with my AX8. For my experience these presets translate very well for different guitars. I use these presets as they are with all of my guitars for example. (Suhr singlecoils, EMG and BKP Juggernauts). I think...
  52. DropTheSun

    AX8: Modern High Gain Monsters

    Thank you once again for the kind words! Glad to hear these tones are useful for so many.
  53. DropTheSun

    So, what's everyone's favourite amp model?

    6160 Block, 5153 50W Blue, Friedman BE, Friedman 2018, FAS Modern, Recto1 RED, Plexi 50W High, USA Clean, Shiver Clean... There are a ton of awesome Amps and I couldn't left any of the those, that I mentioned OFF my list.
  54. DropTheSun

    How to clean your AX8?

    If it has a lot of dust on it, I'd use a hoover with soft brushhead on it first and after that swipe it with soft moisturized cloth.
  55. DropTheSun

    Plini Friedman BE riffing

    Here is some Plini riffing using the Friedman BE amp and stock mesa/german cabs. ...Just hope to learn this full song someday.
  56. DropTheSun

    Plini - Handmade Cities

    I think, that this should be close enough for the Handmade Cities Tone. I did my best. :) My playing is far from Plini's talent. :D Download the preset here: http://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=6706
  57. DropTheSun

    Plini Friedman BE Tone

    I founded a Helix Native presets, that were shared by Plinis Bass player . They used those tones on Salt + Charcoal single. This gave me an idea to rebuild a Friedman BE tone with my AX8, that has the same signalflow as those tones, that Plini used. I made a AX8 Preset, that should be in the...
  58. DropTheSun

    Plini - Handmade Cities

    I made a AX8 Preset, that should be in the ballpark: http://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=6704 It sounds like this with my Strandberg Sälen: Hope you like it guys!
  59. DropTheSun

    Best Apple AirPod Alternatives

    Airpods are the best what they are made for! There is no contest. They work seamlessly with my iPhone, MBP and Apple Watch. Easily the best Wireless earbuds out there, that I've had.
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    Plini - Handmade Cities

    I'm here to make a little update for this thread. I've been a big Plini fan for a long time. Love his style! I just found a Helix Native presets from Facebook, that were shared by Plinis Bassist. He mixed etc. the Salt + Charcoal Single. They used Helix Native for all the guitar tracks on that...
  61. DropTheSun

    Strandberg Makes Me Do Happy Prog Riffs ;)

    So I finally got my first Strandberg a few days ago. In a nutshell: It is the Sälen Classic Butterscotch with Suhr Classic T PU's and it is my DREAM TELE. The finish and quality of the instrument is 10/10. It is just a joy to play. Here is a "Happy Prog Riff" idea, that popped in my head while...
  62. DropTheSun

    Strandberg Sälen Classic (do you have one?)

    Mine is used as well, so can't tell if it has been adjusted after factory setup. But ATM I like how it sounds, so I'll leave it like it is. Here is one more soundclip using 5153 Blue 50W Amp and ML Soundlab "Djent IR":
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    Strandberg Sälen Classic (do you have one?)

    It is actually very interesting how hot the bridge Suhr is. In AX8 it tickles the red input light vs my Skervesen with BKP Holydiver doesn't. In both guitars I have the pickup height at 2mm away from the strings, when pressing string from the last fret.
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    Strandberg Sälen Classic (do you have one?)

    I have only played like 2hours with this sälen. But the neck felt great from the start. I did pay attention how my hand was following the neck and my thumb seems to set on the "guided line" 90% of the time. The neck doesn't feel weird to play in any cases, eventhough it looks so unique. When I...
  65. DropTheSun

    Strandberg Sälen Classic (do you have one?)

    Short Clip with some Ambient riffing: Ok, First impressions about this Strandberg Sälen Classic: -Very nice finish and setup. I mean, there is zero flaw in this one. It looks like a candy. Love the yellow finish. -The neck is pure sex. I really like it! So smooth to play. -Pickups are very...
  66. DropTheSun

    Axe-Fx III as interface for Fortin Nameless

    Will do and test it. Thanks for the tip! But for the Standalone version usage it would be nice and useful addon to have few more stomps inside the Nameless Plugin itself.
  67. DropTheSun

    Strandberg Sälen Classic (do you have one?)

    Do you like the Suhr pickups in it? I've never owned Suhr pickups, tho i've heard good things about them.
  68. DropTheSun

    Strandberg Sälen Classic (do you have one?)

    Yeah, the erconomic build is one of the main reasons, why I want to try one. Nice to hear, that you guys are happy with your Strandbergs.
  69. DropTheSun

    Strandberg Sälen Classic (do you have one?)

    I couldn't resist when I saw a Strandberg Sälen butterscotch used for a "bargain" (little over 1k€ overall). I've gassed a Tele and strandberg a while, so here it is all in one I guess.:D Will be getting it tomorrow. Can't wait to see how it works for me. Hopefully it will blow me away. Have...
  70. DropTheSun

    Original, Plini influenced riffing

    ok, now i need to see, if we can have that here in Finland
  71. DropTheSun

    Original, Plini influenced riffing

    Thanks man! I dualtracked the riff. So there is same riff played two times and hard panned to Left and Right. I also have a slight reverb on the preset as well. Edit: I actually use the Enhancer Block at home jamming in 'modern mode'. It gives me that dualtrack tone and it sounds huge. Very...
  72. DropTheSun

    Original, Plini influenced riffing

    Friedman BE and Coil Split tone.
  73. DropTheSun

    Fractal + Skervesen + Bare Knuckle = Hell yeah!

    Using Friedman HBE V1 + ML 4x12 Djent IR here. I really enjoy how this combo sounds and feels. My Skervesen has BKP Holydiver in the Bridge and Emerald in the Neck. Like all of the BKP's i've tried, these are very dynamic and clear sounding pickups. BKP pickups have always added some extra magic...
  74. DropTheSun

    Original, Plini influenced riffing

    I made a great sounding rhythm tone using the Friedman HBE V1 + ML 4x12 Djent IR. I really enjoy how this combo sounds and feels. I've been listening a lot Plini lately and I think it shows in this riff idea.
  75. DropTheSun

    Axe-Fx III as interface for Fortin Nameless

    I bought the Nameless plugin as well. Sounds very good to me and it is by far the best sounding Amp plugin, that l've seen. I would like it to have: -Tubescreamer option, cause i'm not a huge fan of the Grind pedal. -Post EQ -Delay and reverb pedals wouldn't hurt. The best thing about this...
  76. DropTheSun

    New amp rumor - OMEGA Amp-works

    I remember you saying it (no schematic) some time ago and i thought, that the Archon won't probably get modeled... So this is so great to hear, that it is in the works.
  77. DropTheSun

    New amp rumor - OMEGA Amp-works

    The current Amp list in Fractal units is just unbeatable. I sure would love to see PRS Archon and ReVv Generator 120 modeled to these magic boxes.
  78. DropTheSun

    "ML Greatest Hits" - 2018 BLACK NOVEMBER PACK!

    I always seem to come back to the ML 4x12 Djent IR... Well, I'm a Djent kid. :D Pretty much stock 5153 blue 50W settings and the IR + OD808 in front of the amp.
  79. DropTheSun

    Skervesen - Fractal 5150 - LRS GB h75 m25 IR

    I got this awesome Skervesen 4AP Soul a few weeks ago. It looks, plays and feels just outstanding. It has a BKP HolyDiver in the bridge and BKP Emerald in the neck. They balance the bright natural tone of the guitar very nicely. I used 6160 Block and Live Ready Sound IR in this clip. I am beta...
  80. DropTheSun

    "ML Greatest Hits" - 2018 BLACK NOVEMBER PACK!

    These IRs make my Helix Native sound better. :D Helix Native + Cablab Plugin
  81. DropTheSun

    Ideal EQ for metal tone

    Cut -2dB on 250hz. This opens/clears the tone 'always'. Just use the post EQ that is in the amp block. Post Parametric EQ Make one or two cuts with narrow Q to get rid off some 'nasty' frequencies. You'll find them putting the Q to 10 and boosting it to MAX. Then move the frequency knob around...
  82. DropTheSun

    "ML Greatest Hits" - 2018 BLACK NOVEMBER PACK!

    You've got my money Mr. ML :cool: Stellar IRs as always! But in a best possible pack. This is the kind of pack I love. 22 IRs of gold. I would easily live with this pack alone. It covers everything!
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    NGD: Skervesen 4AP

    PERFECT GUITAR!!!! Got the guitar today and it is a beast and a beatiful beast indeed! Very high end instrument, it just screams quality. It is like new, just like the seller said. I am Very VERY happy!
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    NGD: Skervesen 4AP

    I had a RAN Crusher FT7. Loved it. Never seen a bolt-on guitar with a neckjoint like they do. It was pure sex! Kinda miss, that I sold it. Mine didn't have anything fancy going on in wood choises. Mahogany body and Maple neck. But it was a killer guitar, 10/10 quality!
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    NGD: Skervesen 4AP

    I've only heard good things about Skervesens! It is goinng to be interesting to compare it to my Mayones Regius6. Which is one of the most amazing guitars i know.
  86. DropTheSun

    NGD: Skervesen 4AP

    FINALLY! For years I've been dreaming of owning a Skervesen Custom guitar and now it is happening at last! This is kinda Pre-NGD, 'cause the guitar arrives to me at friday. I'm just so excited and can't wait for it! I got this in second hand deal. It has been made in July 2017 and it's only...
  87. DropTheSun

    Ways the AX8 has expanded your thinking/your favorite workaround

    The most handy CPU saving tricks for me are: 1. Block X/Y changing as you mentioned. 2. Setting Cab Block to Normal quality. 3. Setting Reverb quality to normal. 4. Lowering reverb density parameter.
  88. DropTheSun

    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    Edit: Wrote on a wrong thread
  89. DropTheSun

    Another Austin Buddy Presets Question

    1. Open Axe Manage: Presets in AX8 Edit 2. Drag and drop Folder 1 Vintage&Boutique, 2 Modern Amps, 3 Cleans Only OR 4 Bonus Presets from the Austin Buddy's Folder to the Browser Window of the Axe Manage. 3. Audition Presets by double clicking them. 4. Highlight the ones, that you like and Drag...
  90. DropTheSun

    Comparison clips: Friedman Runt v AX8 Friedman v Helix Placater

    Looking at the pictures, there are two little things in the cab blocks, that affect the tones. Saying this because the IR should be identical in both, but those settings do make little difference. 1. AX8 is ultra-res and Helix 1024 2. AX8 has high cut at 10kHz and Helix at 20kHz But the clips...
  91. DropTheSun

    I switched! Axe-Fx II to AX8

    Our band just started recording new EP last weekened. We went to our drummers home to record all the drum tracks first. I had my AX8 and our second guitarist his AmpliFIRE12. We were ready to jam with our drummer like in 5 minutes after we hooked our Floorunits to the mixingboard and got our...
  92. DropTheSun

    Fractal Audio Cab Pack: ML LEGENDS IS OUT NOW!

    Man! I really like these IRs! Been playing a lot with this back last night!! Awesome work Mikko!
  93. DropTheSun

    Fractal Audio Cab Pack: ML LEGENDS IS OUT NOW!

    I have not played with the Energyball since a year or so... But somehow i picked that amp today.
  94. DropTheSun

    Fractal Audio Cab Pack: ML LEGENDS IS OUT NOW!

    Bought it, tested it , liked it! Energyball + ML Legend Djent MIX IR
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    I switched! Axe-Fx II to AX8

    Me too bro! I was on G66 waitingline for the AFX3, but when they emailed me, that the AFX3 is soon in stock... I cancelled my "order". Just because I prefer the AX8 formfactor so much more. AFX3 would be great as my studio tool... But with AX8 i don't feel, that i'm missing anything and in the...
  96. DropTheSun

    [NGD] Kiesel...But Pickups Sound Terrible! Help!

    With BKP's you can never go wrong IMO. All my other guitars have BKP's. My personal favorites from them are the Black Dog set and Juggernaut set.
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    [NGD] Kiesel...But Pickups Sound Terrible! Help!

    Oh man... It looks like, that i am alone saying, that I like the Lithium pickups. :eek: I have a Kiesel Vader V8: Top: Racing orange with white Logo Body: Alder Finish: Clear satin Fretboard: Zebrawood Neck: 5-Piece Mahogany Neck w/ 2 Maple Stripes Scale: 27” Pickups: Kiesel Lithium Cream I...
  98. DropTheSun

    New Song: Pulsar [Ghostbusters Edition]

    Gear: AX8 (guitars and Bass) Kiesel Vader V8 Ibanez K5 Bass Reaper DAW Steven Slate Plugins EZDrummer 2
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    AX8 and my Kiesel Vader 8 is a match made in heaven ;)

    I'm writing a new song... and this is what i've got so far. :D Little writers block atm, so off to sleep and see if I get fresh ideas the next day.
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