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    Plexi 100w 1970 Appreciation!

    Anybody else using this one? I've only really explored it today but it feels a bit more explosive and seems a bit spongier to play than my usual faves which are the 1959SLP and the 100W. Maybe it's the inclusion of the Normal Channel as I normally only use the treble but such a great model...
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    Possible to automatically switch to scenes layout when I select a preset?

    Say I'm on the presets layout and I hit preset 2, can it automatically switch to scenes from there? If so, how? Many thanks in advance!
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    FC-12 and Mission EP-1 pedalboard?

    What boards are we using guys? I was planning on using a Temple Duo 24 but I don’t believe it’ll be wide enough. What are you guys using for boards?
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    Plexi ghost note examples?

    I'm still waiting on my Axe III to be delivered but I'm curious about ghost notes on Plexi tones. Anybody got any clips of the Axe III Plexis showcasing this?
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    Help with a Plexi tone

    So I recently got rid of the FM3 but I just purchased an Axe FX III Mark II which should arrive tomorrow. One tone, for whatever reason, that always eluded by was the super kerrangy, bright, present Plexi tone? I could always get a nice gainy Plexi that sounded great but I don't feel like I...
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    Question regarding putting a power supply (Voodoo Lab) inside rack, on top of Axe III?

    Should that cause any issues? I'm basically thinking of a way to power an Axe III and my Sennheiser wireless off of one IEC cable. Currently doing that to power a Kemper Stage off of a Voodoo Lab PP2+ which lives under my board. Just wondering if I should be ok to mount the PP2+ on top of the...
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    Is the Mk I now a little outdated?

    Is there anything it can’t/won’t be able to do?
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    Axe Fx III vs FM3 - Feel?

    I’m curious - do these units feel any different to play? Obviously the Axe has significantly more processing power plus it has the variable input. Any influence on feel?
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    Any ideas about European availability?

    Would love one of these!
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    Single mics over Mix IRs for live?

    Anybody else preferring this? I love the @York Audio stuff and tend to gravitate toward the 01 Mix in most packs for home playing but in my live patches I nearly always go for a single mic IR, and 99.9% of the time it’s the trusty SM57. I guess there’s beauty in the simplicity of a tried and...
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    Soft reset going from Beta to final Firmware?

    Or is this not necessary? I did it when I updated to the Beta fairly recently but do I need to do it again?
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    "Soft reset" loses amp settings - how to maintain?

    Basically as the title says. Is there a way to soft reset the blocks and not lose my amp settings? Cliff suggests that on the Cygnus Firmware thread but it doesn't appear to happen for me?
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    Euro Blue & Red - did they change? Now EL34?

    I'm sure they used to default to 6L6 as per the 20th Anniversary model so is this a new model in Cygnus? On top of that, how do I best simulate the boost in the amp? Neutral on the input boost perhaps? Ideas welcome!
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    Worship Tutorials Def Leppard preset... any ideas?

    Does anybody know where to get this? Not a worship guy at all so only just came across these guys after the Cygnus/Ares video they made but this tone sounds great to me and fulfils that desire within to have these 80s style tones on tap, haha!
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    FM3 OMG9 Pedalboard suggestions - Metro 24? Also, remove End Caps?

    Does anybody have any up to date recommendations for a board to use for the OMG9 setup with a Mission SP-1? The size/shape of the setup is quite kinda unwieldy so I'm keen to make it as portable as possible for something of such an odd shape. I was looking at the Metro 24 as a possibility but it...
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    Plexi v 800 models

    Is it just me or are the Plexi models - I usually use the 100W High model - a little more smoothed off on the top than the Brit 800? Maybe it's with the master being on 10, they're more compressed? The 800 has a bit more of that extreme sizzle and kerning on very similar settings (Normally...
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    FM3 Scene Toggle help

    Received my FM3 today. It’s great! Was hoping to set up the scenes page to toggle between 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6, meaning if I paged up I would have 7, 8 and Tap/Tune. All good so far, clearly possible. My issue is; can I change the LEDs so Scenes 1/3/5 and 2/4/6 toggle between two colours? At the...
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    Can you still buy the AustinBuddy Naked Amps pack for AX8?

    I can’t seem to see it on the website but if anybody has a link? Is it still available?
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    FM3 big upgrade on AX8 or no?

    Or is it still negligible apart from that 2%? I saw one video recently where the FM3 sounded worlds ahead but I don’t remember thinking my III sounded significantly better than the AX8? Thoughts?
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    Did anybody ever draw a conclusion about removing the “sidebars” from the FM3/FC6?

    I remember this seeming like an idea that was floating around at the time the FM3 was announced. I don’t know what to call them other than “sidebars” but I remember people wanting to remove them to butt the two units up against each other in the “OMG9”. Any clues?
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    Moving to FM3 from AX8 - aside from the footswitching, any reason against?

    Regarding the footswitching, I’m adding an FC-6 so that won’t be an issue. Is there any other reason not to switch over? I know technically the processing power is similar (at least I remember reading that?) but is there anything else to note?
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    MFC Display dead. Help!

    So I've had an MFC-101 that I've been using with my Axe III for a while with a Jordi... Switched it on today at my gig and the screen is blank. Everything works as a switcher, but the screen is blank. Any help?
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    How do I make the 2290/DMM/Vintage Digital stereo?

    On the AX8 there was a config button?
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    Love the Zilla 2x12 V30 IRs in the Factory banks

    Fat, juicy V30 tones. Where are these from? Are there whole packs?
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    Feedback Send/Return - what am I doing wrong?

    I've run out of blocks horizontally so I want to add a couple more on another line and use the send and return blocks but I can't seem to make it actually work? I've put the send at the end of the first chain, and the return at the beginning of the second, but nothing? Can anybody help?
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    MFC-101 Questions - Global SCENE rather than Preset?

    Hi guys, I just got an MFC-101 to control my Axe III until I can get an FC-12. I have a few questions. I know there's a Global Preset but is there a Global Scene feature? I'd like every preset to have a solo scene in it but I dunno how possible this is? Am I able to have presets on Reveal and...
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    4cm using Fractal amp models as well as real amp?

    I have 4cm hooked up and working fine but would love to use some of the clean models with my amp - I have a Friedman Smallbox, so a dedicated US style clean would be great. Can anybody help me with this? How do I set it so that the guitar is routed straight to the modelled preamp and out through...
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    Axe III as interface?

    Presuming if I go direct out of the III into my monitors it's gonna sound better than going through my Focusrite Scarlett 2i4, right? I guess I could route my computer audio back through it too... Anybody doing this?
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    Can I use an MFC-101 Mk III to control the Axe III?

    I've seen quite a few tutorial videos featuring an MFC and an Axe III but I'm not clear if the Mk III can do it? I know there are limitations but does anybody have an answer?
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    Anyone here using a Voes Midi Controller with their Axe III?

    If so, how did you get on with connecting it all up and using the editor if you were using a Mac? I've tried Parallels but had no luck. I got an MX18 today and simply cannot get it to work. Very, very frustrating. It's all hooked up and switching the Axe, that's fine, but I can't get it to hook...
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    How to use Voes MX18 with Parallels? Help!

    Can anybody help with this? I've tried on two machines, both running Parallels so I can run a Windows 10 boot. I've installed the driver, tried numerous times to connect it but it just will not connect to the actual MX18 unit itself. I can see that it's connected via USB in device manager, but...
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    Difference between OH 412 MAR-CB GB-M25 and the GNR pack?

    I have both but they sound vastly different - the GNR pack sounds a lot more wild and raw to me. Anybody have tips for dialling it in? I find the original M25 set far easier to get a familiar sound with.
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    Friedman 2018 models... are they BE or HBE?

    I can't find anything stating which channel they model?
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    Where are cabs #131 and #132 from? Factory cabs still sounding great!

    I still love these two cabs, along with #103, for Greenback tones. Where are 131 and 132 actually from?
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    Converting Suhr Celestion IRs?!

    What is this conversion I have to do to use Celestion IRs in the AX8? Do I need another program for this? I just purchased the Suhr Celestion IRs and it says they need a "conversion"? I've usually just dragged and dropped IRs in the Axe-Manage Cabs section?
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    Friedman ASC-10 initial review

    Little bit of background - I'm using a Fractal AX8. I'm a professional and 95% of the time I'm on IEMs. Occasionally I've just used wedges if there's no IEM system in house, and that can be hit or miss, but generally fine. Got one of the ASC-10s the other day for the gigs where there's no IEMs...
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    Anybody here tried the new Friedman ASC-10?

    The smaller brother of the 12s? Any reviews?
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    Cool to leave AX8 turned on and switch on/off at wall?

    Well, specifically by switching my power supply on and off. I have my AX8 powered by the courtesy outlet on my power supply which is also powering my tuner. Am I cool to just leave the AX8 on and use the main plug to turn it on and off or should I always switch it off on the unit itself? Hardly...
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    Axe-Manage Cabs - IRs end up in random order?

    It seems like whenever I import IRs, they're in a random order which makes it difficult to find anything... Why might this be?
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    Anybody here use a real volume pedal in the FX loop of the AX8?

    Just tried it and it seems to work just fine. It's a low impedance model so I guess it shouldn't affect the tone at all either?
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    Comparison clips: Friedman Runt v AX8 Friedman v Helix Placater

    So these are all running through the same IR - an Ownhammer take on a Marshall 4x12 loaded with 25w Greenbacks, mic'd with an SM57. It's 57-05 for anybody wondering. I've put some screenshots below of the settings on each of the modellers, and the amp. It's interesting how differently the...
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    Made a quick demo of Muudrock's "PT100"

    Which is the Hook Captain 34, but heavily tweaked. Using Celestion IRs. Decided as it's Pete Thorn's signature amp, to do a Pete Thorn-style demo clip.
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    Which Amp/Plexi a closest to something like a Suhr PT100/SL68 type vibe?

    Maybe something like the SLP1959 or Plexi 100W High? Looking for a sort of Suhr PT100 channel 2/Suhr SL68 tone? Something like a gnarly Plexi-type tone found here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_9KEk9wMf4 Obviously the SL68 is basically a '68 Plexi so one of the Plexi models will cover...
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    UltraRes version of Cab 103? Or IRs to get there?

    Is there an UltraRes version of Cab 103? I really like it but I feel it's a little too cloudy in the low end and wondering if the UltraRes deal would clean that up? If not, can anybody recommend some IRs to get me there? Effectively the same thing but with a little more clarity and a tighter...
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    Weird AX8 behaviour - settings reverted?

    Just switched on my AX8 for the first time since Monday and it booted up on P1 S1, and things like Scene Revert, Input Pad, Spillover had returned to defaults? My patches were unaffected as far as I can tell, but slightly worrying! Any idea what causes this?
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    "Null Filter" or Volume for solo boost?

    I see some people using the "Null Filter" option... is there any particular reason for this, over using the regular volume boost?
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    AX8 Input Pad default?

    Is the default 6dB? Mine was set to 12, but I don't recall changing it? What does that change, tonally?
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    Necessary to refresh after FW update?

    This is the first time I've updated my AX8, so I'm wondering if I need to do anything to my existing presets to get the most from the new firmware?
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    Levels unbalanced after Firmware 10 update?

    Anybody else found this? Had to re-balance my clean to my crunch within my three main presets last night in a soundcheck. Anybody else affected by this? Is there a quick fix for balancing the levels back or is it just a case of doing it manually?
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    Friedman SS100 type tones?

    Which of the Friedman models is closest to that amp? I'm guessing one of the Browneyes? Anything I should look at modifying to get the models closer?
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    Bug? Weird digital popping/scratching noise when switching on blocks?

    So I can't actually recreate this, but earlier on I was building a patch with the CPU at about 85% (But occasionally, the reverb block would turn itself off due to CPU), and when I'd engage or disengage the drive block (in AX8-Edit), there would be this loud digital white noise kinda sound. It...
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    Weird digital popping/scratching noise when switching on blocks?

    So I can't actually recreate this, but earlier on I was building a patch with the CPU at about 85% (But occasionally, the reverb block would turn itself off due to CPU), and when I'd engage or disengage the drive block (in AX8-Edit), there would be this loud digital white noise kinda sound. It...
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    Removing support bar for good?

    Has anybody done this? I've tightened the bolts before but wondered if I could just remove it entirely?
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    AX8 4CM In/Out tweaking? Global EQ?

    I use my AX8 direct probably 90% of the time as the majority of my gigs are on ears, and absolutely adore it, but on the odd occasion I want to combine it with my amp (Friedman Dirty Shirley), what is the best way to get it to sound as close as possible to plugging straight in? I know the...
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    Friedman Dirty Shirley advice?

    Still getting to grips with this model though I LOVE it with my Tele. Just wondering how you guys are running it, EQ and cab wise? Currently running a combo of 103 and 132 together, panned 20/20, but the EQ is set pretty flat, maybe a little less bass and a little more mids and treble. Any...
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    Friedman Dirty Shirley suggestions?

    Still getting to grips with this model though I LOVE it with my Tele. Just wondering how you guys are running it, EQ and cab wise? Currently running a combo of 103 and 132 together, panned 20/20, but the EQ is set pretty flat, maybe a little less bass and a little more mids and treble. Any...
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    Bogner Ecstasy help

    Anybody have any tips on getting GREAT sounds from this model? Which cab/impulses do you guys find work best? Base settings? I copied the Lukather settings over for a starting point and used the German Boutique V30 cab but it sounds a bit... Congested. I know people complain about Bogners for...
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    Handle slightly loose on AX8 - easy fix?

    Hi guys My handle has come slightly loose on my AX8. Is this an easy fix? Anybody have any tips?
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    Which block for volume boost?

    I've used Vol 2 set before the last block which is usually the cab, and boosted it 3.5dB for solos etc but I've seen that some people seem to use a filter block as a boost? How does that work? Which filter block and why is that superior than volume? Also I guess I should run it AFTER the cab...
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    Preset switching faster than Scenes?

    Say for using multiple amps for multiple parts, is preset switching with less CPU per preset quicker than Scenes with tons going on in one single preset?
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    AX8 Help for a new user - Presets

    Hi guys I just purchased an AX8 as my small/fly/grab and go rig and was wondering if you could point me in the right direction here. For the last few years my main rig has been a Kemper (is that a dirty word here?) and on almost every bank, I have either a Deluxe Reverb, AC30 or something...
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    ART SLA2 for Axe-FX?

    So I've decided to keep my Cornford oversized 1x12 cabinet rather than going direct with the Axe-FX so I'm gonna be wanting a power amp. I see Mark Day uses the ART SLA2 with the power amp sims on for the tube feel. Any other power amps anybody can recommend? I'm just trying to look at my...
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    Strangest issue - can anybody help?

    Basically, I'm messing with all of this in anticipation of my Axe arriving. So, at the minute the only modeller I have is the V-Amp. I'm running it from the left (mono) out, into a 1/4" to 3.5mm converter and into the Line-In on my soundcard (Creative X-FI). This is where the strangeness...
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    Does the return policy apply in Europe with G66?

    I don't anticipate not liking the Axe but just incase I didn't get on with it? As I say, I don't expect this to happen but I'm just checking.
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    Thinking of replacing my Diezel/Cornford rig with Axe FX

    Basically, I'm not in a band at the moment, studying at The Guitar Institute. Live in a flat in London with no car and 15 mins walk from the underground. Downgraded my 4x12 to an oversized Cornford 1x12 but it's still a lot of amp for the use it gets right now. Almost considering getting an...
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    Would I regret getting a Standard over an Ultra?

    Maybe I'm just trying to save a bit of cash, perhaps get some high end monitors or something? I look at the fx in the Ultra and think "how often would I really use some of that stuff?" considering how my rig currently consists of an Einstein head, Bogner 4x12 and Eventide Timefactor. And I...
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