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    FS Bare knuckle pickups (low prices)

    Can you provide some updated pictures? :)
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    Does the output jack need to be replaced after removing some EMG's?

    I will check to see if my ohmmeter has it, and then check. Thanks again for the suggestions/advice!!
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    Does the output jack need to be replaced after removing some EMG's?

    Thank you for the information. They emailed me to let me know they can look it over for me and fix/adjust anything wrong there. The information each of you provided will provide me with questions for them as well so thank you for providing it for me :)
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    Does the output jack need to be replaced after removing some EMG's?

    They have done some quality work in the past but the pandemic had increased their workload there by a lot (they said it had more than quadrupled), and I found out the owner who usually does all of the work for me was on vacation during this time so they might have rushed everything to meet my...
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    Does the output jack need to be replaced after removing some EMG's?

    I had brought them four guitars for some work/mods and they had just finished all of them except for the PU replacement so I think they might have rushed this last one since I was headed there to get them and they realized all the electronics needed to be changed for passive PU's (they had just...
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    Does the output jack need to be replaced after removing some EMG's?

    I had paid a guitar repair shop to remove some EMG's (EMG-81 and EMG-SA) from my guitar and install some passive pickups (DiMarzio CrunchLab Bridge and Bare Knuckle Impulse Single Coil). We are not able to try the guitars out there due to their understandable pandemic precautions but I had...
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    FS Bare knuckle pickups (low prices)

    You should provide pictures of the pickups since there are a lot of different versions/styles/looks for them. I wanted to see if any of them would compliment the pickups I have on my guitars. I wish you had the Painkiller bridge as well :)
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    FS FOR SALE: AXE FX ULTRA, $579.00. ORIG PKG++

    I had helped a friend by dialing in his Ultra when he purchased one two years ago. I quickly remembered why I liked the one I sold many years before and I ended up purchasing 3 of them myself shortly afterwards :) I did end up selling/trading two of them last year since I realized it was...
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    Static Crackle Guitar Noise Problem

    After recording my electric guitar (emg 81 pickups) through high gain amp modelers or software amp sims there are high end crackling static sounds on all of my tracks. I have used both the AxeFX III and Scarlett 4i4 and made sure my guitar DI’s were clean and clear beforehand. It is only when I...
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    Cygnus Question .......

    I had wondered if the power amp modeling being disabled would affect the new tone/feel of Cygnus enough to not feel/hear much of a difference so I tried it with headphones (and turned the PA modeling back on) and it still sounded/felt like Ares, however, I did update the firmware again and there...
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    Cygnus Question .......

    Yeah, I have been pretty happy with the Ares tone but I was curious to hear the changes that had been discussed/mentioned in here. I waited until last week to finally do the firmware update and when there wasn't any real change then I figured that either I needed to do something more or there...
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    Cygnus Question .......

    Hey @pauly, I think the firmware didn't completely update the first time since I had tried it again as you suggested and it does sound like a different firmware version now!! The first time I did the update I had noticed that when I had opened the FM3-Edit and things were resyncing, the...
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    Cygnus Question .......

    "Any suggestions?" was the question regarding my statement of "I was expecting a change in tone and feel since I was going from Ares to Cygnus, however, I really didn't notice anything different from Ares to Cygnus" (I was hoping to get some suggestions on how to get the change in tone and feel...
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    Cygnus Question .......

    I had updated my FM3 to the FW 4.00 and I had uploaded the new presets based upon the Cygnus firmware. I was expecting a change in tone and feel since I was going from Ares to Cygnus, however, I really didn't notice anything different from Ares to Cygnus and I usually notice them right away...
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    Guitar pick harshness

    Where can you purchase these esseti picks? I came across them at NAMM about 4 years ago and I found they are really GREAT sounding, however, it would seem like you can only purchase them directly from the company (the site is in Italian, I believe, and they are pretty expensive).
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    FX8 VS MKII

    I would suggest try running through the FX8 without anything in the preset (a blank preset), and if it sounds close to 100% true bypass then add some effects one-by-one to see what colors the tone (if at all). If you are still not getting close to a 100% true bypass with a blank preset then you...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 16.00 "Cygnus"

    By chance, did you check the USB cable connection? Is the USB cable firmly placed in the USB slot?
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    Would you get this guitar plek'd?

    I had purchased some Jackson Broderick 7 strings (the real expensive one and one of the $999 ones) and I went to get them PLEK'd but the guy said none of them needed it since they were set up really well (I did have him PLEK my Schecter guitars). If you can get Sweetwater to lower the price a...
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    Would you get this guitar plek'd?

    I had 6 of my guitars PLEK'd and I was asked what tuning did I want on them, string height, and string gauge.
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    Axe-Fx III with Synergy preamp modules and MIDI

    I have been playing on my AXE FX III and FM3 at home through a Synergy 50/50 for over a year and I am hoping to play them in a band setting again once the pandemic allows it to see how it really feels and sits in the mix with a drummer, bass, and vocalist. I have been using a JMP-1 and a...
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    FX8 cutting out in 4CM

    Edit: I just noticed you said it is initially working but stops working as soon as you switch channels, so my reply below may not be helpful but at least it "bumps" your post :) If you were saying this was happening on an AXE FX II then I would say you probably have the volume turned all the...
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    FM3 and external switch options?

    Correct, and reference the reply from @bdrepko to you for a good midi option :) Also, I do have an FC-6 as well so I only needed the midi option when using just the FM3.
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    FM3 and external switch options?

    Sorry but I am not sure what you are asking in your question. Could you restate it for me?
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    FM3 and external switch options?

    Here is something I purchased that gave me "4" additional footswitches (with two TRS cables) making my FM3 become an FM7 or my FC-6 become an FC-10 (it works exactly like "4" of the foot switches on the FM3/FC-6):
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    FX8 vs G-Major 2

    I had used the GM2 for many years (owned three of them) and then I purchased the G-Force and compared the two units. I thought the GM2 was slightly better due to the newer effects and a much lower purchase price. Then I decided I wanted a G-System to replace the GM2 and my Ground Control Pro...
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    Anybody using a FX8 with a AX8?

    I don't think you will get many people saying they are using an FX8 with AX8 since the AX8 has pretty much the same effects so they would probably just use the effects on the AX8. I have both of them and I use the AX8 by itself and the FX8 with an amp or preamp.
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    Best Power Amp for Modelers

    I use the SYN 5050 and it sounds great with my AX3, FM3, XL+, Triaxis, and JMP-1. It is a nice alternative to my modded Marshall EL34 50/50 since it weighs a hell of a lot less than the Marshall and it only takes up one space in the rack :)
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    FX8 MKII noise/hiss problem

    One thing about the FX8 is you get a really pure amp/preamp tone going through it compared to the others (no tone suck). The next thing you should try is just have everything set up normally (4CM with amp and FX8) but nothing in the FX8 preset so that you can hear the pure tone of the amp. If...
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    FX8 MKII noise/hiss problem

    I don't remember getting any type of white noise (hiss) from my FX8 MKII with the 4CM. However, all my Fractal devices do make noise when I am connected to an older computer using the USB connection. It goes away when I disconnect the USB cable and it doesn't happen on a newer computer. Are...
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    Need help for the AX8 to power amp and cab

    Look for AXE FX II presets then convert them over. Also, look for some of Ola's videos on YouTube for the AX8 since I believe he usually shares the presets through the video links.
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    FM3 3-button vs AX8 11-button, reflection after 6 months or so

    @Johan Allard I was the one that started the Go-Fund-Me thread since I had just purchased a mint AX8 (I never owned one before this one) and I was hoping to see the Ares firmware from my XL+ in the AX8 (but I am actually fine having the AX8 stay the same). I found I really liked the AX8 and I...
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    Need help for the AX8 to power amp and cab

    Are you connected to your computer through the USB when you hear the noise and peaks? Disconnect it and see if the sound issue goes away. Also, start simple as EdgE said above so that you can determine what to add and adjust to get you a good sound through the AX8 and power amp with cab. I...
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    What's the Blinking Red Light Under the Fan Mount on the Motherboard of my Axe III MkII?

    Damn, I should NOT have looked inside my AXE FX III .......... There should be a WARNING label provided by Cliff on the bottom of every one of them :)
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    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 2.00 Firmware Release

    And the one most of us easily forget - new strings!! I remember finding the AX2 starting to sound dull and a steady loss of high end over time but then one day I changed my strings ........... and there was my glorious sound again :)
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    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 2.00 Firmware Release

    And new pickups :)
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    USB Noise in Monitors

    I have been getting the USB connection thing as well for years on my ACER computer. I did connect it to another computer and the sound/issue went away so I would suggest trying it on a different computer. I had just learned to ignore it since I like my older ACER and the other computers are...
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    AX8 John Petrucci Rhythm Tone

    Also, you want to find some really good IR's for the cabs since that was key making the presets sound really top level. There are many free IR's out there that will help get you closer to that ideal sound through your monitors. I had found some free Mesa Boogie ones that OwnHammer provided for...
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    Can anyone recommend an Android Tablet to run FracPad?

    The Amazon Fire HD 10 seems to be a pretty decent price and it would cost about $15-$20 for the removal of the ads if I find they are too annoying or rooting too daunting (I am reading up on rooting right now and I am sure there is probably a good number of videos out there with walk-throughs...
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    Can anyone recommend an Android Tablet to run FracPad?

    Good to know about checking for the OTG support, and thanks. I think that I need it to be a 10" screen so I am looking into @negativefx suggestion about the Amazon Fire HD 10 since I want to see the knobs and numbers as large as possible :)
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    Can anyone recommend an Android Tablet to run FracPad?

    I have been looking for an android tablet to run FracPad but I didn't want to spend much on the device. However, I want the android tablet to be reliable for using the FracPad (I will not need to use it for anything else). The problem it seems with the android tablets is that many of them seem...
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    FM3 VS Quad Cortex

    If you didn't have a newer firmware then there was a certain point where the CPU was getting the maxed out warning with just a few blocks. It was fixed with a newer firmware. I received a new FM3 about two months ago and it had happened to me, but I knew that I needed to check for a firmware...
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    Axe-Fx Ultra vs Axe-Fx 2

    No matter what unit you purchase, you will love the Fractal products :)
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    Axe-Fx Ultra vs Axe-Fx 2

    @Tzuki How much are used FM3's going for in your country? What is the price difference between them and the other used Fractal units?
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    Axe-Fx Ultra vs Axe-Fx 2

    I had a friend that purchased the Ultra two years ago and he was not very tech-savvy but I only had the AX2 and I remembered they were a little different so I had offered to re-learn it myself for him if he let me borrow it for a weekend (afterwards I could walk him through how to set it up and...
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    I can’t find a decent overdrive tone

    The drive should be placed in "front" of the amp since you want it to "drive" your amp :) However, you can always place it wherever you want in the tonal path, and you might come up with something unique if it is after the amp, but it usually sounds best in front of the amp and ALWAYS before...
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    I can’t find a decent overdrive tone

    I have found that it is hard to NOT get a good drive sound using the FM3 or AX3 with almost all the overdrives in there (I have not used them all yet but every one of them that I have tried so far has produced something better than any drive pedal that I have ever owned/used). It really would...
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    Kemper user here who just got an FM3 - blown away

    Yeah, I was not able to unhear that sound in a Kemper after realizing/hearing there was a certain sound that was part of the Kemper sound/process. I really didn't notice it during the first weekend of having it while I was playing the Kemper since I was loving the "feel" of an amp through the...
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    Marshall JVM410HJS Midi problem

    I think you would use the store buttons on your 6100 to store the settings. I had a KSR Artemis II that allowed me to just set up an amp channel with extras then I would click the store button and it stored the information on the Artemis and sent it to the FX8 specific preset (no CC codes...
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    WTB FX8 mk II

    Well, I purchased two of them and I was able to get each one for under $700 but there was a good amount of effort/trust on my part for one of them and the other one came to me through this forum at a pretty good price after using the WTB option (they were sort of local to me). I see them mostly...
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    Stand In Switches (Hold Function ?) RESOLVED

    I am in the same situation with an AX3 and a FC-6 and a 4-button footswitch (connects from the 4-button footswitch to the FC-6 with two TRS cables). It is a 4 button momentary footswitch (dual 2 button pedal). Dimensions: 4.72 x 3.71 x 1.33 inches. I can get the 4 buttons to work as "Tap" but...
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    Line on bottom 3rd of display during startup...

    I had found this happens on my new AXE FX III Mark II (I received it last Monday). A thin line quickly appears/disappears across the display when you first turn on the AXE FX III. It shows up in the lower part (about a quarter of the way from the bottom of the display). Fractal Support...
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    WTB FX8 mk II

    You are very welcome!! Based upon the really nice condition, this one was a pretty fair price since you have to also pay the additional taxes on eBay and Reverb. I had recently purchased two FX8's myself since they are perfect for effects with amps and preamps (I always regretted selling...
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    WTB FX8 mk II

    @FullReverse is selling one in the For Sale section. It is in really nice condition. I had recently purchased an AX8 from him and everything showed up fine, arrived quickly, and it worked perfectly.
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    What power amp do you use with your FM3?

    Synergy SYN5050
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    What power amp do you use with your FM3?

    Marshall EL34 50/50 (EL34's on left side and 6L6's on right side)
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    Thanks to Austin Buddy, I'm out of the rabbit hole.

    Well, @austinbuddy is actually responsible these days for sending me down the rabbit hole :) Even though you do not need to spend more than a few moments adjusting any of his presets to taste, I did find that you can spend a LOT of time trying out each preset AND every scene since they are...
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    Anyone else want a new FX8 unit with latest Fractal mojo?

    I appreciate all of the Fractal products (I own every one of them now) but my favorite will always be the FX8 since it really helped me to understand scenes AND it is the one unit where you really get your amp or preamp tone without it being colored and no tone suck at all. I have tried all of...
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    Changing the AXE FX III back to the earliest version ..........

    I would like to conduct an experiment where I compare my XL+ with Ares 2 to the AXE FX III in it's earliest form. I would need the AXE FX III 1st firmware, the AXE Edit version that worked with it, and the original AXE FX III stock presets. Where would I find each of them? Also, would I need...
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    AX8 Guitar Christmas/Advent Calendar 2020 :-)

    Your tribute was very nicely done :) I would definitely enjoy learning how to play this song!!
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    Is there any way to use headphones

    This is a recent similar discussion thread that you could reference since there is some options there for you (it helped me): https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/ax8-headphone-socket.167314/
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    Happy Birthday Cliff!

    Cliff, Happy Birthday - And may you have MANY more of them!!
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    New Mac or New Mac? Questions

    My friend sent me a link to that video and it was pretty amazing how much he was able to load with it (it was the MAC mini). He was using the Logic X Pro and I had purchased this DAW last year but I have not installed it yet since I am more of a PC person. They are having a sale this weekend...
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    Is there a way to import a preset made in FM3 into AX8?

    They are on sale right now for 40% off the usual price of $72 but I am not sure if I should even chance it since they are non-refundable. I wish they had a sample one to try out and hear how it sounds.
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    Is there a way to import a preset made in FM3 into AX8?

    Thanks, it sounds like you saved me some money :) Also, I am curious about these presets since if there is no amp-matching in the AX8 then I wonder why these guys are selling these amp-matching presets for the AX8 (it's possible there is a keyword there that translates to something similar)...
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    Is there a way to import a preset made in FM3 into AX8?

    What about converting an XL+ preset based upon amp-matching to the AX8? Would I lose the amp-matching? I was thinking about purchasing some for the XL+ and then use them for both the XL+ and AX8 but I thought that I should check here before doing the purchase.
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    AX8 Headphone Socket

    Thank you very much!!
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    Patch mode vs Scenes

    Thanks for the page references since I came here today mainly for these exact functions. I might change the ordering of the F1-F3 switches but I will try this suggestion first then see if I need to change anything around afterwards.
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    Would you sell your AX8 to buy a new FM3?

    If a person could afford them both then I would say have them both since the tones are different enough that you will benefit from both of them. The prices of used AX8's are really good right now and you would have all the extra switches available to you on the AX8. You can make it happen on...
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    Connecting to power amp

    And you might want to turn off the cabs, if they are on globally, since you may find that you prefer the sound much more without them being on for every preset (you could always leave them on globally and just turn them off per preset).
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    AX8 Headphone Socket

    I was going to buy this headphone amp until I saw this post: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/HA400--behringer-microamp-ha400-4-ch-headphone-amplifier
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    AX8 Headphone Socket

    Where do you to switch the db out to +4 on the AX8? I am assuming it is an internal thing.
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    Using Fractool to convert Axe-Fx presets over to the AX8

    I have an XL+ and there is many presets that have been dialed in to taste so I wanted to start using the Fractool to convert them over to be used in the AX8. I had used it many years ago when to take some of the presets from the FX8 and place them in the XL+ for the effects but it has been a...
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    AX8 Headphone Socket

    Thanks for sharing since I was just looking into options for a headphone amp for my new AX8. I had found a few at Sweetwater for I believe around $30 but this is a much cheaper solution :-)
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    Purchasing Amp-Matching Presets for the AX8

    Do you know if Glenn's patches are for the Q10 firmware? There is no mention of it on his site where he has those AX8 patches for sale?
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    Purchasing Amp-Matching Presets for the AX8

    And yeah, the ones by Austin Buddy are always great sounding with super cool routing/switching options so I will look into those ones as well.
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    Purchasing Amp-Matching Presets for the AX8

    I just looked at their Funky Pack Vol.1 and it looks like it based upon what is already in the AX8 where the other preset is created using amp-matching. Also, I had come across a video by Glenn where he shared his presets from the video and they were quite good but based upon the older firmware...
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    Purchasing Amp-Matching Presets for the AX8

    I am looking for some top quality presets to purchase and I came across these ones where it looks like they used the amp-matching feature. https://www.choptones.com/collections/fractal-audio-patches/products/bogie-jpc2-amp-pack-patches-ax8 Does anyone have any experience with these types of...
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    A Go-Fund-Me for Another AX8 Firmware Update

    Sir, Thank you for finding/taking the time to read through this thread and provide this reply since we all know you are extremely busy working on the next great thing!! Honestly, I am loving the AX8 the way it is with Q10 and I can spend some time dialing in similar presets to my Q10 XL+...
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    Has anyone found new rubber feet?

    I had purchased felt and rubber feet/pads and here is a link to Lowe's for a variety of them: https://www.lowes.com/search?searchTerm=felt+pads Here is the most recent one that I purchased for my AXE FX III: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Scotch-8-Pack-1-in-Gray-Round-Felt-Pad/1000093269...
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    A Go-Fund-Me for Another AX8 Firmware Update

    Yeah, I totally hear everything you are saying and I am now one of those "hopeful" ones since I had recently updated my XL+ to the Ares and I was really digging the new tones there BUT I was also missing all of my dialed in Q10 tones. They are just two different sounding beasts and I don't...
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    Has anyone found new rubber feet?

    One quick option would be to go to Lowe's and pick up either felt or rubber pads that you can place on the bottom (stick on there). They have some that are thick enough to work well on the bottom. I had bought some for $3 or $4 for my AXE FX III for placing it on my desktop and not scratching...
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    A Go-Fund-Me for Another AX8 Firmware Update

    I believe that the majority of AX8 users would pay for a firmware update. I have considered contacting Cliff directly through here and just ask if we could convince him to do the Ares update for a "group" fee. He would not be able to provide a fee per individual since the firmware would be...
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    Pulsing noise after signal decayed, while having USB connected to computer

    The funny things is that I just purchased an AX8 and I connected it up right now and I found that issue is back again and affecting the AX8. Fortunately, I know the computer is the issue, however, it is interesting that it went away for the XL+ (I played on it just 10 minutes ago) but just...
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    Pulsing noise after signal decayed, while having USB connected to computer

    Well, good to hear you determined the cause of the issue since I had originally thought it was possibly my power amp that was making the sound (I was really glad it was not the issue) then I found it was the AXE FX through the older computer (fixed on another computer) and each of these items...
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    Pulsing noise after signal decayed, while having USB connected to computer

    I would suggest trying a different computer since I had found a similar issue had gone away when I tried a different computer. Eventually, it seemed to fix itself on the original computer. It have just been some kind of USB issue on my original computer since it was an older computer and I...
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    A Go-Fund-Me for Another AX8 Firmware Update

    I would be one of those people who would purchase an FM3 and keep an AX8 so no loss of sales from me. They are two different sounding devices and I can benefit from having both tones/amps from each of them as well as there is advantages to having both of them based upon their layouts.
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    A Go-Fund-Me for Another AX8 Firmware Update

    Yeah, I said the same thing in a few of my above posts/replies. There is no real financial incentive to make a firmware for an older discontinued model that would take away sales from a newer unit. The reason for suggesting the Go-Fund Me for a firmware update and I would be one of the ones...
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    A Go-Fund-Me for Another AX8 Firmware Update

    Also, I would have been fine to have received a firmware update where we are limited on the number of effects we can use along with a much better amp "if" the AX8 was limited due to memory. I could always live with a GREAT sounding amp BUT limited to a single reverb, delay, equalizer, chorus...
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    A Go-Fund-Me for Another AX8 Firmware Update

    Well, he might have simply chosen not to provide an additional firmware update since an update could have lost some FM3 sales if the AX8 was updated to the Ares firmware. I am basing this last statement on my own experience with updating my XL+ the other night from Q10 to the Ares 2 since it...
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    Where are all the FX8 MK II's?

    Another positive thing to mention here is that the FX8 allows you to retain the pure tone of your amp or preamp where all the others suck some of your tone. I have tested every one of the Fractal devices that I own and every one of them takes away some of the tone from my amp or preamp. The...
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    A Go-Fund-Me for Another AX8 Firmware Update

    I can understand why there has been no responses to any posts regarding requests for an update since it is just not worth their time to do one. The AX8 sounds great in the current Q10 firmware but I believe it would benefit enough of us to have the Ares firmware (or a version of it) since I...
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    Still happy - AX8

    I had just purchased/received an AX8 and I have come to find that the AX8 is an AMAZING piece of gear!! I wish that I would have purchased one of these units years ago but there was either a waitlist or they would be out of stock right away every time I was looking to get one (definitely a...
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    First notes on the AX8 [+ patch download]

    I just purchased an AX8 based upon this video!!
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    SOLD AX8 - $850 Shipped.

    @FullReverse Just in case you check here first, the payment was sent to you :)
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    SOLD Fractal Audio FX8 Mark II $800 Shipped

    If you still have this for sale then provide some pictures since my friend said he might be interested in it. I'll tell him to check the forum in a few days.
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    SOLD AXE FX III - Brand New - Still sealed in the box - $1900 plus shipping in USA

    I have a few people that have contacted me out here and said they wanted to meet up and get it from me so if I sell it this weekend then I will delete this listing here. The price is set and I'm not interested in any trades since I am only selling it due to the pandemic affecting...
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