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  1. cdub

    Should I get an Axe-Fx?

    I own the Ultra and a II XL+. They both sound great. The major difference for me was that the II sounded quite a bit better straight out of the box & it was easier to dial in great tones. I felt the learning curve on the Ultra was much longer & you may need to turn some dials to very odd...
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    White Lion Wait

    Instead of doing something constructive on a day off I'm playing with toys. Much more fun. Tried to get in the ballpark of Vito's tone. Patches are attached if anyone would like them. Used scene 1 for rhythm and scene 2 for the lead and the Vito clean for the end.
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    Steve Vai - Eugene's Trick Bag

    Wish I could "mess up" that good. Phenomenal job!
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    Dokken - Kiss Of Death

    My attempt at George Lynch's Kiss of Death solo. Just trying to get in the ball park on the tone. I've attached the patch in case anyone would like to have it. Used scene 1 for rhythm and scene 2 for the lead. Recorded direct using Reaper.
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    Maiden - The Evil That Men Do

    Trying to get close to that Seventh Son tone. I've attached the patch if anyone is interested. Used scene 1 for both rhythm parts & scene 2 for the lead. Enjoy.
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    Gig video- The Ultimate Sin

    Nice! Great tone too!
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    My favorite High Gain Tone

    I don't have a way to record the Ultra direct. Not sure this patch would sound that great recorded direct anyway. I've some fairly close with the Axe 2 using the Angle 2 amp & 1960A G12M cab. I'm assuming that cab is the closest thing to the 4X12 Green from the Ultra? Not sure how it will...
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    My favorite High Gain Tone

    This is by far my favorite high gain tone I've come up with on any Fractal product. I've tried really hard to replicate this on my Axe Fx II XL, but can't seem to quite match it. Lately I'm not even turning on the XL, just always playing my Ultra & using this patch. I'm using a Music Man...
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    Steve Vai "For the Love of God"

    That was stunning. I would love the patch if you would be willing to share it. Thank you.
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    Gig Video-Bark at the Moon

    Sounds fantastic!
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    Kiss of death - Lynch - TM - preset included

    Wow. I can't detect any difference from the original. One of my all time favorite albums, wore the cassette out back in Jr high school.
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    Dokken - Unchain The Night Solo

    I certainly don't have the skills some the other Dokken fans this board have, but I do have one of Lynch's guitars. The tone is somewhere in the ballpark, but by no means a match. The patch is attached if you are interested. Used scene 1 for rhythm & 2 for the lead recording direct through...
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    John Petrucci Mark II C++ Preset

    That sounds fantastic! Very close to the recording.
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    RATT - Lay It Down solo

    Awesome! Got to see Ratt on the Reach for the Sky tour with Britney Fox & Kix opening when I was a kid. That concert made me want to play guitar so bad.
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    Ultra Patches

    I mainly use the Axe Fx II now, but could never part with the Ultra. These are some of the patches I use set up for FRFR. I use a musicman JP6 & they sound really good with it. The volumes used to all be level, but I've played around with them a bit & a few of them are likely off. Enjoy.
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    Using a QSC K12

    I use a K12 also. I would leave it flat & EQ in the Axe Fx as well. Before gigging set it up in the biggest room you have access to upright around head level & crank it to 100 or so decibels. That will get you somewhat close to how it should sound out of the PA & then EQ from there. You can...
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    Live tone, need some tips.

    With a parametric eq try cutting 100-110Hz around -3, cut 500Hz around -1.5-2. Boost 2000Hz +1 or 2. For me that usually cleans things up nicely although I always run straight to FOH & use in ears. If the highs & mids sounds just a bit harsh when you are playing by yourself that's probably a...
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    Saving Axe Edit for II & Ultra?

    Tried storing them in different locations, even changed the name to Axe_Edit_Ultra, but it still got over written when I installed the one for the XL+. I'm on a Mac, so maybe that is it? I can't figure it out!
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    Saving Axe Edit for II & Ultra?

    I own both the XL+ and an Ultra. Is there a way to save both the latest Axe Edit for the XL & the legacy version for the Ultra to one's computer? Whenever I download one it overwrites the other, so I'm constantly downloading depending upon which unit I want to use. Thanks.
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    Can the Ultra Get close to the II??

    After using the II for the last 2 years I pulled my Ultra out & played around with it. Forgot how great it sounded. The II seemed a little easier to work with straight out the box, but once you know what your doing you can get some fantastic tones from the Ultra. I certainly plan on keeping...
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    Vh "Feel Your Love Tonight" Cover Video

    guitar sounds nice & THICK. Really cool.
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    STEELHEART - She's Gone (full cover w/vocals)

    Fantastic singing & playing. I'm gonna have to go dig that cassette tape out, it's been a while since I've listened to Steelheart.
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    AX8 Heaven Sent Solo Dokken/ Lynch

    Very nice! BFTA is absolutely packed with great riffs & licks.
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    DOKKEN | So Many Tears (Solo Cover)

    I wore that cassette tape out when I was a kid. Still listen to BFTA all the time, it just never seems to get old. Can you wear out a CD? Awesome job!
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    fw Q4 | DOKKEN | Unchain The Night | FULL COVER w/vocals (patch included)

    That solo gave me goosebumps! Awesome guitar playing & singing! Was listening to BFTA on the way home last night from a gig - these guys never got enough credit. I always thought they were the best of the hair band era. Got to see them on the Dysfunctional tour, but was a little too young to...
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    Joe Satriani Tone (including Video)

    Wow, that was awesome. Great tone as well.
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    Setting up the Axe Fx with In Ear Monitors

    I don't really have a technical answer, besides it gives a great stereo sound - the guitar sounds like it is all around your head instead of right in the middle of your skull. You're right the ratio is key - 50%. 15ms may be a little high as well, you start to get a slap back sound. 10-12...
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    Here I Go Again - Whitesnake

    Nice work! Sounds good.
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    Here I Go Again - Whitesnake

    I'm on 2.04
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    Here I Go Again - Whitesnake

    Using the Carvin Legacy Amp block. I used some of the recommendations in the guide to all the amp models thread in the Axe Discussion forum which really helped this amp come alive. I could never get this amp to sound good before reading that thread. I can't seem to get the tone spot on, but I...
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    Some video from our show at the House of Blues running direct with the AX8

    That was awesome! Great tone! Seems like an opportunity for a shameless plug of my live Crazy Train tone taken in a much smaller venue:
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    Iron Maiden - The Trooper

    Thanks for the feedback. It's unlikely my solos are 100% true to the original. I play through it slow so others can take from it whatever they choose. On The Trooper it sure sounds like Adrian's solo is using the neck pickup & Dave's is using the bridge. Maybe my ears are deceiving me?
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    Iron Maiden - The Trooper

    One of my favorite bands which is a little ironic since I was afraid of them when I was a little kid. Using the Brit Pre amp block. The XL patch is attached. I used scene1 for the rhythm & scene2 for the lead. I did add some compression in reaper - the distorted guitar preset to be exact...
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    White Lion - Broken Heart

    I think I've seen just about every other 80s "hair" band, somehow I just missed White Lion. I did manage to catch Pantera several times in the early 90s also. Too bad that is another band we will never see again.
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    White Lion - Broken Heart

    Never got to see them live. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that at some point they will do a reunion tour.
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    White Lion - Broken Heart

    My thoughts exactly.
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    White Lion - Broken Heart

    Thank you!
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    White Lion - Broken Heart

    I really love Vito Bratta's playing & hope he gets back out there someday. This is the first backing track I've ever made from scratch, so its nowhere perfect. This is the version from Mane Attraction - the tone isn't spot on, but its in the ballpark. I used scene1 the Plexi 50w Hi for the...
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    Using the Axe with In Ear Monitors?

    Funny I just posted a video in this forum showing how I set up my patch and Axe to use with stereo in ears. There doesn't seem to be much on you tube on how to do this, so I figured I'd toss my 2 cents out there. Check out the thread - hopefully it will give you some ideas. Thanks.
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    Van Halen - Somebody Get Me a Doctor - Full Cover and Patch Q2.0

    Awesome! Wish I could play it that well. I made a video a few weeks ago on my VH tone - just set up the camera & tried to play some VH licks.
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    Setting up the Axe Fx with In Ear Monitors

    A quick video on how I set up my patches & Axe Fx for stereo in ears. This is simply how I do it & it works great for me. Probably nothing new here for all the guru's, but hopefully it helps the less technically proficient (like myself) figure out how to get a great tone with in ear monitors.
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    Some Direct to FOH video

    I'm pretty sure it is the JVM OD1 Red and TV Mix #2 cab. I use a number of high gain patches through the night & I don't always use specific ones for specific songs. I've included the patch. For rhythm I turn off the drive & the delay going to out1. Thanks!
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    Some Direct to FOH video

    Seems like there always lots of discussions in regards to running direct vs. a power amp / cab set up. I've always run direct just out of convenience, but never really knew how it sounded since I use in ears. Someone sent me this short clip, taken with an iPhone I believe. I can't remember...
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    fwQ2.00 | My NEW Dokken/GEORGE LYNCH patch + Til The Livin’ End SOLO VIDEO

    Awesome! Lynch is one of my favs! Pulling out the ESP sunburst tiger now, guess the rest of my day is shot. Thanks for the patch!
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    Pantera Cemetery Gates Solo

    Still learning how to record with this beast. I've used it for a live many times, but am finding recording is quite different in terms of patch set up. Wasn't trying to match the tone, just going for something that cuts through the mix & sounded good to my ears. Recorded with reaper - no post...
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    Funk jam with some mistakes ;-)

    That was awesome.
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    Dio - The Last in Line Solo

    Thank you sir! It's a very simple, but effective patch.
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    Dio - The Last in Line Solo

    I double tracked the solo using the Engl amp block. Just my take & not trying to match the original tone. Patch is attached. Enjoy.
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    Up The Irons

    This is awesome. Here is my attempt at the Wasted Years solo. I patch is based off one I grabbed off of here a while back. I've just tweaked it a bit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMzqsQ11Cn4
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    Hangar 18 solos - JVM

    Thanks. RIP definitely has some challenging guitar parts!
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    Hangar 18 solos - JVM

    The solos are not perfect, but in the ballpark. Really basic patch using the JVM OD1 Rd & taken with a very old camera. Really loving the JVM for high gain tones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhWJF3zhLX0
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    Axe Fx with Sennheiser IEM 300

    I believe this is what I want to do. Are you getting a mix of the band in both R & L ear buds even though it is a mono mix?
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    Axe Fx with Sennheiser IEM 300

    I'm quite the novice when it comes to IEM, so I'm looking for some advice on the best way to run stereo IEMs. I'm borrowing a Sennheiser 300 IEM from a friend. Currently I'm running out1 and out2 of the Axe fx into the Sennheiser. I'm putting a stereo delay before the fx loop for out2 at 30ms...
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    EVH tone from the late 80s / early 90s. AxeFX II XL - FW18

    Sounds Great! Hoping you can share the preset.
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    Axe Edit Question

    Quite the duh moment. It was the USB driver. Appears to be working now. Thank you good sir!
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    Axe Edit Question

    I just got my Axe II XL today & already have a dumb question. I am having trouble connecting the the axe edit. It is showing disconnected & when I go to settings - ports boy ports show <none> & there is nothing to select in from the drop down. I have connected via the USB in the back of the...
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    Saw Megadeth at the Warfield...

    Here is a pic I took of Chris' rig on the Thirteen Tour. I don't think he has changed anything since. He does use Mustaine's Marshall cabs on stage (located behind the video screens) but uses the cab simulations from the Axe Fx to his in ears. I think Dave's set-up is very similar.
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    Separating FOH & In Ear Mix

    Thank you good sir! Appreciate the help.
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    Separating FOH & In Ear Mix

    Is there a way to split a patch so one mix goes to FOH & another mix goes to your in ears? I would like to add some additional reverb & delay to my in ear mix, but don't want it going to the FOH house mix. If this is possible does anyone have some easy-to-follow instructions on how to make...
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    Bon Jovi - Have a nice day - Solo cover

    Nice playing & tone. Do you have the patch you can share? Thanks!
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    INXS - Need You Tonight

    Has anyone out there taken a stab at creating a patch for this song? I'm having trouble even getting in the ball park on this one. Thanks!
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    Doug Aldrich / Whitesnake patch!

    Thanks for sharing - this is awesome. I kicked the boost on & I'm really loving the tone - & yes Aldrich rules.
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    Tornado of Souls solo (Megadeth)

    Awesome. You really nailed the tone.
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    Zakkie Wyldie - No more tears

    Great patch - it was really fun to play with. I made some slight adjustments. I'm using a QSC K12 & it sounds great through it.
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    Metal Patches for use with a QSC K12

    Here are a few patches I use with the K12. They are set up for live use at a loud volume. For lower volumes you will probably want add some more low end to the patch. The ENGL & Mark IV are fairly metal, the CA3 more of an 80s rock/metal tone & I threw in the Hipower patch b/c I really like...
  66. cdub

    Move the Sky with AXE II!!

    WOW! Great song, great playing & great tone!
  67. cdub

    How much Rock is there in the 5150?

    Really great rock tone. Any chance you can share the patch?
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    Sound Of Megadeth

    Go over to Chris Broderick's Forum. His Ultra patches are on there & you can download them.
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    Breaking all illusions

    Wow! Great playing & tone. PLEASE share your patches with us.
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    EVH Balance tone?

    This a great patch! I'm using the stock V30 in Cab L with a R121 Cond mic & the Marshall1960A-G12Ms-SM57-CapEdgeOffAxis-2in in Cab R & it is sounding amazing through the QSC K12. Thanks for posting! Time to revisit the Balance album.
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    Round and Round Request

    I've managed to get fairly close. The attached patch uses the Cust Shift. Set your Custom Scale #1 in the global menu as follows: A = +4 A# = +3 B = +4 C = +4 C# = +5 D = +5 D# = +5 E = +6 F = +3 F# = +4 G = +5 G# = +3 This sounds pretty close IF you are using a guitar tuned...
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    I wouldn't say the playing is sloppy considering how difficult DT is to play. Quite impressive & great job on the tone. PLEASE post the patch!
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    Short Clip of Plexi 1 v11 Firmware

    Great patch! Thanks for posting.
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    Round and Round Request

    Thanks for posting! I'm not able to load the patch - it just reloads the current patch I am already on. Not sure if it is me or the patch although I don't normally have any trouble loading other patches on here.
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    Round and Round Request

    Columbus area
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    Round and Round Request

    I don't worry too much about nailing tones exactly, I just try to get in the ballpark. I've attached is the rhythm patch I use for almost all 80s hair stuff including Round & Round. The patch is set up for gig volumes & I play through a QSC K12. Now I just need a patch to play the harmony...
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    Round and Round Request

    I also start the solo on the B string 20th fret & have been trying to create the harmony off of it. Any patches that come close to replicating this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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    Round and Round Request

    I have discovered that I really suck when it comes to programming the pitch shift block. I've been trying to get a patch for the harmonies in Ratt's Round & Round solo. Does anyone already have one specifically set up for this song? I've already tried using the Lonely Hearts patch &...
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    BEST FRFR Products for Ultra

    There were a number of favorable posts a while back about the Yamaha DSR 115. Might be worth checking out. I'm using a QSC K12 & have been very happy with it. I spent a lot of time reading all the posts before I went FRFR & there are so many opinions I feel that I kind of wasted quite a...
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    Hotel Axe-ifornia Using the Custom Scales VIDEO

    Have these patches been posted anywhere? Just want to make sure I didn't miss them. VERY nice job on replicating the harmonies!
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    I'm goin FRFR. Need a little speaker advice.

    I've been using the QSC K12 for about 6 weeks now. It has loads of bottom end. I had to turn the bass way down & crank the low cuts on most of my presets b/c it has so much bottom end. It is really loud also. I've used it 4 or 5 times live & have a much easier time hearing myself than I ever...
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    Still of the night

    Has anyone one else had problems downloading these patches? About 25% of the patches I try to download don't work. When I try to upload them to Axe editor it just reloads the current patch I was already on. Seems so hit or miss that some upload just fine & others don't. Great job on Still of...
  83. cdub

    QSC K12s for less than $799 each?

    I used my K12 for the first time live Fri night. I put it about 8 ft behind me on the floor as a monitor. I had it turned up a little less than 1/2 way & the output of the axe less than 1/2 & it felt like a wall of 4x12s behind me. I've never received more compliments on my sound than I did...
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    Amp/Cab to QSC K12. What can I expect?

    I just converted from an ART-SLA2 & 4x12 to the QSC K12. There is a considerable difference. I haven't had to do too much tweaking on my clean tones & the cleans are now much clearer & sound much better. Dialing in great hi gain tones has been a bit of challenge - you will need to forget...
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    Dragianni - Straight To he Sun

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    Considering an Ultra but have questions

    I use the midi mate with my Ultra. It is extremely easy. Connect it with a midi cable & your set. I don't use the midi mate to turn any of the effects on or off either. I program different patches for a lead boost, or if I want to add delay etc. It has always seemed easier to me that way &...
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    Purchased the ultra today! question about mark day patches.

    Re: Purchased the ultra today! question about mark day patch I am also a new Ultra owner (had it about 2 1/2 weeks) using the SLA-2 thru a 4x12. My best advice is go to the axe wiki page & read everything on it. Be prepared for most of the patches you download to sound quite different from...
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    Frequency Interference

    Thanks for the advice. Some of the info on other posts on this topic has helped. I don't have a computer plugged into the same circut, just a a few lamps & an alarm clock or 2. I've used an ESP with Duncans & an Ibanez with Dimarzio Evolutions. Same result with both guitars, but like I said...
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    Frequency Interference

    I just received my Ultra & I am using it with an ART SLA2 bridged into a 4x12. When I try to use any of the high gain presets I start picking up what sounds like various radio stations coming through the cabinet. It is extremely loud & turning the volume completely down on the guitar doesn't...
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