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  1. N

    Axe Fx 3 Volume / Tone

    I run my Axe Fx 3 through my Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro's primarily. I also have HS8's when possible. Guitar is Schecter Hellraiser. Facing a few issues: Volume is low on both studio headphones and speakers Metal presets sound good on studio monitors but are unusable with studio headphones...
  2. The Raven

    I upgraded my new LTD EC-1000 BB (with sound examples)

    What's up again everybody! I made another video discussing the upgrades I did to my EC-1000 that I posted about a few months ago now. If you want to jump straight to the sounds, you can skip to 3:50. The short version: I installed some Gotoh locking tuners, the EMG 57/66 TW set, and a side...
  3. The Raven

    Schecter USA Nick Johnston SSS Demo/Review

    Greetings again everyone, I made another demo video a bit ago on my Schecter Nick Johnston USA (one of the earlier ones) but then immediately had some car troubles so I forgot to share it here. This is a really cool guitar and is/was one of the first modern Strat-style guitars I enjoyed, even...
  4. iaresee

    WTB A expensive guitar

    Looking for a really nice guitar. Not really particular about brand, it just has to look....really nice. And sound fantastic. And play like butter. It's a gift to myself for just getting through another day, ya know? Some ideas of what I'm looking for: Whatcha got for me? Hit me up with...
  5. M.M.

    My new guitar (I built)

    Some time ago I asked here for some colour suggestions for a guitar I was building for myself as part of an apprenticeship with a friend. Here it is completed! The first variation of the Eos model, by Rui Silva Guitars (the idea is to have different configurations on the same shape with this...
  6. The Raven

    NGD: LTD EC-1000 BB Demo/Review (2021 Model)

    While technically I've had the guitar for a week or so, I just finished my demo/review so I figured I'd share it with you all. The tune this time is more for the heavy crowd, even though that's not been the main thing I've been trying to write these days. It's a pretty solid guitar with a cool...
  7. Conley Shepherd

    Bass and guitar on the axe for band set?

    My bass player and I are looking into using the Axe for live sets. I have 4 main patches I use with the bass patch the same in each preset. On occasion, I change presets which gets a cut in the bass audio and my guitar. I time my changes so that my sound does not get altered. The bass does not...
  8. M.M.

    Guitar finish suggestions

    I'm building a custom guitar as part of an apprenticeship, and I'm coming to the phase where I need to decide on a finish for the body (neck will be natural wood). We're leaning towards something metallic, or metallic but a bit translucent with the wood texture coming through, tell me your...
  9. R

    LF Cool baritone or multiscale (6 string) - advice ?

    Hi guys, i already have Solar 6 poplar burl baritone and i love it, but i want 1 more baritone which would as cool as the solar and doesnt matter how much it would cost ! currently im looking at Balaguer - thinking of ordering a custom 27" baritone to use for Drop A, 6 string.... but i dont...
  10. Andrea Maccianti

    Doug Aldrich - Killing The Dragon Guitar Solo Cover

    Here I used my Marshall JCM 800 Mod. Hope you enjoy friends! 🤘🎸
  11. Doug Lewis

    SOLD AX8 Complete Rig

    Up for sale is a complete all in one Fractal Audio rig. A lot of thought went into making this cohesive so I'm going to list it as an all in one unit before splitting it up. This sale does NOT include the Shure wireless unit. It's wired with 1/4" jacks and XLR's for 2 separate stereo or mono...
  12. ApocalypticKatana

    Recreating Guitar FX

    How would I recreate this guitar tone shift from his original tone? From 6:13 onwards ?
  13. ApocalypticKatana

    Help getting this guitar tone

    From 0:10 - 0:27 What amp and cab from the sound do you think the player is using judging from the tone?
  14. Dwelltone


    A little Sunday afternoon noodle and chill. Yamaha BB734 P/J bass with flat wounds and a Suhr strat with v60lp pickups.
  15. E

    WTB Abasi concepts Spartan 6

    Hi, I’m looking for an Abasi Concepts Spartan 6 guitar, white (tundra) or black. I’m near Montreal, Canada. Feel free to contact me via this thread or private message :) References: etiennemontreal on eBay Canada.
  16. Devan

    Moontower - Rerun

    Hey guys! Hope all is well with y’all. Been using the Axe FX III extensively in the studio for processing guitars, bass, and synths, and wanted to share “Rerun,” which we used the Axe all over (Hofner bass in the verse, Fender Mustang & Godin Session in the choruses, DSI Prophet ‘08 in the...
  17. V

    Lead Patch for Bad Horsie / Steve Vai

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the Forum, so hoping I'm posting this in the right place :) Using AX8 at the moment, but will eventually upgrade to the AXE-FX III. Looking to see if anyone has or can suggest a Lead Guitar patch for Bad Horsie / Steve Vai (and Rhythm if there is one)? I'm a guitar player...
  18. T

    Kiesel Guitars’ Solo Contest 2019

    I thought here would’ve a good place to share my entry. If you wanna participate, you can do so by following the instructions on the Kiesel Guitars Solo Contest 2019 Facebook page. Hope you enjoy it
  19. Igor Paspalj

    Full Metal "JackAss"

    Hi everyone! Here's a little tune I came up with today while watching "Full Metal Jacket" for the xxx time :) My Ibanez Premium "Custom" and Axe Fx 2 straight into Logic X pro. Hope You gonna like it :) Cheers!
  20. Andrea Maccianti

    Two notes in the new studio

    After almost 2 months off, these are the first notes I managed to make today 🙏 More than anything else it was an outlet, sorry ... Here I used my Doug Aldrich preset for Fractal Audio AxeFx2.
  21. Andrea Maccianti

    Reb Beach

    Some Reb Beach stuff. All guitars was recorded with AxeFx2 Backing Track created by me. Hope you enjoy!
  22. Rob Suelfllohn

    GREAT classic PAF tone !

    I'm really loving the GREAT classic PAF tone I am getting from this preset put together for me by Simeon- Axe Master
  23. Rob Suelfllohn

    Great PAF TONE on this one !!

    Really loving the PAF classic tone I am getting with this preset put together for me by Simeon- Axe Master.
  24. S

    SOLD Aristides 070 Dutch Orange Satin

    NO TRADES, as I am selling to fund a new Aristides 070S purchase. $2700 Price is shipped to CONUS. PayPal accepted, maybe other forms of payment, as well. Just ask. 2015 Aristides 070 in Dutch Orange Satin. This is one of the first ones they made with the richlite fretboard, and it plays like...
  25. Marciel Marcasso

    "Red Barchetta" - Rush - Guitar and Bass with Axe-Fx III

    I tried to do my best with guitar sound of "Red Barchetta" of Rush.. I saw some tips here in the forum that helped me a lot. but when I finished, I was very curious to know what the Bass sound would look like in the AXE III. I confess that I'm not a good bass player. but I tried hard.. And yes...
  26. Marciel Marcasso

    Two Guitars and one bass at the same time in AXEIII

    hi I tried to make a simple example using the AXEIII with three instruments at the same time. I used a factory preset from solo Synth ( 246 funky synth) and added ampeg svt for the bass guitar and the Bandmaster for rhythm guitar. All instruments with yours inputs and outputs. Some reverb...
  27. camilovelandiamusic

    Touring preset breakdown

    hey guys! Here’s a breakdown of my preset on the Julio Iglesias tour.
  28. Andrea Maccianti

    Suhr PT100 Preset

  29. Volvagia

    Need help getting a good bass tone

    I need help getting a good bass tone for modern metal like periphery. Can anyone suggest some good presets, IRs, settings to help me out? Much appreciated :)
  30. Andrea Maccianti

    PARK 75 In The Mix NO Post-Production

  31. Igor Paspalj

    Original Tune - "Stuck in a Loop"

    Hi everybody! Here's one original little tune I came up with last night during my Insomnia episodes. No distortion this time! And hopefully, it's gonna turn in proper full length instrumental one day :) Axe Fx 2 and Guthrie Govan Charvel straight into Logic.
  32. Igor Paspalj

    Paganini - 24th Caprice

    Hi guys, Here's my version of Paganini's 24th Caprice. I mixed my own variations with some of the original violin ones. Axe Fx 2 and YJM Fender Stratocaster into Logic - Lot of fun!
  33. J

    FSOT Epiphone Les Paul Ultra-II Transparent Black Quilt Top w/ SKB Hard Flight Case (USA, Michigan)

    For sale is a gorgeous Epiphone Les Paul. This is the Ultra-II model, which means it has a quilted maple top, chambered body, belly cut, cream binding on the body and neck, stereo output jacks, and a piezoelectric pickup at the neck (which is powered with a 9V in the back panel and has controls...
  34. Andrea Maccianti

    FREE Joe Satriani Preset - “The Crush Of Love” - Volume Pedal Test

    Joe Satriani - The Crush Of Love
  35. J00McG00


    Hey all, back at it again with some more modern metal music! In terms of production, this song is similar to the last song except for a couple of things: This one has EQ and Compression on most of the tracks (Drums, Guitars, Bass, Vox, etc.) I've slowly learned how to apply this to make a mix a...
  36. Andrea Maccianti

    Steve Lukather 90's Tone Test

  37. Andrea Maccianti

    Alice In Chains - Man In The Box

  38. Andrea Maccianti

    Friedman JJ-100 Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)

  39. syndrone

    Entirely self-produced quality instrumental guitar album here (all Axe-Fx II)! :)

    Hi people! I released an entirely self-produced instrumental album in March and I`m sure some people in here might have some fun listening to it. It got loads of melodies with shreddy moments, all wrapped up in a futuristic and post-apocalyptic sounding environment..... Pretty happy how it...
  40. guitarfreak365

    Going wireless worth the switch?

    I've been contemplating going wireless for a while now. First I wanted to hear from some people who have changed already to see if it was worth it to them. I play 2 times a week in an environment that it would be helpful. I'm specifically looking at the Shure GLXD14R but I'm open to suggestions...
  41. Andrea Maccianti

    Marshall JMP 2203 Aldrich Mod over Backing Track

  42. Andrea Maccianti

    80's Patch

  43. Igor Paspalj

    DT - Under The Glass Moon solo cover

    Hi Everyone! Here's my take on this super awesome solo! Using Fractal Audio Axe Fx 2, with "ML Sound Lab" factory cabs in stereo: (4x12 USA TRAD 57-121 left) (4x12 USA TRAD 906-421 right) BTW, entering ML Sound Lab competition as well, for a chance to win some awesome cab packs :) Guthrie...
  44. Andrea Maccianti

    ENGL Powerball 2

    Hey guys, new video today! #RichieFaulkner inspiration. Here I used my Engl Powerball II Patch. It has 8 Scenes. Available for AxeFx2 and AX8. (FW Q 9.04) I hope you enjoy! :) #axefx2 #fractalax8 #g66 #fractalaudio #guitar #electricguitar #hosnianprime #backingtrack
  45. Andrea Maccianti

    Bogner XTC Blue OD

  46. guitarfreak365

    Cab block Preamp defaults to none?

    Does this always default to none? How do you guys run yours? I'm not really finding much info on this. I'm using a Friedman Be VI with a 4x12 Fractal GB M160. Any advice on that one in particular?
  47. Igor Paspalj

    Jason Becker - Serrana Arpeggios

    Hi guys, Here's arpeggios section of Serrana tune from Jason Becker. Using my Axe Fx 2 and Charvel Guthrie Govan signature guitar direct to Logic X Pro. Hope you gonna like it :) Cheers!
  48. Andrea Maccianti

    Bogner XTC Red OD (FW Q 9.04)

  49. Andrea Maccianti

    Judas Priest "Breaking The Law" Cover

  50. Andrea Maccianti

    A.M. FREE PATCH For Axe-Fx2/AX8 (FW Q 9.03)

    I created this patch PVH 6160 Free Download. A basic patch, for Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Obviously for my ears and for my hands. In any case it is here and is available free of charge. Subscribe to my channel because it could happen again. I hope you like it! :)
  51. Andrea Maccianti

    Jam with Bogner Shiva (FW Q 9.03)

    I found this nice Backing Track and I did a little improvisation with my Bogner Shiva Patch for Fractal AxeFx2 and Fractal Ax8. That's it :) I hope you enjoy!
  52. Andrea Maccianti

    AxeFx2 Into "Caught In Space"

    All the guitars have been recorded with the AxeFx2 what do you think? I hope you enjoy! :)
  53. Andrea Maccianti

    SOLDANO SLO 100 Patch (FW Q 9.03)

    New video, new patch :) Soldano SLO 100 Patch for Fractal Audio AxeFx2 and Fractal AX8. Has 6 Scenes. (FW Q 9.03) Scene 1 - Clean Scene 2 - Crunch Scene 3 - Lead 1 Scene 4 - Dirty Crunch Scene 5 - Lead 2 Scene 6 - Lead 2 + Wha I hope you enjoy! :)
  54. Andrea Maccianti

    Blackstar Patch (FW Q 9.03) Into the mix

  55. Andrea Maccianti

    "ANDY's METAL" Patch

    "ANDY's METAL" Patch Available for #axefx2 and #fractalax8 (FW Q 9.02) Has 4 Scenes. \m/
  56. Andrea Maccianti

    Iron Maiden - Stranger In A Strange Land (Guitar Solo)

    My humble tribute to the great Adrian Smith on Iron Maiden Stranger In A Strange Land from Somewhere In Time. I hope you enjoy! :) #uptheirons Here I used my Stranger In A Strange Land Patch I recorded Rhythm guitar on a single Stereo Track. So NO Double tracking. Same identical thing as for...
  57. rednebb

    Guitar Advent Calendar

    Like last year, I'm making a Guitar Advent Calendar for 2017, uploading a new video every day until christmas, playing 24 different christmas/advent/winter songs on 24 different guitars (or similar stringed instruments..), all recorded directly through my AX8. Here's a link to the playlist; a...
  58. Andrea Maccianti

    IRON MAIDEN "2 Minutes To Midnight" COVER

  59. Andrea Maccianti

    Dio "Holy Diver" Cover

    My humble tribute to the immense Ronnie James Dio. One of my favorite singers. In this video I used my #HolyDiver Patch. Unfortunately the quality of the base is not the best. I hope you enjoy and do not forget to ***SUBSCRIBE!!!***
  60. Andrea Maccianti

    9.02 // ATOMICA

  61. Andrea Maccianti

    (FW Q 9.01) Spawn Quick Rod

    Hey guys, here my first patch with the new Firmware. Splawn Quick Rod. The new Firmware Quantum 9.01 it's simply amazing.
  62. theflinch

    Video - Where's The Keys

    Hi Guys, Not much of a poster on here as you can see lol. Had my Axe FX 2 for about 4 years I suspect though. Anyway here is a little composition featuring the Fractal, a Tom Anderson & Suhr. Think it was Quantum 8ish. Thanks, Mike
  63. Andrea Maccianti


    For all John Sykes lovers. Here I used my John Sykes Patch. Hope you enjoy and Keep Rocking'!!! :D
  64. Andrea Maccianti


    Has 6 Scenes. Available also for AX8 I hope you enjoy! :)
  65. Andrea Maccianti

    PLEXI 100W JUMP Rock/Improv

    Rock/Improv with PLEXI 100W Jump.
  66. Andrea Maccianti


    Orange AD30HTC + Orange Dark Terror.
  67. Andrea Maccianti

    Marshall JTM 45 Patch

    Has 8 Scenes + one of my own Custom Cabs. THE PATCH IT'S AVAILABLE. Is also available for Ax8 already converted and ready to use. I hope you enjoy! :)
  68. Saurabh

    Pink Floyd - Terminal Frost (Guitar Cover)

    I was so much mesmerized by this exceptionally beautiful composition, that, back in the day, I formed and named a band, 'Terminal Frost'. Gives me goose bumps, each time I hear Mr. David Gilmour play such a fervent solo! Please feel free to comment, like, share and subscribe to my channel...
  69. Andrea Maccianti

    AxeFx2 JVM + Gibson Les Paul "Rock Fun Improv"

  70. Milco

    Thump of Doom

    Hey guys, here's a tough thumping riff I made for my E.P. Split coil really helps with the Fryette D60 as well as some multiband compression! Let me know what you think! How have you made a similar tone?
  71. Andrea Maccianti

    Vasco Rossi "Stupendo" (Stef Burns) Instrumental Version

  72. Igor Paspalj

    Here's one original instrumental for a change :)

    Hi Folks! Since I always share here some covers, here's, for a change, one of my original instrumental songs I wrote some 5 years ago, and just found some video shots for it, shooted also while ago, so I decided to compile quick video for it :) It's recorded with Axe Fx of course, so, hope You...
  73. Andrea Maccianti


    Hey guys! New amp/Sim today :) Patch based on Carol-Ann amp. I love this tone. I find it very versatile. Available also for AX8. I hope you enjoy! :)
  74. antcarrier

    Fretless Guitar Orchestral Prog

    Hi guys! I have just finished recording my latest tune, which is a hybrid of prog rock and classical music. Featuring fretless guitar and bass, a full orchestra, and a LinnStrument. All guitar & bass is axe fx, each using far field IRs I captured myself. It was certainly fun to make. I hope...
  75. Milco

    Glassy Clean by Milco

    Hey guys, made this clean tone with the tone match. It's such a useful tool! Let me know what you think.
  76. Andrea Maccianti

    Doug Aldrich Patch Inspiration

    Has 5 Scenes + one of my own Custom Cab included. Also available for AX8.
  77. Andrea Maccianti


  78. Andrea Maccianti

    ToTo Rosanna First Guitar Solo Lesson

    Hope that helps! Here I used my "A.M. ToTo Rosanna" Patch :)
  79. Milco

    Acoustic tone match in mix!

    Hey guys, been getting some nice feedback about my tone match on my previous post, so I decided to put it into a mix! Let me know what you think
  80. Milco

    Axe FX or Die!

    Hey guys, just finished writing and recording my EP. I made this video to show case all the great tones you can make with the Axe FX ll. Let me know what you think!
  81. Andrea Maccianti


    Available also for AX8 already converted and ready to use :) I hope you enjoy! :)
  82. Gamedojo

    80's Tokai Goldstar Sound Playing Little Wing w/ AxeFx 2 Q8.01

    Haven't played guitar in over a year. Found this Tokai local and really enjoyed how well it played. Hit record on my stream software and uploaded it. Hope you enjoy 80s Tokai Goldstar Sound U pickups Jumbo fret installed AxeFx 2 with quantum 8.01 firmware PATCH...
  83. Andrea Maccianti


    Here, my humble tribute to John Norum :) I hope you enjoy! :)
  84. Milco

    Acoustic/Electric (Tone Match)

    Hey guys, really proud of this one. No post processing and recorded in one take. I used a sample of a Taylor guitar with some parallel reverb and delay, and also a little pitch shift for a glassier tone! Let me know what you think.
  85. Andrea Maccianti


    Here my attempt :) Patch available also for AX8. Custom IR'S included.
  86. Andrea Maccianti


    Has 5 Scenes. Factory Cabs here. Quantum 8.01 Hope you enjoy! :)
  87. Milco

    Taylor Acoustic Tone Match

    Hey guys, made this tone after messing around with some Taylor guitar recordings I did at Guitar Center. I blended it with the USA Clean Amp and some parallel reverb and delay. Let me know what you think!
  88. Andrea Maccianti


    Il mio modesto omaggio a uno dei miei preferiti. Mr. Reb Beach Tutte le chitarre è stato registrato con Fractal Axe-Fx2. Spero ti diverta!
  89. Milco

    Smooth solo tone!

    Hey guys made this solo tone using the solo clean with a bit of drive from the ts808. What other amps or methods have you used to get a similar tone? Let me know what you think!
  90. C

    Plini playing with Steve Vai?!

    So this interview just made my day! Plini x Vai... :D
  91. Andrea Maccianti


  92. Andrea Maccianti

    Dimebag Darrell "FLOODS" (OUTRO GUITAR LESSON)

    I received a few emails after my Floods video where I was asked to do a lesson on the Outro Section. This is my first Guitar Tutorial. For any questions I am here. Hope that help! ***PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!!!***

    Worked on the Avenged Sevenfold guitar rig!!

    Where to begin... let's start with having some of the most interesting and kind conversations with Kevin and Martin (guitar/bass techs for bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Stone Sour, Coheed And Cambria etc.) about them being inbetween tours right now and really interested in going full...
  94. Andrea Maccianti


    Mi piace molto Eric Johnson, la prova di un patch per Frattale Axe-FX2
  95. Igor Paspalj

    It's Fusion time!

    Hi everybody, Here's one improvisation over very simple Dorian backing track by amazing Rick Graham. Axe FX II, of course, as always :) I've had a lot of fun with this one Hope You gonna like it! Cheers!
  96. houstonwehaveuhoh

    Minus The Bear: Lonely Gun?

    Hey folks, Any recommendation on how to achieve this particular Line 6 filter sound, featured on Lonely Gun by Minus The Bear? Thanks!
  97. Igor Paspalj

    Scuttle Buttin - SRV cover

    Hi guys! Here's my take on this SRV classic. Recorded with my Axe Fx II as usual. Hope You gonna like it :) Cheers!
  98. Gytaxor

    Axe FX II in a video

    Hey guys, we just released a video we made in our practice space. Very simple, but good :) all the guitar tones are from AXE FX II. enjoy, like, share! Thanks for the support.
  99. nick07evans

    Keith Urban Tone - "Good Thing" Cover

    Created a tone as close as I could to Keith Urban's "Good Thing" tone. Recorded straight through Axe FX II and into GarageBand. No post processing.
  100. Alberto Menezes

    Octavarium (instrumental section) - Dream Theater full Two-Man cover

    Hey guys!! Check out my Dream Theater cover. I used an Axe FX II for the bass and some of the guitars, let me know what you think of the tones!
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