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Dialling in the Marshalls

Discussion in 'Axe-Fx III Discussion' started by 2112, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Smittefar

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    Ohh, I'm already behind on your Marshall videos:eek:

    I look forward to it
     
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    The Hook uses a "mu follower" instead of a cathode follower. Cathode followers have low output impedance but distort quite easily. Mu followers address some of the problems of cathode followers.
     
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    Is there any way to replicate that behaviour with other models using the advanced parameters?

    Also, for anyone who wants it, here's the preset from the "Pimp My Marshall" video with Cliff's input EQ high cut and triode 1 freq tweaks, plus some MBC and a little post EQ. Outrageous.

    http://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=6617
     
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    I guess other modded Marshall amps like the Friedman BE do quite the opposite, at least for the capacitor in the second-to-last triode stage. The values of the Triode Plate Frequency 1 & 2 are fairly high, which means that there is not a lot of high frequency reduction.

    I have a high frequency noise issue with my 2.4 GHz wireless system and exactly this filtering with the Triode Plate Frequency, since it is the only tuning parameter to get rid of the noise. Every other amp with a lower high frequency response in the preamp won't let the noise pass through.
     
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    Hey @2112 (Leon),

    Gotta tell you thanks for these videos. I love your simple and common sense approach, and how you don't introduce any "magic" formulas into your tweaking. I also appreciate your your sunny disposition and how you don't take yourself too seriously. It's a breath of fresh air in this space. Next time I'm in Perth, the pints are on me.
     
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    Hay-soos Creest is that Atomica evil as #@$* sounding! Great amp \m/
     
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    This. Although I wish I was close to Perth to buy that pint for him!

    I do kind of like the 'stink face' when he finds a cab or setting that sounds like @ss.
     
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    I've learnt to embrace the stink face, for better or worse.
     
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    Since a mu-follower is more linear and cleaner then a cathode-follower would reducing/zero-ing the CATHODE FOLLOWER COMPRESSION replicate/get closer to a mu-follower as you dial it down?

    I notice on the Hook amp that parameter is "0", so essentially a mu-follower ...???

    From the wiki (http://wiki.fractalaudio.com/axefx2/index.php?title=Amp_block#CATHODE_FOLLOWER_COMPRESSION):

    CATHODE FOLLOWER COMPRESSION

    This sets the amount of cathode follower compression. Defaults to zero when the amp (model) doesn't have a cathode follower.



    ....and what a great video series! I really enjoy watching your vids...they are interesting and very well done. Kudos and thanks...!
     
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    Oh yea, the 1987X is my favorite Marshall in the AFX and has been in my main preset bank for years. Next would be the JM45. I've recently changed to that amp for my clean and mid-gain presets. It's has a bold, immediate punch and is very dynamic and expressive with single coils. The amp is very bottom heavy and woofy so you gotta wrestle it into shape, but is worth the effort..
     
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    Yeah I agree on Leon's sunny disposition...is contagious!
    Over the years I've learned to distinguish humans in two groups: green light people and red light people, Leon falls squarely in the first category.

    Man, I don't have a III in the present time but I'm treasuring your nice presets for the future, big thanks!
     
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    @ETOLKIEN thanks so much for the kind words!

    I tried to roll all the tricks so far into one patch with this video. It should be a good template for a duo it all Marshall preset

     
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    I've started a similar set of vids with the Fenders and it's a rabbit hole far, far deeper than the Marshalls. "Soon".
     
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    Is there a preset for that Marshall vid?
     
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    Looking forward to this set...
     
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    it's uploaded at axechange, you can access/audition it right from axe edit III. go to the tools menu and select axechange and you'll be able to search for it
     
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    cool thread!!!
     
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    thank you for the tip!!going to try that on the JCM-800
     
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    It's a seriously amazing "mod" :D
     
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