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FAS Brootalz: Don't let the name fool you.

Discussion in 'Axe-Fx II Discussion' started by biggness, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. biggness

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    Cliff, can you tell us more about this one? It is grrrreat!!! It covers a lot ground, while maintaining excellent string separation and clarity. Throw in the fact that sounds awesome without a clean boost up front, and this one is shaping up to become my new favorite amp in the box.

    And I love it. :lol

    No doubt it can do teh brootz, but surprisingly, it can do other types of metal too. I am getting a major kick out of it, with my 80's hair metal patch. I can only imagine how awesome the 80's would have sounded, if they had an amp model like this available. Probably would sound like this picture looks:

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    I included my 80's patch, along with two UltraRes Cabs that user LPSlinger shared with us here:

    http://forum.fractalaudio.com/axe-fx-ii-user-cabs-irs/82868-85-jcm800-super-lead-cab-ur-irs.html

    I am using 4x12 1960A FATHEAD 3EDGE and 4x12 1960A FATHEAD 2EDGE.
     

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  2. #2 PacoCasanovas, Mar 29, 2014
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    I'm not Cliff, but this is some kind of a Fractal Savage Style Amp....the same kind of compression on harder string attack, phatness and definition as the savage does to my ears, but slightly different......:D

    ....guess there is something with the tonestack and the 3rd gain stage.....:mrgreen:frog::anonymous:
     
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    nice patch , how does that pitch detune get that chorusy effect without the slush of a chorus.
    it's wicked 80's sounding :)
    very cool
     
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    This is *brutal* on an 8-string...
     
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    I tried it and with gain really low, it can do nice overdriven lead sound, it sounds real sweet, no metal in sight :)
     
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    for some reason, with the bright switch on, the amp reminded me of a boss hm-2 heavy metal pedal.
     
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    I seem to like it better with the boost on and the gain dialed back. Seems less "squaky" that way.

    With CF Comp turned up some, this combination makes for a clear and balanced tone for my detuned 7-string :)
     
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    I'm a big fan of the amp, and it can definitely do more than just the djenty rhythm stuff. Here's a clip I made of the Brootalz doing a high gain lead type sound.

     
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    If you have not tried this amp, just do it! I mean really, this thing kicks some serious ass. I got the most amazing 80's type rock sound with very little effort. I wish I would have been able to get this sound while I was gigging. DAMN! This thing is just amazing. Back to pissing the neighbors off.

    Peace,

    Mj
     
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    This amp was an accident. I was working on the Savage model and accidentally used the input stage from an SLO100. So it's the front end of an SLO100 with the back end of a Savage. It's probably an SLO100 power amp too but I'd have to check.
     
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    Very happy accident if you ask me. This thing is killer! Loving this as well as the Savage... and the new Rectos are pretty great too! Awesome update!
     
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    Nice! The captures sound great with this amp!! \m/
     
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    Dude is that you playing guitar? Yur amazing!
     
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    Your playing is killer dude!!
     
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    Goddamnit. I guess I'm updating tonight. :)
     
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    Thanks man, really nice of you to say! I guess I got lucky enough to not screw up too horribly for just long enough to make a fun little clip, lol. It's definitely a fun amp to play through, that's for sure. Even though it's as thick as it is, the Brootz has a cut and slice to the highs and upper mids that gives it this white-hot fire breathing kind of sound and feel that really makes you just not want to put it down.

    I must've experimented with that map for hours that day. Happy accident indeed, hah.
     
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    No way....
     
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