+1. My AX8 still gets gig time, despite having my Axe-Fx III racked and ready to go.I never have understood this notion that the AX8 turned into some kinda pumpkin the minute the firmware updates dried up. I spend more time with my AX8 than my AXElll ...from a grab’n’go standpoint, from a portability and, as importantly, a usability standpoint, it’s a first-rate piece of gear.
Spent about four-hours with mine today, alone.
The AX8 sounds stunning - it doesn’t need firmware updates to continue to sound stunning, and, if “modularity” isn’t your thing the only thing an AX8 needs to work well is a ??? ...foot. :0)
As my dear old Grandpappy used to say.. “She’s a keeper!”