How did you use the 2203?
How do you use the Axe Fx III now?
Does the Axe gives you that same Marshall 'growl' and punch we all love?
It was my main touring amp for 3.5 years, and then we ran bi-amp setups with 2203s and twins. My back just twinged.
I ran the 2203 clean (preamp at 2) with the master at 8 prior to the twin - dirt came from a fulltone OCD. Everyone thought ir was the 2203 lol. When the twin arrived, the OCD left and an aby joined. The amp drive was a bit of an adjustment but still sounded great.
When i left the band, I sold most of my tour stuff to pay the band debt off (hurray diy) and went digital. The helix LT didnt do it for me with fuzz - Leons doom video and @Randalljax got me into a 3 mk1. I recreated my tour setup for fun, but I never use it. I didnt find the 2203 model lacking - pairing it with an Orange 412 IR sounded like when we'd get mic'd at the masquerade in Atlanta. I dont miss the 2203 and feel the axe gets the same sound.