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John Petrucci's JP2-C Settings


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look closer: the second one usually doesn't cut the mids as much and boosting the 240 a tad more to thicken up the tone. One mm can be a lot on those faders...
Good point. I forgot how bloody sensitive those things were. Kind of painful on my old Mark V 25 when I'd set it just right and then it'd get bumped by accident. It's nice have the actual decimal values of the sliders in the Axe FX.

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Since we have JP's amp on the Axe Fx III, i thought why not dedicate a thread on how to achieve his sound. I know there's a lot of other variables that contribute to his polished tone like his guitars, pickups, beard(lol), and of course his fingers that play a big role to his sound. But i know there's a lot of JP fanboys in here like myself that might appreciate some tips or tricks on how to dial in his sound from the Axe Fx. :)

I'll start by sharing his settings he posted on instagram a while back.

Clean Channel

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Ch 2

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Ch 3

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EQ 1

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EQ 2

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This pic is a grab (screen shot) from the Crunch video itself, shows a bit different settings (esp tone controls mids and bass) for the 3 channels as compared to the above post.

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I threw this preset together and I'm hoping that it works as well for you guys as it does for me. scene 1 is the tone. scene 2 is for shredding...not necessarily his tone though, just what I like.

Play it before looking at the settings. Don't get hung up on the IR. the tone is about what sounds right. this IR got me there with minimal tweaking. I literally spent 5 minutes or less on this preset...but I'm used to making presets based on tone and not real life amp settings.


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