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New happy Axe-Fx III owner here

Discussion in 'Axe-Fx III Reviews' started by phil92, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. #1 phil92, Nov 15, 2018
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    phil92

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    I received this thing about two weeks ago and like it more and more. I'm not a working musician; I work in VFX but love to play at home, riffing some metal, learn some Dream Theater, Van Halen or GnR, you know, just to keep busy and free my mind.

    I loooove my Mark IV and was mainly going for the Axe FX for the effects, the amp sim was supposed to be just a bonus. In my limited experience with amp sims I have always been missing a sort of natural feel. Every cab sim sounded boxy and boomy or tubby to me and was no fun to play at all.

    So I set up the Axe with the Boogie and my JBL studio monitors in the 4CM and was immediately impressed with the quality of the reverb and delay.

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    Fast forward a few days and a little bit of time with the axe (as much as I could manage besides the job, having just moved house, 3 kids and a new additional baby) and I find myself not even switching on the Boogie at night. More often than not I go straight for the Axe and it's so much fun!
    It feels natural and very amp like. It's fun to do a few quick tweaks but I don't find myself going down the rabbit hole of endless tweak orgies; I still mainly play guitar.

    And then the frequency at which FW updates are developed and pushed out is such a huge advantage. You're basically buying into the future.

    Thanks fractal, this thing rocks!

    Cheers,
    philip
     
  2. pauly

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    Hi Phil,

    Congratulations! Amazing isn't it... The Mark IV will be gathering dust and you'll start to notice how much room it takes up that could be used for more guitars :)
    Oh - and that's 4 kids haha
    Have you checked out Axechange? Have you got AustinBuddys preset pack? - Have you checked out Moke's presets? Get into it.
    Thanks
    Pauly
     
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  3. Tahoebrian5

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    Congrats on the purchase .. And the new baby I suppose :)

    I find it just as fun to tweak and find new sounds as it is to play.
     
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  4. RobMFX

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    I just got mine about 2 weeks ago as well its awesome! Enjoy!
     
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  5. api4u

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    Nice amp, there. I've had several Mark IVs, but never wound up with a basket-weave - always wanted one, but thought I'd bang it up too much gigging. Also had a TOV and ROV, but got rid of all of them, now that I have the AFX. I've kept a few amps, but don't have any Boogie, any longer.

    Welcome aboard, and enjoy!
     
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  6. maorgr

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    got my axe 3 yesterday !
     
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