Nick Johnston Tone Attempt...

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  1. InstruMentalCase

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    Nick has an unbelievable touch that's impossible for me to emulate, but for a long time I've been trying to approximate his sound using the Axe-Fx II XL... with very little luck. Finally, with a Friedman cab IR available and FW19 released, I've gotten closer than I could before. It's still missing a lot, but I'm not sure I'm gonna find a way to nail it completely. This wasn't actually tone-matched.

    https://soundcloud.com/instrumentalcase/nick-johnston-tone-axe-fx-ii-xl-fw19
     
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    sound awesome bro,can you share that preset???
     
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    That’s VERY close to his live sound! Great job! Last I saw him, he was using a MESA triple crown and it was surprisingly clean. He’s touring Europe with a II-XL+ I think. Maybe if we ask nicely he’ll share his presets.
     
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    Actually, he appears to be using a Kemper now with a Morgan AC20 profile from rmpacheco, which is free in Kemper Rig Exchange. I'm only replying because I owned a Kemper and LOVED that profile, and have been trying [and failing] to replicate it with my AX8. The one Nick is using is a gained-up version of that profile. The "stock" profile sounds heavenly -- chewy, chimey, sparkly, and you don't loose the bottom end when you dig in -- like this:



    When you gain-up that profile you end up with Nick Johnston's sound.

    Two examples:




    Google: Nick Johnston Kemper
     
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    Very interesting! I know fractal sent him an AX8 to test out. I assumed he took it to europe with Intervals and Polyphia. I'm wotking on a LoneStar ear match of the triplecrown and will upload to this thread as soon as i feel like it's in a good place.
     
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    cool man!!thank you.
     
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    Hey all, I've piece this together and done a little ear matching/research on what he's been gigging. I'm decently new to the FX, so if this is trash, apologies. Anyway, cheers.
     

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    thank you bro!! i`ll give it a shoot tonight.
     
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    Let me know what you think. My AFX rig is a little unorthodox, but it sounded pretty close to the album through my setup and felt pretty decent.
     
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    last night i get home very late so i havent i chance to play with your preset,but for sure i let you know.
     

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