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Doug Notter

New here
It's been a few months now and I just wanted to stop by and say that if my Axe-Fx III was a human female I would thee wed. You know what... it's 2019 I might just get away with it anyway.

Seriously wtf is in this thing? Gandolph the Gray in there conjuring amps in real time or something I suspect. I've been a tube amp fanatic since the late 80's and still have a Mesa Tremoverb sitting next to me but this thing... I haven't spent this many hours playing guitar since the 90's and that's simply the highest praise I can give. It just has that magic. It's SO freaking responsive to touch it's just unreal. Especially once you start tweaking the pitch follower and envelope follower then all kinds of subtle but holy s*%t stuff starts happening. I'm making up words like eargasmic to describe it to people.

My hands hurt. My wallet might not be too happy still (it will recover lol). But I'm smiling man. I took basically 20 years away from playing on any regular basis. I have really bad tinnitus and the tube amps I love so much are fatiguing to be in a room with for long, even at low volume where most of them fail to hit their sweet spots. With this I can get amazing tones, tones for freaking days, at apartment level volume. What's more the sound coming out of my studio monitors is far, far less fatiguing to my worn out ears which is allowing me to simply sit here and enjoy playing guitar again. For the first time in two decades. I missed it. A hell of a lot more than I realized and I just wanted to thank you crazy geniuses for creating such an amazing piece of gear. If I knew then what I know now I'd have been willing to pay double for this. It's been like a reunion with an old friend and I can't even put a price on it.

Shout out as well to @2112 Leon Todd who's YouTube channel not only was the last little push off the fence I needed to get my first modeling amp (the III is my cherry burster) but also for all the top notch tutorials. Thank you for all the work you do on the channel it's indispensable to a modeling newbie just learning one for the first time. I saw Fractal posted a poll on Facebook recently asking people what artist inspired people to get an Axe-FX III and I saw your name repeatedly being mentioned in some very esteemed company. Congrats on that. It must have been a very flattering/humbling moment. Cheers dude it's well deserved.


Sincerely,

-Me.
 

Joe Bfstplk

Veteran
Yeah, Leon hooked me, too. Everything he demoed on the 3 sounded so good, I didn't even wait to see a video demoing the Leslie block, and made a leap of faith on it. I know the feeling with the tinnitus thing. Too many rehearsals stuck next to the drummer's favorite cymbal back in the '90s. It's nice to get the sweet spot independent of actual listening volume, innit? :)
 

pauly

Fractal Fanatic
Good on you Doug,
Welcome
Pauly

It's been a few months now and I just wanted to stop by and say that if my Axe-Fx III was a human female I would thee wed. You know what... it's 2019 I might just get away with it anyway.

Seriously wtf is in this thing? Gandolph the Gray in there conjuring amps in real time or something I suspect. I've been a tube amp fanatic since the late 80's and still have a Mesa Tremoverb sitting next to me but this thing... I haven't spent this many hours playing guitar since the 90's and that's simply the highest praise I can give. It just has that magic. It's SO freaking responsive to touch it's just unreal. Especially once you start tweaking the pitch follower and envelope follower then all kinds of subtle but holy s*%t stuff starts happening. I'm making up words like eargasmic to describe it to people.

My hands hurt. My wallet might not be too happy still (it will recover lol). But I'm smiling man. I took basically 20 years away from playing on any regular basis. I have really bad tinnitus and the tube amps I love so much are fatiguing to be in a room with for long, even at low volume where most of them fail to hit their sweet spots. With this I can get amazing tones, tones for freaking days, at apartment level volume. What's more the sound coming out of my studio monitors is far, far less fatiguing to my worn out ears which is allowing me to simply sit here and enjoy playing guitar again. For the first time in two decades. I missed it. A hell of a lot more than I realized and I just wanted to thank you crazy geniuses for creating such an amazing piece of gear. If I knew then what I know now I'd have been willing to pay double for this. It's been like a reunion with an old friend and I can't even put a price on it.

Shout out as well to @2112 Leon Todd who's YouTube channel not only was the last little push off the fence I needed to get my first modeling amp (the III is my cherry burster) but also for all the top notch tutorials. Thank you for all the work you do on the channel it's indispensable to a modeling newbie just learning one for the first time. I saw Fractal posted a poll on Facebook recently asking people what artist inspired people to get an Axe-FX III and I saw your name repeatedly being mentioned in some very esteemed company. Congrats on that. It must have been a very flattering/humbling moment. Cheers dude it's well deserved.


Sincerely,

-Me.
 

srf399

New here
My story is almost the same as yours... I took 14 years away from it... The Axe 3 is the most amazing piece of gear ever! And the people here and at factual are eager to assist when a question arises.
 

Joe Bfstplk

Veteran
My story is almost the same as yours... I took 14 years away from it... The Axe 3 is the most amazing piece of gear ever! And the people here and at factual are eager to assist when a question arises.
Me too. Hopped out in early '99 due to being tired of getting paid chump change and dealing with bandmates' neuroses, indifferent clientèle, the occasional overly-interested clientèle, and over-loud drummers that gave me tinnitus. Tried hopping back in a couple times before realizing I couldn't make it through a rehearsal with a live drummer without my ears ringing so bad I couldn't think straight. It's nice to be able to play some again....
 

cobbler

Fractal Fanatic
Welcome aboard Doug! This truly is a great community. Don't get me wrong, if you come here with self entitled rants demanding action this pace can be harsh. However, with a smidgeon of common courtesy you will find many here that will go to great lengths to help and get others sorted out. After reading your OP, I have no doubts that you will find your journey with the III and this community to be enjoyable and fulfilling.
 
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