I also used to have this combo. Going back and listening to my old tracks using it and also listening to Petrucci's (old) Triaxis tones, I really miss them. I've tried over and over again to get the same sound with the Axe-Fx, but just can't. For example, listen here:
To me, the Axe-Fx is missing a chunkiness. I've begged @ML SOUND LAB
several times to create a preset copping this Petrucci tone and he's said it's not possible because that tone is a result of mic phasing (or something to this effect). I trust Mikko's much smarter than me in this area, but still, I had a Triaxis and I know what it sounded like - and it's different than the Axe-Fx models of it. Then again, it's been a long time, so maybe I've forgotten?
I presently have an Ibanez RG750 with a Steve's Special and Air Norton (the PU combo Petrucci used in his Ibanez guitars). I'm happy to provide dry (DI) tracks if anyone with a Triaxis is willing to try to duplicate this tone on the Axe-Fx.
Or, can anyone on here who has the Triaxis/2:90 and the Axe-Fx - have you ever compared the two? Do they sound identical?
- if you guys are interested in selling your Triaxis/2:90 combos, please PM me. Thanks!