The beauty here is what the AX FX has always been all about. Something for everyone. I love these responses because they are truly all over the board!
great threadJust curious to see for others!
I, for myself, am huge hot-rod Marshall fan. My all time favorite amp (at least that I've owned) is the Soldano SLO 100. (Agree to disagree but the Soldano is like the perfect modded Marshall : The aggression of the 800 with some high end smoothness when cranked...
Anyhow, although the Rectifier arguably copied the SLO preamp, I have never been a fan of Rectifiers or other Mesa's amp for that matter.
I've owned a Mark V, years ago, and never truly bonded with it.
Anyway, to get on topic, I have totally fell in love with the IIC+ and JP IIC+ with the Fractal.
So much, that if I were to buy a real amp tomorrow, it would probably be the JP IIC+ !
What about you guys!
Good point. IR plays an important role in the final tone, and an amp may sound totally different through different cabs.I know I'm late given we're on page 3, but it'd be cool if when people talk about their fave amps, they could give a cab or two they like with each one.
Totally, maybe be go as far as some tips here and there on how they dial it up!I know I'm late given we're on page 3, but it'd be cool if when people talk about their fave amps, they could give a cab or two they like with each one.
Those are my go-to Mesa mixes as well.Totally, maybe be go as far as some tips here and there on how they dial it up!
I'll check mine when I get back.
I went from the JPIIC+ to the IIC++.
My favorite IRs are the recto mix 01, 02 and 08 from York Audio. I currently am using 02 for my crunch sound and 08 for my liquid lead.
@York Audio, talking about the man! The myth! The legend!
I'm curious how you like the Friedman 2018 C45. All the tips given for my Soldano patch have been amazing. So I trust your ear very much!
I generally swap IRs to achieve this sort of small post-amp sound change long before touching an actual EQ. There is usually an IR with different mic position or even a different speaker that does what I want. Sometimes it is a matter of balance if using two IRs in the cab block. Need to lose some mud? Back off the relative gain on the 160 and let the 57 (or e609) shine. Sound a little thin and crispy? Add a bit more 160 and you're phat as a Philly Cheesesteak....Next, Friedman amps can be a little muddy in the low mids, so I like using the Output Graphic EQ and cutting about 1 dB of 250 Hz. You can go deeper, but I find that minimal cuts or boosts give you a more natural result.