You'd be surprised. I have a friend who purchased an Axe Fx IIXL and could not dial a good sound through any means. He tried frfr, and tried running it through his tube power amp. I went to his place to confirm the bad sound. He decided it wasn't for him and returned it.I agree. And it really doesn’t take a lot of effort to get a good sound out of the AxeFx. I’m baffled when I hear someone state that no matter what they try they can’t get a usable tone.
The III will continue to be the shit for quite some time, keep her around!I had mine listed on TGP yesterday and took the listing down this morning. Funny how I found this thread after I took the III down from TGP.
I was going to sell the III and get a Mesa TC-100 head and use the FM3 for effects. Also the FM3 could possibly assuage my GAS now and then.
I decided to keep the III because I’ve been down this same road with a Mark V and a Helix after selling an AX8 to fund those.
Impulsivity is a bitch and I know that after a month or so with the TC-100 and a FM3 I’d probably just want the full blown III again so I’m keeping the III and just stashing up cash until the FM3 is actually launched. Maybe I end up with enough to get a head and run it through the III by then.