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    Not sure I'm into these megathreads, but eh, it's a good place to start.

    So, anyone got any cool djresets?!

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      #3
      I installed the new beta firmware on my 3 a few days ago and good god. Not sure how Cliff keeps making this thing better, but I'm glad he is.
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        #4
        I have the FM3 and FC6 and they're great. What amp models do you guys particularly like? I'm a big fan of the CCV, the Morgan, the Atomica, and strangely a couple of the old Bassman models.
        Last edited by Josh; 02-26-2021, 12:51 AM.

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          #5
          Some of my favorites are AC20, Recto2, HBE, 6CA7 Plexi
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            #6
            Originally posted by metalheadpunk View Post
            I installed the new beta firmware on my 3 a few days ago and good god. Not sure how Cliff keeps making this thing better, but I'm glad he is.
            I'm watching the comments on that new firmware in the FB groups, and it's getting my GAS going

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              #7
              I basically bounce between two presets, and all the ancillary pedals/effects/routing are identical. Basically, I've created "amp style" presets, with different amp blocks driving the flavor of each Scene. but the overall setup is the same (drive pedal location, volume/wah, etc), which makes it easy... it's literally like having the same pedalboard, but plugging it into different amp/cabs.

              My Mesa preset is:
              1. USA Pre LD2 Grn
              2. Recto1 Org Mdrn
              3. Recto1 Red
              4. USA Lead +

              My ZZ Top Tribute Band (Cuatro Hombres ) is:
              1. Brit JVM OD1 Gn
              2. Brit 800 #34
              3. Spawn Rod OD1-1
              4. PVH 6160 Block

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                #8
                I thought most of the Mesa stuff is really good, particularly the JP-2C. The Friedman’s are cool too, but damn the Small Box is amazing. Makes me want a real one (if it weren’t $2800+)

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Leon View Post

                  So, anyone got any cool djresets?!


                  The most frustrating thing about the Fractal groups is that most of it is just people asking for presets all day. That's like having a warehouse of awesome gear and posting online asking people where you should put the knobs.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Tom View Post



                    The most frustrating thing about the Fractal groups is that most of it is just people asking for presets all day. That's like having a warehouse of awesome gear and posting online asking people where you should put the knobs.
                    Yeah I never understood the concept of buying a $1000-$2500 piece of gear, and yet being so unwilling to crack open the manual.

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                      #11
                      The HBE C45 has been my go-to amp for a lot of shit and is the main one I use when I’m just jamming/fucking around. Right before Cygnus, I checked out the SLO and really dug it.....after Cygnus, I REALLY dig it.

                      Also, the Herbie Ch. 3 is pretty damn ridiculous as well.

                      I wouldn’t be surprised if the 2nd beta for Cygnus gets posted today. It’s pretty damn cool that Cliff let us test it out so far without all the amps being updated.

                      There’s 2 types of AxeFX users I don’t understand- The guys that mainly rely on presets other people make and the guys who are really concerned about how accurate the AxeFX is modeling it’s physical counterpart. Now, I can understand the latter if your normal rig is a certain amp and you just want to have an exact digital recreation of it, but for me, the best part about the AxeFX is that I can make my own Marshall Boogie Plexifier if I wanted to. I use the model names as a ballpark of where I want to go, but the last thing I think about while dialing something in is how accurately I’m representing the physical amp.

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                        #12
                        I mean, I'll admit that I'm much more interested in playing than tweaking these days and my time is limited, so most of my "patches" consist of adding a looper to an existing preset

                        One of these days I'll get it together to spend some time with the editor.

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                          #13
                          Honestly, it took me about a month or so of light fiddling, and I got what I was looking for. I haven't edited either of my main presets in months

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                            #14
                            Yeah, I'll usually spend a day setting up a handful of new patches once every 6 months or so, then just stick with 'em. Otherwise, you could spend allllll your time tweaking
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                              #15
                              I actually have some ideas to mix some of the models I've really been into to create something cool for my live originals band (Sin Luto). I can only do two amps, since I'm still on the 2XL, but something like mixing the Savage and MK models. Might be a bit mushy, not much mixes well with the Mk since it's already so full.

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                                #16
                                The III can only do two amps as well.

                                I make new presets when I get a new guitar (which is kind of often?). I've got a few ambient/weird presets that I may tweak a little while recording, but things are pretty static.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Budda View Post
                                  The III can only do two amps as well.

                                  I make new presets when I get a new guitar (which is kind of often?). I've got a few ambient/weird presets that I may tweak a little while recording, but things are pretty static.
                                  I thought it did 4 amp blocks?

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                                    #18
                                    I'm still running an AFX2. The stock cab sims were giving me the blues, so I grabbed York Audio's Friedman IR pack. The modeled cab has a pair of V30s and a pair of Greenbacks, and the IRs model each separately and mixes of both. It's brighter than a classic Marshall cab, but lots of cool tones. I'm really impressed with York's modeling. The cabs have the nice low end detail but aren't dark sounding the way the ML Sound Labs ones can be. I'm looking to get a couple more of York's packs, since he models a whole bunch of cool cabs--many of which are not aimed at the metal audience.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Leon View Post

                                      I thought it did 4 amp blocks?
                                      2 amp blocks per preset, but you have 4 different channels where you can put a different amp on each channel. It took me a bit to understand it, but essentially, you can only use 2 amps at one time, but between scenes and channels, in a dual-amp preset you can have up to 8 different amps.

                                      Scene 1/Channel 1 5150/Dual Rec
                                      Scene 2/Channel 2 BE-100/Diezel
                                      Scene 3/Channel 3 Twin Reverb/Plexi
                                      Scene 4/Channel 4 SLO/Savage

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                                        #20
                                        In regards to dual-amp setups, I've gotten some GREAT clean tones with them, but it's tricky getting a good distorted 2-amp rig, at least for recording. I've got a couple that are a work in progress. It generally works great for a single track, but when I double track stuff it's like "WOOOOAHHH that's a bit much!"

                                        Tricky to dial in the right amount of distortion so it doesn't turn to shit.

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                                          #21
                                          Yeah ive been running 1 amp and a 57/121 cab block. If I knew more about mixing and tones in studio, Im sure I would whip up something else.

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                                            #22
                                            I've never been able to get a tone I love using 2 cab blocks. Sometimes I'll quad track using 2 amps, but if I do that I'm usually doing some pretty big EQ moves to zone in on what I like most about each amp.
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                                              #23
                                              So I might have the opportunity to purchase an AxeFX Ultra for cheap (like $200). Any reason I shouldn't buy it?

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by man jerk View Post
                                                So I might have the opportunity to purchase an AxeFX Ultra for cheap (like $200). Any reason I shouldn't buy it?
                                                100%! Even if you only used it as an FX unit, it'll still stomp the hell out of any other FX rack you could possibly get for $200.

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                                                  #25
                                                  Damn, are they really that cheap now?! I kinda want to grab an ultra just to toss in a different room of my house if that's the case
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