Axe FX III !!!

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  1. frankv

    frankv Have You Ever Lost A Love? V.I.P. Member

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    What a BEAUTIFUL piece of equipment for a guitar player. Times have changed my brothers.
     
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    According to Cliff, first units should start shipping tomorrow! Fingers crossed that I am in the first go round, I want this damn thing already!
     
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    Well no golden ticket today, hopefully tomorrow!
     
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    Just saw Fractal offering a few AxeFX III's at "skip the wait list" pricing of $3499.99 on their web store.
     
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    Got my purchase invitation today and ordered! Now the shipping wait begins!
     
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    Awesome! Your gonna be styling!
     
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    lol, i mean i'll still suck, but I'll suck with good tone!

    Looking forward to getting the unit, Also looking forward to the first beta of the new Axe Edit Software once it is released.
     
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    I'd be lying if i said i wasn't a bit envious , i didn't get one the waiting list until after 8:00 pm on the first day , so it may be a while before i get an invite. Really looking forward to your thoughts on it!
     
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    Well, today is delivery day, hopefully I don't miss the big brown truck!
    :hyper::run:
     
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    And it has arrived! Damn does it sound good! As you can see the kids are ready to rock! lol
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    So much envy on my part. Congratulations!
     
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    I haven't had a ton of time to really dig in yet. I pretty much went through a bunch of the factory presets. as well as familiarizing myself with the front panel UI since there is no Axe Edit yet for the III. The new UI is really nice! In fairness, I didn't read the manual at all, and I was able to dig pretty deep into settings intuitively with the interface, so it is much improved over the II. BUT, I still can't wait for Axe Edit, I much prefer editing on my computer, it is just much faster for me personally when I am recording and I have everything up on my screen. Not to mention I am just use to the layout in Axe Edit, so I know right where everything is, as opposed to the UI on the unit, I have to stop and think about it for a minute.

    As for the sound of the unit. Cliff was pretty spot on, It doesn't sound light years better then the II, but it is enhanced. Everything sounds and most importantly feels a little punchier, livelier. I have no doubt as the firmware starts to develop the gap between the II and the III will become much greater as far as sound goes.

    Looking forward to having the weekend off. My wife is working so I will have the house to myself so I can really dig into the unit more.
     
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    Awesome! I’m glad You like it!

    ...now peel that plastic film off the screen, send the wife to work and record some clips for us! :dude::headbanger:
     
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    lol the III doesn't come with plastic on the screen! But my II still has it on there!:rofl:
     
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    well still flipping through the factory presets. They really are so damn good. I keep getting stuck on presets for like an hour.
    What I really like about the factory presets they created for the III is, like the Axe FX II presets, the banks are broken up into basic presets, and then FX heavy presets. not being an FX guy, I never even touched the FX Factory presets on the II, probably won't on the III. But the basic presets on the III are fantastic. Amps dialed in great, and any tweaks I make are very minor. They give great starting points to build presets off of.
    For instance the 100w Plexi preset, contains 4 channels, plexi hi, jumped, 1970slp, and normal. The preset is fantastic, I went to the 1970 channel, turned on the input boost and bam great hard rock plexi preset. Use the saturation switch instead of the input boost, and you get a great jose modded tone.

    The cab block is fantastic as well, you can now load 4 IR's simultaneously and blend them right in the block. Gives you some great options for loading multiple mics from the same IR collection and blending, or loading multiple speakers and blending.
    I really can't wait for Axe Edit to be released, because that is where I really feel at home editing on the Axe FX, then I can dig much deeper.
     
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  19. frankv

    frankv Have You Ever Lost A Love? V.I.P. Member

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    You will be digging till the AXE 4 comes out. Hahahah
     
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    Hey Frank, do you have the following on your current AxeFX II: -

    Dumble SSS
    Dumble ODS (not the Robben Ford one)
    Trainwreck Express
    '67 Marshall JTM50
    '66 Marshall JTM45/100
    Hiwatt DR103 / 504

    Liam also interested to hear what you have to say re the above or anyone else for that matter. ;)

    Also what Amp & Cab are most using with the AxeFX II / III? I assume XiTone is still your favorite Frank & Liam uses the Green Boy Design & I know quite a few like the Matrix Amp but I am wondering if there are any updates on the above.

    Thanks guys. :)

    Cheers, Rudi
     
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