Offical Axe-Fx Q&A thread!

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  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    The Moog is actually plastic, but still very sturdy.
     
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    Nice affiliate link. If anyone's looking for a nice 4K plasma, let me recommend:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079TSV11D/?tag=narad
     
  3. Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Andrew Lloyd Webber Part-time Elon Musk impersonator

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    Now I wonder which metal expression pedal I was thinking of.
     
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    narad SS.org Regular

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    EDIT: oh waaaait, I was trying call out JazzHands for posting an affiliate link, but this is actually SSO tagging all amazon links with their referral ID? That's super sketchy.
     
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  5. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Holy shit I didn't even notice that. :lol:

    I was actually debating on either posting a Sweetwater or Amazon link, but I went with Amazon because Prime is common and shit.
     
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    lewis SS.org Regular

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    the Axe II in the studio sounds absolutely unreal. I think I have come to the conclusion that I want to keep my Kemper for live, and try to obtain an Axe II for home/studio use.

    It sounds so siiick.
     
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  7. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Im going by clips/recorddings alone, but i feel for high gain, the Axe has something the Kemper doesn't have. I find the Kemper has a slighr edge for more vintage crunch sounds, but for high gain the Axes cant be beat.

    Also throwing this out there for another expression pedal. I found out you can mod an old potentiometer style wah pedal like a Crybaby and convert it to an expression. Literally all you need is a trs stereo jack.

    It took some fiddling with the wire placement, but i did it last night with an old dead crybaby I had and it works a treat. Now i have an expression pedal for wahs that I'm more familiar with.
     
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    Shask SS.org Regular

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    Pretty much any 10K "pot in a box" with a stereo 1/4" jack will work.
     
  9. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    My crybaby has a 100k but it still works fine. An old dead crybaby works imo because all you need is the stereo jack and a soldering iron. Just gut it out and connect the right posts on the pot to the stereo jack and you're golden. Heck you can also use a TRS jack and hard wire it to the pot if you wanna go that route.
     
  10. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    My crybaby has a 100k but it still works fine. An old dead crybaby works imo because all you need is the stereo jack and a soldering iron. Just gut it out and connect the right posts on the pot to the stereo jack and you're golden. Heck you can also use a TRS jack and hard wire it to the pot if you wanna go that route.
     
  11. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Still nothing from G66 and I registered on day one.
    How long can this go on ?
     
  12. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    Hey, at least you were registered. I sent in an email and was one character off apparently so I never got registered until last month when I sent a new email after realizing I never got a confirmation back from the first.
     
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    Lorcan Ward 7slinger

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    They are quoting June now and will send out an email soon about the delay and price. It took months for us to get the II in the EU so I imagine it will be the same this time.
     
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    ICSvortex Ibanez Enthusiast

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    Short little question:

    Has anyone on here tried the Tech21 Midi Moose with the axe ultra?
    Seems like that would be a nice controller for live and you can get the midi moose for <80$
    But i guess it should work anyway or am i wrong here?
     
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    Shouldn't have any issues. It just issues simple MIDI program change commands which the Axe recognizes.
     
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    ok scrap my initial plan.
    Im now talking to g66 about buying an AX8 instead. Using THAT for live/band practices etc and keep the Kemper for home/studio use.

    the price difference between the Ax8 and the Axe II is massive. Am i wise to go for the Ax8 instead and save huge money?
    (also my bands other guitarist has the II XL already so between us we are covering bases)

    also, long term we were thinking of doing backing track midi amp switching on the units. Is the Axe 8 rack mountable (on say a rack drawer?) and to be used in this way?
    I know that then negates having a floor controller version of it, but I dont really care. I just want the Axe FX amp/effects sounds for as cheap as possible. And it being this portable is a massive plus.
     
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    Buy the Axe-Fx 2 used. A fair number of people want to upgrade to the 3 so the 2 can be had for reasonable money, seen them go for around 1500-1800€. XL/XL+ being at the higher end and the MK I/II being cheaper. They sound the same, the XL mainly has more preset and user cab slots. XL may have better long-term support due to more firmware space but at this point it's unknown if and when Fractal will do any new firmwares for the 2.

    IMO the only thing the AX8 has going for it over the 2 is slightly better quick editing on the unit. It can't handle as many fx, can't do dual amp sim setups and that Shift button thing for some common functions is just plain bad user interface design.
     
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    Andrew Lloyd Webber Part-time Elon Musk impersonator

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    I think there was one like two days ago - It added some of the III’s modeling and a JCM 800 2204.
     
  20. laxu

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    Yes there was and a great update it was too! But overall the future of the 2 is pretty open - will Fractal keep making updates for it. It's a great sounding unit as is of course but part of the Fractal appeal is continuous improvement.
     

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