Pat_s1t
UG's #1 Newfie
Join date: Aug 2007
396 IQ
#1
This is sort of an NGD for all my gear, as I never made a thread for my Mesa/Soldano rig, nor did I make one for my Pod X3 or any of my pedals. So this is my virginity thread GG&A-wise. And believe me, it will be a great first time. Only thing you're wondering now must be;

"But Pat_s1t, what did you possibly buy that you felt was right to give your gear thread virginity to?"
Well my friends, I'm not going to tell you outright.

"Is it an amp head?"
Nope.

"A cabinet?"
Colder...

"Some pedals?"
Getting closer...

Try to guess. I'll give you a hint.
The whole purchase was just $1500


My guitars, the two ESP/LTDs and an Agile. But what's behind them?



Some dials and buttons! Curious yet?


A Carvin DCM150 Power amp! For only a $150 too, with a free 4-space rack. Nice! But wait, there's still more...









Hell yeah! It's a Fractal Audio Axe-Fx Standard, the GAS affliction that has plagued me for months, for $1350 used. And best part is, all this stuff was from a dude just 5 minutes away! Anyone on SS.org would know him as Beardyman.

(Pics and short review farther down)
Last edited by Pat_s1t at Feb 22, 2011,
Pat_s1t
UG's #1 Newfie
Join date: Aug 2007
396 IQ
#3

Dual photo of the two.


My new rack, with my Mesa/Boogie Single Rectifier 50w sitting on top.


My relatively humble pedalboard


The ever so popular angle-up shot


And finally a big group photo...

Now for the review.

I've been eyeing an Axe-Fx to replace my Pod X3 for a while now, and just use it in the effects loop of the Mesa and for DSP recording due to it's versatility. However, when the guy said he'd throw in a Carvin 150w poweramp and 4 space rack for only $150, how could I resist? The Carvin is Solid-State and relatively cheap for a power amp, but it is pretty transparent and as a decent range as far as I can tell, no complaints here. I'll probably still upgrade in the future though. So now I've got an entire Axe-Fx rig, and boy is it ever versatile.

I've already made a few chorus clean patches, along with a couple delay post-rock types, and about 5 or 6 metal patches using a variety of amp sims. And believe me when I tell you guys, there is pretty much nothing that makes the sound of the Axe-Fx different from a tube amp. It's unbelievable. The high gain sims are noiseless but still very defined, they're tight and responsive, and the leads absolutely scream with a little bit of delay and reverb. My playing has never sounded better! The Axe can be a bit intimidating at first with all it's buttons, lights and tonal options. But it's really no more complicated than my Pod, with far more and better amps, cabs, pedals and rack gear than Line 6 ever put out. Now that I have this rig, I'm considering selling my old Mesa and pedals completely! Literally the best gear purchase I ever made, and all at the price of a new Axe. I'd highly recommend it to everyone, and I should post clips later today.

Cheers dudes!
Last edited by Pat_s1t at Feb 22, 2011,
Adam124
UG's Brian Badonde
Join date: Oct 2008
50 IQ
#7
HNGD man!

The Axe FX looks awesome. It's definitely something I could see myself buying in a few years.

Clips please?
Gear
Bugera 6262 Head
Harley Benton G212 Vintage
Ibanez RGA 121 Prestige
ESP LTD DJ600
Fender USA Stratecaster
Maxon O808
TC Electronic Flashback Delay
ISP Decimator
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss T-U3 Tuner Pedal
gregs1020
Hi mom!
Join date: Dec 2007
1,160 IQ
#10
great stuff.

congrats!
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themelodicdeathshow
UG Addict
Join date: Mar 2008
50 IQ
#12
Nice stuff man!!
I want your agile lol
My gear-
Schecter C-1 Classic
Mesa Boogie 2 Ch. Dual Rectifier(blackface)
Avatar 2x12- v30s
And some pedals

For sale Minty Ibanez RGA7 seven string with tour grade hsc $330+s/h or best offer!
PM me if interested

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Tunder250
Registered User
Join date: May 2010
100 IQ
#13
I am sooo jeallous about your guitars
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using nines for drop C# is like stringing the guitar with spaghetti


My Colourful Rig:
ESP M-ii Deluxe
ENGL E570
Mesa/Boogie Simul 295 Stereo
Framus FR212 v30
Tom 1.0
Hot For Teacher
Join date: Jun 2007
580 IQ
#14
Clipz?
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Tom 1.0
Hot For Teacher
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580 IQ
#17
good man
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Pat_s1t
UG's #1 Newfie
Join date: Aug 2007
396 IQ
#18
Quote by Tom 1.0
good man
The camera mic sounds super fizzy, there's a really high pitched noise on it too. Anyone have any suggestions for me to get some decent clips up? I don't have a MIDI adapter or anything yet so
Tunder250
Registered User
Join date: May 2010
100 IQ
#19
uhm...

maybe the AXE has some line out, just some cables and plug it in to the pc?
or just go to the store, "buy" a mic and stand and bring it back when you have proper clips :$ xD
Quote by RetroGunslinger
using nines for drop C# is like stringing the guitar with spaghetti


My Colourful Rig:
ESP M-ii Deluxe
ENGL E570
Mesa/Boogie Simul 295 Stereo
Framus FR212 v30
Pat_s1t
UG's #1 Newfie
Join date: Aug 2007
396 IQ
#20
Quote by Tunder250
uhm...

maybe the AXE has some line out, just some cables and plug it in to the pc?
or just go to the store, "buy" a mic and stand and bring it back when you have proper clips :$ xD
I don't have a store around, nor any money to spare if I did. This buy completely killed my bank

Any recommendations on a decent MIDI adapter/interface I could buy?
coolstoryangus
Ludicrous Display!
Join date: Jun 2010
120 IQ
#24
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Doesn't the Peavey Vypyr use some kind of Midi-USB thing? The Fractal Snax should really have a USB built in

apparently it doesnt i searched it up after looking at this thread and was like
lolwut
all that money and no usb interface?!
Last edited by coolstoryangus at Feb 23, 2011,