#1
I've been researching and researching and I just cant make up my mind about this amp. It seems like the PERFECT solution to messy pedalboards with thousands of pedal boards and midi controllers, I'm practically 100% sold on the clean tone by watching the demos by that european guy on youtube and listening to the presets by Simeon on soundcloud, but i'm still unsure about the distortion side of the amp.

The only band Im certain that uses them is Dead Letter Circus here in AUS.
DLC use them exclusively and their live & recording tone sounds perfect for what they want, so they're definately a positive argument for the axe fx's goodness, but their guitar tone isn't exactly what i;m looking for, i want to be able to go frompassable dist rock tones to the heaviest (and tightest) modern metal tones (a.k.a Periphery, Lamb Of God)

I've heard Bulb (Periphery) uses the amp exclusively for recording, but I'm not sure if this is just hype or not, does anyone know for certain?

Furthermore, does anyone have personal experience in their reliability\tone\ ease of use?

Sorry if this thread starter is all over the shop, but its late and i am well tired hahaha
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#2
All of the Periphery album was done using Axe-Fx, and I know for certain that at least Bulb and Jake use them live too. Meshuggah use Axe-Fx, even with their various endorsements I know from insiders that their live tone is all Axe-Fx. For more bands, just check out the artist section on Fractal Audio's homepage.

Also go to the Fractal Audio forums and check out the recording section.

As for reliability, tone and ease of use, the tone is anything you want it to be, it's simple to use but it takes a while to understand all the necessary parameters. The reliability is, well, if you keep it in a rack and don't throw it around it should be fine...
#3
-->youtube-->fearedse's channel-->amp testing-->axe fx clips
enough said
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-->youtube-->fearedse's channel-->amp testing-->axe fx clips
enough said


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edit, get something productive in here,

apparently (from people ive spoken to) theyre not to hard to programme in, they say its hard at first, but after a while it comes second nature.
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#6
don't periphery use ENGL powerballs? at least I'm sure they use to
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don't periphery use ENGL powerballs? at least I'm sure they use to


i think they might use Powerballs for the Poweramp section with the Axe-FX as the Pre-amp
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#9
Chris Broderick and Steve Vai: Axe FX Ultra. 2300 USD or something like that.

If you have the money, buy it!
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#10
Periphery use Axe fx, i hung out with Bulb after a show in London UK and he said its just easier to take on tour. less things to go wrong and less space taken up

that being said im not a fan, too fiddly for my liking


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Chris Broderick and Steve Vai: Axe FX Ultra. 2300 USD or something like that.

If you have the money, buy it!


vai uses the effects, not the amp sims. he still uses Carvin Legacy amps
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#11
A guy I work with has one, & it can do just about anything & sounds great. As someone stated above, my friend also said it was a minor learning curve at first to get things sorted out, but after playing with it for a while it became a piece of cake. Also extremely reliable-he's used it heavily for about 2 yrs now with no issues whatsoever. Good luck!
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#12
An Axe Fx is Budhdha in a box.

You can make ANY sound with it.

Cons?
Fiddly.
Expensive
You need to know what each block does perfectly. Random twirling of dials will NOT get you good tone.

You can afford it, and can use the features, GO FOR IT.
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#13
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Animals As Leaders I hear use them as well. The thing is damn pricey - but it sounds legit.


Speaking of which, I've seen them a couple of times and their sound is very very clear and articulate but it does lack a bit of presence. That might just be their eq though.
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