#1
This came on Friday morning so I waited a few days so I could write a little review of my initial thoughts. Here it is!

So now I've actually spent some time with this thing all I can say is WOW! I've only tried the presets so far but from what I've heard I'm pretty impressed to say the least. The first preset I tested was the PVH 6160, since I have a 6505 I figured it would be the closest preset I could A/B with. While it did lack some low end balls compared to the 6505, it actually held up much better than I thought it might. I actually think the clarity was much more defined on the Axe FX and I could hear my notes ringing through when playing chords much more so than with the amp.

Next I tried some clean presets in hope of a Cemetary Gates sort of style and found it pretty quickly. I can't really compare the cleans with the 6505 because the Axe is in a realm of it's own in that situation, but I love the thickness you get to it compared to other processors I have heard where there always seems to be something missing. Most of the effects I've heard are similar to my TC Electronics G Major 2 (which I love) so I'm happy with the various options I've got with that.

All in all I'm so stoked on this, now just to get some clips!




Gear
Ibanez Xiphos XPT700
Ibanez RGA7
Washburn KC-40V
Fender Mexican Strat
Axe FX 2
Peavey 6505
Laney 4x12 (V30's)
Samson PB10 Pro
TC Electronics G Major 2
BBE Sonic Maximizer 362
Korg DTR-2000
Ibanez Tubescreamer
Last edited by Bastard Son at Apr 15, 2012,
#2
Dang. Nice snax.
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#3
Nice!! Well the awesome thing is if you need more refined Low end.. Just add it.

Interested in some clips. I want a II so bad, but my rig sounds so good right now its hard to justify.
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#5
awesomesauce! MUST HAVE CLIIIIPPPPPSSSSS!!!!!
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#6
Thanks guys!

I literally just worked my way through the presets without touching a single setting just to give me a rough idea what things were there. I've got some monitors on order so once they are here (few days hopefully) I should get a clip up!
Gear
Ibanez Xiphos XPT700
Ibanez RGA7
Washburn KC-40V
Fender Mexican Strat
Axe FX 2
Peavey 6505
Laney 4x12 (V30's)
Samson PB10 Pro
TC Electronics G Major 2
BBE Sonic Maximizer 362
Korg DTR-2000
Ibanez Tubescreamer
#7
HNGD!

How is the volume control on the Axe? Does it retain tone at whisper volumes? What are you using as a power amp?
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#8
HNGD Bastard
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#11
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HNGD!

How is the volume control on the Axe? Does it retain tone at whisper volumes? What are you using as a power amp?


I haven't played for too long but I have played both quiet and loud this weekend and I didn't really notice any difference whatsoever. I imagine it won't change anyway being a processor.

At the moment I'm just using my 6505 as a power amp for it. Not sure which route to go down (power amp, FRFR setup). I don't think I will do either for a while though since I'm just going to be at home recording most of the time. But if I was to buy a power amp right now I would probably go for the Matrix GT800FX.


Thanks everyone!
Gear
Ibanez Xiphos XPT700
Ibanez RGA7
Washburn KC-40V
Fender Mexican Strat
Axe FX 2
Peavey 6505
Laney 4x12 (V30's)
Samson PB10 Pro
TC Electronics G Major 2
BBE Sonic Maximizer 362
Korg DTR-2000
Ibanez Tubescreamer
#12
Needs less 2 and more ultra

haha, HNGD bro I should have something like this to post in a few days hopefully tomorrow
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Too many Axe II NGD's. Too many GAS inducing posts.

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Gear
Ibanez Xiphos XPT700
Ibanez RGA7
Washburn KC-40V
Fender Mexican Strat
Axe FX 2
Peavey 6505
Laney 4x12 (V30's)
Samson PB10 Pro
TC Electronics G Major 2
BBE Sonic Maximizer 362
Korg DTR-2000
Ibanez Tubescreamer
#17
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Gear
Ibanez Xiphos XPT700
Ibanez RGA7
Washburn KC-40V
Fender Mexican Strat
Axe FX 2
Peavey 6505
Laney 4x12 (V30's)
Samson PB10 Pro
TC Electronics G Major 2
BBE Sonic Maximizer 362
Korg DTR-2000
Ibanez Tubescreamer
#18
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I'll send you a cookie once the Axe actually arrives still a long way to go aw well, Axe III will be out by the time I raise 3 grands
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Gear
Ibanez Xiphos XPT700
Ibanez RGA7
Washburn KC-40V
Fender Mexican Strat
Axe FX 2
Peavey 6505
Laney 4x12 (V30's)
Samson PB10 Pro
TC Electronics G Major 2
BBE Sonic Maximizer 362
Korg DTR-2000
Ibanez Tubescreamer
#23
Nice. Hngd
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