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Determining Your Setup

The "Setup" filter helps you to focus on those presets best-suited for how you use your Axe-Fx.

FRFR/Direct presets (like all of the Factory presets) are designed for "full-range flat-response" systems such as studio monitors, PAs, headphones, etc.

Pwr. Amp + Cab presets use real power amps and guitar speakers.

4-Cable Method (aka :4CM") presets require a special setup with connectors both in front of and in the effects loop of a real amp.

Fx Loop presets in the loop of a real amp. A loop may be SERIES or PARALLEL and the preset needs to be built accordingly.

Gtr Amp Input presets should be used in front of a (real) head or combo. Guitar->Axe-Fx->Amp Input.

Other setups also exist (e.g. combinations of the above).

The Axe-Fx II manual (chapter three) includes more information about setups.

"Cab" search results ignore the settings of this filter.

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Name Shimmery Rambler

ID 2050

Author iaresee

Fractal Product Axe-Fx II

Firmware Version 12.x

Set Up Direct

Description A example of a shimmer reverb type setup. This is very much over the top and the shimmer reverb is much more up in the mix than most people would run it. It serves to illustrate a point. Preset uses the AWESOME new Rambler amp type that was introduced in 12.03 -- so you need at least 12.03 to use this patch. I was using my Strat when I built this which runs vintage output level pickups and is exceptionally bright. You may find the patch a bit dark so adjust to suit your guitars. Humbucker-equipped guitars or higher-output single coil guitars will probably need the input gain on the amp block rolled back to keep clean.

  • Scene 1: Clean with shimmer
  • Scene 2: Dirty with shimmer (uses the drive block) Preview here:

    Tone Match No

    of a live amp/cab No

    Band/Artist/Player Ian Chesal


    Genre Ambient

    Instrument Electric Guitar


    Date UploadedDec 26, 2013