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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.

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Name Never Sleep - FW18 - v1

ID 3165

Author iaresee

Fractal Product Axe-Fx II

Firmware Version 18.x

Set Up Direct

Description Neil Young's Tweed sound update for FW18! With the G3'ification of the Fender amps in FW18 it was time to revisit this patch.

I still prefer the 65 Bassguy Normal model as the basis for the sound. It retains a little more chirp and treble the Tweed Deluxe model when you run it hot and it lines up with Neil's live tones closer. The patch is using a stock IR -- the awesome 1x12 Tweed Deluxe Mix IR.

There's only 1 scene set up in this take. I haven't set up "whizzer" settings yet. But this gets the basic tone and all its volume-knob-sensitive glory. And the pedals are setup as Neil has them too. Notable there's a "reverb tank" out in front of everything which makes it sound HUGE when you kick it in and the tape delay is running in parallel with the dry signal in to the amp.

There's an always-on reverb for some ambience as well.

Tone Match No

of a live amp/cab No

Band/Artist/Player Neil Young


Genre Rock

Instrument Electric Guitar


Date UploadedMar 23, 2015