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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 Creamy AC-30

ID 3645

Author iaresee

Fractal Product Axe-FX II XL+

Firmware Version Q-1.x

Set Up Direct

Description Firmware used is actually Quantum 1.0b1!

Mikko's talk of awesome AC-30 tones on the forum reminded me that some of the best rock tones can be had from a really pushed AC-30. It overdrives in this way that's really compressed, but smooth, and it sounds freakin' awesome with a hollowbody guitar in front of it. You keep some chirp on the notes, but you get this deep grind that all AC-30. Check out some 90s-era Our Lady Peace or Foo Fighters to see what I mean.

It's a favourite of Bob Rock and Joel Kosche too so I did a little Collective Soul clip to show it off here:


Band/Artist/Player Collective Soul

Song Shine

Genre Rock

Instrument Electric Guitar


Date UploadedSep 07, 2015