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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 HBEvil

ID 3877

Author Tone Ranger

Fractal Product Axe-Fx II

Firmware Version Q-1.x

Set Up Direct

Description I wanted to make a heavy patch for downtuned riffing. I used this patch over a Metallica backing track. Wasn't spot on but it made my ears happy. Used the HBE sim and factory cab 57. I used ony the Pitch block in my rhythm track, but it is a four scene patch.

Tone Match No

of a live amp/cab No

Band/Artist/Player Metallica

Song Sad But True


Instrument Electric Guitar


Date UploadedDec 09, 2015