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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 Holdsy Lead v16

ID 2754

Author simeon

Fractal Product Axe-Fx II

Firmware Version 16.x

Set Up Direct

Description Lead sound based on Holdsworths 80's/90's tone with a recreation of his UD Stomp delays. 3 scenes. Attach your volume pedal to the volume block in the patch. Lower your guitar volume and tone for the most authentic sound. The output compressor is turned up in the amp block....tweak this, so that it only compresses the loudest notes you play.

Tone Match No

of a live amp/cab No

Band/Artist/Player Allan Holdsworth


Genre Fusion



Date UploadedOct 31, 2014