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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 For the Love of God

ID 4876

Author marklumsley

Fractal Product AX8

Firmware Version Q-4.x

Set Up Direct

Description After my good friend Phil (thank you!) sent me a tone match of the guitar tone from 'For the Love of God', it suddenly verified the fact that he did indeed use a Soldano SLO-100 amp, when all this time I thought he had used a souped-up José Arrendondo modded Marshall 100-watt Plexi. Regarding the patch, I couldn't decide whether I wanted the Drive block's Drive knob at 10% and the Amp block's Drive knob at 50%, or the Drive block's Drive knob at 0% (and just used as a treble booster) and the Amp block's Drive knob at 100%, so I went for the latter as this sounds closest to the original tone in my opinion. Your setup/guitar pickups/ears will be different to mine, though. You may be wondering why I didn't tone-match it since many of you would say this would've been easier, but I often find two problems about this: 1) Tone matching - as great and useful as it is - will never help you truly learn about how each amp sim 'really' works. And 2) I tend to find that tone matching usually adds a bit of 'artefacting' to the final result - slightly abnormal 'feel' or EQing etc. Anyway that's enough yappin'. If you liked this tone and would like to help me out a little, then please head over to https://www.facebook.com/MarkLumsleyGuitarist and give my page a 'like'. Also maybe I can help YOU out with some Axe-Fx tones. Enjoy!

Band/Artist/Player Steve Vai

Song For the Love of God

Genre Instrumental Rock

Instrument Electric Guitar

Downloads3063

Date UploadedOct 26, 2016