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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 Gibbons

ID 6968

Author leonc

Fractal Product AX8

Firmware Version Q-10.x

Set Up Direct

Description Two scenes oriented towards early Billy Gibbons sounds; think of the Tres Hombres - Tejas albums. Set up with Vol pedal on pedal1 and wah in pedal2. I also use a Mission mini pot in pedal3 to adjust delay level. Preset built around Les Paul / PAF type pickup sound. Scene 1 - 1987X model, plenty of grit when opened up but intended to clean up well from the guitar. Filter block used to slight boost. Scene 2 - Uses EQ and Rotary block w/o amp to produce the type of sound you hear on Hot Blue and Righteous.

Band/Artist/Player Billy Gibbons / ZZ Top

Song It's Only Love

Genre blues rock

Instrument Electric Guitar


Date UploadedApr 20, 2019