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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 Hetfield live rig

ID 8367

Author METFX

Fractal Product Axe-FX III

Firmware Version 14.x

Set Up Gtr Amp Input

Description A pretty close "tone match" of James Hetfield's heavy and clean live tone. I tried to replicate Metallica live tone without any tone match block. I was using an ESP Snakebyte with the EMG HET SET.

Band/Artist/Player Metallica


Genre Metal

Instrument Electric Guitar


Date UploadedNov 22, 2020