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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 Mesa IIC++ Crunch Berries

ID 8847

Author Treymen2

Fractal Product Axe-FX III

Firmware Version 16.x Cygnus

Set Up Pwr. Amp + Cab

Description Here is my James Hetfield Crunch Berries preset. The first scene is my attempt to get close to the sound I got while using my real Mark IV power amp and real 4x12 mesa cab. The second scene is the exact scene I used for my YouTube video when I ran the Axe through the Mark IV Power amp. When I ran through the Mark IV I used the EQ that was on the Mark IV.

Band/Artist/Player Metallica

Song Master of Puppets

Genre Metal

Instrument Electric Guitar


Date UploadedApr 24, 2021