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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 Hold the 5150

ID 9621

Author scott.frank.b

Fractal Product FM3

Firmware Version 5.x

Set Up Direct

Description Preset inspired by Steve Lukather and 5150 era Van Halen. Base tone is the Brit Silver, clean is the Carol Ann Triptik, effects are Chorus, Pitch Detune/Delay, Delay, Reverb.

Band/Artist/Player Toto/Van Halen


Genre Rock

Instrument Electric Guitar


Date UploadedMay 05, 2022