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So, yeah, I bought an Axe-FX Ultra and already I've gone through and played every single pre-programmed preset and made my own ultimate brutal Satanic tones of doom. I would like to have you guys listen to the glory, but I still don't have an audio interface to record with (video camera being my only option, which wouldn't truly capture my tonal superiority).

The really amazing thing is just how good even the stock presets sound.

Well, anyway, I could keep raving on and on, but you guys have probably already heard a zillion reviews of this unit, so I'll leave it right there. :fever:
 

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Awesome! Good for you, dude.

Compare it with the Digitech at some point, if you would, good sir. I'd appreciate it. ;)
So far, the main differences that stand out are: the GNX3000 can get some really amazing sounds, but it requires a TON of tweaking and adjustment, and it sounds 1000x better through the effects loops of a tube amp than it does direct. The Axe-FX, however, just sounds amazing right out of the box. You can tweak the Axe-FX much much more than you can any of the GNXs (even down to things like which mic is in front of the cabinet, graphic EQ, the precise way/order that the amp(s), cabinet(s), and effects are linked together, and settings for each that get much more detailed than anything you could actually even do on the real amp or effect -- the virtual amps even have virutal power tubes and virtual transformer tubes). So, you have to know a lot to tweak either the GNX3000 or the Axe-FX, but it's a lot easier to get totally amazing sounding stuff on the Axe-FX than on the GNXs. Also, the Axe-FX sounds amazing both direct and through an amp.

I plan to keep using my GNX3000 for band practices for at least the next few weeks (and I'll be using the GNX3000 at the next two live shows my band has), but probably in a few weeks, I'll bring in my Axe-FX and see how that goes. The GNX3000 is a lot lighter, easier to carry around, smaller, more compact, and with a good tube amp with an effects loop, it sounds amazing.

One thing I've noticed when playing through clean and low gain settings is the really natural "organic" sound the Axe-FX has. This isn't the type of thing anyone would notice live, but on a recording, it's very noticeable.

Edit: I'm thinking of getting this for a pedal board:
 

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Another one! Two serious NGDs for you, first that gorgeous Ibby, and now this - enjoy 'em bro!
:wub: The Axe-FX Ultra really brings out the beauty of the pickups and body/neck wood in that J Custom.

I had been planning on getting the RG8527Z for a long long time now and I had been debating on whether to get an Axe-FX or not, but it was 90% videos, recorded clips, and posts on this site that convinced me to get it. :lol:
 

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It has an instrument input on the front and a line input on the back (not sure if it's mono or stereo) and from what i understand, both inputs can be processed independently.
 

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It has an instrument input on the front and a line input on the back (not sure if it's mono or stereo) and from what i understand, both inputs can be processed independently.
I looked at the wiki-manual in brief, and it appears for inputs, theres "Mono/single" and "Right".

thats awesome. It means it'd be an ideal unit for the stick. :yesway:
 

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There are two stereo inputs on the back. Input two can be routed however you want, so you can plug in two different sources (a guitar and bass, for example) and have separate signal chains for both. Input one can either be the front instrument input or the stereo line in in the back.
 

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It has an instrument input on the front and a line input on the back (not sure if it's mono or stereo) and from what i understand, both inputs can be processed independently.
There are two stereo inputs on the back. Input two can be routed however you want, so you can plug in two different sources (a guitar and bass, for example) and have separate signal chains for both. Input one can either be the front instrument input or the stereo line in in the back.
Oh fuck you guys :lol: That's the last thing I was thinking the Axe-FX couldn't do, and was deliberately not checking on it, because it was keeping me from GASing too hard :lol:

Damnit, now I'm going to need to buy one of these eventually :lol: It's literally like a POD X3 Pro done right, with an Eventide and some other fun features thrown in for the hell of it :lol:
 
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