• Axe-FX III: Old-School Marshalls and Fuzzes

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    The Axe-FX III is, in my opinion, the reigning monarch of all things modelling. It features, among a zillion other great things, a range of the most common fuzz types to plonk anywhere you like in your signal path. A good old fuzz is a difficult thing to emulate accurately in the digital domain but Fractal Audio have made a very good go of it - good enough for me not to have to use extra pedals, that’s for sure. Here I’m demoing a few of them, along with a couple of old-school drives, in front of two classic Marshall sims: JTM45 (Normal Channel) and SLP1959 Jumped. Check it out.

    Presets? You’ll find them at:
    JTM45: http://axechange.fractalaud......
    SLP1959: http://axechange.fractalaud......

    The guitar is a masterpiece. It is an early 2017 Music Man Albert Lee HH that has been my No.1 stage axe for touring ever since I received it. Two medium output humbuckers (I believe they’re related to the Axis DiMarzio Customs but they sound a little subtler to me), very light mahogany body, rosewood neck and fingerboard. It’s light, sings like a piano and if forced to choose it would probably be the first guitar I’d grab if the house was on fire. In fact, if I could grab two the SSS model would be the other one. But then I’d have to rush back in and grab the Palir’s, Smitty’s, Carltons, Fenders, Gibsons… Ugh. I’m doomed! I chose to use this guitar rather than a Strat or a Tele because I chose to use this guitar rather than a Strat or a Tele.

    So, should I shoot another video with a couple of classic Fender models? Or perhaps a HIWATT DR103? Do you care? Let me know. Rock on and thanks for watching. Show less
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    Sadie and Brett Kingman do their best to demonstrate some pedals and have a laugh at the same time.
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