Time to Choose… Fractal Axe-FX or Kemper Profiling Amp

Introduction I’ve been using the Fractal Axe-FX (Axe or FAS) for several years. I’ve been “auditioning” the Kemper (KPA) for the past year, or so. I’ve enjoyed being able to use both, but feel it’s time to focus on one over the other. This is not a “versus” or “which is better” comparison. Both are […]
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Fractal AX8 Demo – Comparing to the BB Preamp Overdrive Pedal

DEMO: Fractal Audio AX8 Overdrive demo. Comparing the BB Preamp in the AX8 to the real deal. The BB Preamp is set up as a second stage OD with a decent amount of drive. I selected this drive and setting since this is where most modelers seem to have issues with drives being fizzy and/or […]
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Eventide H9 Crushstation Algorithm: First Impression

Summary: I won’t be selling any drive pedals soon there are only a few usable tones I applaud Eventide for continuing to bring new functionality to their pedals I finally found some time to play with the new H9 algorithm called “Crushstation”.  It is very cool that Eventide is bringing overdrive/distortion to a platform used […]
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Sonic Research Shrinks the Turbo Tuner

Ask any guitar player, or instrumentalist for that matter, to name an indispensable tool and a “tuner” is probably at the top of the list.  That is unless they are one of the fortunate few with perfect pitch. Announcing the ST-300 Sonic Research is known for making accurate strobe tuners.  Their ST-200 Turbo Tuner appears […]
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Hello world!

Hi Everyone! I have decided to start blogging.  For the past couple of years, I have been an active member on the Gear Talk: P&W group on Facebook.  It is a great resource and I have made a lot of friends there.  I plan to continue to be an active member there in order to contribute […]
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DEMO: POG Before or After Drives?

POG2 before and after overdrive/distortion. Both low and medium drive/gain scenarios are tested. I am using a T1M flip-flop to change the order of the pedals. I was a “before” guy.  Now, I am “after”.  The “before” placement makes sense on paper, but my ears prefer “after”.  Both are usable tones, but they are different: […]
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