Buying a AXE III for a low'ish price locally. What should I inspect/test?

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  1. Slash

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    I'm a skeptic but I hope it works out:aok... I'm interested see what the results will be.
     
  2. Elric

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    Well, at least you are going into it with eyes opened and know the risks. You know what they say, be careful when you look into the AxeFx for the AxeFx also looks into you.

    Being crazy isn't all bad,necessarily. It worked out for Ozzy.

    Best of luck and godspeed.
     
  3. MJ Slaughter

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    I guess it really is a AXE III and as far as I can tell everything is working flawlessly. So far this thing is a bit intimidating and I'm sure it will take a couple weeks before I might be ready to gig with it. It was sobering seeing all that gear in a 4 car garage just stacked everywhere. I asked the friend what the owner did with it all because there were countless rack effects, power conditioners etc in a pile of rack cases spanning the length of the wall. Keyboards, amps, cabs, drums, percussion, pedals, controllers guitars, stands, violin, Dulcimer, bass guitars, vocal processors, mixers and on and on. He said nothing really. Jammed a bit with friends but never used much of it at all and suspected he just enjoyed buying stuff. Made me think I hope I can sell off the little bit of gear I have before I eat dirt for my wife's sake.

    Now to determine if I have the patience to learn how to use this thing!
     
  4. Guitardave

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    Load up the editor and use the editor. The front panel is a PITA to use compared to the computer.

    Modelers are great for recording and running direct. It's much harder to get them to sound great sitting next to an amp. Be patient and resist the urge to dump it.

    If you are trying to get it to sound like a real amp then run it with in 4CM and you'll probably be able to really enjoy what it can do with a minimum of frustration.

    But you easily use it like for effects in front of your amp and it'll blow you away how great the modeling is.

    Have fun and take a long term approach to getting used to it. It's an incredibly powerful tool - resist the urge to explore everything about it all at once because it's overwhelming.
     
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  5. ZenArcade

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    Awesome score. Now dust that thing off. :p
     
  6. Slash

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    I’d say this was the deal of the year, but....you know....someone had to die to make it happen.
     
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    I bet there are plenty of members here just like that guy, with more gear than they know what to do with. Shoot, I'm getting there slowly but surely.
     
  9. Elric

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    Please send pics of the rest of the gear and contact info for the living friend. :p
     
  10. Lord N

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    TGP - All the gear but no idea.
     
  11. Ericjutsu

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    I'm so jealous of you for getting such an amazing deal! I'm gassing hard for an Axe FxIII myself, but don't want to spend 2500 dollars, especially when I already own a Line 6 Helix Floor and a bunch of software ampsims.
     
  12. madmarcus1960

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    Hell of a deal. I paid $1600 for my minty "3" used and everyone gave me an atta' boy. The biggies would be making sure all the front panel functions, all outputs works and the USB still communicates with a PC/MAC of some sort.
    At that price you could ship it back to FAS and have them go over it and still be under market value.

    It is a GREAT piece of gear!!
     
  13. Slicklickz

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    I'll do you a favor and buy it from you for $1K,that's a nice 10% profit plus an extra $10.I'll even pay the shipping.:D
     
  14. madmarcus1960

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    Congratz, enjoy. Take a look at Austin Buddy's Naked Amp pack for the III. I'm not great at making my own presets, these are fantastic IMHO.
     
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  15. Lord N

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    No.
     
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  16. Slash

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    Best investment I made for the Axe Fx III
     
  17. Dickie Fredericks

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    Ill buy it right now for $900.
     
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