Apparently, Meshuggah switched to Axe-FXs

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  1. loktide

    loktide dotlike Contributor

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    just returned from their gig in Wiesbaden and from what i could see on Fred's rack, he had a pod xt pro and two Axe FX ultras, as well as a VETTA II sitting on top of the rack. Of course, i was stupid enough to forget to bring my camera with me :wallbash:
    from what i could tell, the input lights on the Axe-FX indicated that he was using it all the time. Therefore, i doubt it's just for effects or his lead sound.

    Unfortunately the PA was über-crap, so i won't comment on the tone/mix.
     
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    Randy Sous Chef Super Moderator

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    Very curious indeed.
     
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    Used666 SS.org Regular

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    Glad to see that they are recently enlightened to the greatness of the axe fx :D
     
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    A part of me hopes they sound terrible when they play here on the 8th then, I don't need more Axe-Fx GAS :(
     
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    They did mention in an interview that they were testing out an alternative to the Vetta, I suspected this was it.
     
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    If mesh is using it, then you KNOW its gotta be good.
     
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    Well....not neccesarily...they swear by the Vetta...

    :flame:
     
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    yeah, i also immediately thought that when i read the interview
     
  9. John_Strychnine

    John_Strychnine I Was Once Groove.

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    Fredrik was raving about them apparently. From what i've heard of one, they sound incredible.
     
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    i'll see them on monday and possible get some pics!!!

    working at 7:30 am the day after

    both the show and the monring after are going to be brutal!!!!
     
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    damn GAS :mad:
     
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    Jeff Banned from Reality

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    They sound great, and I wouldn't mind one, but I certainly don't need gas for something that expensive right now. I still have my project strat to deal with as well as saving for an iso cab.
     
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    Not shit talking about Meshuggah or anything, but I agree. They have always had pretty crappy tone (totally IMO) except for Obzen. I would never rock their guitar tone, or bulb's. Hopefully bulb can get an Axe FX too :lol:
     
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    The tone on ReNothing is pretty massive IMHO.
     
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    John_Strychnine I Was Once Groove.

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    Obzen's tone is their best tone, but the other tones really work for their intended purpose.

    Chaosphere tone has too much gain though imo.
     
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    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!!!

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    Interesting. Someone seeing them soon should take some pictures.
     
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    This was just a matter of time imho. No offense to anyone that likes or uses a Vetta but the Axe Fx does everything that the Vetta does only better and some stuff that the Vetta can't. It's a no brainer for any touring pro with a budget to make that switch. When I switched over from my Vetta it wasn't even a subtle change. It was instantly better.

    There are very few reasons left for anyone to run a Vetta or Pod Pro, budget being one of them.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. We've all heard what Misha can do with a pod. I can't imagine what would come out if he had an Axe FX.....
     
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    This comes as no surprise really. I've never actually tried any of the pod series, but I've been playing around with an AxeFx Ultra the last couple of weeks, & they are very, very good. I expect all the big Line6 using bands will make the switch, it's just a matter of time.

    Maybe this will force Line6 to buck their ideas up instead of rehashing old technology?
     

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