Is the Axe Fx Ultra worth it in 2020?

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  1. will_shred

    will_shred Wannabe audio engineer

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    I see these going for around 6-$700 on reverb, I remember when they cost easily $2k. I have no experience with the Axe Fx but is it worth getting to play around with for what they're going for today? I would probably use it primarily as a studio tool. I am more of an analog guy, though I use Bias Fx 2 Elite with great results. I do use a lot of metal tones but lately I've been more into the kind of slightly boosted/compressed cleans ala chon, polyphia, AAL.
     
  2. Emperoff

    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    I'll just say that if you like Bias by all means buy it.
     
  3. budda

    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    It's still great, just not the latest and greatest.
     
  4. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I still have my Ultra, and have a IIXL+, and it's great. Definitely still holds its own.
     
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    I don't know about the amp emulating stuff, but I'd dig it for FX only if I caught one.
     
  6. laxu

    laxu SS.org Regular

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    I'd say no. It sounds fine but you can get some Helix unit used for probably similar money that will not only sound better but is also a much better user experience.
     

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