Axe-Fx II v1.05 preset

AC-30 Glory presets

Posted by levipeto on 2011-10-23 21:14:45 , Contributor: smilefan , Source: smilefan

  • Artist: R.E.M., U2, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Oasis, Muse, Radiohead, Johnny Marr, Dave Davies
  • Song:
  • Style: Brithish Rock
  • Gain: Clean
  • Guitar Type: Electric
  • Pickup: Single Coil
  • Output: n/a
  • Channel: Mono

Preset Description

OK, back to basics today. And there is no more basic and essential amp-voice than the Vox AC-30TB. For girl-friendly Pop music, it’s the amp to beat. More guitarists have gotten laid playing pretty, open suspended chords thru AC-30’s than any other amp. Documented fact! (OK, not really…but it should be!). AC-30’s do a lot of things well, from clean to scream. This patch concentrates on its beautiful cleans. A Vox dialed for clean, with a little atmospheric processing, should be light and tight on the bass, quite middy, with a chimey, finely broken-up treble grind unlike any other amp (even on a clean setting). Popular music is rife with examples of great AC-30 clean sounds. R.E.M., U2, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Oasis, Muse, Radiohead, Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Dave Davies (The Kinks). My personal fav is Peter Buck on R.E.M. ‘s “Driver 8”. Sounds just like an AC-30 is supposed to. This patch is designed to reproduce the best of a clean Vox in a lightly processed environment. Try using this patch with a Capo on the 7th fret (or thereabouts). Pick on some pretty-sounding first position open chord progressions, (include minor or suspended chords). Throw in some hard upstrokes on the high E and B strings (brings out the ‘chime’) mixed in with your strumming/picking. Used this way, the patch should give you a decent impression of a 12-string Rickenbacker electric. The custom IR’s I use make so much difference in this patch that I created a separate patch for those who have the custom IR’s I specify (you’ll need to install those IR’s manually), and another for the stock IR patch. I tried to get them as close as I could, but the custom IR patch is just better. I couldn’t quite dup the lilting, sweet clarity of the custom patch with stock IR’s.

Cab / IR Recipe

Specified IR’s for Custom patch: Cab A – Redwirez VoxAC30Blues-KM84-Cap-2in. (R121 cond mic) Cab B – Redwirez VoxAC30Blues-R121-Cap-0.5in. (57 dyn mic)

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