Suhr (oo other quality) Reactive Load Boxes….

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    ChuckMott
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    ANyone here use these with Ir’s as a way of recording guitars and/or bass? I assume they can attenuate your signal going in. I’m hearing the Suhr with a good IR is equal, some say better then, micing up your guitar amp. Thoughts on this topic?

    #28897 Reply

    UpFromTheSkies
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    The reactive load is killer. I’m rocking a Fractal AX8 for pretty much all my cues writing, as well as session jobs. I have a dozen high end amps in My Studio – completely untouched for the last year I’ve had my Fractal.

    #28898 Reply

    ChuckMott
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    Just to be clear, there is no use for the reactive load if you are using the Fractal? How would the fractal compare with Line 6 Helix? (more like Vice Versa, I think Fractal is still considered higher end). For both recording and live use, if possible?

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    UpFromTheSkies
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    I was using a Line 6 HD 500 before the Fractal. IMO, no comparison, although the Helix is definitely on par with the AX8. You can load your own IRs into both the Fractal and Helix. I recently used the AX8 on a national tour, and fooled a Grammy award winning FOH guy into thinking I had a real blackface twin on stage!

    #28900 Reply

    UpFromTheSkies
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    To answer the first part of your question…no, there isn’t a “need” per se to have a reactive load and a modeling unit, but it sure is fun having both! Slight tonal variations are always cool!

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    gdomeier
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    I record my mesa boogie mark v with a rivera rock crusher. Here’s one example of that setup.

    #28910 Reply

    Per Boysen
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    I’m a very happy Fractal Audio AxeFx-II user. Using it at live gigs (with two active full-range speakers or line-in FOH) as well as in the studio, where it also doubles up as the audio interface for computers. Works great not only for guitars but also with dual output instruments like electric harp guitar or CHapman Stick, where you typically run two parallel virtual rigs. I even make flute patches (for mic input) in my AxeFx. As for IRs, I’m happy with the factory packs.

    To me the most useful aspect of the Fractal is its extensive modulation options. That’s especially great when I play electric cello through it, using the instrument’s amplitude (how hard I’m bowing) to modulate the pre-amp overdrive. Can get extremely expressive 🙂

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