The Amp block is the heart and soul of almost all Fractal Audio Products. Primarily an Amp Modeler, gear like the Axe-Fx III, FM3, Axe-Fx II, AX8 and Axe-Fx Ultra/Standard would be nothing without it! Amps spanning decades of music are present as different Models/Types in the Amp block. Years of research, measurements and coding were spent on creating the highly accurate simulations we possess at a fraction of the cost of owning them all. And since the beginning, Fractal Audio has updated the modeling techniques and versions many times, with many overhauls happening over the years. Each update brings even more depth and realism to the digital modeling, even if it’s just a subtle change.

At the time of this writing, over 270 Amp Models/Types are present in the Amp block (for the Axe-Fx III and FM3), and more are being added constantly. (Some of the Models may be different channels of the same amp, but the research was done for each one separately!)

Though the Amp block contains the highest number of parameters in any block, amazing tone can be created just using the “Basic” controls we’re all familiar with like Drive, Bass, Mid, and Treble. It’s easy to be intimidated by the sheer number of controls available, but as with anything on the Axe-Fx or any other gear, use what you know, and learn a few new things at a time. Even we don’t remember what every single parameter does sometimes, but rest assured that a great tone doesn’t require you to adjust every single thing.

Also remember, that with so many Amp Models to choose from, don’t get “stuck” only using things you’ve used before. Many times the Model we think is the right one for the tone we’re seeking may not be the best option. So definitely spend some time trying them all out and see what each has to offer in terms of drive type/quality, overall tone, and of course feel. A story we often tell is that we were helping someone find tones. They were dead set on using “Boogie” style amps and wouldn’t budge on trying something else. After a long session of trying Advanced Parameters and still not getting it, they finally tried a “Plexi” style amp and immediately it was the exact type of tone – of course different than a “Boogie” – but they were stuck on using that style of amp for the name, even if it wasn’t the right for the tone they wanted.

So get that Amp block in your Preset, try a bunch of different types, and remember your favorites!

Axe-Fx III

Blocks Guide Description

The Amp block reproduces the sounds of an impressive array of vintage and modern guitar and bass amplifiers, with 260+ different “types” based on stock, custom, and hybrid models. It uses our newest “Ares” Amp Modeling technology with component-level physical modeling which produces tone of a depth and quality that cannot be obtained using lesser modeling methods. Our amp models are the result of thousands of hours of incredibly detailed analysis of the actual amps that inspired them. Like “Quantum” Amp Modeling before it, Ares models the preamp tubes, tonestack, cathode follower, power supply, power amp, phase inverter, amp/speaker interaction, and more.

The Amp Block works hand-in-hand with the equally important Cab block. To learn about how amp and cab work together, try different amps through the same cab, or different cabs with the same amp. In other rig designs, the amp block is used with real guitar speakers and a power amp. In any configuration, the results are amazing: tight bass, powerful midrange, silky highs, and highly expressive touch sensitivity.

You can get great tone from these models using just the basic controls on the Type and Tone pages. Should you desire to dig deeper, you’ll find many exciting parameters that allow you to tweak and adjust the most intricate aspects of amp tone. Don’t become paralyzed by the options. The default settings are very accurate, and more than sufficient to achieve great results. An easy way to start branching out might be with Post EQ and Pre EQ. For dynamics, try Speaker Compression and Output Compression. To learn more, tap into the Fractal Audio community, and watch for “Tech Notes” on the Fractal Audio forum for tips. Above all, use your ears: rules are made to be broken; you have the tools here to create the future of tone.

List of Types (Amp Models)

This list is in Alphabetical Order and may not correspond to the same order in the gear
Be sure to check out the Axe-Fx Wiki’s Amp Model List for more details

1959SLP Jump
1959SLP Normal
1959SLP Treble
1987X Jump
1987X Normal
1987X Treble
5153 100W Blue
5153 100W Green
5153 100W Red
5153 50W Blue
59 Bassguy
5F1 Tweed
5F1 Tweed EC
5F8 Tweed
65 Bassguy Bass
65 Bassguy Normal
6G12 Concert
6G4 Super
AC-20 12AX7 Bass
AC-20 12AX7 Treble
AC-20 EF86 Bass
AC-20 EF86 Treble
Angle Severe 1
Angle Severe 2
Atomica High
Atomica Low
Band-Commander
Big Hair
Blankenship Leeds
Bludojai Clean
Bludojai Lead
Bludojai Lead PAB
Bogfish Brown
Bogfish Strato
Boutique 1
Boutique 2
Brit 800
Brit 800 #34
Brit 800 Mod
Brit AFS100 1
Brit AFS100 2
Brit Brown
Brit JM45
Brit JM45 Jump
Brit JVM OD1 Green
Brit JVM OD1 Orange
Brit JVM OD1 Red
Brit JVM OD2 Green
Brit JVM OD2 Orange
Brit JVM OD2 Red
Brit Pre
Brit Silver
Brit Super
Buttery
CA3+ Clean
CA3+ Lead
CA3+ Rhythm
Cali Leggy
Cameron CCV 1A
Cameron CCV 1B
Cameron CCV 2A
Cameron CCV 2B
Cameron CCV 2C
Cameron CCV 2D
Capt Hook 1A
Capt Hook 1B
Capt Hook 2A
Capt Hook 2B
Capt Hook 3A
Capt Hook 3B
Car Roamer
Carol-Ann OD-2
Carol-Ann Triptik Classic
Carol-Ann Triptik Clean
Carol-Ann Triptik Modern
Carol-Ann Tucana Clean
Carol-Ann Tucana Lead
Citrus A30 Clean
Citrus A30 Dirty
Citrus Bass 200
Citrus RV50
Citrus Terrier
Class-A 15W TB
Class-A 30W
Class-A 30W Bright
Class-A 30W Hot
Class-A 30W TB
Comet 60
Comet Concourse
Cornfed M50
Das Metall
Deluxe Tweed
Deluxe Verb Normal
Deluxe Verb Vibrato
Dirty Shirley
Dirty Shirley 2
Div/13 CJ
Div/13 CJ Boost
Div/13 FT37 High
Div/13 FT37 Low
Dizzy V4 Blue 2
Dizzy V4 Blue 3
Dizzy V4 Blue 4
Dizzy V4 Silver 2
Dizzy V4 Silver 3
Dizzy V4 Silver 4
Double Verb Normal
Double Verb Silverface
Double Verb Vibrato
Dweezil’s Bassguy
Energyball
Euro Blue
Euro Blue Modern
Euro Red
Euro Red Modern
Euro Uber
FAS 6160
FAS Bass
FAS Brootalz
FAS Brown
FAS Class-A
FAS Crunch
FAS Express
FAS Hot Rod
FAS Lead 1
FAS Lead 2
FAS Modern
FAS Modern II
FAS Modern III
FAS Rhythm
FAS Skull Crusher
FAS Wreck
Fox ODS
Fox ODS Deep
Friedman BE
Friedman BE C45
Friedman BE V1
Friedman BE V2
Friedman HBE
Friedman HBE 2018
Friedman HBE 2018 C45
Friedman HBE V1
Friedman HBE V2
Friedman Small Box
Fryette D60 Less
Fryette D60 More
Gibtone Scout
Herbie Ch2+
Herbie Ch2-
Herbie Ch3
Hipower Brilliant
Hipower Jumped
Hipower Normal
Hot Kitty
JMPRE-1 OD1
JMPRE-1 OD1 Bass Shift
JMPRE-1 OD2
JMPRE-1 OD2 Bass Shift
Jr Blues
Jr Blues Fat
JS410 Crunch Orange
JS410 Crunch Red
JS410 Lead Orange
JS410 Lead Red
Jazz 120
Legato 100
Matchbox D-30
Matchbox D-30 EF86
Mr Z Hwy 66
Mr Z MZ-38
Mr Z MZ-8
Nuclear-Tone
ODS-100 Clean
ODS-100 Ford
ODS-100 Ford Mid-Boost
ODS-100 Ford PAB
ODS-100 HRM
ODS-100 HRM Mid
PVH 6160 Block
PVH 6160+ Lead
PVH 6160+ Rhythm
PVH 6160+ Rhythm B
Plexi 100W 1970
Plexi 100W High
Plexi 100W Jump
Plexi 100W Nrml
Plexi 50W 6550
Plexi 2204
Plexi 50W High 1
Plexi 50W High 2
Plexi 50W Jump
Plexi 50W Normal
Porta-Bass
Prince Tone 5F2
Prince Tone AA964
Prince Tone Reverb
Recto1 Orange Modern
Recto1 Orange Normal
Recto1 Red
Recto2 Orange Modern
Recto2 Orange Vintage
Recto2 Red Modern
Recto2 Red Vintage
Ruby Rocket
Ruby Rocket Bright
SV Bass 1
SV Bass 2
Shiver Clean
Shiver Lead
Solo 100 Clean
Solo 100 Lead
Solo 100 Rhy
Solo 88 Clean
Solo 88 Lead
Solo 88 Rhythm
Solo 99 Clean
Solo 99 Lead
Spawn Nitrous 1
Spawn Nitrous 2
Spawn Q-Rod OD1-1
Spawn Q-Rod OD1-2
Spawn Q-Rod OD1-3
Spawn Q-Rod OD2-1
Spawn Q-Rod OD2-2
Spawn Q-Rod OD2-3
Suhr Badger 18
Suhr Badger 30
Super Verb Normal
Super Verb Vibrato
Supertweed
Supremo Trem
Texas Star Clean
Texas Star Lead
Thordendal Modern
Thordendal Vintage
Tremolo Lux
Triple Crest 2
Triple Crest 3
Tube Pre
Two Stone J35
Two Stone J35 PAB
USA Bass 400 1
USA Bass 400 2
USA Clean
USA IIC+
USA IIC+ Bright
USA IIC+ Deep Bright
USA IIC+ Deep
USA IIC++
USA JP IIC+
USA JP IIC+ Red
USA JP IIC+ Yellow
USA Lead
USA Lead Bright
USA Lead Mid Gain
USA Lead Mid Gain Bright
USA Pre Clean
USA Pre LD1 Red
USA Pre LD2 Green
USA Pre LD2 Red
USA Pre LD2 Yellow
USA Rhythm
USA Sub Blues
Vibra-King
Vibra-King Fat
Vibrato Lux
Vibrato Verb
Vibrato Verb AA
Vibrato Verb AB
Vibrato Verb Custom
Wrecker Express
Wrecker Express Bright
Wrecker Liverpool
Wrecker Liverpool Bright
Wrecker Rocket

Axe-Fx III Amp Block Articles

FM3

List of Types (Amp Models)

See the Axe-Fx III’s description above

As of 4-8-20, Triple Crest 2 and Triple Crest 3 are not present in the FM3 (FW 1.03), but will be added soon.

FM3 Amp Block Articles

Axe-Fx II

Owner’s Manual Description

The Amp block reproduces the sounds of an impressive array of vintage and modern guitar and bass amplifiers, with 256+ different “types” based on stock, custom, and hybrid models. It uses our newest Quantum Amp Modeling technology, including proprietary multi-stage nonlinearity generators to create ultra-realistic distortions. Separate virtual preamp and power amplifier stages create rich, cascaded drive tones that cannot be obtained using simpler modeling methods.

You can achieve great tone using only the basic amp controls on the first page or two. Should you desire to dig deeper, you’ll find many exciting parameters that allow you to tweak and adjust the deepest aspects of your amp’s sound. These are detailed below. Axe-Edit also makes using the amp block easier, with a few simple pages organized with common parameters grouped together.

Note: The Cab block (p. 50) is vital in creating an overall sound. If you’re not getting the tones you’re expecting from an amp, try different cab settings!

The heart of the Quantum™ Amp block is its capacity for ultra-realistic distortions, created using our proprietary multi-stage non-linearity generators, with virtual preamp and power amp stages emulating the different types of distortion generated by a tube preamps and power amps. The models also offers accurate behavior for the drive and tone stack controls over the full range of operation. This means you can set onscreen controls to match those of the original amps to dial in familiar settings and generally achieve expected results.

Each Axe-Fx II preset can use two fully independent Amp blocks. Presets that use a single amp block run in high resolution, providing the utmost in fidelity and resistance to aliasing. This mode is automatic and is selected whenever there is only one amp block in the layout grid. Adding a second amp block will revert both to normal resolution (in which the modeling is still of extremely high quality.) Note that switching between high and normal resolution presets there can be an additional switching latency as amp blocks need to be soft-reset.

 

List of Types (Amp Models)

Be sure to check out the Axe-Fx Wiki’s Amp Model List for more details

1959SLP Jump
1959SLP Normal
1959SLP Treble
1987X Jump
1987X Normal
1987X Treble
5153 100W Blue
5153 100W Green
5153 100W Red
5153 50W Blue
59 Bassguy
5F1 Tweed
5F1 Tweed EC
5F8 Tweed
65 Bassguy Bass
65 Bassguy Normal
6G12 Concert
6G4 Super
AC-20 12AX7 Bass
AC-20 12AX7 Treble
AC-20 EF86 Bass
AC-20 EF86 Treble
Angle Severe 1
Angle Severe 2
Atomica High
Atomica Low
Band-Commander
Big Hair
Blankenship Leeds
Bludojai Clean
Bludojai LD 2
Bludojai LD PAB
Bogfish Brown
Bogfish Strato
Boutique 1
Boutique 2
Brit 800
Brit 800 #34
Brit 800 Mod
Brit AFS100 1
Brit AFS100 2
Brit Brown
Brit JM45
Brit JM45 Jump
Brit JVM OD1 Green
Brit JVM OD1 Orange
Brit JVM OD1 Red
Brit JVM OD2 Green
Brit JVM OD2 Orange
Brit JVM OD2 Red
Brit Pre
Brit Silver
Brit Super
Buttery
CA Triptik Clean
CA Triptik Classic
CA Triptik Modern
CA Tucana Clean
CA Tucana Lead
CA3+ Clean
CA3+ Lead
CA3+ Rhythm
Cali Leggy
Cameron CCV 1A
Cameron CCV 1B
Cameron CCV 2A
Cameron CCV 2B
Cameron CCV 2C
Cameron CCV 2D
Capt Hook 1A
Capt Hook 1B
Capt Hook 2A
Capt Hook 2B
Capt Hook 3A
Capt Hook 3B
Car Roamer
Carol-Ann OD-2
Citrus A30 Clean
Citrus A30 Dirty
Citrus Bass 200
Citrus RV50
Citrus Terrier
Class-A 15W TB
Class-A 30W
Class-A 30W Bright
Class-A 30W Hot
Class-A 30W TB
Comet 60
Comet Concourse
Cornfed M50
Das Metall
Deluxe Tweed
Deluxe Verb Normal
Deluxe Verb Vibrato
Dirty Shirley 1
Dirty Shirley 2
Div/13 CJ
Div/13 CJ Boost
Div/13 FT37 High
Div/13 FT37 Low
Dizzy V4 Blue 2
Dizzy V4 Blue 3
Dizzy V4 Blue 4
Dizzy V4 Silver 2
Dizzy V4 Silver 3
Dizzy V4 Silver 4
Double Verb Normal
Double Verb Silverface
Double Verb Vibrato
Dweezil’s B-Man
Energyball
Euro Blue
Euro Blue Modern
Euro Red
Euro Red Modern
Euro Uber
FAS 6160
FAS Bass
FAS Brootalz
FAS Brown
FAS Class-A
FAS Crunch
FAS Hot Rod
FAS Lead 1
FAS Lead 2
FAS Modern
FAS Modern II
FAS Modern III
FAS Rhythm
FAS Wreck
Fox ODS
Fox ODS Deep
Friedman 2018
Friedman BE
Friedman BE C45
Friedman BE V1
Friedman BE V2
Friedman HBE
Friedman HBE V1
Friedman HBE V2
Friedman HBE C45
Friedman Small Box
Fryette D60 Less
Fryette D60 More
Gibtone Scout
Herbie Ch2+
Herbie Ch2-
Herbie Ch3
Hipower Brilliant
Hipower Jumped
Hipower Normal
Hot Kitty
Jazz 120
JMPRE-1 OD1
JMPRE-1 OD1 Bass Shift
JMPRE-1 OD2
JMPRE-1 OD2 Bass Shift
Jr Blues
Jr Blues Fat
JS410 Crunch Orange
JS410 Crunch Red
JS410 Lead Orange
JS410 Lead Red
Legato 100
Matchbox D-30
Mr Z Hwy 66
Mr Z MZ-38
Mr Z MZ-8
Nuclear-Tone
ODS-100 Clean
ODS-100 Ford 1
ODS-100 Ford 2
ODS-100 Ford Mid-Boost
ODS-100 HRM
ODS-100 HRM Mid
Plexi 100W 1970
Plexi 100W High
Plexi 100W Jump
Plexi 100W Normal
Plexi 2204
Plexi 50W 6550
Plexi 50W High 1
Plexi 50W High 2
Plexi 50W Jump
Plexi 50W Normal
Porta-Bass
Prince Tone
Prince Tone NR
Prince Tone Reverb
PVH 6160 Block
PVH 6160+ Lead
PVH 6160+ Rhythm
PVH 6160+ Rhythm B
Recto1 Orange Modern
Recto1 Orange Vintage
Recto1 Red
Recto2 Orange Modern
Recto2 Orange Vintage
Recto2 Red Modern
Recto2 Red Vintage
Ruby Rocket
Ruby Rocket Bright
Shiver Clean
Shiver Lead
Skull Crusher
Solo 100 Clean
Solo 100 Lead
Solo 100 Rhy
Solo 88 Clean
Solo 88 Lead
Solo 88 Rhythm
Solo 99 Clean
Solo 99 Lead
Spawn Nitrous 1
Spawn Nitrous 2
Spawn Q-Rod OD1-1
Spawn Q-Rod OD1-2
Spawn Q-Rod OD1-3
Spawn Q-Rod OD2-1
Spawn Q-Rod OD2-2
Spawn Q-Rod OD2-3
Suhr Badger 18
Suhr Badger 30
Super Verb Normal
Super Verb Vibrato
Supertweed
Supremo Trem
SV Bass 1
SV Bass 2
Thordendal Modern
Thordendal Vintage
Tremolo Lux
Tube Pre
Two Stone J35 1
Two Stone J35 2
Texas Star Clean
Texas Star Lead
USA Bass 400 1
USA Bass 400 2
USA Clean
USA IIC+
USA IIC+ Bright
USA IIC+ Bright/Deep
USA IIC+ Deep
USA IIC++
USA Lead
USA Lead +
USA Lead Bright
USA Lead Bright +
USA Pre Clean
USA Pre LD1 Red
USA Pre LD2 Green
USA Pre LD2 Red
USA Pre LD2 Yellow
USA Rhythm
USA Sub Blues
Vibra-King
Vibra-King Fat
Vibrato Lux
Vibrato Verb
Vibrato Verb AA
Vibrato Verb AB
Vibrato Verb Custom
Wrecker Express
Wrecker Liverpool
Wrecker Rocket

Axe-Fx II Amp Block Articles

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AX8

Owner’s Manual Description

See the Axe-Fx II’s description above

List of Types (Amp Models)

See the Axe-Fx II’s description above

AX8 Amp Block Articles

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