I've just bought my TriAxis and so far i'm really pleased with it. here is my current signal chain
Here is the rack, and the signal chain:
Wireless Rear Panel output -> korg tuner rear panel input
Korg Tuner Rear panel output -> GCX rear panel Feed thru
GCX rear panel loop 8 out -> Area 51 Wah input
Area 51 Wah output -> Triaxis rear panel input
Triaxis rear panel L & R outputs -> Randal power amp L & R Inputs
Please excuse the colour of the TriAxis facia... It's started to de-laminate away from the backing, so isn't black anymore. All works fine, but I need to buy a replacement facia from Mesa/Boogie which I've already had a quote of £145 on... So not the end of the world. Not bad as the TriAxis only cost me around £400.
The G-Force is wired into the Triaxis effect loop so not in the direct signal path. And there starts my issue.
Maybe I'm not understanding the FX loop properly, and it's just not set up very well. I understand that the master volume on the TriAxis is also used to adjust the FX loop level, but in all honesty i don't understand how this works. I adjust it, and it just alters the volume, or appears to only alter the volume and the FX loop together. Some of the G-Force patches seem to be really good through the TriAxis others seem to be so quiet you can hardly hear them (Stereo dynamic delay for example). I've checked the effect levels in the G-Force and for example the delay is 100% in both channels, but isn't very high in the Triaxis so i'm assuming it might be something to do with the Triaxis effect loop level. Are there any marked differences in using the loop as opposed to in series after the pre-amp. i'm seriously considering rewiring it in series to see what the difference is.
I've noticed that Petrucci is using an AxeFX and he has that wired in series after the TriAxis and not in the loop. A few people have questioned why i'm using the loop..... I'm beginning to question why myself also.
My old Pre-Amp was a JMP1 Marshall and that had a separate FX loop level control on it so that you could dial in the FX loop level separate from the master volume....... This doesn't seem to be the case with the TriAxis.... Or have i got it wrong?