From a November 2011 article found on mesaboogie.com: "The core of the preamp switching and FX integration happens via Mesa/Boogie Amp Switchers controlled with Digital Music Corp.’s GCX Expander switching units. The Boogie amps being switched are two Triaxis Preamp’s run into a 2:90 Power amp. One Triaxis is set to the Mark IIC+ mode while the second Triaxis is used for clean sounds in the Green Clean mode. Like Kirk, James also has DBX Quad gates and T.C. Electronic G Major FX Processors along with a few extra pedals kept in the rack. The signal runs out of the 2:90 into two Mesa Traditional Straight 4x12s for a true stereo mix." (original source: http://mesaboogie.com/news/2011/11/metallica-live-rigs/)more
Exclusive gear from the private collection of Richard Z. Kruspe. Has been played live or in the studio with Rammstein and Emigrate. Every item comes with a certificate of authenticity, signed by Richard himself. Mesa Boogie TriAxis All Tube Preamp, used by Richard Z. Kruspe of Rammstein & Emigrate on tour. This is a US version that only works at 110V. For buyers in other regions, a transformer is required. A signed document of authenticity is included.more
"For the solo CD and first 2 SymX CDs - the only amps I had, at that time, were a Marshall JCM800, Fender M-80, a Mesa/Boogie recording pre-amp. By the third CD ( Divine Wings ), I had bought the Tri-Axis and for some of the solos, I used a Rockman Compressor/Sustainer as a preamp ( in front of the Marshall...if I remember correctly ) - but only on that CD - thus - the 'Rockman-esque' tone on some of those solos. I always like to experiment and try out new things - different pre-amps, cabs , mic placement, etc."more
While recording 2 A.M. Wakeup Call, Vrenna used some virtual synths, lots of outboard synths, live drums, a live acoustic guitar, a six-string Taylor and a nylon string guitar, plus he borrowed a couple of 12-strings from some friends for a couple parts. There is a lot of live bass on the record as well. "We used a five-string Fender jazz deluxe, which is a really good-sounding solid instrument, and it was all recorded through the Line 6 Bass Pod," says Vrenna. “We did some direct stuff with the guitar, but we used the Mesa Boogie Triaxis. That one is pretty awesome for direct I/O".more
The user of the UltimateMetal Forum saw Type O Negative live in 2008 and wrote down the whole setup he saw that Kenny Hickey used. > He had the Rectifier on top most likely as a backup, as it wasn't turned on the entire show. In the rack he had: TC Electronic G Force Mesa Triaxis Mesa 2:90more
In [this archived version of a December 2000 article from *Sound On Sound*](https://web.archive.org/web/20150606082550/http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec00/articles/underworld.asp), Underworld bandmate Rick Smith explains Karl's then-current rig. "Hyde's live rack is very complex, according to Smith, partly because the guitarist/singer has several input sources to choose from: vocal mic, guitar, vocoder, Mesa Boogie Triaxis guitar preamp, CD player, and Akai MPC2000."more
"The direct signal of [the Axe-FX] goes into his ears, and then it goes into the Boogie 2:One Hundred and that feeds one set of speakers. And the other side gets split off into the Triaxis. So we're blending the Fractal amp modeling with the real Boogies," says Mike Derks guitar tech, at 17:50 in this rig rundown video, by Premier Guitar.more
"For "Parallels" we used Mesa Boogie amps. I had a rack the size of a refrigerator! Jackson made me custom guitars. I ran those through a Boogie Triaxis through a 395 power amp. A couple of ART multi-effects units, noise gate, MP1 harmonizers, parametric eq’s, and an Abacus midi controller. That set-up, but with a smaller rack, was used for Inside Out as well." Frank Arestimore
Mesa/Boogie Triaxis Preamp, 20/20 power amp, Thiele 1x12 (x2). Tone for days, extreme headroom. Fantastic stereo Boogie rig, all midi, ran in conjunction with a Marshall JMP-1 midi preamp into two 1912 1x12 cabinets. Some Alesis and Digitech midi units, as well, all operated with a Midi Mouse pedal. Went this route sometime in the '90s, subsequently used for most It's OK! and Redd Kross gigs up until 2015. A bit more manageable in the size and weight category. My last run with a live tube rig; the gradual degradation of tone, and the cost and time of maintenance, led me to retire all of my tube amps from the stage, and just keep them for the recording milieu.more
I have it in a rack with Mesa Boogie Simul class 2 Ninety power amp.This is a classical combination.I use it mostly in studio.I control it with Abacus midi controller or MusicomLab Mk4. The TRIAXIS™ packs five 12AX7’s and 25 years of tube tone heritage into one rack space of pure magic. Eight separate modes deliver the elusive creamy gain of the Mark I, the heralded focus of the Mark IIC+, the scooped Rhythm of the Mark IV™, and a modified British lead mode. But these are just a few of the classic sounds at your fingertips. Our three years of research produced a patented technology which preserves in every nuance and detail the exact audio elements which made these classic sounds in the first place. The digital circuitry is forced to serve—not dictate the tone.
Each control’s up and down keys work much like an old style knob...all parameters are displayed and active all the time. That means no scrolling to find your Treble on the gig. You don’t have to wonder how your Bass and Mid are set, you can see them from across the stage.
You can store your favorite sounds into 90 user presets and these can be mapped to any of the 128 midi program locations. The TRIAXIS is an arsenal of the most powerful guitar tones available in the world today!