A quick muck about with the very loveable 5e3 model in the current beta (2) of FW:16 (Cygnus) for the Axe-FX III. What is not to love about that little amp? Super fun. All of the amps are getting a makeover of sorts.
One thing (important) to note with this video: There are actually two volume controls on the new firmware for this amp - normal and bright. I was unaware of this until after I uploaded the video because the editor has not yet been brought into line with the firmware (that happens once it's truly ready to roll). So I'm really only tweaking just the Bright volume (Input Drive) here. The 'Normal' drive is probably sitting at noon, unbeknownst to me, in the hardware. I'm flying blind, so to speak. Still, it sounds bloody great to me! :D
It's a good time to be an Axe-FX III owner. ...But then it always is.
The guitar is the 2020 70th Anniversary Esquire. Stock.