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Pretty much the same price as the Axe-Fx III (at least when it goes on sale)
Not from what I've seen. The Stage is $2245 CDN. The Axe-FX III is that amount in US money (so about 25% higher), and that's only because it's $200 off right now.

Did you possibly mean the still-unreleased FM3? From what I've read, that will probably come in at less than this unit - but it is a stripped down III, this unit isn't a stripped down anything.
 

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For me it's a matter of economy of space. It's one less item you need to carry, protect, set up and take home (eliminating the head or in this case "toaster").

It's also one less connection point that can fail during the set.

The chances of enough beer being spilled onto a floor unit to destroy it seems remote to me, but it's been quite a while since I spent any time in bars. I do recall the front wedges being fairly booze soaked.
I'd never disagree with someone else's wants and needs. A lot of people have wanted this - and now it's available for a competitive price. Less than an unpowered toaster - and the footpedal is included!

The extra connection point is offset by the other cables that aren't going to be on the floor in front of me. In my case, the only cable I have on the ground is the e-net cable, which I do try to protect. Wireless from guitar to toaster cleans things up nicely. And for home recording, I think the desktop layout is preferable. But there is no loser here, they're both great products targeted to a specific user base.
 

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Not from what I've seen. The Stage is $2245 CDN. The Axe-FX III is that amount in US money (so about 25% higher), and that's only because it's $200 off right now.

Did you possibly mean the still-unreleased FM3? From what I've read, that will probably come in at less than this unit - but it is a stripped down III, this unit isn't a stripped down anything.
Axe-Fx III was more than $200 off in December. I forget the price, but it was around 2k USD... introductory price or something. With the exchange it was about $2750 Canadian or a touch less... I was considering it, but passed.
 

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Anybody on the forum grab one of these yet? My local L&M is saying mid November arrival for the chain. I’m tempted to grab one.
 
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