Firm Foundation (He Won’t) – Cody Carnes – Fractal Presets (Axe-FX III, FM3, FM9)


Fractal Audio Axe-FX III Preset for the song Firm Foundation (He Won’t) by Cody Carnes. Includes scenes to replicate the different song sections and custom per-preset mapping and overrides for use with the Fractal FC-12. The preset is stock (no 3rd party IR’s required), and includes options for both single coil and humbucker equipped guitars.



This download includes patches for Axe-FX III, FM3, and FM9. Please make sure to import the appropriate patch for your hardware – they are not interchangeable.

  • Firm Foundation WT SC – This patch is meant for guitars with single coils.
  • Firm Foundation WT HB – This patch is meant for guitars with humbuckers.


  1. Input
  2. Compressor
  3. Drives: KOT, 808 (and more)
  4. Volume *needs to be mapped to an expression pedal
  5. Delays: 1/8 delay, Dotted 8th delay, Dual stereo delay
  6. Chorus
  7. Reverbs: Subtle and Huge
  8. Amps
  9. Cabs
  10. Solo Boost
  11. Output


For each effect block, we set up all four channels to give you as many options as possible for each individual effect types. For example, in the Compressor block, there are four different types of compression. For drives, we use all available channels in each drive block to get different overdrive flavors. Please experiment with the channels in all the different blocks to find your favorites. Typically we use our favorites in Channel A.

The exceptions to this are usually the amp and cab blocks – for those we usually only set up Channel A.


The following scenes are set up for instant access to various tones:

  • SCENE 2: TURN/V2/CH. Light drive
  • SCENE 3: TAG LEAD. Big lead tone
  • SCENE 4: V3/RHY. Rhythm tone
  • SCENE 5: BR RIFF. Clean chorus
  • SCENE 6: BR BUILD. Light drive
  • SCENE 7: TRILLS. All the reverb and delay with gain. Pick fast
  • SCENE 8: Ambi CLN. Ambient clean tone


Version 1.0 (initial release): 2022-08-26


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