Cab Pack - AustinBuddy - Vintage Black & Tweed UltraRes
Cab Pack - AustinBuddy Vintage Black and Tweed - UltraRes Cab Pack for the Axe-Fx II, AX8, and Cab-Lab.
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IMPORTANT: Cab Packs require an Axe-Fx II, AX8, or the CAB-LAB 3 plugin. This pack is not compatible with Axe-Fx Ultra or Standard. There are NO RETURNS/REFUNDS on Cab Packs.

AustinBuddy - Vintage Black & Tweed

AustinBuddy's Vintage Black & Tweed - UltraRes™ Cab Pack contains 184 IRs produced for Fractal Audio Systems by AustinBuddy. This collection includes IRs of seven vintage speaker cabinets from the incredible collection of Austin Vintage Guitars plus one from Public Hi-Fi studio to give you a great variety of tones based on blackface and tweed-type amps, with a “Quick Picks” folder of 43 of AustinBuddy’s chosen best single mic captures.

User Cabs may be easily uploaded to your Axe-Fx or AX8 using Fractal-Bot, Axe-Edit, or Cab-Lab (which also works as a plugin with these IRs.) This pack also includes the high resolution .IR files required to create your own original multi-mic UltraRes™ mixes in Cab-Lab.

Reminder: it is illegal to share IR Mixes or Preset Bundles containing these or any commercial IRs.

Cabinets & Speakers

AustinBuddy’s Vintage Black & Tweed Cab Pack features eight speaker cabs:
  • Two Different 1950’s era small-size Tweeds, based on an earlier (smaller) and later (slightly larger) Fender® Tweed Champ with original speakers. Get your Duane, Eric, and Ronnie on!
  • Two Different 1950’s era Deluxe Tweeds, based on an earlier (smaller) and later (slightly larger) Fender® Tweed Deluxe, each with original speakers. If you love the sound of a vintage tweed amp (like Keef does), you’ll love these IRs.
  • Two 1950’s era Tweed 1X15 amps, one based on a Fender® Pro-Amplifier and the other based on a Fender® Bandmaster, filling out the Tweed sound with more low mids.
  • A 1960’s era Blackface 2X10 with original 10” Jensen speakers, based on a Fender® Blackface Vibrolux, one of the cleanest and best sounding Fender®-style IRs AustinBuddy says he's ever heard!
  • A 1960’s era Blackface 2X12 silver grill closed-back cab, based on a Fender® Blackface Bassman cab with original Jensen speakers, owned by Spoon drummer Jim Eno and used in Public Hi-Fi’s studio.


  • Shure™ SM57Beyerdynamic™ M160
  • Royer™ R121
  • Sennheiser™ MD421
  • Neumann™ U67

Each microphone was used on all speakers of all cabinets. They were positioned in a variety of locations, lis-tening and measuring to find "sweet spots". Different locations are marked with letters A, B, C and D, generally starting at the cap center and moving toward the cone edge.

This Cab Pack was produced by AustinBuddy along with Matt Gerhard as engineer and assisted in tracking room by Max Lorenzen at Public Hi-Fi Studios owned by Spoon drummer Jim Eno in Austin, Texas. A special thank you to Austin Vintage Guitars for making this possible!

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