looking for an ac/dc sound?

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  1. SG dan

    SG dan Active Member

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    yeah thats for sure. I love the cleans too. like at 10-12oclock
     
  2. the bacon

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    i wonder if they are gigable?
     
  3. Bonfire

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    depends what gigs you are playing, but i agree, VJ for that AC/DC crunch, but i still need to tweak mine a little more...
     
  4. Bonfire

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    You want AC/DC?

    Rock 'n' Roll Aint Noise Pollution

    Gone Shootin'

    Dead easy:

    Epi G400 -> Modded VJ -> SM57

    just think of what it will be like with a new OT and an angus young sig pickup!
    OOHH! and then think, that those recordings can nowhere near reproduce the tone im hearing...so much fuller!!

    Cheers!

    ok, so i put some reverb on the first guitar....
     
  5. DisclaimeR

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    whats mods did you do to your VJ bon?
     
  6. Bonfire

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    Heaps, I'll post a schematic later today.


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    there.

    so, that is:

    R1: 1M
    R2: 68k / 10k
    R5: ive put a Master Volume in there, but I dont use it, and i dont like it, so i recomend against it. the little tacker aint THAT loud!
    R6: 100k
    R7: 100k / 560k (thats one bloody good gain switch! WOW!)
    R8: 10k pot (if you do it, go with 1k)
    R9: 10k pot (go for 820R)
    R10: 1k 5W (that value depends on what your B+ is)
    R14: 270R 1W (again, depends on you B+ and plate dissipation)
    C3: 1uF (i think ive actually got a .47uF in there, but havent put it on the schemo yet..)
    C4: 1uF
    C5: 1000uF

    I also installed a brightness switch over the volume control, with either a 42pF or a 100pF cap. works well!

    oh, there is also a 47k resistor connected to a switch, connected to the OT's secondary tap for NFB.

    Cheers!
     
  7. Laney1566

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    On my clean channel, I use a Boss DS-1 with tone at 12 o'clock position and distortion at 2 o'clock. It's not perfect but it blends in nicely when playing along. Of course heavily modifying the electronics on my SG Standard helped as well. I thought factory electronics were good till I got mine modded.
     
  8. guitar_randy

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    [quote author=Arlabester link=topic=12068.msg157444#msg157444 date=1168995782]
    This is for anyone who has a clean amp, that particulrly donesnt have much distortion

    well. i found it. to all you guys who already have found one, you can just read. but please no rude remarks.

    so, the first thing you need to do is make sure you have an amp that works well with effects, and works well on clean (this means put it on clean!). then put the treble to 9 (7 on a normal, my blues junior has up to 12) and the mid and bass to about 4 or 3.

    now, here comes the buying part. if you own any sort of wah with a treble increase (such as my original crybaby), and a fuzz (preffirably a fuzz face or big muff), set the tone to a little less or more then half, the fuzz to 1/4, and rock away. very nice sound for my amp and pedals. hope you enjoy that!

    Note: This sound has only been tested on Back in Black, Shoot to Thrill and Thunderstruck.
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    I think if you want that sound real bad ,only way to get it is to find yourself and old marshall like a jmp50 and Gibson guitar
     
  9. Bonfire

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    [quote author=guitar_randy link=topic=12068.msg198003#msg198003 date=1194118394]

    I think if you want that sound real bad ,only way to get it is to find yourself and old marshall like a jmp50 and Gibson guitar
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    agreed. my new amp is much better at it too! hehe.


    ditch all your pedals and build an amp. best_rig_ever!
     
  10. mickeyfrets

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    Whilst the Marshall is probably the most genuine way of recreating the Angus tone, I don't have one so I'm using my AC15 crystal clean and adding a tubescreamer to give it that beautiful non-fuzzy, sustained overdrive sound that defines Mr Young. Bonfire, thank you for mentioning Gone Shootin', that's one of my favourites and if you listen closely there's very little overdrive on either guitar. And what a riff?
     
  11. kaka

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    what Guitar Techiques magazine says on how to get the tone is -
     
  12. Zeppelin Rules

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    [quote author=kaka link=topic=12068.msg203324#msg203324 date=1199730341]
    what Guitar Techiques magazine says on how to get the tone is -
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    Actually Angus has been quoted as saying that he doesn't like running his amps flat out and that he usually has them around half.
     
  13. kaka

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    [quote author=Zeppelin Rules link=topic=12068.msg203333#msg203333 date=1199742968]


    Actually Angus has been quoted as saying that he doesn't like running his amps flat out and that he usually has them around half.
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    oh right..
     
  14. twinfan

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    The trouble with ANgus is that his tone has changed a lot over the years. Each album sounds like Angus, but different. Your best bet is to concentrate on one sound you like and go for that.

    In my 'DC band I use an SG with Bare Knuckle Riff Raff pickups, a wireless and a Marshall JTM45 clone with the volume on 7 or 8. Very early Angus, which is my favourite tone - think "Rock and Roll Singer" :)
     
  15. kick

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    rock and roll singer is also a great Bon Scott song. great voice sounds.

    Excellent nose on with title of song.
     
  16. kaka

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    if you are using GT-8 or tonelab SE or whatever multi-effect processor u r using, google it and they will most prolly have the patches to the ac/dc sound. well there will be a lot so try a couple of them out and see what you like.
     
  17. Angry Tele

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    this is howI do it:

    SG>OCD (drive and tone on 1:30, HP Mode) >Tweed deluxe on about 3 (clean)

    instant Highway to hell
     
  18. Mr. Happy

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    If you want AC/DC sound go buy an OCD Overdrive and that's it!
     
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  19. dvilla76

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    I use my Angus Young SG, Marshall Class 5, Suhr Riot and a Boss DM 2 or DM 3.

    Works great cranked or rolled back.



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