AC/DC's Rig

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  1. TheMoe

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    Just found this interesting article about AC/DC's Rig.
    Enjoy:)

    AC/DC’s Rig | Musician's Friend
     
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    It's an interesting read, I heard Malcolm went through a pick a song, but I didn't know if it was true. Apparently, not only is it true, but he's worse than that.

    The amp set up is interesting, the way he can turn one brother down on one side
     
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    Malcolm pack a big punch in his right arm.

    HS.... 40 or 50 picks a night????!!!
     
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    "I don't do the solos because I found it interfered with my drinking"
    - Malcolm Young
     
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    I can only see part 1 :(
     
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    Great read, thanks.

    David :cheers:
     
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    Yes, lol :lol: ..i don't believe it! you see... on a two hour concert, that's a new pick every three mins! :lol::lol:
     
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    His picks are some sort of wierd plastic. Its like a plastic that is easily worn with the strings (plus he uses 12's, so imagine).
    My drummer actually has one of his picks. He got the chance to get on the stage during setup (actually not sure if setup, or taking apart) and its worn down like half way. He found it on one of the cabs and kept it :fingersx:
     
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    I didn't know that...great story man:cheers:
     
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    This is a live rig of the recent years, naturally.
    It is what they used and probably use right now live, but for the studio and for the older days, it may have been different.

    Still interesting, and I read it several times, however I am more fascinated by their gear of the older days, say 1977-1983. That is the golden era for me :)
     
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    That's the golden era for me too:)

    Any interesting articles on their rig in those days?
     
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    None really, none that ever got into the specifics.
    I had to dig out every single bit of info I could find in videos, pictures, etc.

    I have amassed quite some info at Solodallas > Classic Rock music community. Guitar & gear reviews, AC/DC Guitar tutorials, Performance Videos, with my latest find being the "Schaffer-Vega Diversity". This being an incredibly great sounding wireless unit extensively used by Angus and other artists back then. A treasure, really.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of Brian Johnson. My drummer got the chance to meet Angus and Malcom (just a handshake, "hello, how do you do" basically), and he said that Brian was kind of a dick, he stayed away from people and he looked at the people outside the hotel, and made a nasty gesture by grabbing his genitals (not in a cool Rock & Roll way, more of a "fuck off" way). It didn't leave a good impression on my drummer, but he said Angus and Malcom seem like GREAT guys.

    I like the Bon Scott era. All the way.
     
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    That's too bad:(

    But your website is awesome...I signed up:naughty:
    Great work.
     
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    I'm all about Bon Scott too.
    He was the man.

    I've never met the guys, but i'm dying to do so...
    Never heard that about Brian before, he always seem like a good lad to me. Angus & Malcolm seem like VERY great guys. I always enjoy watching interviews with the young-brothers.
    I hope they make another record and hit the road again:fingersx:
     
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    I like both, really.
    Regarding the bad impression, well we all know it could have been caused by anything. Bad day, bad fans shooting nonsense etc. I won't certainly rely on a single report to judge Brian Johnson ;)
     
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    I agree, who knows what was going on in his head. He could've just been nervous.
    Plus, my drummer is a hard core Bon Scott fan, and when he saw the way Brian reacted that day, that was enough for him lol
     
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    Couldn't agree more....he's just human too,and maybe he had a bad day.
    Everyone has'em...

    I like Brian Johnson.
    And what would AC/DC be without him today?
     
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    True. And also, Brian's voice was terrific back then (talking 1980).
    Back in Black is a masterpiece.

    He lost it afterwards.
    He seems to have been gotten a lot better recently because of the operation.
    Additionally, HE is the AC/DC singer now.
     
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