Did Angus use any effects?

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  1. 2203xman

    2203xman Well-Known Member

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    anyone have any facts on this ..sounds pretty direct injection to me,sg into Marshall.
     
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    SoloDallas Well-Known Member

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    Only one: a Schaffer-Vega Diversity
     
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    2203xman Well-Known Member

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    what type of effect is this?
     
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    Söulcaster Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    It's a wireless system he used - google it
     
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    Söulcaster Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    The Schaffer-Vega Diversity System (“SVDS”) was the first cordless guitar and microphone system to be adopted by major rock acts. The freedom of movement wireless provided paved the way for arena-sized bands to tour with large multi-level stages. Schaffer-Vegas were employed by major rock bands, including The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Kiss, The Grateful Dead, Peter Frampton, Aerosmith, Earth, Wind & Fire, Black Sabbath and Van Halen.

    The Schaffer-Vega wireless guitar system was introduced by The Ken Schaffer Group, Inc. of New York in June 1976. A handheld microphone version was introduced in 1977. What made the Schaffer-Vega system unique was its approach to solving each of the problems common to previous wireless systems and which limited their use in professional staging and production.
     
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    2203xman Well-Known Member

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    still no real effect,this proves simple setup,great fingers..love it
     
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    He boosted his signal on his wireless unit.
     
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    SoloDallas Well-Known Member

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    Correct.
    The SVDS - in terms of audible, resulting effects - consists of a compressor and a clean boost.
    Both make a strong effect and influence on the sound.

    I have several units now - my pride really, I became friends with the inventor himself, Mr. Ken Schaffer - and these are quite effective.

    Some examples in these videos of me with one original unit:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvv6Sl3RLro]The Definitive "Back in Black" featuring an original Schaffer-Vega Diversity System - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fht3bylQgJ0]AC/DC's "Gone Shooting" Studio Version, Schaffer-Vega Diversity Series - YouTube[/ame]

    Should you be interested in this,
    we are building a replica - an exact replica audio wise but NOT wireless; just a stompbox - will be ready in a few months. We reverse engineered the whole system and drawn the schematics.

    A Prototype - the first one - has been made

    The Schaffer-Vega Diversity Replica (Updated)
     
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    Heelll yah man! I love your faces lol, I'm pretty sure I seen you on the MLPF! Good stuff my man!
     
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    :wave::thumb: Yep I'm on the MLP too :D

    Thanks mate :)
     
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    Fuck man, I think you are making me an ac/dc fan... hell ya...
     
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    Man, Angus hardly knew which amp he was plugged into. For real.
     
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    What do you mean, I don't know much about the band, so I'm just wondering...
     
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    Yep, for real. He means to say that Angus was never a technology/gear kind of guy.
    He barely knew the model name, same goes for the rest of his gear. Un-aware.
    And un-interested. He only cared about the playing.
     
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    Man, that's kinda cool actually!
     
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    Well, shit costs so much these days that you gotta know wtf you're playing lol
     
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    Have you ever met Angus Solo?

    I'm sure he would be very impressed!!

    I still dont know how he used to play solos laying on his side kicking his legs spinning around on the ground the guy is amazing
     
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    Never ever met him.
    I am being told he knows about me. They (AC/DC) know me.
    Mr. Rick St. Pierre (AC/DC amp tech) knows me well :)
    Mr. Tony Platt (AC/DC sound engineer for a while) knows me to some extent, we also met recently in London.
    I never tried to get in touch with them. Never ever but recently, and recent contact has been with record label only, trying to pay for the copyrights of the video I am making recently.

    Would love to strike a deal with them, where I PAY for the videos I make.
     
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    Well, I hope you are gigging where people PAY to see YOU playing covers!
     
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    Oh thank you :)

    Yes, I am gigging with professionals (finally). Great people, simple people that do this for life.

    Drums and bass guys are from a well known Italian band. "Older" folks, in their 50s. Love 'em :)

    (I'm 44 :D )
     
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