JMP 2204 - AC/DC Sound

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  1. bon83

    bon83 Member

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    Hey guys,

    just wanna ask what kind of tubes you recommend for a nice crunchy late 70s AC/DC Angus sound?

    Playing a 79`2204 and a 1960BX Cab.

    And all I need now are some proper tubes. currently there are JJ`s Ecc 83 in the preamp but I really don`t know how old they are....
    The EL 34, I have no idea what brand they are, no lettering on them....

    Thanks for your help

    Rock on..... :dude:

    Bon
     
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    peterichardz Well-Known Member

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    plexilespaul Well-Known Member

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    aren't you nailing ac dc tones with stock tubes the amp came with? you should. it's allways nicer going nos tubes a la mullards (these are the tubes i have in my 2204 and they absolutly nail the ac dc tones).
     
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    I agree ..... A 2204 should nail AC/DC without even trying unless you are using a strat or something with single coils
     
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    They do not use much pre amp gain. They crank the master and get gain from the power tubes. Bass 4, mids 6, hi 6 and tweek from there. Angus uses 25s and Malcolm uses Vin30s. Most people play AC/DC with way too much distortion.
     
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  6. bon83

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    maybe you didn`t notice that I was asking for tubes....
    Because I wanna change them cause I don`t know how old they are....

    Sure, that amp delivers Ac/Dc tone. But what brand of tubes are close to the sound of the amp with its original tubes the amp came with in 1979????

    that`s the question guys.... :naughty:

    cheers

    bon
     
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    plexilespaul Well-Known Member

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    i think i covered that for you in my reply...
    maybe someone will tell us what tubes were stock for marshall amps at around 78/79...???
     
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    I think that you'll get closer with proper speaker vs different tubes. What kind of speakers are you running now? Also, what pickups are in your guitar?
    I find that the Gibson T-Tops are part of the tone (although I don't know whether Angus used them). Of all my guitars, the LP with T-Tops sounds best for AC/DC.
     
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    Get a tone pack from Marty.
     
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    thanks for you reply guys...

    speakers are Greenbacks G12M

    Pickups are angus Sig and 57+...


    thanks

    bon
     
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    MartyStrat54 sells the tone packs. They are pre amp tubes picked for each slot to bring out the best sounds from your amp.
     
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    Can we see some close up pics of your SG?
    It looks really cool.
     
  13. bon83

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    Sure!
    Here you go..... :naughty:

    The Custom:

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    and the Angus Sig.

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    DAMN, I LOVE the SG Custom. Just like the one Angus used in the Let There Be Rock movie.

    Is it a late 60s or a newer reissue?
     
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    Yeah, I always wanted that custom angus used in that movie. And that SG was the closest I could get :)

    It`s not a late 60s it`s a 2007 Limited run. guitar of the week 37 I think
    But yeah, it`s a hell of a axe..... :naughty:

    that`s what I´m talking about. Any info on that would be great...

    cheers

    bon
     
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    If you want a CP tube try a "Prefered Series 7025" in V1. More headroom, clear and punchy. You might get something similar at TAD in D-Land.

    About AC/DC being played with too much gain. Even Malcom did it for a while using a Mesa :)

    Nice guitars by the way!
     
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    +1 on watching the gain... AC/DC is pretty clean, especially going back to the Bon years.
     

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