ACDC Tone: Marshall DSL40 or Origin 20?

GregM

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I get very close to early acdc with my DSL5C. Medium low output pickups and guitar volume play a huge part in the sound. And tone knob
Couldn't agree more , I can get close with my 5cr , but it's far from stock . Highway to hell , green channel , hells Bells red channel , gain on 3 or so , master on about 7 , but it's loud ! Like seriously loud !
 

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Sorry - could not help myself. This short clip I just made with my 1980 Super Lead where I just reinstalled 4,7nF bright cap...


All on 5 except Volume I on 3
Kind of close - at least in my ears :)
 

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You need a backpack, and with one of these transmitters in it
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..or not.
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Sorry - could not help myself. This short clip I just made with my 1980 Super Lead where I just reinstalled 4,7nF bright cap...


All on 5 except Volume I on 3
Kind of close - at least in my ears :)


Oh ya man ... now THATS hard to beat ! Pretty well bang-on NAILS the AC-DC tone ! Grrrreat sound !
 

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Brightcap is essential for ACDC.
It gets rid of buzzing.

On a 2203 i play it with gain set at 2
to 4 max and master from 2 to 5.

I only play the Malcolm rythm stuff.

For Angus leads put the gain to 5 or 6.

It can be played on most amps.

Example:

 
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Brightcap is essential for ACDC.
It gets rid of buzzing.

On a 2203 i play it with gain set at 2
to 4 max and master from 2 to 5.

I only play the Malcolm rythm stuff.

For Angus leads put the gain to 5 or 6.

It can be played on most amps.

Example:


LOL ... Might look and sound a bit funny as is in the video above . Even looks like it may be just a joke video . But .... once you plug that little PV rage into the Marshall 4x12 .... the sonic furry will rage out of that little amp . Those little Peaveys are the Mississippi Marshalls ! Just goes to show , sometimes you dont have to spend big bucks .
 

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The guy who this vid knows a thing or
two about malcolms acdc sound, and
so do I.

Its ofcourse little buzzy sounding and
doesnt have the force of the real thing,
it was an example.

The piece of shit 500$ or whatever Lead12
can not do this sound. And a 900DR can not
do the sound either . Amps like that lack the low mids and bass.

The vid from a year or so ago where some guy
cranked his 900DR outside and played acdc riffs made me laugh more than you laugh about the lil crappy pv vid.

But, i had one of those transtube pv's myself,
it was the Supreme XL Head. Unusable garbage.
Compressed to hell in any setting.

Thats why I said MANY amps can ACDC, which
means not ALL.

If you want REAL get a 2203/04 1959/87 JTM45 or an old Fender.

To the OP.

I would take the Origin for more than 1
reason.
 
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