Which combo should I get for AC/DC tone?

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Can Sabbath and maybe early 80s hard rock/metal be accomplished with the same method on an origin?

Thanks :)

ABSOLUTELY!

The beauty of the SD-1 opens up the versatility ten fold with ANY amp. To me, it's my true pre-amp. I came from high gain Boogies ( still have them Marks and Rectifiers) and will rate these amps on the same level or higher. It's finding your secret ingredient in doing so. My Origin 50s(h) are set to do clean, glassy Plexi-ish tones right to fat, gnarly JCM tones but in a very peculiar way. Of course with the help of some friends.

 

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ABSOLUTELY!

The beauty of the SD-1 opens up the versatility ten fold with ANY amp. To me, it's my true pre-amp. I came from high gain Boogies ( still have them Marks and Rectifiers) and will rate these amps on the same level or higher. It's finding your secret ingredient in doing so. My Origin 50s(h) are set to do clean, glassy Plexi-ish tones right to fat, gnarly JCM tones but in a very peculiar way. Of course with the help of some friends.

Awesome, thank you for that.

Cheers bud! :cheers:
 

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Welcome @ryan42!

A late 70’s Marshall 2104 MV. They’re spot on. But to answer your question, DSL from videos I’ve seen… but, Origin 50 if your going to mod it to be like a 2204…

Depends where you are. If UK, the 2104s still seem to show up around the £1000 mark - might actually be worth holding out for one/saving a lot of intervening gear flipping!
 

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I‘d suggest you to look out for one of the 50th anniversary 1 Watt JMP / JTM amps (built in 2012). You can easily crank them at home and they sound really close to the early AC/DC tones.
 

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ABSOLUTELY!

The beauty of the SD-1 opens up the versatility ten fold with ANY amp. To me, it's my true pre-amp. I came from high gain Boogies ( still have them Marks and Rectifiers) and will rate these amps on the same level or higher. It's finding your secret ingredient in doing so. My Origin 50s(h) are set to do clean, glassy Plexi-ish tones right to fat, gnarly JCM tones but in a very peculiar way. Of course with the help of some friends.


I own an SD1 and whilst I think it’s a great pedal, it gets really out performed by the GT-OD. As a clean boost the GT is phenomenal and everyone who I ask to try it next to the SD always prefers it.

I think if you like the SD and should try out a GT, I highly recommend it. The circuit is a lot quieter too.

Off topic but just thought I’d say.
 

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I own an SD1 and whilst I think it’s a great pedal, it gets really out performed by the GT-OD. As a clean boost the GT is phenomenal and everyone who I ask to try it next to the SD always prefers it.

I think if you like the SD and should try out a GT, I highly recommend it. The circuit is a lot quieter too.

Off topic but just thought I’d say.

Thanks! Funny you mention the GT-OD as I've always wanted to check it out. OTOH, my SD-1 is quiet as can be.

The SD-1 is a very vital part of how I fine tune the rig. I've become really dependent on that specific pedal and how it works with the RAT and Tumnus EQ'd to the amp.

I'm always down to try out new gear of course. lol
 

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Thanks! Funny you mention the GT-OD as I've always wanted to check it out. OTOH, my SD-1 is quiet as can be.

The SD-1 is a very vital part of how I fine tune the rig. I've become really dependent on that specific pedal and how it works with the RAT and Tumnus EQ'd to the amp.

I'm always down to try out new gear of course. lol
It’s nice to see someone content with there sound. Not many achieve it.

If you can give it a go, they sound completely different, the GT into a JCM800 almost modernises the sound but retains the JCM character.

To my ears, SD gets me AIC, GT gets me Zakk…. Which is odd, as he uses an SD haha

Never tried a Ratt, must give it a go one day.
 

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DLS40.. btw, which sounds better at bedroom levels? The C or CR?

That doesn’t sound much like ACDC to me, too much gain and way too compressed to my ears.

A Dsl can get closer to AC/DC than this video imo. I can get a better AC/DC tone than that from a Dsl40.
 
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Currently, I own a Boss Katana Mk-II 50w combo but would like to upgrade my amp. I mainly play AC/DC, Black Sabbath, and other hard/classic rock stuff and really want to get some good straight into amp Angus Young tone. I cant decide between the Origin 50c or the DSL 40c and don't know which would be better for what I am looking for.

Edit: Thanks so much! surprised at the number of responses I got will definitely go for the dsl!
You probably should be asking about the guitar - based on Angus from AC/DC and Black Sabbath you better have or get a Gibson SG with humbuckers.

As far as combo amps - Marshall tubes with 2x12 Celestions.
 

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Currently, I own a Boss Katana Mk-II 50w combo but would like to upgrade my amp. I mainly play AC/DC, Black Sabbath, and other hard/classic rock stuff and really want to get some good straight into amp Angus Young tone. I cant decide between the Origin 50c or the DSL 40c and don't know which would be better for what I am looking for.

Edit: Thanks so much! surprised at the number of responses I got will definitely go for the dsl!
Saw this video last night.. this may be all you need and won't cost you a dime:


 
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I have the DSL40C and you can get close the AC/DC on the Classic Gain channel in Crunch mode. I’m not sure about the Origin for AC/DC, but if you want heavier I believe you’re going to have to push it with a pedal in front. I’m sure that others who own an Origin will chime in on that.
I do some of both of those bands, more Led Zep and Deep Purple though and that classic British crunch can be found in many models of Marshall Amps. IMO, It's pretty tough to beat any Marshall running EL34 tubes in pursuit of the tone. Speaker choice matters too though. I get my own best results out of a '83 50W head I've liked best and kept since it was brand new along with a 1960 cabinet I bought in Toronto back when were both were brand new and for sale at my go to retailer back in the day. A few 50-100W Marshall Heads have come and gone over the years since yet this one was always the one I couldn't part with it was just my absolute favorite. That said though, in a nod how you gotta play and try a few before buying is found in how I very recently picked up an American Head with the plastic switches. It's an '87 model of the 50W JCM 800 and honestly the reason I grabbed it when it became available, it belonged to a guy I've known for years, is found in the idea that it also runs the EL34s and while that's no guarantee of what I want to hear this one really is very good. I simply can't hear any discernable difference between it and the head I've hung on to for near 40 years. Bottom line: Play 'em first and never bet that one model is the sure fire ticket for what you're after. Some you expected to be good will be DOGS and others you might want to just dismiss as unlikely to get what you want might just be ...... GREAT!!
 


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