And More on Angus’ Gear, Settings What’s the best AC/DC song? If you ask Joe Perry, he’ll apparently say “Sin City.” Bold, Joe, bold – because I’m completely unable to pick a favorite AC/DC tune – because so many are THAT freakin’ good. But “Sin City” is awesome, no doubt. It sounds great. Once again, [...]
You have to fight for wood. Don’t think you can name one example of woody tone that came effortlessly for a player. (Anyone? Maybe a Dumble user?) Along those lines, here are a couple quotes that’ll at least make you think, maybe also get you to turn down the Master Vol, play a little louder [...]
Fascinating stuff. Ran across it when fact-checking the previous post. Enjoy.
These days everyone uses or knows someone who uses a boost pedal. But back in the day, it wasn’t nearly as common. Of course there were the Dallas Rangemaster and Horny (oops, yes I typed it that way: Hornby) Skewes Treble Booster, and a few lesser-known boxes (e.g., the Colorsound). But they didn’t seem to [...]
To follow up on the “amp as an instrument” post: I stumbled upon this here vid of Anthrax’s Scott Ian playing through Angus Young’s rig this year. I will leave it to your discerning ears to agree or disagree, but to me it sounds “like” Angus.
More Volume, Less Volume Knob… What is Black Robot? If you guessed a Japanese comic book, you’d be…wrong. It’s an LA-based band, a new one but made up of veteran players who wanted to make classic-sounding rock. And they did, thanks in large part to producer Dave Cobb. Dave is a kung fu master of [...]
New ‘Signature’ Pickup… You may be aware that Gibson recently announced two new signature Angus Young Gibson SGs. One is a custom shop model – the Angus Young SG Standard – and the other is a Gibson production model that has the same name minus the Standard. We can learn about what kind of tone [...]
If you follow all things Seymour Duncan, you will have seen a couple weeks ago that the company announced that Seymour himself has been working on Angus Young’s guitars. Here’s what was said: “We’ve been working behind the scenes with Angus Young for the past year. His tech, Takumi Suetsugu, contacted Seymour Duncan about dialing [...]
Do Some Players Think So? I’ve always used my left-hand pinky while at the same time being acutely aware that many of the great players don’t – or not much. I’m talking riffing and soloing, not chording, obviously.
Maybe if you’re a big-time AC/DC fan you know how Bon Scott hooked up with the Young boys — or, rather, how he almost didn’t. If you don’t, there’s an interesting article in an Adelaide, Australia newspaper written about Bon’s pursuit of fame and fortune in rock and roll. What makes it interesting is it’s [...]