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 Post subject: ACDC sound needed! Fender 212R plus a strat
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:05 am 
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Hi, i have the fender212r with overdrive pedal, and a fender strat deluxe.

Just wondering what the best settings are on the fender to get that angus young sound.

Have played around, but nothing sounds right

Please help!


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 Post subject: Re: ACDC sound needed! Fender 212R plus a strat
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:20 am 
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doctorpaul wrote:
Hi, i have the fender212r with overdrive pedal, and a fender strat deluxe.

Just wondering what the best settings are on the fender to get that angus young sound.

Have played around, but nothing sounds right

Please help!
Since he plays a Gibson SG with humbuckers thru Marshall stacks , I would say you are not gonna find it.


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If its an american deluxe then, s1 switch down and bridge/middle with special cap. Roll the deltatone off to about 8.

On the amp you want the mids on full, treble on around 2 and bass at 6. Not too much gain.

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Or get and SG


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The ACDC sound is one of the best in Rock, but also one of the easiest to get. They use Marshall stacks with everything basically turned to 12 o'clock. If you listen to old ACDC, very little distortion comes from the preamp section. Their tone is pure power amp and speaker break up...the tone so many strive for at low volumes, and you just can' get. It pure valve amps turned up loud

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Buy a 1968 Gibson SG and an old Marshall JTM-45.

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Hi Dr Paul as others have stated you have many things stacked against you especially where you're using a single coil guitar and Young uses a humbucker equipped guitar the amps and speakers also make a huge difference.A Marshall equipped with Celestions as Young uses is going to respond and sound far different from a Fender amp with say JBLs or Eminence.If you use the settings that Nikininja used that will get you closer to the desired tone but to replicate it faithfully you'll need a humbucker loaded guitar(preferably an SG) and a Marshall.

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guitslinger wrote:
Hi Dr Paul as others have stated you have many things stacked against you especially where you're using a single coil guitar .


I think the strat he is talking about has a humbucker in the bridge... And I believe that is pretty much all he plays -- the bridge
Look at the switch in the photos ... Its down..
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But, I will say that the SG is going to sound different because of it's body size and the mahogany...

Also don't forget about what kind of strings he uses...


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And all them 100watt cabs (loaded with 4 celestion 25watt speakers each) screaming cos their being thrashed within a inch of their lives. I reckon theres a lot of cone cry on Angus micoatup's sound. It is all power section drive, theres hardly any fizzy preamp gain going on.

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this is a sound ive been trying to find for 3 years..... i still cant get it.... couldnt get anywhere near it with my line 6 and the peavey still isnt perfect but its a bit better..... also, in a book i read about them (the one book ive EVER wanted to read) it mentions that they crank the amps and pick VERY lightly

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If I am correct, Angus uses 100 Watt Marshall JMPs with the volume on 5. The best you can do without going deaf is just to come as close as you can, because the only thing that sounds like a 100 watt Marshall is a 100 watt Marshall.

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You can get close with effects boxes, there are patches and settings you can find online for BOSS/Line6 etc. Then you can get the sound you want with the axe you already have. 8)

This gent has settings for his effects box that includes Angus Young -- http://www.soundsderhelden.de/download/ME-70-Sounds-der-Helden.pdf


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Hi Cajun Blues I wasn't aware that the good Drs. Strat was a HSS as I'm only familiar with the SSS models(being an old fogey).Anyway an SG even an Epi for that matter would fit the bill better.

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Forgot to mention it has brand new single Lace Sensor Gold Alumitone pickups.

The assembly has a USA made 5 way selector and high quality CTS 250K full size pots

I think these are still single coil.

Does that change anythning?


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If in fact All your pickups are single coil you'd have a very hard time finding any piece of gear to go through to give you a humbuckers sound and responsiveness.There are emulator pedals available that supposedly can give you a Gibson like sound with a Strat but for what you'd pay for a good one you could probably a good Epi SG(G 400).I have an Epi G400 Custom (3 pups,gold hardware)and it's an incredible guitar and cost under $600 and the standard is even cheaper.I also have an Epi Custom Shop Firebird and that sounds really close to a mid to late 60s SG.So Epi may be a consideration for you if you're seriously trying to get the Angus Young sound.Of course if you really want to get into the spirit of AC-DC Marshall has released a new line of amps(MIC?)that are much cheaper than the British made Marshalls but have the same specs pretty well. These new amps are the MA series and are about 1/2 the price of the British and are tube amps try www.marshallamps.com Their new Haze amps are great little amps too and are 40 very loud Watts.

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