A Collaboration: AC/DC’s “Hells Bells”, Featuring Jaiminho Pagina & SoloDallas

11 Jan A Collaboration: AC/DC’s “Hells Bells”, Featuring Jaiminho Pagina & SoloDallas

Well, I love collaborations. Not that I did many to tell the truth 😛 This is my second one, and my second one with André. I like working with André.

We worked hard – the both of us – on as many aspects we could on this as it was possible to us. But let me introduce you to the video performance first, chatter later.

Fil’s parts: Angus’ Rhythm and solo, backing track re-editing & mixing

Description of the process

I have never worked for so long and so intensely on any cover I think. André knows it, I think I worked on this (to get it right, that is) for 4 days 7 hours a day (with in and outs due to business and family). I re-recorded my parts probably 30 times. The solo came right away, as I had rehearsed it well during the summer (I was planning on doing this cover last August, but then I quit for other things such as site development). So when André proposed, I was excited. I really wanted to do this one. André played two versions of his part, and sent me the first one I think two months ago. But I asked him to please re-play it, as I thought that it needed more of Malcolm’s timing on it to make it work. He did again, and sent me the replayed parts some time ago. I was busy with other things and asked him to wait a while. Then it came my moment, so I started working on it. I realized that the verse riff wasn’t at all like I used to play it. That is, notes were the same, but the timing approach was much different. So I studied the album version – the plan was to try and make the parts like on the album, but with sped up tempo to adapt it to the live multitracks of the 1991 Donnington recordings. It’s a gently played, subtle laid back way of playing here. At the same time, it’s determined as hell (meaning, gently playing doesn’t imply lack of concentration: you lose concentration for less than a second and you’re out of tempo!). I found myself grasping for air at each take end (when I made it to the end without mistakes on the main part). You need the verse to be extremely fluent and grooving, still powerfully rhythmic without being “heavy”, it’s like a powerful engine working underneath. And it’s all timing related. The chorus and main arpeggio too was a lot more difficult (to me) than I thought. Even there, it’s apparently laid back, notes HAVE to fall a bit behind or you lose all of the ominous feeling it was intended to have.But despite what you hear – that is, a laid back arpeggio that is – to get it like that with precision requires (well, it required me) an incredible amount of concentration, care and practice. The sped up tempo of this version didn’t help either, as some chord changes – despite the fact that the chords are simple and don’t involve hard fingering positions – were hard to play in a groovy manner. Also the sound – tone – was definitely a challenge. I wanted it to be close to the original recording as much as possible (and I didn’t make it). I am still fighting with Back in Black (album) studio sound. MAYBE I got closer yesterday (after this one was finished and was being edited) but this is another matter.

I started with the solo, that was my first take I think. I looked for a sound similar to the one on the album. At first it sounds almost clean, but that was due to the fact that Angus was plucking gently (but precisely) the first notes. Then, as he goes deeper in, it becomes more overdriven. A lot more, apparently. What I did with the solo – soundwise – was the same approach I had with the rhythm parts: drive the amp a lot (I used the 2204 for all parts here), both master volume and pre-amp were at 8 and I lowered the volume control on the guitar. I think I brought it down as low as 6 or 7. I wanted a creamier tone, just as it is on all Back in Black and it seems to me that the only way to achieve this is to drive the amp for both lead and solo and lower one or both volume and tone controls on the guitar.

Then, when you strike  harder the strings, you should be able to re-gain a tad of punch in the sound. This requires practice, a lot of listening, miking placement experiments (placing the mic on or off axis, close or far from the speaker changes dramatically the brightness of the recorded sound). The 2204 has a characteristic of getting muddy very soon (with some guitars, not so with others!)  at 8 and below on the guitar volume control, regaining some clarity at around 5. So one has to be careful (not the same with the 1959 model, which retains a lot more clarity when rolling off). I used the 2204 actually just for this reason: I wanted to experiment the creamy side of it (I don’t think a 2204 was used at all on Back in Black). I also ended up raising presence to 10, treble to 10, mids to 7 and bass to 8. Pretty overloaded. Another reason for I used the 2204 was that we all know Angus used to use – even in the studio, back then – a wireless system that had control over his output, contributing to overdriving the amp. Since I didn’t want to use a pedal to simulate this, I used the 2204, that has the pre-amp knob to add overdrive. Once you do experiment with these settings however, you feel like you learn a lot. The guitar also reacts differently to your touch, and your playing has to reflect this somehow.

I think I probably happened to drive it too much in the end, both in the solo and on the rhythm, but I did excuse myself for this because the live version was pretty driven, not less than how I drove my own guitar at least (André’s guitar was almost clean on Malcolm’s part). When I was at lower guitar volume settings (5) for the rhythm parts, I found that the arpeggio wasn’t coming out clearly enough (too muddy, not punchy enough), so I had to raise it a bit higher.

I only used one mic here, since when I realized I wasn’t cutting the album tone, I felt as I could settle to a more live tone.

I also remixed completely all of the levels of the original multitrack. Snare drum was set higher than on the live album, so was the bass drum. The bass is king here: I really raised it a lot higher and boosted its frequencies. I wanted to have a rhythm section powerhouse.

Guitars used were three in total, the 1968 “blackie” Standard for the solo, the 1969 Custom (now with cream pickguard replica) for the main rhythm parts and the 1961 Standard for the middle part in the centre of the stereo position (a classic for AC/DC studio albums) and for the solo bits at the end. The reasons for I used these specific guitars were:

– the 1969 Custom has a Di Marzio PU in the bridge position, which is rather hot (high output). I wanted a hot pickup, to get a fat and defined sound for the rhythm parts. Plus the guitar is really playable, low action, easy to play.

– the 1968 “blackie” Standard was used on the contrary because its bridge t-top is rather weak sounding, and I wanted the solo sound to reflect this. Also, it is extremely resonant and a joy to play (easy, again).

– the 1961 Standard was mostly there for “color” (yep 😛 ). It is an excellent guitar as well.

The mic position was another thing I spent a lot of time on, and I did try several positions. I am convinced that on the studio album, much of the sound I love of those guitars come from an off-axis, off-center microphone position. We must keep in mind that Tony Platt’s technique for microphoning involved two microphones per cabinet, and summarizing his several descriptions of this, it was one off centered on the border (circa) of the cone, probably on-axis, and the other one circa 6 inches away facing roughly another speaker. It is with this latter microphone position I think that he captured much of the cabinet (and room) nuances that I strive to get to. Still to this day, I haven’t found the trick that does it.

Since I was using only one microphone, I put mine off center but on axis, since I needed the punch (bass and treble) typical of this position, otherwise my guitars would be too undefined.

Please keep in mind – once again – that microphoning techniques are tantamount for capturing great tone, probably even more so than the amp’s settings, guitars used and all. The microphone, its characteristics (specifications) and its placement are super-important. Please refer to this excellent article here and read, read and read on.

Once all the parts were down, I added equalization and a bit of reverb to them all. Finding the right levels between my right-most rhythm part, André’s left-most Malcolm part and the other parts was time consuming as well. I also equalized André’s Malcolm part to reflect a bit the equalization on the other guitars and try and blend a bit the sounds.

The equalization curve (using Sonnox Equalization Plugin) wasn’t easy to setup. [equalization curve images to be added[.

Once all of this was done, I “mastered” the track with a iZiotope plugin for mastering. The Mastering phase is also extremely important for the sound of a recording. All professional recordings are always mastered once they come out of the main mixing phase.

 

André’s Parts: Malcolm, Angus on final solo/jingle, video editing

I originally recorded my parts for this collaboration some months ago. I used my 2007 Gibson SG Standard for all of them. They didn’t come out really well (tuning issues, timing issues…).

Then, after a while, I was able to make my second try. This time, for Malcolm’s part, I used a 2009 Gibson Les Paul Standard 1958 Reissue (with Burstbuckers 1 and 2) to get a “fatter” and “woodier” tone (well…. I don’t have a Gretsch Jet Firebird. So this was the best I could do :P).

At this point, my SG had brand new pickups installed (an Angus Young Signature on the bridge and a Classic ’57 on the neck), so I decideed to re-record Angus’ parts as well. 

I used the “JUMP” patch and the “Control Room” from Guitar Rig 4 for all of the parts, but I changed the settings slightly for each of them.

I don’t really have the “REAL” gear to play AC/DC, so I concentrated more on the “playing” than on the “recording” itself. (Sorry about my camera angle. I didn’t pay much attention to it and now it’s impossible to see what I’m doing with my right hand)  

I tried to really “feel” the song. So I just closed my eyes and “grooved” along. The faster tempo was a real challenge. Just one milisecond of distraction and… BANG… another failed take.

I found out that the best way to keep everything in place was to move my body: stomp my feet, headbang and sing the notes I played (kind of Kossoff style – :P). One of the things that I learned with Fil is that playing isn’t just about the hands. You have to really throw yourself into it, really “dig it”. Your mind, your heart and your instincts have to be in harmony with what you are doing. The other things: dynamics, timing and the groove will come naturally, but only if you really “FEEL IT!

It took a while, and finally I got some “decent” takes. I listened to them one last time to make sure everything was alright and sent them to Fil. 

Fil “treated” my parts so they could cut better through the mix (and they really sound A LOT BETTER now! :P)

After a little chat, we decided that we wouldn’t use my Angus’ parts: our original plan was to have the two of us playing the solos – like on “All Right Now” – but it didn’t work really well (the only part that worked was the final solo/jingle). So, the final mix only has Fil playing the main solo.

And then, it came to the video part. As this song has that kind of “heavy” and “dark” mood, my idea for this one is to recreate the very same feel with the background footage.
I found some nice images of lightnings in the nightsky, I thought that they could provide that “moody” surounding, a feel of “loss”, “mourning” and “uncertainty”, that I believe the band was feeling when the album was recorded. I thought it would be a good idea to make it a tribute to the band, especially to Bon (and I believe the song itself is about him, actually). So I added some photos, in a way that they would “tell the story” of the band.

Now, add our videos over the background was, perhaps, the hardest part. My video-editor (Pinnacle Studio 14) is really good. I can do many things with it. But it’s also really unreliable (and I think it needs to be reinstalled). I had a lot of troubles with the synch (in special with Fil’s videos – Pinnacle for some reason is muting MOV files, so I had to use use my eyes and ears to put everything in place). I’m used to the “bugs” and frequent “crashes” of this software, but I really had a headache to deal with them  It seems that every time I make a video, it “decides” to come up with a new bug to annoy me. This was no exception: The “Advanced 2d effect” started failing on my clip: at the cuts, there was a huge “me” covering all the screen… I spent some time looking for a solution… The software crashed and shut down the whole computer. I waited until it was working again and I finally fixed the bug: the solution was to add a fast transition at the snd of my clips. Still, that shouldn’t be happening. Then, while trying to put Fil’s videos in synch, there was another “neat” surprise for me: While the begining of the video was in synch, the end was totally off!! :O

I spent a lot of time messing with the video, making cuts…. It crashed a couple of times…. Until I finally was able to make it work. I rendered the video and sent to Fil.

Then, we noticed that it wasn’t 100% good yet. So, the next day,  I started fixing more problems: There were some parts where the synch was way off, there were some “gaps” at the end of Fil’s clips… Anyway… After more “crashes”, “bugs” and “headaches”, I finally managed to get a good video. Fil asked me to make it with a better resolution. So, I did it. And the final result is what you see at the top of this page :)

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114 Comments
  • avatar
    CalHughes199
    Posted at 19:37h, 19 January

    Hey Fil.
    Great job on this collaboration – Sounds awesome.
    Just one question; Do you have any hints on how to achieve Malcolm’s guitar sound?
    I realise that Angus is many people’s (inlcuding yours!) star, but to me, Malcolm is the definite standout (Possibly because I play as a rhyhm guitarist in a rock/hard rock band…..)
    I have to say, Malcolm’s tone (especially on the For Those About To Rock Album), is, in my opinion, the best guitar tone ever recorded.
    When I saw you with your Gretsch in one of your vids (Back in the days of YouTube 😉 I was chuffed – I was really hoping that you might upload some covers on Malcolm’s parts, maybe some tutorials regarding Malcolm’s playing, maybe even some lead guitar parts with the Gretsch……..Guess not, but no worries!
    Anyway, I’m planning on purchasing a Malcolm Young Signaure Gretsch in the near future, and am wondering what more I can do to achieve a Malcolm Young-esque sound. I’m pretty sure he uses the same amps as Angus does, right? JTM45s and 2203/2204s?
    Would appreciate any comments!
    Oh, and by the way, let me know if you ever feel like selling that Gretsch you have 😉 You still have it, right?

    • avatar
      Thundersnook
      Posted at 20:30h, 19 January

      One secret of Malcolms Tone is the Pickup and his guitar. A Filtertron sounds much different to a normal humbucker … it sounds more like a Singlecoil … I’ve never heard something like that before. Fittet in a Semi-Hollow-Guitar its the best tone I’ve ever heared. If you have this, you cant do much wrong with the Amp, Just need a Marshall in Clean mode and you have it!
      But of course the Playing style of Malcolm es much important too =)

      Greetings!

      • avatar
        CalHughes199
        Posted at 00:24h, 20 January

        Ye, cheers man – Thanks for the response.
        I suspect you probably know this judging by your profile picture (;)), but another element in Malcolm’s sound is his string gauge. I think he uses 12-56s, Gibson Nickel wound strings. I used to use these, but when I realised that in order to become a better player I would need to be able to play some lead guitar, I went back to my usual 10s!
        But, ye – I love the Filtertrons too – Sound so mcuh warmer, and softer than a humbucker, yet still with distinctive bite and crunch! I love them!
        I reckon that for amps I’m looking at a 1977 JMP with MasterVolume – Not exactly the JTM 45’s many people associate Malcolm and Angus with, but as is uncovered on this site, many people (including Fil) suggest that other amps were also used, like 2203/2204s. I’ve heard that an early 70’s Superbass would also be a good option….
        Thing is, doesn’t come cheap! The guitar, the amp, the cabinet…..This rockin’ is gonna cost me a f****n fortune! 😉

        • avatar
          Kinglance
          Posted at 00:40h, 20 January

          I know this fact… Guitars, amps, audio-interfaces, drum-computers, all the rest, costs a lot, a fortune indeed 😀 But hey, I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t go out, I have one big passion: playing guitar… And while doing that, we don’t do bad things 😀 I think there are a lot of guys in the same situation here!!

          • avatar
            SGStandard68
            Posted at 22:45h, 14 July

            You’ve got my vote, dude 😉

    • avatar
      Kinglance
      Posted at 23:21h, 19 January

      I love the sound of the Malcolm Young Gretsch too!! Great guitar!! But is there a lot of difference between the guitar with only a bridge-pickup and the guitar with bridge and neck-pickups, is there a lot of difference in sound between these guitars?? There is a price-difference from 500 euro…

      • avatar
        Thundersnook
        Posted at 23:34h, 19 January

        I would say the sound difference might be there but not recognizable 😉

      • avatar
        SoloDallas
        Posted at 09:17h, 20 January

        The other pickup only adds the neck sound position type. Which apparently wasn’t used by Malcolm much, if at all. That’s why they did one model with just the neck pickup. The other signature with both, is a guitar that may be used to play also other things that would need that pickup (other bands, genres, ….). They made it to make it a more complete guitar, but unneeded for AC/DC

  • avatar
    Ant
    Posted at 22:50h, 17 January

    i keep checking this out….. can get over it its just awsome!!!!! 😀

  • avatar
    Devil'Fingers"
    Posted at 17:10h, 13 January

    Andre,
    How are you?
    Personal gratulacje from me for you. Świetny, niesamowity ,fantastyczny i zachwycający cover.
    Cheers
    Paweł

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    Devil'Fingers"
    Posted at 16:29h, 13 January

    Fil, may I ask you how should I set my amp for angus tone?
    I have looked for them in internet very long , but I dont like them , to be honest. My amp is Marshall Mg 15 , it’s very simple one. I have got there:
    -Clean and overdrive chanell
    -on clean I’ve gotonly volume knob
    -on overdrive there are: Gain , Volume , bass, treble and middle.
    Btw, how the controls should be on guitar? Im curious too.
    Thanks for any help and cheers
    Paweł

    • avatar
      SoloDallas
      Posted at 16:43h, 13 January

      You can ask anything you want. You must understand, Pawel, that the controls change very often. He said he uses the controls I have in my video (on the home page, here, bottom left). So you can see there, if you haven’t yet. Basically is bass 7, mids 4, treble 5 or 6, gain to 7 (he doesn’t have gain, so we’re simulating) and volume just as loud as you want it. To get his tone though, much of it – apart from the “hands” i.e., being able to play – it’s how you position your microphone. I strongly suggest you put it close, but off axis and off center. There is an article I posted here about microphone placement, please read it, very important.

      • avatar
        Devil'Fingers"
        Posted at 17:07h, 13 January

        Thank you very much. I just wanted to know for myself, I think it has to pass some time , before I put some vid here , at home :) . And Fil, one more thing do you think it’s good to set volume knob on guitar not full. I think it sounds bit more Ac/dc-ish but not so agressive. Maybe , It’s too much,but Im very curious about your life in America, well what was it? I don’t know how long have you lived there, but It would be good story to hear. And maybe abut your beginnng on guitar. I’dlove to hear them both.
        P.s I love american style of life, and America to be honest 😀
        All the best

        • avatar
          SoloDallas
          Posted at 17:34h, 13 January

          Putting videos here has to be a pleasure and for specific reasons, you don’t need to feel forced to do it. This is how sd.net has to be :) Now, regarding the guitar volume, I think live Angus has it on 7 for rhythm and 10 for solos. But in the studio… it’s a different game. Since we’re all about studio tone more than live tone (and those settings above are more live than studio), there are a large number of variables. Recently, I almost don’t go to 10 on the guitar anymore. I tend to crank the amp higher, and set the guitar to 9-ish for solos. So you lose that harsh top end. But also the tone volume comes into play, and I am using it more as well.

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    Dobos Ádám
    Posted at 22:02h, 12 January

    Hey Fil,
    I know you are using real amps right now, but I was shocked by Guitar Rig 4 today. I tired to play Hells Bells on my Vintage VS6 SG (so not even a Gibson) and it sounded unbelieveable! I made a short recording of it. I took the left channel (Malcolm’s side) from the original song, and re-played Angus’s part with the setup mentioned above. The results are amazing. Take a listen:

    http://soundcloud.com/adam10603/ac-dc-hells-bells-cover

    I think I have to appologise – I didn’t spend too much time with the equalization, but the basic tone is really cool. I was simply shocked. This is a $300 guitar with a software amp simulation. Not bad :)
    btw, I realized with this song that timing is the most important thing at all. I already knew it was important before, but this song really made me concentrate on the timing, and opened up some new doors. :)

    • avatar
      Burst Or Bust
      Posted at 22:52h, 12 January

      Another great job! Nicely done.

    • avatar
      SoloDallas
      Posted at 22:58h, 12 January

      Didn’t listen to it yet, kids asleep, but I will. But anyway, I agree, GR4 is really good. I had been using guitar rig on and off since version 2 I think, when it still was almost a toy. Then I used 3, 3.1, and then 4.1 and it really make a quantum leap there. I still use it at times, though I don’t record with it right now, as I reverted to using amps. But you know I had a long time when I only used that one, and I don’t regret it at all. There was a video I lost forever, my Let There Be Rock that I had done with it, and I think it was really good. GR4 really comes close to a real amp and particularly, a Marshall. GR4 also started teaching me about microphone placement (you can toggle on or off axis, move the microphone, mix different microphones, … ). It’s a great tool to uncover. Then last summer I bought Elven, both the software plugin for ProTools and later on, the hardware. I thought it was heaps better, but going back and forth between the two, I completely turned off Eleven now. Basically, I am very glad you like it. For me, it’s much better to use emulators than most amps; unless it’s a Marshall 😉

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        Dobos Ádám
        Posted at 23:13h, 12 January

        One of the little secrets of this recording is that I used the amp model “JUMP” which I think is a JMP marshall. Not only from the name, but it also sounds a lot like that. It seems to be the perfect choice for this song in GR4 (a lot better than the “plex”). Have you ever tried that one? I love it

        • avatar
          SoloDallas
          Posted at 23:20h, 12 January

          I only used the JUMP as well. Yes it’s a JMP Master Volume emulation. I used only that one because the Plex – though good – won’t drive enough, so you have to push it, and I used a treble booster at times, but the Jump worked better. Remember to not abuse with treble or presence.

      • avatar
        GoingDownOnTheWay
        Posted at 01:30h, 13 January

        Fil, I think I still have that video.

        “AC/DC Let There Be Rock Guitarless Version”
        That one?

        Really need to take a nap now 😀

        • avatar
          SoloDallas
          Posted at 10:59h, 13 January

          What? YOu have that one??? PLEASE GIVE 😀

          • avatar
            GoingDownOnTheWay
            Posted at 11:55h, 13 January

            My connection is very slow and I’m not experienced in uploading videos.

            Can you recommend a filehoster? Will start as soon as possible, if you want me to.

            The file is called

            AC_DC_s__Let_There_Be_Rock___GuitarLess_Version__Studio__SoloDallas__.mp4 (98mb)

            That’s the youtube-title I think.
            To avoid any possibility of confusion

            • avatar
              banane
              Posted at 11:58h, 13 January

              Fil, Goingdown: let me know if you need temporary filespace.

              • avatar
                SoloDallas
                Posted at 12:04h, 13 January

                Franz, I made you Editor. Let me know if you want to be administrator (for all you care that is :) ).

                • avatar
                  banane
                  Posted at 12:34h, 13 January

                  Wow, thank you, Fil. Feeling honored now :)
                  Well, I’ll look around what’s new with editor rights, should I know anything about my rights and resposibilities?

                  • avatar
                    Thundersnook
                    Posted at 12:36h, 13 January

                    If anything goes wrong: you are guilty!

                    😛

                    • avatar
                      banane
                      Posted at 12:40h, 13 January

                      Oh, thats also what I am in my main job: if anything goes wrong, I’m the one to blame for :)

                      Auf gut Deutsch: Ich hab die Arschkarte in Platin 😀

                    • avatar
                      banane
                      Posted at 14:31h, 13 January

                      But of course this was a pure joke. I’m proud to be part of this here :)

            • avatar
              SoloDallas
              Posted at 12:04h, 13 January

              That’s IT!!!!!!

              • avatar
                GoingDownOnTheWay
                Posted at 12:13h, 13 January

                But do you happen to know a host? I really have no clue on uploading things. Or should I go for youtube?

                @Franz:

                Ich würde es gerne hochladen, aber ich weiß nicht wie.

                • avatar
                  GoingDownOnTheWay
                  Posted at 12:24h, 13 January

                  Uploading :)

                • avatar
                  GoingDownOnTheWay
                  Posted at 13:02h, 13 January

                  Just finished

                  http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Z5MJ6IJK

                  salute you 😉

                  • avatar
                    SoloDallas
                    Posted at 13:13h, 13 January

                    Danke!!!!! (downloading, then uploading here)

                    • avatar
                      rpatzelt
                      Posted at 16:07h, 13 January

                      Ha! Fil, you have still missing files from YT? I’ve grabbed 1.06 Gb from YT those days. Just whistle!

                    • avatar
                      SoloDallas
                      Posted at 16:19h, 13 January

                      What? Watcha talking ’bout bro? Is there any of my older stuff in there?

                    • avatar
                      rpatzelt
                      Posted at 16:21h, 13 January

                      Yap! Do U wanna? I gues I can use the same megaupload way

                    • avatar
                      SoloDallas
                      Posted at 16:35h, 13 January

                      PLEASE!!!!! EVERYTHING!!!! 😀

                    • avatar
                      rpatzelt
                      Posted at 16:56h, 13 January

                      Ok :) as soon as I can…

                    • avatar
                      SoloDallas
                      Posted at 16:58h, 13 January

                      Take your time bro’ :) I’d love to know how you were able to. But that’s another story, and only if you want to tell it :)

                    • avatar
                      rpatzelt
                      Posted at 19:23h, 13 January

                      Ha, ha :) job in progress (time remaining 6 hours though…) I guess you should not login there until it’s done. There will be 4 rar archives.

                      Regarding the grabbing thing… I don’t understand your question!?

                      It’s not a mystery trick at all: every time a video is played throughly in YT a temporary file is created on your computer. In my case (using Opera browser) temporarys are located into a folder called “C:\Users\Radu\AppData\Local\Opera\Opera\cache\sesn”. Just go there after a video is played until it’s end and change the extension of the last big temporary file (bigger than 10mb or so…) from “opr2INFG.tmp” to “whatisit.flv”. Of course after closing the Opera session all of the temporarys are deleted. That’s all. :)

                      P.S.: there are a lot of apps which can grab a media file from internet but I don’t care, I use my little trick.

                    • avatar
                      rpatzelt
                      Posted at 10:36h, 14 January

                      OK! Everything is on Megaupload Fil. Please tell me if you received the links…. grrr…Take this J A*l*b*e*r*t P_r_o_d_u_c_t_i_o_n_s…Down with the Censorship! Long live SD.net!!! :) ha, ha

    • avatar
      Kinglance
      Posted at 00:36h, 13 January

      Man, that’s really an amazing sound u achieved. I have also Guitar Rig 4… Could u send me the sound-patch? I would be very gratefull!! :p jl_demurie@hotmail.com Greetz, J-L

  • avatar
    Michael91
    Posted at 21:28h, 12 January

    You two have done a really great job!! perfect timing and feeling!!

  • avatar
    LedSabbath
    Posted at 20:25h, 12 January

    Very Nice Cover.

  • avatar
    Chabum1970
    Posted at 19:56h, 12 January

    Great job, great video. I’m without words…..

  • avatar
    faaradar
    Posted at 16:05h, 12 January

    Awesome! Love it, thanks for all the work you guys put into it and sharing all your knowledge. You guys Rock Hard! Thanks again.

    Chuck

  • avatar
    TheBrowling
    Posted at 15:57h, 12 January

    Actually, with the experience I’ve had with the different amps I’ve been able to work with, I think that hells bells’ tone is the easiest one to “achieve”, I mean to have a sound that you can say “oh, that’s ok” and make it sound right, but what it really is difficult is what you try to achieve Fil, the actuall hells bells tone! Great collaboration of my two masters on youtube, thanks to both of you!

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    cody12rocks
    Posted at 15:14h, 12 January

    This is a very good collaboration, Fil!

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    TORVICK
    Posted at 13:36h, 12 January

    I was right, i’m very happy to be able to talk with you here. I remember when you were on youtube…. there are alot of assholes on youtube ;o What do you think about equalizer pedal, like the mxr 108?

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 13:39h, 12 January

      Thank you, and I’ll like to be all day here talking to you guys, though I often can’t. But anyway. I have one. I have one MXR 10 bands, I like it much. I use it to push the amps every now and then, though I haven’t recorded with it. I might just do it now, since I trying to emulate that Back in Black studio sound where he was overdriven with the wireless system. Great quality, known for it

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      TORVICK
      Posted at 13:48h, 12 January

      Yeah, thanks, i’m obsessed with bib tone too^^ I’ll buy this pedal!

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    TORVICK
    Posted at 12:31h, 12 January

    Thanks for this cover, fantastic job on the solo! This solo is very hard. Fil: Are you a session musician?

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 13:02h, 12 January

      My pleasure mate, really. I was. I was a session guitar player for a while when I had the studio but believe me, it sucked majorly as a job being also the studio owner. Too many issues to have in mind at the same time. Feel much better now :) (and I think I play better too!)

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        Thundersnook
        Posted at 13:13h, 12 January

        Reminds me of Jimmy Page, also one of the demandest studio-guitarists. but he hates to play stuff he didn’t write. He wasn’t allowed to interpret this stuff. So he quited this and became the Guitar God xD

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    Ant
    Posted at 22:59h, 11 January

    Just watched this (been meaning to all day! had crappy bandwidth on work internet lol).

    This is brilliant! Hairs on the back of my neck did more that just stand up they ran off!!!!

    RIP Bon
    Ant

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    Tyler
    Posted at 22:14h, 11 January

    I love this guys! The playing is simply fantastic. 30 times is alot of takes and must of been a hell of alot of work but you hit the nail on the head with this one. Is that your ’69 sg custom with a white pickguard? looks great.

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    rpatzelt
    Posted at 21:58h, 11 January

    :) Yeah, I’m here. Strugling with day by day shieeat. But keeping an eye on sd.net

    Hey, I want to ask you something for weeks: I think you should put together your thoughts about timing. You’ve inserting answers here and there but this “thing” should deserve much respect…you both showed us how much :)

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 22:01h, 11 January

      Yes, I agree. I was even thinking about how to show it, visually, on a tutorial. But preparing a tutorial on timing alone, is a frightening task. I’d be afraid to blow it. Needs to be prepared well :)

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    JaiminhoPagina
    Posted at 20:14h, 11 January

    Thanks everybody for your kind comments! 😀

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    rpatzelt
    Posted at 19:53h, 11 January

    Wow, friends, you’ve reached a point where a cover touched/became the original. Every bit is on it’s place and also your own touch gives valuable new dimensions. I found this post into “Last Updates” menu, but I leave it until now for proper viewing…right now I’m overwhelmed…wow. I’m so happy seeing it not just for AC/DC song…I’ve hearing it a lot :) but for you’re playing it.

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