AC/DC’s “Go Down” Raw Test (Audio only)

07 Mar AC/DC’s “Go Down” Raw Test (Audio only)

Another one here, a similar attempt at recreating the L.T.B.R Angus tone, with the boost.

You tell me? This was done “quickly” as was the other one. I didn’t study the parts as I usually do, just “jammed along” trying different combinations of settings on my boost and on the amp.

Ended up with the boost on full (volume), “tone” on 7 (of the boost), amp settings were presence 0, bass 0, mids 5, treble 5, volume 7. Amp was the 1959.

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Fil "SoloDallas" Olivieri
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27 Comments
  • avatar
    sgman1
    Posted at 19:01h, 24 March

    Of all Angus sounds I’m after, LTBR is at the top. I’m very interested to see how this play out. So far it sounds great!

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    musicman2242
    Posted at 23:58h, 14 March

    This is amazing once again Solo. You definitely are getting very very very close to Angus’ sound here… Hey speaking of, Has everyone got their copy of the NEW AC/DC live DVD?? Ordering mine soon can’t wait

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    Kirk2000
    Posted at 00:06h, 11 March

    I think this song is going to go on the next to learn list.. Love the way the SG sounds. KIRK

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    Angusrocks
    Posted at 14:36h, 08 March

    Amazing close to the original !!!
    I could not say what the real difference is.
    To much reverb ? Maybe….
    But the sound is absolutely outstanding !

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    bhock4
    Posted at 13:10h, 08 March

    thx ill try that tip on getting it working know

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    Fastra
    Posted at 12:01h, 08 March

    Fil, sorry I know this isn’t the right place to post this – but do you have a place for site feedback??

    Is there any way that from the tutorials button in the top bar that a pull down list of all the AC/DC songs you’ve done can then be seen?
    I know there’s a search to find specific songs but sometimes when you look at a list you find things that may not have thought of looking for.

    :)

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    bhock4
    Posted at 11:46h, 08 March

    hey phil i cant seem to play it on my mac

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      Fastra
      Posted at 11:47h, 08 March

      Works on mine.

      :)

      … try right clicking the link and save link to desktop – should download an mp3 file.

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    matirocker
    Posted at 06:58h, 08 March

    excellent, Fil, excellent. Just what the boys said, a little too much reverb. I believe it should have non, or at least, very little.

    Looking forward to whatever you’re doing next, cause it feels like something awesome is been cooked here!

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    Kinglance
    Posted at 23:42h, 07 March

    It would be nice to have a comparison between the Marshall JMP and the Marshall ’59. I like the sound from both. Do u think the ’59 can capture the sound from the Black Ice-tour (the recent years)?

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    Tyler
    Posted at 20:52h, 07 March

    It’s amazing how close it sounds, I would agree with everyone though in that just a little too much drive during the rhythm and a little too much reverb. I thought this would be one of the hardest tones for you to recreate but you have succeeded with flying colors here, well done!

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    jakesg61
    Posted at 19:05h, 07 March

    Fil is there a nak to get the link to wor for some reason it says ‘page cannot be displayed’

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      Fastra
      Posted at 19:12h, 07 March

      …try right clicking it – and save link to desktop.

      It should download an mp3 file.

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      jakesg61
      Posted at 19:30h, 07 March

      Its ok I figured it hehe, that sounds absolutley, FANTASTICALLY AMAZING!!!! The solo is very close, I gotta say you would make a fantastic sound engineer Fil, your recording skills are just top notch 😀

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        jakesg61
        Posted at 19:41h, 07 March

        Do you record directly into pro tools?

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    06AngusSG
    Posted at 18:37h, 07 March

    I would have to say I’m in a general agreeance with the comment theme here.
    Sounds FANTASTICALLY CLOSE
    SOLO = AWESOME
    slight to much overdriven (lead is “fuzzier” than Angus)
    mids might be a scosh high.

    One thing I haven’t seen said is I hear Angus’ pick attack clearer than I can hear yours.

    Don’t mean to sound clinical. Easier on the phone. 😉

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    Kinglance
    Posted at 15:27h, 07 March

    To my ears, when I compared to the original… The original seems to be a little more gently, less attack. Sometimes to much delay/echo, like already said. But that’s falling over details. So for me it’s more than perfect already! Great job! I like the sound a lot! The solo is spot on! No raw version, but a perfect version for me! Well done! Greetz, J-L

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    ar2619Rob
    Posted at 15:15h, 07 March

    Firstly, I feel you are recording at the right levels, i.e. your guitar slighly louder than the track so it can be clearly heard, as it is this we are considering.
    Just a little too much drive in the rhythm for me and maybe add a little treble to the lead, but that lead is utterly convincing. The boost is the answer, only minor adjusments needed for individual tracks. I’m convinced that they didn’t make notes of settings, they just switched on and set up to what sounded right on the day. Most of the albums (early ones anyway) even have a few different tunings don’t they, I don’t think this was for the singer I think they just tuned (very close) by ear.
    Anyway what a fantastic Rock ‘n’ Roll song, rock-a-boogie rhythm, great lead melody (simple ain’t easy!) Bon and Angus call and response and smutty lyrics! If this song ain’t worthy of a tutorial I don’t know what is.

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      rjofig
      Posted at 15:44h, 07 March

      Fil, I echo some of the comments here – doing everything in one take seems like the solo sounds closer to the original, while rhythm is crunchier.

      Rob, agree with you, I think this is a great but underrated song of theirs. The first two chords open up the album perfectly. (When I first got this album back in the day, I had no clue about the lyrics for a long time, English being a second language :)

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        Fastra
        Posted at 15:46h, 07 March

        :D…

        Most of the time English seemed to be a second language to Bon too…!

        :)

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    Fastra
    Posted at 14:52h, 07 March

    To me, for what it’s worth, I’d say there’s a tiny bit too much delay or echo, and as banane says slightly too much ‘crunch’.

    But bloody damn close.

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    SGDennis
    Posted at 14:43h, 07 March

    Youre so brilliant!

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    banane
    Posted at 14:34h, 07 March

    Hmm…as usual really close to the original.
    After comparing the intro of the original and you for maybe 20 times I would say that Angus sounds a bit more gentle to me. Either he had less presence or maybe less mid boost. Not a big difference, rather a slightly little. Yours is like a bigger punch in the face. Hard to say, the more I listen to it, the more they sound equal. But it seems that your mids are a bit louder.

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      Dave4433
      Posted at 14:51h, 07 March

      That’s just what I’ve heard.
      And it might be just me, but the tone sounds just a little overdriven.
      The first solo was damn near perfect there, btw =)

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 14:55h, 07 March

      You’re right on the money Franz. You HAVE good ears. Exactly so. I had to compensate for when I played the solo, as I did this all in one take. So, I had to raise the boost to full. Even though rolling of the volume on the guitar for the rhtyhm

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        banane
        Posted at 15:18h, 07 March

        Alright, already mailed the shop for an offer. Just make a suggestion then :)

        Hehe, good to hear that I’ve heard it correct :)
        But well, beside this, you’re getting closer and closer. Everytime you find some new details to make it a bit more closer to the original.

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