Do you know what the bias setting on your amp is? If your tubes burned out, would you know how to get the same sound back as you had before?
The amps bias makes a critical difference and you really should know all of the bias settings for each amp you own and what the voltage number of the tubes that are in them, especially if you like how your amps sound.
You can check the number of the tubes by looking on the tube box (you did save the tube boxes, right?) it will be written on the end. (more…)
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.
so, while trying this boost thing, I thought: why not start from the basics, just like Angus did: begin from the first instance where he used it in the studio (because I think he did, “solving” the “Mystery” of Let There Be Rock Angus’ tone). I did record “Bad Boy Boogie” twice, once with the 1959 (put the new tubes back in, it sounds too much better not to) and once with the 1987.
It’s a foolish test, it demonstrates nothing. But since I was trying both to see (hear) how they’d behave with this boost unit, it came in my mind to have you have a listen.
Please have a listen.
Now tell me. I think without any doubt that a boost was used. And since, coincidentally, Angus had just got his Vega Diversity Unit, he recorded just with that, and at full blast at that.