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03 Mar Franz, Fil & The Schaffer-Vega Diversity News

Sounds like the name of a band, really (Huey Lewis & The news, for example) but no, not really.

Listen to (and watch) this, and rejoyce, you people of the Schaffer-Vega Diversity Union!

Some updates and Goodies inside.

 

Love,

 

Franz & Fil (i.e., your SoloDallas.com Staff)

 

Raiders from SoloDallas on Vimeo.

 

Technical note. the Marshall 1959 used here had the following settings:

 

Presence: 0

Bass: 6

Mids: 4-5

Treble: 6

Volume: 7

 

That is, typical Angus Young settings.

The attenuator was still used, but less i.e., the amplifier loudness was definitely higher, finally breaking up a bit more the speakers (Speakers used were original 1979 G12-65s).

Microphones used were one vintage Neumann U67 and one vintage Neumann U87. L

A little reverb was added in post, as well as very mild equalization (some very mild mid-scooping on HMF and LMF, nothing else).

The guitar is a 1969 Gibson SG Custom, with a new, Angus Young signature bridge humbucker.

 

NO whatsoever gate was used. Nothing. What comes through the microphones is what you hear. Basically, no hiss on this unit. 

Out of the three, working SVDS units we have, this is definitely the best sounding one, in terms of almost not audible hiss. Almost not there! What you hear is what it is. 

 

 

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29 Feb The “Mystery” of Angus Young’s Tone in “Let There Be Rock” The Movie

Heh. Dont tell me – well if you’re passionate that is – that this thought /question hasn’t crossed your mind at one time or another?

Well, if it has, here’s some of Franz’s and mine thoughts.

Thanks to the recent “discovery” of an image grabbed, analyzed and posted by member Dries in this post (here) it was a clear fact that the Schaffer-Vega Diversity System (SVDS) was there and it was ON during the concert.

WHY keep it on and right next to the amps if it wasn’t being used? WHY? I would never keep expensive things that I am not needing nearby. Too much confusion, especially at a concert where a movie is being shot with thousands of people.

And WHY is it TURNED ON???

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