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1978 Marshall JMP 2203 through a 1978 1960A cab with G12M25 75Hz Blackbacks

24 Feb 1978 Marshall JMP 2203 through a 1978 1960A cab with G12M25 75Hz Blackbacks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0lKDjsNE_o

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Kyle Cyr
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Hi everyone.... I am 23 and have been studying and learning the guitar for about 7 years or more and have really become attached to AC/DC and all classic rock in general and just can get enough. I recently fulfilled one of my dreams and purchased my dream Guitar a 1970 Gibson SG which I live to death and have yet to play a better guitar. Solodallas (Fil) has been a big influence in my playing and learning from the begining and now this site will keep the journey going. Rock On Fil :)

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    Tyler
    Posted at 07:46h, 24 February

    If thats not vintage ac/dc sound, I don’t know what is,

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      KyleSG
      Posted at 23:47h, 28 February

      That’s for sure!

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 20:52h, 09 March

      It’s the sound of powerage. Note how this guy put a condenser microphone at a certain distance off of the top right speaker.
      Very little bass response.

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        ar2619Rob
        Posted at 21:04h, 09 March

        How far off do you estimate that mic is? looks maybe 2-3ft judging by perpective sizes?
        Personally, I think the Riff Raff intro tone is pretty close but it’s not so near with the A chord and lick? Hard to really say when the Gretsch is not there with it though.

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          SoloDallas
          Posted at 21:21h, 09 March

          say 3 feet, by the “sound” of it. On axis, almost on the centre of the cone (bright). It’s not being played convincingly and the tone is not exactly the same, however I presume (I’ll tell you with unmodded 2203 “at hand”) that it could be a matter of microphone placement, room and guitar. And also, amp settings. I know I did say that amp settings were not so important, but I could not be more wrong than I was: I was trying “new” mic placement positions yesterday, and placing them “right” (very difficult, took me an hour of moving the microphones a matter of millimiters – not centimiters, millimiters! – at a time, slightly, gently tilting, twisting (on/off axis) around on the cabinet, at a distance of circa 2 ft each from the grill cloth. I am finding that the best solution is to start from the center of the cab, and then moving towards the borders, with both of them. I quit after a moment of sheer joy, getting close to that incredible off axis tone as heard on “Have a Drink On Me”, initial guitar lick by Angus. To get there, having placed the mikes, I had to roll mids to 3 and treble to 4. Amp was 1959 and volume was at 5-6 ish. Guitar was at maybe 7-8. Makes sense, all of it. But boy, is it a science! Once you get to have you first little success at doing it, it almost gets addictive. No wait, it does get addictive, without “almost”! PS I am watching Plug In DISC number 3, BBC show. Angus has already the Vega unit, and goes right in front of two clearly visible MVs. I presume both being 2203s. So he IS using the Vega with the 2203 (or MV, in general). This is solid proof. Will be ripping and posting “moments” of these videos as our “proof”. Will post them on Vimeo, so only for all of us here to watch them, and only brief moments of “technical” interest to us. Tone is superb. Reminiscent of “if you Want Blood” live album. Interesting. This is why I chose to go for another 2203 today, an un-modded one. I presume there is still bits to uncover 😉
          I also bought another boost, will tell you about it. Also, waiting on the Vega units. Also, received to more modern Vegas, still with the boost. One of them at least is functioning (wirelessly), so I am having it modded for guitar input instead of mic input. As you can see, my quest goes on lol

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            ar2619Rob
            Posted at 21:45h, 09 March

            If you cut tracks from Plug me in with tracks from Family jewels you can almost make your own I.Y.W.Blood DVD.
            I always wished that this album had been a video too and now most of it is!

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              ar2619Rob
              Posted at 22:03h, 09 March

              er… correction about half not most. still half’s good!

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                SoloDallas
                Posted at 22:50h, 09 March

                lol you referring to the fact that it was not filmed entirely, right? I told you that was the album that set me on AC/DC. I know even the feedbacks by memory. Almost every moment I know by memory. I used to listen to it when falling asleep, every single night for years on my sony walkman, since I was oh 10 or 11 years old.

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