14 Aug AC/DC “If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)” (Studio)
Posted at 16:10h in AC/DC Covers, Performance, Performance Videos, Premium, SoloDallas Version 1.0 10 Comments
This video was shot in my former recording studio, Studio58a.
Guitar used here was my 1970 Gibson SG Standard played on a reissue Marshall head and cabinet, being a 1987XL Modified by David Bray and a 1960B cabinet with reissue (at the time) G12Ms.
6stringstingPosted at 18:22h, 01 September
I had favorited this one on YT because it was such an awesome “tutorial” of one of my fave tracks off HtH. I’ve been spending a lot of time working on this one lately as the pick-up band I’m playing with is performing it. I really needed to see what to nail down on the solo as I’m not the world’s greatest on lead. Your camera view really helps me out here, thanks a bunch. Glad to see you’ve got many of the old vids and new stuff working. Best regards,
dontmesswithme122Posted at 07:43h, 18 August
i learnt this song just watching you play it(except for the solo because i cant play solos yet 🙁 )this one is one of your best videos man in my entire life i have never seen so precise amp settings and sound for acdc before.you my friend have the magic gift to make guitars sound exactly the way you want and by combining the remarkable tones you create with your playing we get a lot of awesome covers you are an inspiration to me man you and acdc keep me trying to get better on guitar every day thank you again 🙂
TylerPosted at 19:41h, 16 August
I’ll have to give that a try Fil, seems really affordable and I’ve been wanting something that is usb cause of ease of use. I can understand having alot of mids is important with recording, especially ac/dc. Thanks for your help.
TylerPosted at 18:51h, 16 August
Fil, there’s something about your tone in this vid that sticks out to me more than in any of your other videos, so smooth and creamy, what a plexi should sound like!
SoloDallasPosted at 19:06h, 16 August
You got good ears. If it wasn’t for my timing that was a bit off in several parts here – not such a great performance – I would come back to this video often because of that tone. It’s the microphone position. IF you get it right, it just sings. With Marshall cabinets – 4×12 – it’s really a function of several things. Room type, cabinet position in the room, inclination and distance of the microphone and type of microphone. I like condenser microphones, not dynamic. That was a cheap condenser microphone but evidently, I got a sweet spot, but by chance. When you position the mike, you should be testing its position playing in one room and listening in another one. I couldn’t do it there, as to be quick, I’d plug the mike in the computer right there, via USB. So I always went by luck, though the mike was always off-axis, which is the way I like it to sound.
TylerPosted at 19:27h, 16 August
So as far as mic’s go, what would you recommend, I had always leaned towards an sm57 which is dynamic to my understanding and has a great reputation, how are condensers compared to dynamic?
SoloDallasPosted at 19:32h, 16 August
No SM57 I say. I used them for years, so I know them a bit. They have a great reputation because they are reliable and people know what to expect from them. To me, they are bight – too much – even off axis. I am for condenser mikes. My favourite – I still have one – is a Neumann U67 tube condenser microphone of the ’60s. Same model used for.. Back in Black 😀 THAT is my sound. Lack of high frequencies, lots of mids, recorded most likely off axis. Whatever is similar to a U67 – and nowadays THERE ARE TONS – is good to me . The one I used in the video – still good – was a Samson C01. I still have it. You can see it hanging in the new “SHoot to thrill video” was there because I was rehearsing tutorials where I want – this time – my voice to be loud and clear over the guitar. So I’ll use that one. Try one in any shop. It’s a USB microphone, easy to use. That’s an older version, now thare’s even more developed ones
SoloDallasPosted at 19:33h, 16 August
PS Tyler, you always ask good, interesting questions 😀
TylerPosted at 19:48h, 16 August
I’ll have to give that a try Fil, seems really affordable and I’ve been wanting something that is usb cause of ease of use. I can understand having alot of mids is important with recording, especially ac/dc.
You couldn’t be any more helpful and knowledgeable man, you could never walk into a guitar store today and get help like that. Thank you.
SoloDallasPosted at 19:49h, 16 August
It’s for passion, it’s pleasure 😀