AC/DC with ORANGE amps (rare footage) what do you think (Fil?) ?

09 Dec AC/DC with ORANGE amps (rare footage) what do you think (Fil?) ?


Ádám Dobos

I'm Adam, and I'm a contributor here on solodallas.com. I'm a 21 year-old AC/DC fan, and player, from Hungary. I also play other classic rock and blues stuff, like Led Zeppelin, Guns'n'Roses, Free, The Who, Van Halen, and many many others. I'm a true fan of this stuff. I've been playing for quite a few years now.

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    Posted at 18:32h, 13 December

    Just a guess/observation; I think the reason they’re using Orange here is the setup looks like a “house” setup. The drum set that Phil is playing does not look like his “norm”
    either. (Sonor Drums)

    Like I said just a guess but there is a lot of places around here that don’t let outside equipment in because they believe that their house equip. is balanced for the venue.

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    Posted at 12:17h, 11 December

    I love Malcolm’s tone in this video. But I think the Oranges sounds too weak for Angus. Im glad they’ve played Marshalls under their careers.

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    Posted at 09:23h, 10 December

    Orange Amps do sound great for AC/DC, at least for the early years and today, not so much for the JMP days. Reason for Angus to use the Neck PU is: Oranges here are set fairly clean (they do growl awesome) to give the growling sound the right drive for solos he uses the neck pu due it’s higher output and fullness.

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      Posted at 13:11h, 11 December

      Yeah I think you might be right, but he did use to use his neck pickup even with marshalls in the early days, on plug me in, on their performance of Baby please don’t go live he uses the neck pickup too.

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    Posted at 00:34h, 10 December

    I do quite like the sound of these, but it’s not a proper comparison to Angus’ normal Marshall sound, in this clip Angus is using the neck pickup like he used to do in the very early days as appose to the bridge pickup with marshall sound.

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    Posted at 00:08h, 10 December

    Yeah, this is on Plug Me In, right?

    Sounds a bit smoother to me, but not too different.

    I love the way Jimmy Page’s Orange sounds in the documentary It Might Get Loud. If I got an Orange, it would be for that sound 🙂

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      Posted at 03:21h, 10 December

      I always thought that Jimmy was just playing one of his plexi’s. If you look at the little clip where he plays ‘Ramble On’, you see him adjusting the settings on a Marshall.

      Nonetheless, Jimmy’s tone on It Might Get Loud is awesome in general!

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        Posted at 03:42h, 10 December

        He plays Ramble On on a plexi in that warehouse looking place (boy would I have fun in there) but he plays out of an Orange when theyre in the room with the couches where they play In My Time of Dying and such (and in the deleted scenes where he plays Kashmir.)

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    Dobos Ádám
    Posted at 22:22h, 09 December

    Orange amps are good. They sound a bit different from a marshall (maybe they have more midrange, and a bit less “marshall roar”) but they are still in the classic british sound territory, which equals classic rock sound IMO. 🙂 btw I’m about to get an orange amp for christmas 🙂 I’ll share my expreiences ASAP 🙂

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