Author: SoloDallas

10 Oct ROFL

You see ’em like this… :

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But THIS is what is really going on:

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Sad. It’s very sad. The band name is “immortal” (they tell me) but to me, these guys are already… dead (laughs, hard).

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10 Oct Phil Rudd’s Interview

Definitely worth a read. Talks about the “philosophy” (again) of AC/DC but to me, more profoundly, of the whole essence of rock and roll.

Phil Rudd – The Cyber Drum interview


Phil Rudd

Cyber Drum Interview (www.cyberdrum.com)

Phil Rudd
Warner Brothers Recording Artists
Molson Center August 15, 2000
Interview by Steven Scott Fyfe

Rock and roll ain’t noise pollution and AC/DC is definitely back. Don’t count these guys out just yet because their latest album Stiff Upper Lip, is in fact an indication that this Aussie quintet still knows not only how to write good rock music, but again have applied their signature expertise as only they know how.


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07 Oct The “view” on MoJo from well known Luthier Roman Rist

Who is Roman Rist? If you don’t know, I’ll tell you. Roman Rist is an US luthier that has seen it all for a long time. He’s been involved in tons of projects over the years relating to “wood”, good wood, vintage wood, old growth wood, 1959 Les Paul guitars, “Max” Guitars and a lot more.

I dare call him a “friend” although we have never met in person. But he’s one of those folks who you just feel attracted to because of his simple ways, wisdom, gray hair, modesty and hard work.

On the My Les Paul Forum – while browsing my daily dose – I came to this post of his, where he was humbly mentioning his view on “Mojo” (i.e., not properly defined as “the feeling a guitar has”): (more…)

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07 Oct “Service” Post: Tag Cloud, Tag Search (to help you search better solodallas.com)

Just a little service post: I am diligently filling in all of the “tags” (keywords). You will find the tags on the “tag cloud” (an automatically compiled list of keywords used on solodallas.com).

You will see how it makes your searches easier. The Tag Cloud will appear on your left column while browsing contents. It’s one of the ways to make quick but powerful searches. An example of this is the “Back in Black Tone Project”, with a click many previous posts of the past days relating to our recent discoveries of Back in Black tone are summarized.

I’m not finished yet, I still have a lot of it to fill in . Another example is being able to search for songs, prompting you with both performances and tutorials related to a given song, which guitar was used and which amplifier, lots of info. This is also in answer to a rightfully posed requirement yesterday of “ease of search” on solodallas.com (besides the search field on the right column).

Thank you,

Fil 🙂

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06 Oct Tone Tips And Tricks For The Marshall Super Lead (By David Szabados)

While I have NO idea who in the world David Szabados is, reading this was useful and made sense. Many things I knew already, others I didn’t. The more info the better, agreed?

Tone Tips And Tricks For The Marshall Super Lead
David Szabados

The following tips and tricks will enable you to get much more versatility out of the Super Lead. Some of these may even surprise you. One thing to note – NONE of these involve modification to the original Marshall circuit. Those looking for the true “Marshall” sound only need use an original, unmodified Super Lead.
Channel Switching and Linking (more…)

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06 Oct Marshall JMP 100 MkII Master Lead & Vintage 1960A G12M Greenbacks Test(s)

Update: ‘nother little test. Made mistakes in microphone levels, it’s distorting oh well. Samson C01 still… no pro mic arrived yet. If you listen, now you’ll understand why I’m buying and what my secrets projects involve (records? Backing tracks? Tutorials and performances with this stuff? Answer is… yes to all of the above 😛 )

UPDATE: a little thing, a little “vintage” sound test. Does it sound… “vintage AC/DC” to you, too? 😛 (more…)

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