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.
Franz & Fil (i.e., your SoloDallas.com Staff)
Raiders from SoloDallas on Vimeo.
Technical note. the Marshall 1959 used here had the following settings:
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.
AngusRudd1019Posted at 08:08h, 20 June
Are you going to do an article for the Shoot to Thrill cover Fil?
bananePosted at 11:12h, 20 June
Yes, there will be an article, its just that Fil was busy after making the video, so he just put it on youtube.
rockn roll manPosted at 18:29h, 18 June
What are the differences (in the sound) between the retro output and the front output of the EX63 receiver?
DriesPosted at 23:12h, 18 June
Retro? the rear output? The front output can be boosted much more. But has also more hiss.
Is it you who buyed the pro 58 system?
rockn roll manPosted at 07:52h, 22 June
Erik93Posted at 23:33h, 16 June
Im always amazed when I see that little room of magic… the guitars, the amps, the music, everything. Just awesome.
dash8311Posted at 19:53h, 16 April
Any updates for your eager followers Fil? 😀
bananePosted at 22:19h, 16 April
Will meet our tech at Wednesday again and eventually give green lights for the next step. Stay tuned 🙂
dash8311Posted at 09:20h, 17 April
Great, thanks Franz!
NickPosted at 01:02h, 24 March
Hey guys, I have an ART project series preamp here, and I’m not sure how to get it setup with the guitar and amp. Can anyone help me with this signal flow dilemma? Help would be very much appreciated.
AntPosted at 12:50h, 19 March
What do you think the hiss is down to on your SVDS’s?
could be the power pack they use or grounding issues
will the 2nd version (stomp box) will that be optional battery operated?
bananePosted at 14:59h, 19 March
Hiss is mainly fixed as far as I know. A bit of hiss is usual anyway.
The stomp box will need a power supply very likely, due to the high power consupmtion of the compressor/boost combination.
For example, a 9V battery in the SVDS transmitter lasts for about 8 hours of playing: Of course the Replica don’t send/receive radio, so this don’t consume any power, but since it’s basically 3 single pedals in one, a bettery won’t last long.
Atomic'76Posted at 04:13h, 19 March
Fil and Franz… I REALLY can’t wait to see/hear/try/own the finished product man! Cheers to you two and everyone else for all your hard work and dedication to making this happen. A lot of people are gonna be REALLY happy with this! 😀
bananePosted at 15:22h, 19 March
Thank you, mate! 🙂
Yes, it’s getting further, slowly, but continuous. It’s unbelieveable what you have to care about when building such a device.
Atomic'76Posted at 15:30h, 19 March
I have no doubts! 🙂
SCgrad98Posted at 22:34h, 18 March
Hey Fil, do you think placing a hum eliminator such as the MXR Smart Gate Noise Gate (which also eliminates hiss, for example) between the SVDS and amp would effectively reduce the hiss from the SVDS? Or, maybe the pedal could be placed between the amp/attenuator and the cab?
SoloDallasPosted at 22:36h, 18 March
I think it would definitely work with the original SVDS (for me, that is) but the replica likely won’t need it, as hiss will be highly reduced (and NO FM transmission naturally). Let’s wait and see, we’re awaiting for the new prototypes in a few days. Will keep you updated 🙂
SCgrad98Posted at 03:42h, 19 March
That sounds great. Thanks for the reply. 🙂
OldSchoolRocker666Posted at 19:52h, 18 March
Will the ”Black Vega” also work on typhical bass amps made by Marshall such as the Super Bass amps?
SoloDallasPosted at 20:05h, 18 March
It will work on ANY amp of any kind, including a radio amp!
It will work on anything than can amplify a guitar or a microphone, really. YES.
JaiminhoPaginaPosted at 20:06h, 18 March
Hey buddy 🙂
Well…. Why wouldn’t it? 😛
Super Leads and Super Basses are not that different anyway.
OldSchoolRocker666Posted at 21:51h, 18 March
Well didn’t knew if there was so much difference, but good to hear 🙂
Andrea SgPosted at 02:07h, 16 March
that sound remind me the concert ,” rocks to college” (I forget the correct title) , really it’s right the same !
probably without attenuator and volume at 8 and try to take a trackrec on the original sound… it’s going to be hard know who is who A or F 😉
kg_fenderbenderPosted at 13:35h, 12 March
which one of these guitars is your security blanket??!! XD ;P
SoloDallasPosted at 13:41h, 12 March
In what sense, mate?
cocker611Posted at 00:05h, 12 March
Looking forward to getting my hands on one. Fil, you should try to get one of these to Angus himself. Perhaps you could send one to Rick St. Pierre to pass along to him. You never know but Angus may like it enough to endorse it and use it. The first Angus Young endorsed boost. You never know. I do think that your members should get a signed certificate or something from you. Like the first run of 100 units be personally signed by you. Just a couple ideas. Keep up the good work friend!
MrNachoplazaPosted at 15:02h, 11 March
This SG custom had a black pickguard right?
I think this is one of the guitar that you used for the aracom series of vids
AntPosted at 20:32h, 08 March
just got chance to sit down and catch up, been peeping at the site for a while now and seeing stuff happen with eager eyes
great video guys full of joy and love 🙂
awsome tone, Franz you must of felt great standing next Fil while he rips out those rifs 😀
Great stuff guys! now reading the next artical lol