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Replica prototype testing successful!

31 Jul Replica prototype testing successful!

Dear members,

sometimes short news are better news. Latest replica tests yesterday went fine, so the final prototype is now on its way to Fil for final testing and demoing for you!

Your proud SoloDallas.com team

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Franz Farklas
banane@exception.at

I'm born 1970, a big AC/DC fan since 1982, when I got the "Back in Black" cassette tape together with a little cassette player from my grandpa. Fully classic rock addicted, don't like "modern" music styles like HipHop. 2009 I got a Gibson SG standard ebony, learning to play AC/DC songs from tabs and videos since then. Beside that, I'm a totally computer addicted guy and Linux Server specialist. Working as internet server and network admin and part-time IT consultant. So, when I'm not behind my guitar, I'm behind the keyboard :-) Feel free to contact me at ICQ 71095781 or MSN banane@exception.at or skype ffarklas@exception.at.

68 Comments
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    Marshallguy
    Posted at 21:50h, 17 September

    no vid yet?? c’mon… I need one!!

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    Nick
    Posted at 19:25h, 15 September

    Any idea on an apprx. cost for the pedal version of the SVDS?

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      banane
      Posted at 19:48h, 15 September

      Sorry, no, not yet. Construction started this Monday. At least we have a standard pedal case here, so not another $%&Β§/\? hassle with another case. Will keep you updated.

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    Atomic'76
    Posted at 16:35h, 14 September

    Awesome! Can’t wait to hear the demo!

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    Hamps93
    Posted at 22:27h, 13 September

    Tense with anticipation for the next update! πŸ™‚

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      banane
      Posted at 22:28h, 13 September

      Will be soon πŸ™‚

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    matt savage
    Posted at 00:47h, 25 August

    this is a p.s. to my last comment. the reason im not being a smartass is because i am totally new to this all. im still trying to figure out what an attenuator does. and after buying my all tube amp i realized i couldnt use headphones with it. but i own my own home on a nice sized lot here in florida so i just play away. but mom has recently moved in and so to keep the peace i plan on getting an marshall valvestate so i can practice with headphones. i am also a ac/dc fanatic and its all im interested in playing. for now. thats the reason why i ended up at this site. i seen fil’s vids on you tube and i was very impressed. then i was looking into angus’s sound and read about the svds system he used. from there i ended up seeing fil and the gang putting together a replica system. so i visited this site and im learning alot about the amps and the tones and i just cant get enough of it all. i think its wonderful what you people are doing here especially for angus fans. so just to let you all know a little about me, im a union carpenter whos done so much work in disney (orlando fl.) i cant list it all here. i had a back injury so i dont work anymore. and i figure its time for dad to do something for himself. the kiddys are grown and i used to play when i was younger. so for the rest of my days im going to get the same gear angus used and finally treat myself and privately live my dream in the comfort of my home. and before i keep throwing money at stuff im going to learn all i can and get it right the first time. i have my dream guitar and now im learning as what amp to get and whatever else to go along with it. ive searched high and low and other than angus himself im pretty sure you guys are the most knowledgeable on the subject of ac/dc sound etc. and i promise i wont be putting long comments on here i just figure id let you all know a little about me and my mission. thnx for listening.

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      banane
      Posted at 01:05h, 25 August

      Hey Matt,
      no worries, it’s always fine to ask and nobody will call you a smartass πŸ™‚ Welcome aboard here from another former carpenter!
      Well, an attenuator allows you actually to play your tube amp wide open and even cranked to get the best tone out of it without blasting your ears or making your neighbors knock with an axe at your door πŸ™‚ Basically, it converts most of the amp’s power into heat and sends only a small part of the amp’s signal to the speakers. As usual, there are good and less good attenuators.
      See Fil demo the very good Aracom attenuator here: http://www.solodallas.com/an-aracom-attenuator-and-a-few-vintage-marshalls/
      Have fun here,
      Franz

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        matt savage
        Posted at 02:06h, 25 August

        wow that was great, thnx. i knew this was the place to learn what i wanted know. thnx again. and this may sound geeky but im having a blast.

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          banane
          Posted at 02:14h, 25 August

          Indeed, this IS the best place to learn. That’s the reason why I’m hanging around here too. And having a blast too πŸ™‚
          Have fun, Matt!

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            matt savage
            Posted at 02:32h, 25 August

            hey franz do you know if theres a quick fix to being able to use headphones with a tube amp or is it just not possible without studio equipment and all? if not ill just get that marshall valvestate i was talking about and use the tube amp when my 74 year old mother isnt home. its a peavey valveking 212 combo but i plan on trading it in for a good marshall. which im learning doesnt have to be a monster for what i need. but i think i may get one of those 2404’s with that attenuator fil uses. im not into fancy things but i feel ive worked hard all my life and i want good stuff when it comes to my music.

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              saxosim
              Posted at 09:00h, 25 August

              Hi Matt

              Yes you can buy something called a dummy load box which basically allows you to keep load to your amp to avoid damage but use headphones. I bought one from the link below and they are great. They are designed for a max of 50 watts though and I notice your amp is 100 watts but he does mention this on his site, have a look I emailed the maker with a few Questions and he was fast replying, good luck: http://www.ratvalveamps.com/dummy-load cheers πŸ™‚

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    matt savage
    Posted at 00:08h, 25 August

    im new here so this might sound a bit naive but if your going to replicate the system why not make it wireless like the original? i seen an original sell very recently on e bay for 2,500 or so. i had an eye on it but it went too high for me. it was being sold by the original bassist from meatloaf and was used to record bat out of hell i believe. were you guys the one who bought it? the bidding started at 300. and im not trying to be a smartass its just i figure i missed out on why it isnt wireless in a previous conversation. and i seen where one person wanted theirs signed by the team. i think that would be an awesome idea too.

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      banane
      Posted at 00:59h, 25 August

      Hello Matt,
      well, simple reason: it would cost too much and will take too much effort. See, for building a wireless device you need to fulfill several norms, specifications and tests.
      And since we won’t sell as much units as Shure or Sennheiser do, it will raise the price a lot. Not to mention the much longer construction time.

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    saxosim
    Posted at 21:45h, 22 August

    Cheers yes the Granger M45 looks amazing. πŸ™‚

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    gretsch3marshall
    Posted at 21:33h, 19 August

    You guys should make a Vintage Marshall 2203 50w Lead MKII 1977 JMP Valve Amp replaca next!!

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      saxosim
      Posted at 23:05h, 19 August

      That sounds good, I would buy one of them or even a solodallas made replica of a 2204 50w master volume head would also be great πŸ™‚

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        depuis1899
        Posted at 09:35h, 20 August

        That would be something nice too πŸ˜›

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      Soloepi
      Posted at 00:58h, 22 August

      You can buy kits and fully built heads with top notch components already dude lol. Metropolous, Friedman, Granger, just to name a few. But that would be awesome if Fil’s gang did that. Amp builds are fun and rewarding.

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