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The “Raiders Of The Lost Sound” And A Cheap Marshall: Your Schaffer-Vega Diversity On A Budget Amp.

05 Mar The “Raiders Of The Lost Sound” And A Cheap Marshall: Your Schaffer-Vega Diversity On A Budget Amp.

This “test” has been missing for a long time. Too long.

Fixed!

 

With happiness your,

SoloDallas Team :)

 

Raiders from SoloDallas on Vimeo.

 

Technical Info

[incoming]

 

PS The more I think of it, the real thing I was willing to say was “The Touch Of The SVDS” (on any amp it goes into).

I will say it now.

 

The SVDS and its “magical touch”, Β© Ken Schaffer, NYC.

And you folks want to know what the SVDS user manual (and some ads) used to say? “We beat time and space”.

Boy, wasn’t it real for us. These units have beaten to hell Time and Space. Yes, because 30 years later, they’re still here and working, and making their thing.Β 

Wow. Just wow.

 

See for yourself!

 

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Fil "SoloDallas" Olivieri
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120 Comments
  • avatar
    zaken
    Posted at 01:28h, 09 March

    Hi, I managed to scrape together enough cash for a Marshall DSL15H. the trouble is that the Ultra Gain and Clean channel present a problem. The Gain cannot clean up on the Ultra Gain Channel and the Classic Gain hardly breaks up at all. I found the Ultra gain Okay’ish for Walk All Over You movie in Paris, (except for my actual playing ability) and the Classic Gain was just too Clean. So I thought I would make a SHO Circuit as I cannot afford boutique pedals and such, seeing as I am supposed to be a trained electronics engineer I decided to build a SHO circuit and a Krankosaurus with the AMD Mod. (stick with me!) This is where it kind of got strange. I have a Epiphone SG that I have fiddled with and have a Kent Armstrong pickup in the Bridge position which I think sounds great, but lacked that Angus Paris movie sound but better than the original signature Angus Young Gibson SG I own (and love) somehow. Well with the SHO circuit it sounded really good on the Classic (clean) channel on the DSL15H. In fact it gave me what I wanted, a tone/ crunch in between the Classic channel and Ultra Gain Channel. So I was chuffed to bits. However, I also own a Gretsch Electromatic 5422 with filtron pickups. I dont like it very much its my least favorite guitar, (I struggle with Travis picking). BUT, through the Krankosaurus with SHO boost on the end It sounds awsome. It does just about every ACDC sound I can think of, just by tweaking the volume knob. I could not believe it, it was that good. Usually the knobs on that Gretsch do hardly anything. So i think it is some kind of impedance change affecting the sound so well.
    Thought I should share as I have been tone chasing Movie in Paris sound since 1989. Seems to me that a Boost is the way to go through a Valve Marshall circuit. I wonder if the Vega was used as a boost on the end of the long cable, that would make sense to me. Although electronically the boost should be applied at the head end (guitar end) but for practical reasons it definitely worked for Angus I guess.
    I think I mix up what Malcom and Angus are playing, so I would be playing Malcoms parts on the SG and it not sounding quite right, But with the Gretsch, for me at least it nails it. Any one know where the intro to Movie in Paris is played on the guitar neck? It has had me stumped for a very long time, I think around th 12th fret double stop rapidly picked and swimming in reverb any guidance would be greatly appreciated. i am close but no cigar and there is no tab or discussion anywhere. kindest Regards all, Neil.

  • avatar
    Nick
    Posted at 23:37h, 06 August

    How can I get this tone out of my Marshall HFX Full stack?!
    My amp settings, are…
    Crunch Channel
    Gain 3(2 is the lowest it’ll go, but it’s too weak at that point)
    Bass 8
    Mid 4
    Treble 5
    Volume 7
    Master ranges from 5-6
    As of now I use an MXR ’78 Distortion as a boost, and it’s settings are… Output 11 o’clock, Tone 11 o’ Clock, and no distortion or Crunch button.
    As for my guitar it is an Epiphone ES-335 with a DiMarzio Norton in the bridge position which is raised fairly low seeing how it’s quite a powerful PUP, The guitars Volume ranges and the tone is usually between 4 1/2 and 6
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    -Nick

  • avatar
    Erik93
    Posted at 23:28h, 16 June

    Finally got a new account so I can follow all the things on this great site πŸ˜€
    These threads about the SVDS is really interesting, need to check it out more.

  • avatar
    Atomic'76
    Posted at 00:27h, 11 March

    Man am I anxious to get my hands on one of these too…
    It’s like the Lost Ark of the Covenant of Rock found and revived once again!!

  • avatar
    cjar
    Posted at 23:45h, 10 March

    Hey Fil,
    Just gotta say not only have you created a web site that teaches players to use feeling in their playing, you have also created a world wide community that has feeling too !!! you and the people here inspire me in so many ways.
    Sollodallas for president of the WORLD!!!!!!

  • avatar
    Ant
    Posted at 22:00h, 08 March

    lol couldnt stop smiling at this XD epic guys just epic love the way you poped your TX in the gun holster Fil lol

    you got an awsome sound out of that budget amp the SVDS is truly a magical device :)

    now going to watch the guitar rig test πŸ˜€

    • avatar
      SoloDallas
      Posted at 14:43h, 09 March

      πŸ˜›
      EVERYTHING the SVDS “touches”, soundwise, becomes “like-able” to my ears. I just love the unit own sound, I can’t stop using it. I was telling directly Mr. Schaffer how I love to turn it on, carefully, every day. I know it’s the same for Franz.

      • avatar
        Ant
        Posted at 21:13h, 09 March

        To think that people will be stomping on it soon in the near future Must be a great feeling :)

        • avatar
          SoloDallas
          Posted at 21:16h, 09 March

          For us it is, yes. We’re getting closer to the final thing boys.

          • avatar
            banane
            Posted at 21:18h, 09 March

            Yes. Much closer by today. Very excited at the moment!

        • avatar
          Ant
          Posted at 21:28h, 09 March

          My preference would to have one that looks just like the svds, u know to get that feeling of it :)

          • avatar
            Ant
            Posted at 21:30h, 09 March

            I just feel it deserves better than to be stomped on lol

    • avatar
      Angusrocks
      Posted at 14:52h, 09 March

      well, IT IS A GUN :-)

  • avatar
    Gibsonsg1011
    Posted at 04:50h, 07 March

    When will this be on sale?

    • avatar
      SoloDallas
      Posted at 07:44h, 07 March

      In just a few months from now. We did say this several times – I realize this – but in the mean time, the reverse engineering has been done, schematics drawn, first working prototype has been made etc.
      So, a lot has happened. Now Franz has taken charge of the final stages, including second prototype (no hiss) and final production. In a few months and it will be for sale, right here.

      • avatar
        banane
        Posted at 07:59h, 07 March

        Yes, indeed. We said it several times, but things developed in the meantime and of course our goal is to make it perfect at the first approach.
        At the end of this week I will meet up with an engineer (not just a tech, but actually an engineer) who will made everything ready for production and even build a few pre-production prototypes for us. These will then be intensively tested and showcased by Fil here for you. Then, after the final approvals the production will start.

        • avatar
          depuis1899
          Posted at 14:46h, 07 March

          Fil, I’m thinking of making a pedalboard, will I be able to place the SVDS replica on it, or will it be much bigger than for example a Boss DD-3 ?

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            SoloDallas
            Posted at 15:24h, 07 March

            Version One Replica, maybe. It will be a box like the SVDS Receiver, identical (or very close). Will stand up vertically like the EX63 does. So unless you want to place it as is on your board (I don’t see why you shouldn’t), there wouldn’t be another way.
            I think it would look cool as hell, “towering up” on the other pedals; additionally, when lit up, will look like the SVDS when it’s on. Orange lit VU meter and red leds.
            Version two replica, yep with no doubts, since it will be a stomp box. However, replica two is due later, and it’s likely dependent on the replica one “success or failure” in market terms.

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              depuis1899
              Posted at 15:48h, 07 March

              Okay thanks Fil, can’t wait for those little babys to come out πŸ˜€

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                Johnny
                Posted at 16:17h, 07 March

                hey fil are u still using the canon to record the video or something new?

                • avatar
                  SoloDallas
                  Posted at 16:36h, 07 March

                  Aways Canon 5D MkII

                  • avatar
                    Johnny
                    Posted at 18:03h, 07 March

                    Cool, thanks :), hey fil, what do u think of airbourne….u a fan or no ?

                    • avatar
                      SoloDallas
                      Posted at 18:16h, 07 March

                      I like better LG and ’77s :) I think Airbourne has still to “perfect” their guitar skills. My pacific opinion :)

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                      Johnny
                      Posted at 19:59h, 07 March

                      LG and 77s ?? are those bands?? if so, are they like ac dc??

                    • avatar
                      Johnny
                      Posted at 20:02h, 07 March

                      i just heard 77s, they werent bad :), all i found for LG was a rapping thing lol……what do u think of def leppard when they were with mutt?? i thought they were great with mutt but not so much in the later years.

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                      AngusRudd1019
                      Posted at 22:07h, 07 March

                      I love Airbourne, they are one of the best new rock n roll bands around but the thing they don’t have is the blues aspect. Joel’s (Lead guitarist) solos are pretty much the same thing on every track.Their songs are chord progressions and they have that driving bass,drums and rhythm sound that I LOVE but they lack in the lead guitarist and they have no blues in them.They are just straight-forward, hard pumping rock n roll.

                    • avatar
                      Johnny
                      Posted at 22:45h, 07 March

                      yep, thats the only thing i wish for is that joel would make his solos a little more thought out

                    • avatar
                      AngusRudd1019
                      Posted at 23:26h, 07 March

                      Airbourne would be a kick ass 5 piece band I think

                    • avatar
                      AngusRudd1019
                      Posted at 23:27h, 07 March

                      They just need either a better guitar player with as much energy as Joel or a frontman like Bon so Joel can focus more on his guitar playing

                    • avatar
                      Johnny
                      Posted at 23:33h, 07 March

                      honestly, id say a singer because i love his riffs, he just needs to think out the solos more, and ive seen some good videos when he has a good voice and a BUNCH where he sounds like shit. so if they had to get a better singer, i wouldnt mind…..i cant believe how great he sounds in the studio and how……sketchy he sounds live

                    • avatar
                      AngusRudd1019
                      Posted at 23:37h, 07 March

                      he’s a screamer like Brian Johnson.He voice is going to be gone quick, quicker than Brian’s.Every song he is screaming his tits off (Quote, Brian Johnson) and it’s going to bite him in the ass

                    • avatar
                      cevapcic
                      Posted at 00:25h, 08 March

                      I’ve seen them live on an open-air concert. Got myself into the third row and they were awesome. not so much musically but they put on a great show and put out loads of energy. Joel even climbed the stage construction and soloed about 12 meters above the ground. The 12 full stack Marshalls helped too. But you can hear his voice getting tired, he doesn’t scream as much as on the album. But they still blew me away. Of course they’re still far from AC/DC – the best show i’ve ever seen. Hmm hope i’m able to see 77 someday.

                    • avatar
                      AngusRudd1019
                      Posted at 00:52h, 08 March

                      they need to come to Jacksonville, FL because I really really really want to see them live

                    • avatar
                      nitroangus23
                      Posted at 00:57h, 08 March

                      I LOVE Airbourne,and they are my favorite “current band” as of late, however I hear you on Joel’s live voice.

                      Brian may scream,but Brian also can really sing.Brian also is very consistent live, which is something Joel needs to perfect as a frontman.

                      He sounds amazing in Studio,and at times he sounds good live,but when he’s on a bad day, well…poor guy sounds rough,almost a whispering screech.

                      I honestly think he needs a vocal coach, and quick. If he keeps trying to scream to the point he’s almost hoarse, he’s going to damage his vocals very badly.

                      If he had the proper singer technique, like Brian has, he’d fair a lot better live and studio. He may recover quickly now,but as the years roll by he might not “heal up” from the long tour and when it comes time to sing in studio,or at all, he’ll be done.

                      I do have high hopes for Airbourne,and would not want them to change singers, not while Joel is still alive and kickin’ lol.Great guy,frontman,guitarist, tons of energy, stage presence.

                      I agree, they lack the bluesy stuff in there guitars,but I enjoy the groove and straight up classic rock vibe.Have all their albums (including the 2004 EP)

                      They’re recording the 3 album now,and I think it’s going to be massive. No Guts. No Glory. was fucking great.

                    • avatar
                      Johnny
                      Posted at 01:49h, 08 March

                      i sure hope its massive nitro :) my fav current band as well, and probably my second favorite band of all time actually. but yeah like u said hes gonna lose it real soon if he keeps it up, which is sad because i love his studio voice :( what do u guys think of when the girl gets hot?? awesome track imo :)

                    • avatar
                      nitroangus23
                      Posted at 02:52h, 08 March

                      When The Girl Gets Hot is my favorite song from Ready To Rock.

                      lol

                      “The Love Don’t Stop”

                    • avatar
                      AngusRudd1019
                      Posted at 03:27h, 08 March

                      I like Women On Top and Stand and Deliver off Ready To Rock but Runnin’ Wild is the best album they’ve made in my opinion as of right now. I can’t wait for the new album.

                    • avatar
                      Johnny
                      Posted at 05:56h, 08 March

                      thats actually the only one like off of ready to rock nitro lol, and im tied with runnin and no guts for best album so far, it depends in what mood im in for which i prefer, i think the songs are about even for the two imo

                    • avatar
                      currentpeak
                      Posted at 15:08h, 08 March

                      My 5 cents:

                      I love Airbourne, too. For me the best band from 2000’s generation. Love the first EP (Girl Gets Hot and Dirty Angel are my favourites) and also the other two albums (shame that Heads are Gonna Roll and Red Dress Woman were not released on the CD – they are mp3 only).

                      Regarding the ’77 band, I think this comment I found on YouTube sums it up for me:

                      “I’m a great fan of AC/DC, but, there’s only ONE AC/DC, no Airbourne, neither ’77. Yeah, these guys rock, but they are a simple copy. Airbourne at least have a bit ofο»Ώ personality, but this is more of the same, AC/DC were, are, and will be the most fuckin’ great rock band of history, but AC/DC not ’77, I’m sorry guys, learn music and create something new.”

                      My point is – bands like Krokus, Rhino Bucket, Airbourne etc. were/are constantly accused of ripping AC/DC off. But they got their own sound, own style, own personality. They don’t deny that they like and are inspired by AC/DC, but they all brought their own thing in.

                      Don’t get me wrong, I quite like them and wish them luck, but…

                      ’77 is like (very good) AC/DC cover band playing own songs (similar image, similar gear, similar sound). And that is, in my opinion, their biggest problem on the road to success. AC/DC is their great inspiration and also can be their damnation.

                    • avatar
                      SoloDallas
                      Posted at 15:22h, 08 March

                      VERY true. The fact that hasn’t emerged enough about AC/DC, is that they were and are full of talent and resources in way MORE than just one aspect.
                      In the early days, they had brother George and Vanda to produce them. That was fundamental. HOWEVER, both Angus and Malcolm by 17 years of age were already MONSTERS at playing guitar. This is an aspect that doen’t emerge enough, and I am spending these years to underline this often. THERE IS A LOT of skill in the apparently skill-less brothers. “It’s easy, it’s simple” has been said so many times about them. Fucking FALSE!!! That sound, those licks, those skills are majestic. It is very, very hard to reproduce them; that’s one of the reasons of existence of solodallas.com and before this, my youtube account. So, younger musicians, new musicians should approach this VERY carefully, practicing their rock and roll guitar skills VERY carefully. There can NOT be lack of blues if you want to play rock and roll. It’s like father and son. One not there without the other one.
                      So, for all the new and old people who want to be on the same path/track, THESE considerations have to be made at ALL times. Guitar comes first, always. All the rest is important but secondary. Your personal r’n’r philosopher, SoloDallas :)

                    • avatar
                      depuis1899
                      Posted at 16:09h, 08 March

                      Totally true, oh majestous r’n’r philosopher

                      I like that lol !

                    • avatar
                      cevapcic
                      Posted at 16:12h, 10 March

                      For me, No Guts. No Glory had great production and that’s what mostly made it. The riffs are really similar to eachother, as opposed to Runnin’ Wild which, in my opinion, hands down beats NGNG originality-wise. I’m yet to obtain the vinyl of RW and the EP which is only available on CD i fear. You don’t come across these things very often in a country as small as Slovenia. But I have already gotten the australian Dirty Deeds πŸ˜€
                      Rock in Peace!

                    • avatar
                      currentpeak
                      Posted at 16:27h, 10 March

                      Good luck with the EP – watch eBay and prepare a few hundreds of bucks. And beware of fakes…

                    • avatar
                      cevapcic
                      Posted at 00:25h, 11 March

                      I’m hoping i get it when (and if) I go to Australia in a few years. I doubt it’s available anywhere in Europe. Except maybe from private sellers but those copies would probably cost thrice the normal cost or even more.

                    • avatar
                      currentpeak
                      Posted at 13:50h, 08 March

                      If I am not mistaken, LG is a nickname of the ’77’s lead guitarist.

            • avatar
              rpatzelt
              Posted at 22:29h, 07 March

              Hey Fil, I’m sure that you think about this thing again and again – selling the SVDS replica, but in my opinion coming first with the expensive model will not end up in a thrill. Maybe selling the cheapest one (the stomp box model) will do the trick – the guitar players community will hear what a SVDS is, and finally, true “connoisseurs” will get the 1:1 replica, with the orange lit VU meter and all…

            • avatar
              Ant
              Posted at 17:18h, 15 March

              ah so the first version might be “like” the SVDS i.e Tower, meter and knobs?

              i myself like that design, more sence of feel to it πŸ˜‰

              • avatar
                SoloDallas
                Posted at 17:42h, 15 March

                Change “might be” into “will be”. It’s for sure.
                We love the shape it had back then, and it will be good on several levels, not increasing the price too much. It will be an almost exact copy of the black box :)

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    Men va fan!
    Posted at 18:47h, 06 March

    Serious Franz… Grab that ’63 Gretsch just inches from you and give Fil a hand!

    • avatar
      banane
      Posted at 21:10h, 06 March

      We actually planned playing together on video, but ran out of time. Maybe next time :)

    • avatar
      SoloDallas
      Posted at 15:27h, 07 March

      He was more into the ’69 custom πŸ˜›
      He asked me flat out for a fat, wide neck; gave him that one and some ’62s (two) and one ’64. He almost “pissed on them” with no interest. He knew well what he wanted πŸ˜†

      • avatar
        banane
        Posted at 18:47h, 07 March

        LOL :)
        Well, it was just that the ’69 custom felt good to me. Was the first of them I had in my hands. Best feeling of them :) Also the AY sig SG was great. But yes, I totally forgot to try the Gretsch. Damn! :)

        • avatar
          Ant
          Posted at 22:31h, 08 March

          lol to much to do in such little time πŸ˜€

          Im full of envy Franz πŸ˜€ you must of been like a kid in a candy shop or Rambo in a armory πŸ˜›

          shame you two didnt get to post a vid playing :( but will be worth the wait πŸ˜‰

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    depuis1899
    Posted at 18:43h, 06 March

    The only expression I can write or say after these last 4 posts is : WOW

    You Franz and you Fil,or Fil and you Franz, you guys did a great job, really ! :)
    Thanks for sharing all of this and giving us fun too ( the one with the MS-2 is really funny, just blowing away how it sounds )
    But something would interest me …
    Would like to see Franz playin’ some stuff with the SVDS Replica ( or original ) πŸ˜€

    • avatar
      banane
      Posted at 21:09h, 06 March

      Thank you :)
      Yes, can do that, though I’m really still a beginner at playing guitar.

      • avatar
        depuis1899
        Posted at 07:53h, 07 March

        Hehe :)
        You’re not the only ” beginner ” here, I’m too, and I guess much more !
        Would be a real fun to see you and Fil playin’ together πŸ˜€

        • avatar
          banane
          Posted at 08:03h, 07 March

          Yes :) We actually wanted to do that and even played together (me playing some simple 2 chord rhythm and Fil solo-ing over it) which was really a fantastic experience for me. First time we played together! :) But then we ran out of time with all the video editing stuff. Maybe next time then :)

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            SoloDallas
            Posted at 08:06h, 07 March

            We’re ALL beginners when it comes down to playing guitar. The strings. The strings make it a realistic experience ( πŸ˜† ) every single time. I still struggle, and Franz knows it and saw me. We did play together and it was very, very nice. Franz was playing chords, sort of “Ride On” thing. Beautiful.

            • avatar
              banane
              Posted at 08:10h, 07 March

              Yes, was a really beautiful and fantastic experience! It was even the first time ever for me actually playing together with someone :)

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    SCgrad98
    Posted at 01:25h, 06 March

    Simply amazing! Rock on guys and keep bringing the good news!

    Btw Franz, you look bad ass in that Fedora!

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    rjofig
    Posted at 01:16h, 06 March

    hahaha, you guys – cracked me up, that was hilarious :)
    Franz, you’re guarding the Marshall stack at the end there like it’s the ark :)
    Fil, as far as actor look-alikes go, the other day I was watching Paul and Jason Bateman and you kinda look like him too, or maybe it’s just me :)
    So, for the next spoof, may the tone be with you :)
    Cheers!

    • avatar
      banane
      Posted at 07:03h, 06 March

      Thanks, Renato! Just like Fil said, when he told me his idea and came up with the hats I was like “WTF!?” but then we put them on and I knew it was a great idea. Just trying to hide my belly a bit at the end πŸ˜›

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 15:28h, 07 March

      Never heard of him, looking him up

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    NathanBrazil
    Posted at 19:14h, 05 March

    GUYS!! AMAZING!!
    Loving your hard work , rock n roll needs you both!!
    See ya!

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    Burnie
    Posted at 17:39h, 05 March

    Great videos!
    Many users here, me too, use amp simulation programs like GutarRig and AmpliTube a lot . Does the SVDS works with “digital” amps as great as with real amps? A further video about that would be a good suggestion. Isn’ it?

  • avatar
    JaiminhoPagina
    Posted at 17:13h, 05 March

    Fil, Franz….
    I can’t even express how much this little video was important for me.
    I had a nice class on college today, but due to some events and other things that were running around my head, I came back home with a heavy and worried feeling deep in my heart. I was worried… even scared about certain things… That class made me think about things I never stopped to think before. About the future for me, let’s say…. Inside the bus I was feeling like I live in another dimension. Like everything that was around me wasn’t exactly happening. I was lost in my thoughts and worries. I turned on the laptop when I got here, opened SD.com and saw this little new post here. I watched the video and…. Finally a smile came back to my face. I’m telling you: I’m actually crying while I’m writing this.
    All the jokes, the Indiana Jones theme, your crazy laugh right before you start playing… I remembered life is made of small and happy moments…. and that I don’t need to worry so much. This made my day, I’m telling you. Sorry if this sounded too over-sentimental or off-topic, but… sigh…. give me a few minutes to think of what I have to write next….
    All I can say for now is… THANK YOU for doing this. THANK YOU!

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      banane
      Posted at 17:18h, 05 March

      Hey Andre! :)
      Good to see that we managed to make you smile again and I’m happy that we actually made a few happy moments for you.
      Big hug!
      Franz :)

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 17:38h, 05 March

      AndrΓ©!!!! THESE comments are actually VERY welcome here.
      If you only knew, how all of us had terrible moments in our lives.
      I always told you how smart you are: SMART.
      You’re like what, 17??? And you play like you play, you speak how you speak (we’ve had several exchanges during the years, specifically this last year).
      Cheer up little brother of ours. It IS a tough world out there, but you’ll make it out. I bet my money on it.
      BTW, I am just bouncing another test I just made with those little shit amps from Marshall, you know the TOYS ones that actually play??? THAT ONE lol
      And I’m loving it!!!!!!!

      Love, Fil :)

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      jonassweden1
      Posted at 10:42h, 07 March

      Hey AndrΓ©, being a teenager is a tricky period in life, that’s just how it is. All these thoughts about the future and so on, we “older gang” have all been there and can recognize your emotions. But as I told you many times, you have lots of potential and is a smart guy, just stick to your principles and keep doing things the way to do. It will sort out itself :-)

      Cheers buddy / Jonas

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        rjofig
        Posted at 16:18h, 07 March

        Hey Andre – like Fil and Jonas said (and I can see from all the online stuff you created), you are a smart, talented, and all-around nice guy.
        I’ll tell you, we all have ups and downs, and if you can lift yourself up from a major down by recognizing little things in life that make you happy, pat yourself in the back, cause you’ve got something in you that helps you overcome adversity in a positive way. Life will throw lemons at you, and if you know how to use your own squeezer, you’ll make lemonades :)
        Abraco!

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          Ant
          Posted at 06:47h, 09 March

          i love this place :) dont know what i would do without it

          Ren i would prefer oranges as i would eat them instead πŸ˜› lol

          Andre you Rock man! also remember times a great healer and you have your whole life ahead (which is a lot of time to live) :)

          Ant

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            JaiminhoPagina
            Posted at 17:55h, 18 March

            Hey Ant. :)

            Well… I like lemonade too. haha.
            As long as I have some sugar around – lol

            Sorry for the late reply. Thanks a lot buddy!

            Cheers!

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          JaiminhoPagina
          Posted at 17:51h, 18 March

          Hey :)

          Haven’t checked this post in a while, so I didn’t see your reply πŸ˜›
          Thanks a lot buddy!
          I really appreciate it.

          AbraΓ§o. πŸ˜›
          Cheers!

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    MrNachoplaza
    Posted at 16:52h, 05 March

    This thing is great !!
    But the valvestate is a tube amp(i think so because of its name haha) so,can the device add the “SVDS touch” to a solid state amp?

  • avatar
    headwhop26
    Posted at 16:22h, 05 March

    You guys are such dweebs πŸ˜€ I love this. Youre the only badasses I know that sit in a closet full of guitars, wearing fedoras, smoking, and rocking out haha.

    Im kind of amazed at how sugary and saturated that can get a cheap amp like that– always interesting to hear another side! πŸ˜€

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 16:46h, 05 March

      It’s the SVDS. If you can still hear how that amp works without; I have that video I shot last year in the big room, I’ll post it here later. NOT very good πŸ˜†
      But the SVDS KICKS THE SCHEISSER out of anything it goes into, and the X10 transmitter has the best compressor I ever tried on a guitar.

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    Johnny
    Posted at 14:38h, 05 March

    r u into indiana jones fil lol :) I love the hats haha

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 14:41h, 05 March

      Oh you bet! See, part of my screen name has always been “Solo”. But it wasn’t at all guitar related. It was “Han Solo”.
      I was always told I look a bit like Harrison Ford, and coincidence is that he’s my favorite actor. I also like his persona, his behavior, the roles he acted etc.
      Indiana Jones I always loved as well.
      So right now, son (my son) and I are majorly into Indiana Jones stuff. The hats you see are replica movie props; Lorenzo (son) and I play the heck out of those, adventure and such. That’s why I sort of “forced” (LOL) Franz into it. At first, Franz looked at me like “WTF”. Then he laughed it up. And we went for it :)

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        Johnny
        Posted at 15:14h, 05 March

        Hahaha thats great, I cant wait to watch the vid…..my phone sucks at loading vids lol……but looks hilarious :) hey, I havnt seen ur storm trooper as much lol, what happened?

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          Johnny
          Posted at 16:51h, 05 March

          just finished watching it. hahahahha this is awesome and like currentpeak said, that satchel part is hilarious fil :) love that u played the theme on ur guitar as well, inspired me to go learn it lol

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          Ant
          Posted at 06:48h, 09 March

          i miss that trooper :'(

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            SoloDallas
            Posted at 06:56h, 09 March
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              SoloDallas
              Posted at 06:58h, 09 March

              E18G1522

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                SoloDallas
                Posted at 06:59h, 09 March

                BTW this is actually ME inside it πŸ˜€ πŸ˜†

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                  Ant
                  Posted at 07:07h, 09 March

                  Fan F*cking tastic fil

                  here i am 6am in the morning and havnt even gone to be yet and you reply swiftly

                  Truly epic πŸ˜€ split my sides laughing

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                    SoloDallas
                    Posted at 07:09h, 09 March

                    πŸ˜› Here I am at 7am in the morning ready to take son to school talking with my Friend Anthony about stormtroopers!!!! πŸ˜†

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                    Ant
                    Posted at 07:10h, 09 March

                    just been told of by my girl freind of to bed lol thanks fil

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                      Ant
                      Posted at 14:39h, 09 March

                      awake now checking site on my new iphone πŸ˜› tis a shame you cant play with the suite on that would of been brilliant lol

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                      SoloDallas
                      Posted at 14:47h, 09 March

                      I know, I tried, but the plastic is hard (the armor plastic) while can be bent, interferes with the freaking body parts making it hard to play well πŸ˜†

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                      Ant
                      Posted at 17:05h, 09 March

                      U dont need to play well lol so long as ur in the suite i dont care πŸ˜€

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                      Johnny
                      Posted at 18:12h, 09 March

                      hahahahaha classic pic fil :)

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                  Burnie
                  Posted at 20:04h, 22 March

                  Very nice pic fil!
                  BTW last year I have been in Dublin for one week and suddenly I have seen two stormstroopers walking throgh downtown LOL :)

                  I have a photo, too. How can I imbed a pic here in a comment?

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    currentpeak
    Posted at 13:21h, 05 March

    Great stuff and funny as hell! Almost pissed myself laughing when saw Fil sticking the transmitter into the gunbelt πŸ˜€

    Now everbody must see that SVDS is a real deal!

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 13:34h, 05 March

      πŸ˜†
      Thank you mate. And yes mate, the SVDS IS the real deal. I know it’s easy for me (us) to say, as I now have a clear agenda with it (i.e., producing and marketing the Replica).

      But – on my integrity – THIS item IS the real deal. And SO will be the replica.

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      banane
      Posted at 13:34h, 05 March

      Yes, so did we during the video shooting, fell almost off our chairs :)

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    frankjoss
    Posted at 13:06h, 05 March

    I’m at work short break for meal and bashing around on my old 30W Valvestate wishing it could growl more, and you two put this up !!!!!!
    AAAARGGGHHHH !!!! made my day, week and month
    cheers to you both

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