Which is Which? (“Bad Boy Boogie” Content)

05 Mar Which is Which? (“Bad Boy Boogie” Content)


so, while trying this boost thing, I thought: why not start from the basics, just like Angus did: begin from the first instance where he used it in the studio (because I think he did, “solving” the “Mystery” of Let There Be Rock Angus’ tone). I did record “Bad Boy Boogie” twice, once with the 1959 (put the new tubes back in, it sounds too much better not to) and once with the 1987.


It’s a foolish test, it demonstrates nothing. But since I was trying both to see (hear) how they’d behave with this boost unit, it came in my mind to have you have a listen.

Please have a listen.

Boogie One

Boogie Two


Now tell me. I think without any doubt that a boost was used. And since, coincidentally, Angus had just got his Vega Diversity Unit, he recorded just with that, and at full blast at that.




Fil "SoloDallas" Olivieri

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    Posted at 18:13h, 20 March

    Hey fil, Boogie two sounds better to me. I’ve been listening very closely to the actually record as well. Try cutting down on the mids a bit, as well as the treble and i think you’ve got it.

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    Posted at 01:20h, 08 March

    Hey Fill is this your new CETEC Vega Boost or that cloe guitar boost pedal? Thanks in advance for your reply

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    Posted at 11:52h, 07 March

    boogie1, Fil. It has that “scratchy” tone to it. Number 2 sounds a bit smoother to me.
    I hope its a 1959 and not a 2203 …
    Second thing is, how much did you boost ? We need to make sure that we dont overuse these things, since im not aware of how much dB the Vega could add, maybe as Angus says really a lot, or more like a slight boost to compensate larger distances from the transmitter to the reciever (thats what i allways thought). But i could imagine that Angus boosted this thing up to the red zone on the monitior 😀

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    Posted at 22:45h, 06 March

    In my opinion boogie 1 sounds better

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    Posted at 22:43h, 06 March

    Uhh, sorry mates, I have misunderstood something. I thought that one mp3 is original AC/DC and the other is Fil 😀
    But I think then, the second is closer to the original Angus’ tone.

    Well done Fil, you are at 99% at the tone 🙂


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