#1
How can I get that AC/DC-like sound from my amp?

I usually turn the Gain and Bass down to 0 or 1, the Contour to halfway, and treble all the way up

I have a Marshall MG15DFX amp

Please tell me how

PS*Is this the right section of the forum to post this? I did it once but it was in the wrong one!
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#2
there's a thread dedicated to this, it's HUGE.
in the stickied threads of this forum.
Ultimate Settings Thread.
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#3
It'll be easier to get an AC/DC tone with a better amp. If you can save up for that it will help you in the long run.

Anyway,
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#5
All EQ settings at 5. That's how Angus does it.
From there, just tweak your gain until it sounds right to you.
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All EQ settings at 5. That's how Angus does it.
From there, just tweak your gain until it sounds right to you.


I don't imagine they're all at 5.

I set my amp (JTM45) at presence -7, bass - 2, middle - 7, treble -7, volume -6, to get a very convincing Angus-like tone.

Contrary to popular belief I don't think Angus ran his amps completely cranked. His tone is not particularly saturated and if any of you have ever played a cranked Marshall JTM45/JTM50/1987/1959, it has way too much gain to pull of Angus Young tone when it's being pushed full throttle. I imagine he was running his volume closer to 6 or 7.
Last edited by al112987 at Dec 20, 2008,
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Quote by al112987
I don't imagine they're all at 5.

I set my amp (JTM45) at presence -7, bass - 2, middle - 7, treble -7, volume -6, to get a very convincing Angus-like tone.

Contrary to popular belief I don't think Angus ran his amps completely cranked. His tone is not particularly saturated and if any of you have ever played a cranked Marshall JTM45/JTM50/1987/1959, it has way too much gain to pull of Angus Young tone when it's being pushed full throttle. I imagine he was running his volume closer to 6 or 7.


Yeh, Angus traditionally runs his volume round about halfway.
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Quote by al112987
I don't imagine they're all at 5.

I set my amp (JTM45) at presence -7, bass - 2, middle - 7, treble -7, volume -6, to get a very convincing Angus-like tone.

Contrary to popular belief I don't think Angus ran his amps completely cranked. His tone is not particularly saturated and if any of you have ever played a cranked Marshall JTM45/JTM50/1987/1959, it has way too much gain to pull of Angus Young tone when it's being pushed full throttle. I imagine he was running his volume closer to 6 or 7.

He does, live. He runs the JTM head into an isolation cab, that's mic-ed up. And live, his tone is pretty saturated (Just saw them two weeks ago.).
#10
Quote by guitarlord28

I usually turn the Gain and Bass down to 0 or 1, the Contour to halfway, and treble all the way up



You might want to get rid of all contour and add more bass to start...

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#11
Quote by forsaknazrael
He does, live. He runs the JTM head into an isolation cab, that's mic-ed up. And live, his tone is pretty saturated (Just saw them two weeks ago.).



Idk, I just don't hear it on live recordings (I can't say I've seen them live), along with being really saturated, a dimed JTM45 has a really noticeable sag as well. Maybe Angus was running a different amp? Possibly a super lead? I know he has used a bunch of different amps live and was under the impression the JTM45 was really more his main studio amp.