#1
Hi gang I want you all to recommend me some pedals that I can sound like AC/DC but yet sound like I'm playing an acoustic guitar as well.

My spending limit will be $500 and $500 ONLY <---- OK gang?


Right now I have a blasted RP150 modeling processor pedal "yuck"

Anyways I'll need the cable as well so I can make a pedal board.
It's A Long Ways To The Top If You Want To Rock & Roll

Guitars: Cort g260 w/Vintage strat pickups, Standard Sg coming soon.

Amps.
Ibanez 10 watt bass amp.
Traynor YCV CLASSIC 40 WATT ALL TUBE AMP 2x10 COMBO.

Pedals
Digitech RP150.
#2
You could buy the Boss GT 8?
Or Just buy a Marshall Combo, and a Boss Super Overdrive SD1?
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#4
ya AC/DC didn't use pedals so if u want to sound like ac/dc you have get a Marshall Turn the volume at full, treble,bass, and midrange at half and presence at zero
#5
Thanks guys but I really can't get a Marshall for $500 can I?
It's A Long Ways To The Top If You Want To Rock & Roll

Guitars: Cort g260 w/Vintage strat pickups, Standard Sg coming soon.

Amps.
Ibanez 10 watt bass amp.
Traynor YCV CLASSIC 40 WATT ALL TUBE AMP 2x10 COMBO.

Pedals
Digitech RP150.
#6
Boss acoustic simulator pedal is great. Check it out

What kind of amp are you using before we talk about distortion pedals?
#7
Quote by CortFan1
Thanks guys but I really can't get a Marshall for $500 can I?

It's called savings. Save more to get more.
Ego inflating praise here:
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#8
Woodsballplayer, I'm using the Traynor ycv classic all tube amp 2x10 combo amp.

It's a very sweet amp and it has a very sweet WARM awesome tone to it.
It's A Long Ways To The Top If You Want To Rock & Roll

Guitars: Cort g260 w/Vintage strat pickups, Standard Sg coming soon.

Amps.
Ibanez 10 watt bass amp.
Traynor YCV CLASSIC 40 WATT ALL TUBE AMP 2x10 COMBO.

Pedals
Digitech RP150.
#10
Quote by DiamondEC
If you save up to $600 you could buy this one : http://ohngea.notlong.com
Or a 250watt (stereo combo!) : http://dsds.notlong.com
I don't mind buying used and I want to use both amps if I do get a second amp.
It's A Long Ways To The Top If You Want To Rock & Roll

Guitars: Cort g260 w/Vintage strat pickups, Standard Sg coming soon.

Amps.
Ibanez 10 watt bass amp.
Traynor YCV CLASSIC 40 WATT ALL TUBE AMP 2x10 COMBO.

Pedals
Digitech RP150.
#11
To get the AC/DC tone you just need a Marshall(absolutely not MG) with EQ settings:

Treble-12 o' clock
Mid-12 o' clock
bass-12 o' clock

and gain less than half but more than a quarter.

trust me...it works
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#13
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I don't mind buying used and I want to use both amps if I do get a second amp.

Don't get MG!


Go tube! Get Peavey Windsor or something similar.



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#14
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MGs......

So?
It sounds ok for the price, no?
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#15
And see even if I add the $500 ONLY in big letters everyone will add their 2 cents which would make it $502 HAHA.

But seriously I'm only going to have $500 ( and tax to blow thats it ).

And I'm staying ALL TUBE
It's A Long Ways To The Top If You Want To Rock & Roll

Guitars: Cort g260 w/Vintage strat pickups, Standard Sg coming soon.

Amps.
Ibanez 10 watt bass amp.
Traynor YCV CLASSIC 40 WATT ALL TUBE AMP 2x10 COMBO.

Pedals
Digitech RP150.
#16
Quote by DiamondEC
If you save up to $600 you could buy this one : http://ohngea.notlong.com
Or a 250watt (stereo combo!) : http://dsds.notlong.com
Do not touch either of these amps.

The Marshall MG series are Solid State amps which sound like utter turd. They're right down there with Line 6 Spider III amps and Epiphone Les Paul Special-II's in the collection of 'gear that should never be touched even if it was to save your life'.



Anyway. For an AC/Dc tone, if you want to replicate Angus' style exactly, you need to just get your amp, and pump everything fairly high so that it naturally distorts. Then, dig your pick (pluck the strings extra hard) so more output is produced (causing more natural overdrive). This is all AC/DC did to get their tone - incidently, this is actually how almost all rock overdrive and distrotion was first made, and even early metal; you just turned the amp up really high and hit the string as hard as possible.


If you're hell-bent on doing it with pedals, you want to keep it simple even then. a Digitech Bad Monkey or Screamin' Blues might suit you well (the Blues is capabe of going harder and harsher, but it relies more on the rest of your gear being as good as possible. The Bad monkey isn't as versatile, but it copes better if any of your gear is lower quality). Despite the Digitech name, both the Blues and Monkey pedals are actually analog pedals, not digital, so they're both pretty natural sounding. BOSS do a number of good analog overdrive pedals, but I've never found they can go light enough for simple rock like AC/DC, and I think BOSS are better at making distortion pedals than overdrive pedals.



For acoustic effect pedals, BOSS do a couple, Digitech does one regular and has a great acoustic sound in the Clapton Crossroads pedal, which is what I personally use for an acoustic simulator (though note; the Crossroads pedal also costs more than any of the other acoustic simulator pedals, mostly due to it's other effects, so it's probably not worth you buying if you only want the acoustic sound). If I were you I'd try out them all, as they are all slightly different tonally. However, all of the BOSS and Digitech acoustic pedals are equally fine in terms of sheer quality, you can't go wrong with any of them.



Quote by DiamondEC
So?
It sounds ok for the price, no?

No, for the price it sounds bloody awful. Even at half the price it'd still sound awful. A ****ing Epiphone Valve Jr or Fender Champion 600 sounds better than those MG piles of ****e, and even those are as basic as you can possibly get.

Quote by Kozlic
To get the AC/DC tone you just need a Marshall(absolutely not MG) with EQ settings:

Treble-12 o' clock
Mid-12 o' clock
bass-12 o' clock

and gain less than half but more than a quarter.

trust me...it works


I'd say, lay off the bass by a tiny bit, lay off the treble even less (on my own amp I have treble at 10 and a half, bass at 9 and a half), keep the mids full, and the gain... I wouldn't put it up at all. Instead, pump the actual volume up, and dig your pick. If you really can't afford to put the volume up much, you could put the gain up to about 1/6th I'd say (so just 1 and a half or 2 o'clock), and dig your pick. That strong picking motion is what really makes the difference, you can't replicate that by just adding an effect pedal or pumping up the gain dial!
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#17
Thank you guys I'm going to start shopping around and see what I want.
It's A Long Ways To The Top If You Want To Rock & Roll

Guitars: Cort g260 w/Vintage strat pickups, Standard Sg coming soon.

Amps.
Ibanez 10 watt bass amp.
Traynor YCV CLASSIC 40 WATT ALL TUBE AMP 2x10 COMBO.

Pedals
Digitech RP150.
#18
Maybe try some orange amps!
Nice Rock sound
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#19
DiamondEC are they really? and are they tubed?
It's A Long Ways To The Top If You Want To Rock & Roll

Guitars: Cort g260 w/Vintage strat pickups, Standard Sg coming soon.

Amps.
Ibanez 10 watt bass amp.
Traynor YCV CLASSIC 40 WATT ALL TUBE AMP 2x10 COMBO.

Pedals
Digitech RP150.
#20
Jup, they are tubed And I like the sound
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#21
Quote by DiamondEC
Jup, they are tubed And I like the sound
what model can I get for $500 plus the tax?
It's A Long Ways To The Top If You Want To Rock & Roll

Guitars: Cort g260 w/Vintage strat pickups, Standard Sg coming soon.

Amps.
Ibanez 10 watt bass amp.
Traynor YCV CLASSIC 40 WATT ALL TUBE AMP 2x10 COMBO.

Pedals
Digitech RP150.
#22
I don't know the 'orange' prices, soz..
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#23
You could try and find a vintage Boss OD-1, they have the most amazing tone (especially vintage ones) and they'll give a pretty good AC/DC tone too.
#24
If you have $500 you shouldn't waste it on FX, you should get a Peavey Classic 30. It does good AC/DC tones.
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#25
Thank you guys I'm not too worried about the AC/DC tones I can get them any time but I want to be able to do a sweet tremlo sound with out using the whammy bar or make my electric guitar sound like its some $8,000 guitar you know what I'm trying to say at least?
It's A Long Ways To The Top If You Want To Rock & Roll

Guitars: Cort g260 w/Vintage strat pickups, Standard Sg coming soon.

Amps.
Ibanez 10 watt bass amp.
Traynor YCV CLASSIC 40 WATT ALL TUBE AMP 2x10 COMBO.

Pedals
Digitech RP150.
#26
He's not asking for amp suggestions, guise. He's asking for pedal suggestions.
#27
Quote by werty22
He's not asking for amp suggestions, guise. He's asking for pedal suggestions.
Aye what he said.

I'm looking at a boss Od 1 pedal and maybe an original crybaby pedal.
It's A Long Ways To The Top If You Want To Rock & Roll

Guitars: Cort g260 w/Vintage strat pickups, Standard Sg coming soon.

Amps.
Ibanez 10 watt bass amp.
Traynor YCV CLASSIC 40 WATT ALL TUBE AMP 2x10 COMBO.

Pedals
Digitech RP150.
#28
My only advice. DON'T buy Behringer pedals. I made that mistake once. And never will again.
Keeping it real since '92
#29
Quote by Toolfan11
My only advice. DON'T buy Behringer pedals. I made that mistake once. And never will again.
OK dually noted, So what crybaby pedal would you recommend?
It's A Long Ways To The Top If You Want To Rock & Roll

Guitars: Cort g260 w/Vintage strat pickups, Standard Sg coming soon.

Amps.
Ibanez 10 watt bass amp.
Traynor YCV CLASSIC 40 WATT ALL TUBE AMP 2x10 COMBO.

Pedals
Digitech RP150.