AC/DC Powerage tone?

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  1. Custom50

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    Is it Marshall JMP 2203's and G12-65 loaded cabs? Plus that Schaffer unit for Angus?

    I know the early stuff was 1959 Superlead/bass and greenback loaded cabs but I'm bad at picking out the different Marshalls.
     
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    Cool, thanks, I always forget about his website. I just figured they used what was current at the time. Makes sense, Marshall probably hooked them up.
     
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    That album kicks so much ass
     
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    stock bright cap is mandatory
     
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    Indeed. Very trebly guitars on that record.
     
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    That's my favorite. Down Payment Blues gets my blood pumping every time. Riff Raff ain't too shabby either. The whole thing is just an explosion.
     
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    Over the years I've come to one definitive observation about Powerage: it's pretty much impossible to play that album too loud. It just sounds better and better as your turn it up, until your speakers die, your amp fails, or the cops show up.

    IMHO, of course. :D
     
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    If I could like a post twice I would pick this one.
     
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    Yes! By the time up to my neck in you is cranking I'm basically beating the **** out of my steering wheel along with Phil Rudd. Can't believe I've never gotten into a car accident listening to this album! By the way how are you really supposed to pronounce the title??
     
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    I think I have screamed myself hoarse along to this record in the car more than every other record combined.
     
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    I'm doing that at this moment. Currently on sin city!
     
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    One of my favorite AC/DC songs. Bon Scott really was one of a kind.
     
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    I bought that cassette when it came out from a kid down the street who stole it from his older brother.
    It's my all time favorite.
     
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    According to Bon Scott, the correct pronunciation is "Power Age". My source for this statement is the truly amazing short set they performed for the Atlantis Record Bar Convention (August 8, 1978; Nashville, TN). It was simulcast on a (local?) FM station, so the quality of the recording is outstanding.

    By the way -- if you love Powerage and Powerage-era AC/DC and aren't familiar with this small showcase gig the band did to promote Powerage and themselves to various US record distributors and their cronies, check out this clip (audio only):



    List:
    1 Introduction
    2 Live Wire (Bon to crowd, as the band gets itself squared away: "Kinda quiet, ain't ya? We'll fix that.")
    3 Problem Child
    4 Sin City
    5 Gone Shootin'
    6 Whole Lotta Rosie
    7 Rocker

    Just like Powerage, I think it's hard to play this short set too loud. They are on fire, and Bon is incredible. If you've never heard this one before you are in for a treat :)
     
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    Sin city was a common opener for the highway tour.

    And all hell would break loose.

    At least at the show i saw. Got a little sketchy in the first 10 rows.
     
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    Never heard that, thanks!
     
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    Sounds like 2203's and Greenbacks.....well exactly like my 2203's and Greenbacks. Dont think 12-65's were introduced yet.
    Classic album.
     
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    That (fantastic) album was recorded well before any Marshall 2203 amps existed. JTM100s.
     
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    Could have been JMP's.
     

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