Angus in a box AC/DC tones

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  1. BluesForDan

    BluesForDan Member

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    not going to be able to get a plexi and SG anytime soon, what pedal will get me close to an Angus Young AC/DC marshall in a box? Will be using a humbucker guitar.
     
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    Honestly, I'd go for a recent Marshall Guvnor or Jackhammer. Really underrated pedals, and pretty cheap too, plus they have a good eq section compared to a lot of other similar pedals.
     
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    I love me 1989 Guv'nor pedal.

    I use it with a Metro GMP45, and it gives me More of my amp, and can do a pretty darn good EQ Match to my amp, while significantly increasing the gain.

    IMHO the late 80s, early 90s Guv'nors are the best.

    Also sounds great with my 69 Dual Showman. I never come close to using all the gain on tap., but I do use it to goose my amp
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    Lovepedal Cot50 angus mod? Never tried it myself.

    Catalinbread DLS v3 and Ramble FX Marvel Drive nail plexi tones.

    Blackstar LT Drive (yellow, 3 knobs) delivers great plexi-flavored tones at a very reasonable price point.

    For Back in Black studio tones, Zvex Distortron is excellent.
     
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    Ramble FX Marvel Drive.
     
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    Laurence Silver Supporting Member

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    Any Lovepedal COT, or FAB50 if you can find one.
     
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    Saying "Angus" or "AC/DC" tones is kind of a moving target, wanna be more specific? For instance I am a complete Bon nut, never really took to much to the post 80 Brian stuff besides a couple highlights.
    So saying that, I just bought a J Rockett .45 Caliber from the Prymaxe BF sale, and holy cow I'm impressed!
    It's TNT baby, a real Soul Stripper. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be when you've been Shot Down In Flames. Ride On!
     
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    Agree with the .45 Caliber. Just played one yesterday and the first A chord I played was Highway To Hell all the way. It was crazy! Am thinking of getting one myself. Not so much for AC/DC but for the vintage Marshall tones I got out of it.
     
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    Lovepedal Purple Plexi is a pretty safe bet. If you can find a white folded box COT, it adds some nice british crunch to your signal but it's not super high gain and, being one knob, it really enhances the current EQ.

    Maybe a Barber Burn Unit?
     
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    Lovepedal JTM or Rockett .45 caliber. AC/DC doesn't have over the top gain. Either of these two pedals have the great lower gain of a Marshall which is AC/DC's core tone.
     
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    The Wampler Plexi-Drive would be another good option. There are tons of good options to get you in the ball park.
     
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    THIS!!
     
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    Best I've heard for that tone is hands down the Rockett .45 Caliber, NAILS it
     
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    ^more impressed with the .45 Caliber than any other pedal I heard at NAMM last year!
     
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    .45 or the COT50. I'd personally get the COT... it was one of the sweetest drive pedals I've owned!
     
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