LivewireBlanco wrote:I feel that the Gibson '57 classic plus pickup in the bridge is a very good pickup for the Angus sound. The black flag JTM would probably be the way to go for B&B type of tone. They started using preamps to sweeten up the sound during that time period, so you might not hit that exact tone but it's gonna get damn close. Mod the JTM45 to the El34 50watt OT and you'll get really close. I find that I get an excellent earlier Angus tone from a stock Metro JTM45, but I like the really early stuff. I think Angus used a JTM45 in High Voltage. If you go with the JTM45 then you can switch between stock and black flag version.
mrkrausman wrote:I have an SG with 490 pups. I am going with Angus signature in the bridge and 57 at the neck. You have a good point re the jtm 45 mod offering some flexibility. I also like the early stuff, it's raw and edgy.
mrkrausman wrote:My 490's are open style puckups (2002 special) and I prefer the look of a closed pup with a cover. My reason for changing them is mostly cosmetic. You have a good point. Angus has said that he used mostly stock Gibson pups and that he didn't like to change the type, he paid more attention to how a particular SG sounded as a whole. I guess I could put a 57 at the bridge.
The Jtm 45 has a tube rectifier and the jtm 50 has a ss rectifier. What is the tonal difference?
what do you mean when you say high voltage.
mrkrausman wrote:Great! What options did you choose tubes, trannys etc? How about MV control or do you use a Hotplate?
LivewireBlanco wrote:The tube rectifier has a tighter bottom end, which usually means better bass response and sharper attack...
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