Roe wrote:the pics I saw posted showing 65watters (linked from plexipalace) were from the BiB rehearsals, at least allegedly.
I'm quite sure 2203s were used on the road but not convinced yet when it comes to the studioalbums. that books sounds interesting.
Resurrecting this one, as I have a couple of updates.
One is another BiB attempt, video. I used the '59 for rhythm and the 2204 for leads.
Microphone positions are an "evolution" of what already discussed here previously, just following what Platt describes about his mic spots.
The other thing is that I finally bought three units of the "evolution" of the Schaffer Vega. It's CETEC Vegas in fact, but I suspect not much changed from the Schaffer era to the CETEC Era, especially in terms of the "Monitor Volume" boost circuit, which is simply a boost. While I am trying several boost types - clean boosts - the trick here is finding the one closest to the Schaffer circuit. We "know" (Platt mentioned) that the Schaffer had a slight mid boost as well. EVH says the unit also contained a compressor built in.
Since I came to (my) definitive conclusion that Angus' tone of the years 1977-1983 (at least) is exclusively determined by the used of such Schaffer unit (which he used extensively live AND in the studio, BOTH for rhythm parts and leads) - having the amp types and cabinet types debunked - I am waiting on these units to get to me.
I will then gut-open them and have them analyzed by an electronics expert.
My objective is to remove the whole boost circuit on bot receiver end and transmitter and integrate them in a custom made unit.
Should audio-wise the outcome be interesting, I will then publish the results and eventually, either provide these custom units available to interested people OR publish the complete schematics with components and measurements.
I say again: Angus Young's tone is a function of the Schaffer Vega massively, in those very years, which for many - including me - are the good (if not, the best) AC/DC years.