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Posted: 04 May 05, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello,
To acheive Brian May's true Queen electric Guitar Sound, Are these all the Ingredients I need:
. Red Special Copy
. VOX Brian May Special (Deaky amp)
. Treble Booster
. Sixpence
. Gifted Talent
Unfortunately, I can't afford a VOX AC30, so will this setup sound the same?



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Posted: 04 May 05, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some talent would be fine too I guess... ;-)


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Posted: 04 May 05, 13:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Deacy amp has the treble booser in it that always applies to itself and can be used to drive another amp as well. So you don't need a treble booser. But the lack of AC-30 will affect your Brian May tone, as the Deacy is the Deacy, not an AC-30. For cheaper AC-30 solutions, look into Vox Valvetronix products. I have a Valvetronix amp and am very satisfied with my Brian May AC-30 tone.

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Posted: 04 May 05, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, that, and maybe...uh...the Red Special? Yeah, that might be kinda useful in attaining the "true Queen sound."

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Posted: 04 May 05, 20:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I Doubt you have his talent because this is a joke post

The Red Special is 10 times the price of the deaky amp

so how can you buy it

p.s. dont get cocky about your "talent"


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Posted: 04 May 05, 20:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You know, the more I record the deacy amp, the more I'm convinced that I don't need to bother with ever getting a Vox AC30.

I also have a V-amp Pro set (roughly) to the AC30 emulation sound and that plugs into my Vox Cambridge 30 Reverb Twin amp. And that seems to work for the 'other' sound he has. These days, we're getting spoiled with technological marvels. It's not that hard to get similar tones now. That V-amp setting seems to drive a sound out of my Vox amp that sounds very lush. [V-amp owners - remember to remove cabinet simulation as this messes up the sound]

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Posted: 04 May 05, 20:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm a bit confused about Brian's amps. Did he use just the Deacy for recording and the only used AC-30s live or did he have the Deacy driving the AC-30s in the studio??

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Posted: 04 May 05, 21:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Deacy was a specialist sound that went behind many guitar orchestrations and (very rarely) lead sounds. While his main amped sound is from the 3 AC30 amps in the studio. Remember, he has a separate treble booster unit to drive these things.

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Posted: 05 May 05, 05:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I sure I read in all the blurb when the Vox Brian May came out that the Deacy was used on "almost all" of his studio recordings.. ah well

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Posted: 05 May 05, 07:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Songs where he used the Deacy:

Procession
White Queen
Love of my life
Lily of the Valley
Winters Tale
All Dead all Dead
Bohemian Rhapsody

just to name a few. I think it sounds great on solos and orchestrations. But it sucks when you want to play rythm. It's definatly not made for rythm guitar


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Posted: 05 May 05, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you would also need a brian may


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Posted: 05 May 05, 07:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

</font color= green>Mercuryworks wrote:

I Doubt you have his talent because this is a joke post

The Red Special is 10 times the price of the deaky amp

so how can you buy it

p.s. dont get cocky about your "talent"


Excuse me how would you know how well i play Guitar? and i have a Red Special copy which i bought for £300 actually.


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Posted: 05 May 05, 07:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello,
So i Do need a Vox Valveetronix or some other Vox amp? or will the Deacy amp just do?


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Posted: 05 May 05, 08:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Listen buddy; I have a badly neglected Fender strat at the moment. It's frets have huge ruts in them, the pickup switch and the tone knob have both been misplaced. At the moment (I'm kinda poor) I have 5 strings.
But I tell you, I can still get that 'Queen' sound. It's all about how you play it dude, the guitar don't mean buggery. Besides there are plenty of effects you can get just by buying yourself a XOOM or whatnot.

Keep rockin'!


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Posted: 05 May 05, 08:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok I'm not Brian May and I'm not as 'good' as him, but I still think if you want something that resembles his kind of music, it's not about the equipment you're using.

http://www.angelfire.com/creep/clan_mccoolness/lovemybaby.html

It's crap, I know but I showed it to a guy and the first thing he said was 'nice May sound'. So you get my drift, it's not the instrument it's just your style. I've listened to George Harrison and Brian May and guys like that, so my playing style has naturally been influenced by them.


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Posted: 05 May 05, 08:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thats not true, you can play Brian may STYLE on a Strat, or even on an My First Guitar. But you cant get the exact sound if you don't have the same guitar and amps and boosters.

You can get close with a strat or a gibson in sound, but it will never be the same. Style and Sound are not the same thing.



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Posted: 05 May 05, 10:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just thought I'd say Hi. Well, Im done now.


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Posted: 05 May 05, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had 2 AC30s and sold them both when I bought my Deacy amp. I now have 3 Deacy amps hooked up in stereo being driven by a rangemaster treble booster, the sound is very close to the cranked AC30 sound if you have a mess about.

It wasnt until I got The Deacy that I also noticed how often Brian used it. It is used for the Guitar solo on a hell of a lot of songs especially the violin-like tones eg Dont Stop Me Now.


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Posted: 05 May 05, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually with practice it's not impossible to be able to play Brian's stuff by any means (way easy than trying to learn Satriani for example). It's the thinking up the parts in the first place that makes him so talented.
So if all you're trying to do is play existing Queen songs then you don't *need* to be as talented as Brian

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Posted: 05 May 05, 13:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello Guys,
Yeah I just want to play stuff like Bohemian Rhapsody and we will Rock you and Killer queen and all that, These are what i am going to use now anyway:

-Deacy amp
- NEW Vox Valvetronix amp (black and silver like an AC30 but smaller)
- Dillion Red Special (the Best Version)

i was planning on using a Rangemaster treble Booster, But the Deacy amp supplys that doesn;t it? Tell me if there is anything here i need


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