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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 14:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello,
Anyone on this board who has been to see Queen, Is Brian's Guitar and AC30 setup Very Very loud?


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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Only very loud.

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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought it was set to very slightly loud, Lester


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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

he turned up the ac30 full blast so it would generate a natural distortion


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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i´m going slightly loud, la-la-la

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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 15:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well the AC30 is a 30watt amp and he has 9 so thats 270watts then put though the PA so its louder so yes its loud

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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zeni wrote:

I thought it was set to very slightly loud, Lester


Depends on the song, I suppose.

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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Johnny Knoxville wrote:

Hello,
Anyone on this board who has been to see Queen, Is Brian's Guitar and AC30 setup Very Very loud?


In true Spinal Tap mode his amps goes up to 11 coz its one louder than the rest.


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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At Wembley Arena '84 it was set to 'FUCKING HELL' mode. I had ringing in my ears for days.


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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 17:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

heh classic already made a reference to that myself on that http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=582017 :oP but still funny

this is spinal tap is a classic

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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 17:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Newcastle 2005 must have been sent to DEAD INSANE mode cos it was loud and heavy

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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 20:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whereas the Dillon seems to have a knob playing it.


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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 20:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Really loud,

The basic setup of Brian during his 1998 solo tour was:

Three Vox-amps fully wound open.
A Rocktron Intelliflex for Chorus and Pitch(harmony) effects
Two Bell delay modules (Brighton rock etc.)
A Fryer Treblebooster and a Dunlop Wah

Things haven't change much since then I guess.
The other amps are there just in case one of the three amps drop-out 'cause they are being pushed to their extremes (speakers & tubes)

By the way the three amps do receive different signals

Amp 1 (middle) Receives a dry signal (only blended by the Treblebooster and occasional Wah)
Amp 2 (right) Trebleb. Wah and 100% of the effect being used Chorus, Delay or Pitch panned hard right
Amp 3 (left) The same signal only panned hard left this time.

The reason that he uses this set-up is because he wants to avoid so called intermodular distortion (a result of too much effects being pushed through one amp)

A litlle unpractical especially playing pubs/clubs & small venues, it is so bloody loud and not every soundengineer has the space on his soundtable to amplify three different amps but it sounds great doesn't it?

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Posted: 10 Jul 05, 23:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

englishyob wrote:

well the AC30 is a 30watt amp and he has 9 so thats 270watts then put though the PA so its louder so yes its loud

Well, in fact only 3 of the 9 AC-30 works, the bottom ones. The 3 in the middle are backups and the 3 on the top are empty cabinets. You can see it clearly in one of the pics of the Tour Program.


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Posted: 11 Jul 05, 04:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Whereas the Dillon seems to have a knob playing it.

LMFAO

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Posted: 11 Jul 05, 05:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bob The Shrek wrote:

Whereas the Dillon seems to have a knob playing it.


Good one!


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Posted: 11 Jul 05, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very Loud? No he has it to Slightly Noticable. He leaves it up to the audience (or one might say, it's in the lap of the gods).


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