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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi everybody,

I recently read an article about John Deacon and there was stated that he invented the Deacy Amp and that Brian also used for some songs.
What I wanted to know is what does the Deacy Amp ?
Special sounds effects or so ? I don`t know.

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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 08:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Basically John Deacon built a small amp from the parts of a stereo, and powered by a 9 volt battery.

Brian used it and found that he could overdrive it to such an extent that it created some rather pleasing tones, due to it's size the tones that come out of it tend to sound like trumpets and horns, most of Good Company was put together using it.

Brian never uses it on stage however you can now buy a VOX version that does a great job and also to new Brian May pedal emulates the sound well.

Think of the classic Brian harmony sounds such as God Save the Queen and you have it.


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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 08:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for answering.

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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 09:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it is used on numerous queen songs. Heaps of songs actually. Its even used at the ned of bohemion rhapsody just after freddies piano comes back, its thouse synthaiser kind of sounds.

Is there an album where it isnt used.


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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Togg wrote:

Brian used it and found that he could overdrive it to such an extent that it created some rather pleasing tones, due to it's size the tones that come out of it tend to sound like trumpets and horns, most of Good Company was put together using it.



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Posted: 12 Sep 06, 02:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John first found the beginings of the Deacky amp in a builders skip and it was used in songs like March of the Black Queen. It was originally going to be Johns practice bass amp, but Brian found another awesome use for it. He's still got it too.


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