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    Looked it up.......Brian May treble booster......
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    Quote Originally Posted by c70man View Post
    Looked it up.......Brian May treble booster......
    Yeah, but what's it sitting on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Yeah, but what's it sitting on?
    As nobody else plays...It's a replica of the Deacy Amp as built by Queen's bass player John Deacon...
    https://hackaday.com/2017/05/08/a-qu...the-deacy-amp/

    Another 41 slides of info here: http://www.deacyamp.com/index.php?ro...ormation_id=19

    Ralf
    Last edited by SFIV1967; 01-21-2020 at 11:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967 View Post
    As nobody else plays...It's a replica of the Deacy Amp as built by Queen's bass player John Deacon...
    https://hackaday.com/2017/05/08/a-qu...the-deacy-amp/

    Ralf
    You win the prize!*

    I hunted for more than a year to find a Deacy amp. This one is a legit Fryer board and seems to be either a kit from their original selling of such, or a precurser to the later Kight Audio Technology (KAT) clone (http://www.deacyamp.com).

    Info about the Fryer and Deacy stuff:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deacy_Amp
    https://fryerguitars.wordpress.com/deacy-amp/
    http://www.deacyamp.com/index.php?ro...ormation_id=19

    That last one is a PDF that you have to page through, but if you dig this stuff it's a great read.

    For those that don't want to read, many of Brian May's most legendary tones had nothing to do with Vox, but were recorded through a tiny little amp called the "Deacy (deek-ee) amp" that was built from parts that bassist John Deacon found in the trash and put into a bookshelf speaker. It would take decades to discover that the parts he found were from an old shortwave radio and that the absolutely killer sound he achieved was through the dumb luck of the two transformers being out of spec in such a way as to make Brian's guitar just scream.

    Here's the original Deacy amp being recorded. Check out the huge UK battery that was used to power it.

    deacy-amp-recording-another-world-sessions-1998.jpg

    * there is no prize.
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    Senior Member SFIV1967's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    You win the prize!*
    Great news! I always wanted to have no price!
    Ralf

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    Wish I never sold the Treble boost. Didn't understand at the time the boost was to offset the low pass filter effect that occurs when the Brian May pickups are all switched in series.
    Hard to find one of those!

    Did Keith Richards mic his acoustic guitar through a little cassette recorder little speaker and mic that into the mixing board for the opening chord rif of Jumping Jack Flash? Lot to be said for techniques used in the studio with small amps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matsickma View Post
    Did Keith Richards mic his acoustic guitar through a little cassette recorder little speaker and mic that into the mixing board for the opening chord rif of Jumping Jack Flash? Lot to be said for techniques used in the studio with small amps.
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    That's the story!

    Jimmy Page was fond of small amps for recording also...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967 View Post
    Great news! I always wanted to have no price!
    Ralf
    Ralf, if anyone ever deserved "no prize" on a contest like this...... IT'S YOU, my friend!! Enjoy the accolades and drink with your friends on your dime......
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    Congrats, GAD. How's it sound? Can you exactly cop those early Brian May licks?

    Every time I look at the Deacy schematic I think it might be possible (I didn't say easy) to put the basic circuit into a pedal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967 View Post
    Great news! I always wanted to have no price!
    Ralf
    This is just like the infamous Marvel No-Prize Prize! Congratulations, Ralf!

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