Built up this Rangemaster with an AC125 and I really dig it. Compared to the OC75 that I'd built up before this one is a little more mellow, but still can get growly. I've been finding that I feel weird when I DON'T have the Rangemaster on!
waveclipper wrote:Revalved/tubed AC30 with some nice 1970 Sovteks breaking in a new Celestion gold with help from a Pigdog Rangie and feeling like a War Catfish
Released a year before Sabbath's debut...
He was just so damn good. They were so damn good.
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me - like food or water."
What other key pieces of gear did you use back then?
"When I lived in Cumberland, when we did the Mythology thing [Iommi's earlier band], there was a guy up there and I used to use his treble booster called a [Dallas] Rangemaster to give my sound a bit more 'oomph'. A guy from another band up there said, 'I can make that sound better for you'. So he took it off me and brought it back the next day. I don't know what he did to it, but it was really good. I used that treble booster on all the early Sabbath albums and put it into the Laney because it boosted the input and gave it the overdrive I was looking for, which amps in the early days didn't have.
"I used that treble booster up until 1979 when I had a guy come in to build me some Marshalls. They gave me a whole stack of Marshalls and this guy came in and rebuilt them. In the meantime, while he was building these things, he threw my treble booster away. I didn't know until it came to the time when I was looking for it and he said, 'Oh that? I threw it away. It was crap'. I couldn't believe it. I've never seen it from that day on and my amps didn't sound right without it."