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Posted: 30 Dec 17, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Deacy amp is a small 1W solid-state amp assembled/made by John Deacon circa Queen II album time (basically using junk electronics and bookshelf speaker cabinet), and given to Brian May.

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Brian May has extensively used the Deacy amp in the studio to record many Queen and solo tracks. You can hear it in action in Procession, Killer Queen, God Save the Queen, Dreamer's ball, Bijou, and many more.
One strange thing though... its existence has never been mentionned before 1998. Same thing with pictures : nothing before 1998.
I would like to find pictures, or even articles, featuring the Deacy amp prior to 1998. It must be here in some in-the-studio pictures, though I have never spotted it.
Thanks in advance for your help !

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Posted: 31 Dec 17, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ANOTHER something that John doesn't get the credit for. Brian's playing will sound Brian ish. ..but the stunning bits they'd made using the Deacy amp....

Another huge contribution from John.


I wish John were here to say "hey. Thanks. But, ...you may not have my bass.


....not even the buzzard."

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Posted: 31 Dec 17, 15:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, actually, he was credited, else this amp wouldn't be called the Deacy !
And true, this small amp has been probably very widely used in the studio, more than we do think.
Without this special weapon, the Queen sound would have been somewhat different.
https://youtu.be/2Drd032G0Wg?t=58s

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Posted: 31 Dec 17, 17:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't think I've ever seen Brian's studio on video. Thanks for sharing that. The man has got absolutely no skill in home decoration :D

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Posted: 31 Dec 17, 18:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HAhaha

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Posted: 31 Dec 17, 22:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Talking about home decoration, most of the pics of the Deacy amp we know of are taken on the same small wood + glass table you can see in this video. Maybe the tone is in the table ?? ;)


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Posted: 01 Jan 18, 02:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

smilesmile wrote:

Well, actually, he was credited, else this amp wouldn't be called the Deacy !
And true, this small amp has been probably very widely used in the studio, more than we do think.
Without this special weapon, the Queen sound would have been somewhat different.
https://youtu.be/2Drd032G0Wg?t=58s


All i got was "this video is not available" followed by "no videos are available"


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Posted: 01 Jan 18, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Strange, because i checked again and it works fine.

Maybe try this one :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Drd032G0Wg&feature=youtu.be&t=58s




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Posted: 05 Jan 18, 08:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He is still using the KAT replica Deacy on tour for the solo, IMO it doesn't sit very well with the sudden change from the AC30's, but he obviously likes it, the KAT deacy is amazing I use mine a lot and it's a constant surprise just how many Queen tones you get with it, I'd say the Deacy tone is just as important to a BM tone as an AC30 is


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Posted: 05 Jan 18, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




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Posted: 05 Jan 18, 09:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I suspect this is the first time the Deacy was shown in public when Mark Reynolds visited Brian with his home made RS, Deacy in background

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