Angus and Stevie Young might have the simplest rigs in rock—SGs and Gretsches into Marshalls—but their techs explain the nuances that help these Aussies get their signature snarl.
If things go smoothly, Angus will only use this 1967 Gibson SG during the entire show. All of the volume and tone pots have been changed several times because he sweats so much causing everything to deteriorate and corrode. The pickups have been swapped out with custom-wound, wax-potted Seymour Duncan humbuckers that have a resistance of 7.8k. All of Angus’ guitars use Ernie Ball Slinky (.009-.042) strings and he rocks with Fender Extra Heavy picks.