SCHAFFER REPLICA® EX TOWER BY SOLODALLAS®
Created as a 1:1 replica of the original Schaffer-Vega Diversity System audio circuitry, The Schaffer Replica has a very unique sound signature. This device brings back that elusive sound heard on albums such as AC/DC’s Back in Black, Highway to Hell, Powerage, For Those About To Rock and many others from bands of the era.
The circuit is 100% analog and sports an analog limiter derived from a previously unseen and very musical Opto-Isolator (a vintage optical limiter) recently discovered in our latest reverse-engineering of the original Schaffer-Vega Diversity System TX10 Transmitter, and a compander (compressor-expander), giving your tone extra sustain, fatness and a rich harmonic content.
The EX Tower version is built with through-hole components and housed in an enclosure identical to the original ’63EX’ receiver, which was 3D scanned and faithfully recreated. A switch on the back panel enables or disables the opto-isolator for even more tonal flexibility. An extra normal/boost mode switch allows for either a smoother, quieter operation or full out 30db of clean boost to “give a guitar hell” (in Angus Young’s own words, Guitar Player Magazine, March 1984).
This device reproduces not only the sound, but the complete experience of operating a long lost vintage piece and it will immensely enhance your musical experience for decades to come.