Angus Young’s Wizard Amps

These amps were used by both Angus and Malcolm Young starting from around the mid to late 90s. The amps were made by Rick St. Pierre, who at the time was AC/DC’s amp tech, and who seems to have left the position around 2015. At that same time, Angus seemed to have switched back to Marshall amps.

Based on the photos, Angus used both the ARD amp, which was an early Wizard model, as well as the Wizard Modern Classic – which is a current production model.

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any information exactly why and when Rick left the band, nor when exactly the band started using his amps. So, if you happen to come across an interview from Rick talking about the subject, please leave a comment below. A lot of the stuff online is probably second or third-hand knowledge, and it’s not worth spreading more disinformation here.


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Ron Mingus
Ron Mingus
10 months ago

Rick is such a bad human to deal with

3 years ago

Angus never used Wizard amps. Never liked the amps. There was one, wired in, at times in the backstage – but it wasn’t there because Angus had requested it. Angus only truly loved Marshalls. Different the case for Malcolm; Mal liked his model of Wizard amplifier.

santiago victor
santiago victor
2 years ago
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actually angus did use wizard amps, he had a total of 4, 2 for the live show and 2 on standby mode in case something happened to the others. they were used near the last part of this tour and on the black ice recordings/tour circa 2008-2010