jenkins wrote:jerry used more than one amp back in the day. In '68 he used 3 twin reverbs ran into 2 4x12 cabs. Im not sure how he ran it though. In '76 he ran dual twin reverbs.
in 79 he added some sort of op-amp buffer/amp to maintain high end clarity with the effects on.
Which is basically what im tallking about doing by adding on another amp. I add another amp with no reverb and more of a high end tone.
Starting toward the late 70's Jerry used effects loops, pre-amps, op/amp buffers, and was running stereo through the house PA. This obviously helped his tone greatly and at that point it seems like running one amp is all that is needed.
Ive found that using dual amps to be the easiest way to recreate jerry's tone. After I started playing through two amps I cant go back to one. WHenever I play on one amp nowadays it just sounds weak and I can never get it to truly have the highs and the lows come through clearly.
Anyways, thats my tip for the "easiest" way to recreat the dead's sound; which is not easy
jenkins wrote:on dozin.com jerry's guitar history it says this:
-10/3/76: last boogie mark I show, first appearance of dual twins.
-early '77: "Travis Bean MC500 recieves Jerry's first unity-gain buffer/fx loop jack combo, placing all effects in front of Jerry's gtr vol. knob."
-5/77: 1 (silverface)Twin Reverb as pre-amp > McIntosh MC2300 power amp > 3 JBL 2x12's; BF Twin as reserve backup head.
That's what he used pretty much from 77 on.
It looks to me like he was using more than one amp at a time until 77 when alembic got the unity gai buffer correct. Until then it seems like he was using more than one amp to create his tone.
am i wrong here? He defintyl was using dual amps at least through '76.
Regardless, without a unity gain buffer, preamps goig into amps and all the other custom thngs that jerry had the easiest way to get a sick tone is to use dual amps.
Most proffessional guitar players have several amps on stage at a time.
obviously if you have something that works for you thats great, but that's not necessarily how Jerry did it.
tigerstrat wrote:So, as you play up the scale from the E,A,& D strings, you have to then stomp on the A/B box to switch to the other amp to sound good for the G,B & E strings? Sounds tricky!
OK maybe that wasn't what you meant but I say one decent amp is way better and simpler than trying to achieve some slippery balance between two crappy ones.
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