Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll....I'll chime in here...
Now, I'll start by saying that I don't attempt to GET a "perfect" Garcia tone. It's not what I'm after. I like having the option of RESEMBLING his tones here & there for specific GD songs, but I will admit that there are some GD tunes that I like to go for a different feel and have it sound like I was playing it, rather than Jerry...I know - how dare I take that liberty!!!
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaannnyway, enough of the elongated intros - I use a re-issue 1x12" 22w Fender Deluxe Reverb. My pedal board has (in order) a BOSS Noise Reduction, BOSS Stage Tuner, ElectroHarmonix Octave Multiplexer, BOSS Overdrive/Distortion, Dunlop Cry-Baby Wah, ElectroHarmonix Q-Tron, Soundtank Digital Delay, Beringer Phase Shifter. Those are all preceeded SOMETIMES by a Roland GR09 Guitar Synth (I have mounted to my 1994 American Standard Strat with Seymour Duncan rails & a bridge humbucker), but MOSTLY they are not, as I mostly play my new SB MacDonald Custom guitar. All of this stuff (which isn't MUCH, but it's mine & I love it...other than one day I want to change out the cheapy Soundtank Delay for a BOSS DD3) gives me a sound (if I choose) VERY close to Jerry's, I think.
You guys be the judge. If you check out our website, you'll be able to find either sound and/or video of us doing some GD tunes. Lemme know if you hear any Jerry there. I don't presume to get a tone as close as the guy from Playing Dead (which, by the way dude, you're really good and I dig your tone - HOWEVER I WILL say that it's a TAD - just a TAD - thin and I think it's because of the 10s...I'm just sayin'). His tone is very reminiscent of the tones Jerry got when he switched to his final axe of choice. That tone sounded a touch more "processed" to me - I preferred Jerry's tone from 1989-1990. Although my FAVORITE Jerry tone was probably with the Travis Beans....just something about it.
That's my long-winded 2 cents.
"Once in awhile, you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - R. Hunter
"If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously." - Jerry Garcia