What is your Grateful Dead axe?

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What is your Grateful Dead axe?

Postby caspersvapors » Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:26 pm

I realize people on here have a ton of guitars and gear, but what is the axe you use most for covering the Dead?
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Re: What is your Grateful Dead axe?

Postby jackr » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:01 am

I use a Warren Haynes 58 Les Paul. I am not too interested in capturing or copying Jerry's tone. Even though I can do it with that guitar I am most interested in just doing my own thing with thier music and making my own sound.
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Re: What is your Grateful Dead axe?

Postby BlobWeird » Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:22 am

I play a Gibson SG Classic. It captures some of Jerry's tones. I run it through a HRD which is takin away from it a little but it sounds decent.
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Re: What is your Grateful Dead axe?

Postby bcresci » Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:49 pm

PRS 1987 Custom 24. Sweet switch off. Tone control in position ten (treble pickup).
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Re: What is your Grateful Dead axe?

Postby Crazy 9.5 Fingers » Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:27 pm

Mexican foto-flame Strat body with custom Warmoth "Wolf" specs neck and fretboard. LP headstock, ebony board, etc.

Duncan pickups, Neck = Lil Screamin' Demon, Middle and Bridge = "59s. Tap option for both. I used to have the Jerry Di Marzio setup but I liked the flavor of the Duncans more.

At some point will add Stratoblaster and change wiring. For now, it rocks so I never feel the need to f with it.
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Re: What is your Grateful Dead axe?

Postby b weird » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:57 pm

I have a Gibson SG Classic for the Dead, Neil Young, and other hard rock kinda stuff, and a Black Strat for Pink Floyd, and softer Dead stuff. I play both through a Fender Vibro Champ.
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Re: What is your Grateful Dead axe?

Postby Guyute24 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:55 pm

i use an Ibanez AS73, it's a semi-hollowbody, transparent cherry colored. i play it through a 65 fender twin reverb reissue. i play lead, but i can also pull of some bobby parts on it too.
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Re: What is your Grateful Dead axe?

Postby hogan » Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:22 am

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Re: What is your Grateful Dead axe?

Postby strumminsix » Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:33 am

I play Bobby in my band. For that I use:
Jackson soloist slsmg loaded with pearly gates for an all around Weir sound
Parker Fly deluxe for an mid70s and 80s weir sound
Got this Epi hollowbody for an early 70s weir sound
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Re: What is your Grateful Dead axe?

Postby playingdead » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:29 am

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Re: What is your Grateful Dead axe?

Postby Emoto » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:36 am

All these damn backwards guitars! :lol: I keeeeed, I keeeed...

Here's mine.

70s reissue strat with Dimarzio DualSounds (switchable for hum/series/paralell) and an SDS-1, and one of Waldo's tiger buffers.

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Re: What is your Grateful Dead axe?

Postby Pete B. » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:45 am

That is a '76 Fender Vibrosonic (basically a Twin with 1x15 instead of 2x12's) with the original JBL-D130F on the floor, currently sporting an EVM-12L (from the TS collection).
Also seen is Waldo's outboard UGB (next to the Mu's).
Currently testfiring 3 different power amps for the EV SRO 2x12 cab... Mosvalve 962 (160W bridged mono), the Vibrosonic (100W), and the Stereo Steel head (300w per side at 4ohms).
PreAmp is an Alembic F2B, 'Verb is a Lexicon LXP-1.
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Re: What is your Grateful Dead axe?

Postby gratefulnuge » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:46 am

how do you feel about the tiger buffer man?...sound?
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Re: What is your Grateful Dead axe?

Postby Emoto » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:52 am

gratefulnuge wrote:how do you feel about the tiger buffer man?...sound?


Seems good. I had it put in at the same time as the PUs, though, so it is hard to tell how much of the change in sound is attributable to what.
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Re: What is your Grateful Dead axe?

Postby b weird » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:03 pm

Emoto your guitar has a nice wood grain. I had one just like it but the grain was not nearly a nice.
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