In celebration of our bass player's upcoming wedding next month.
Using my new Carvin tube stereo 100 power amp (2xEL34s per channel). Using the SMS Classic into only one channel at 50W into the 2xJBL E120s. It gets a nice mild breakup and still retains a tone I like.
Sounds really nice. Every time I hear the SMS Classic -- Brad was kind enough to send it to me to audition two years ago -- I am always struck by how to my ears it just perfectly knocks Jerry's 76-78 Garcia tone, right down to the sound of the reverb. When I first got into playing guitar and trading Dead tapes in high school, we scored some very low generation soundboard recordings off the fall 1977 tour -- Houston 10-14-77 and Binghamton 11-6-77 among them, not to mention, of course, Cornell 5-8-77 -- and that's the tone I remember so clearly. It's just awesome.