1960strat wrote:I have a vintage 65 Deluxe Reverb. Combined with my ts9 and ross compressor i can nail trey but i cant get good Jerry sounds out of it. How do you have it set to get Jer?
Well, there's a few components in there - you can get close though withalmost any sort of set up.
Jerry used single coil pickups - back from the days with his strat he has pretty much exlusively stayed in a single coil configuration. Even though his later guitars had super 2's which are humbucking, they were set up for single coil taps and he mostly stayed with the middle pickup for most sounds.
I don't know what kind of guitar you have but the middle pickup is whe the jood jerry tone is. Then you have to play with your amp settings to get it close. Jerry had the treble on the amp all the way up, bass all the way down or very close to it, and the mids all the way up. then he rolled the tone down on his guitar until it was nice and warm sounding without being too biting or brittle. Keep the volume at the point where it just starts to break up into distortion when you really hit it - but where if you strum it's still nice and clean.
That should get you as close as can be with your set up.
Don't forget, Jerry also specific pickups for the sound in different eras, a unity gain buffer in his guitars, his twin was heavily modified, used a Mac MC2300 as his actual amp (not the power tubes of teh twin) and he had JBL e120 speakers. All of these components are the final dressing to the sound - but those setting I mentioned should get you close.