I haven't been a member very long, and am just gettting around to this. Sorry it took so long. I'm Jim. I live upstate NY, on a mountain in the Catskills. I'm 57 yrs old and been playin and listening and went to Dead shows for 43 yrs. I play 6 string, but can do a pretty good phil too. I've always loved the Dead and have always had a special place in my heart for Jerry. Of course I don't just play the Dead, but when I play anyhting elce, It still sounds like a lot of Dead and Jerry influence. Not in a band right now. I've been jammin with a few new friends and putting something together. I'm exposing a couple of great musicians to the Dead. They have heard the Dead, but don't know the songs and style. I'm trying to teach them IOM! All these years I've just been using any decent guitar and a '65 Delux Reverb. No mods. I sold the Delux a couple years ago and got a twin. I wanted to finally work on gettin Jerry tone. I modded a guitar with super II's, buffer etc. and was going to start modding the twin etc. when I realised (after reading countless posts here from wonderful people) that I can utilize Brads SMS classic/Jerry mod with the Rocktron V300 and not only save time and money, but also get the exact sound I want and save my back. I bought the SMS on craigs list (from a peddel steel player in Nashville) and it is now in Brad's hands for the Jerry mod. As soon as I get it from Brad, I'm going to be one of the happiest guitar players in the world! I will run it through the Rocktron Velocity 300 to E 120's. So, there ya go! I feel there are many very kind, knowledgeable and helpful people here and I'm really glad I found this awesome forum! Thanks for having it!
First show: 1973
Last show: 1994