SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:Yes he used a stratoblaster to boost signal and get more drive, but I don't believe that it was the source of dirt in and of itself, but instead it helped him drive the whole rig louder and he was still getting power tube distortion as his primary grit, just cranking it all up and clipping his tube Mac's. Yes/no?
I didn't think Jer's strato had an external pot unlike the pedal/knob option being sold nowadays. I always believed it was hard set at 6db gain internally with a flat head screwdriver pot. Way back then who knows. As I mentioned in another thread I'd like see the inside of jers ds-1 which can be modded in so many ways(even the Taiwan new ones). Brad probably saw Parish throw out a burned out one in can and grabbed it hense the earth drive. LOL
I think the/ distortion jer always chased was ever since his 1st mxr and before that yes waldo has got it. Fender class A/B output jacked on 11 and guitar vol 5ish and at a curtain slight raise in his axe volume gives a sweet cleanish tube OD.
I still have a sawed in half Deluxe which has gain/vol mix from my gig days in which I OD a 5881.
Don't mind the sloppyness just wait for when I click the OD about 20secs gettin a little rusty.
Here's a sample: