You know I have to say that I can only come to one conclusion for the general disdain for Garcia's Bolt that is generally exhibited on this site. When I looked around for answers as to the pickups, I couldn't believe how many people were ripping it.
You guys weren't seeing enough JGB shows at the Warfield from 1993-1995. Bolt through the standard on-stage Garcia set up sounded spectacular. OK Ok at Deadshows, Garcia's sound, Bolt or not, took a major dive in 1993 but that wasn't Cripe's fault. It was those damn in-ear monitor thingies.
I included this clip on a question re: the Whammy pedal. Worth posting again:
-- "And I'm here by the road, tied to the load, that I picked up in ten thousand cafes and bars" - Barlow