aiq wrote:OK I have to ask, Vic. What is that light show?
Well, it is gear.
James-T wrote:Hey Vic,
At first I thought this thread was going off topic, as it was not intended to be one of those “how I nail that perfect Jerry Tone” posts, using an exact replica of Jerry’s rig – circa 1989 playing in the middle position, single coil, but after reading that you are now using a Scott Walker and not your regular tribute Jerry guitar you are bringing it back to the theme …. of getting some good discussion on tone shaping and getting some cool Jerry like tones (not time period specific) without the Jerry guitar (hence why I posted a video with three very different guitars played through the same rig).
It’s funny you are thinking of trying the Dual Sound route, as I just received my first Super 2 in the mail. I’m headed in the opposite direction! I picked up an old Dimarzio 1978 catalogue as part of my own research on pick-ups and its interesting how they portrayed the difference between the two pups. Here are their old write ups. As I understand it from a senior Dimarzio rep, there is almost zero sonic differences between what we can call a vintage Dimarzio DS or S2 and what you would receive today from the factory. He also mentioned that unlike PAF’s the ceramic pick-ups don’t mellow (or as some claim improve) with age.
Regarding your Scott Walker (funny in that I saw a cool picture of it on facebook just a few days ago! – really nice looking guitar by the way), what are the basic specs on your new guitar – fret board, weight and electronics. Are you using Scott’s buffer (or perhaps Mike’s) and if so how does it compare to the Wald unit? Do you think it is integral to the sound – only one of the three guitars in my demo has a buffer.
And here’s a video of my PRS with the Dual Sound in action through a stock 73 Twin reverb/ D120F’s, which as a surprise to me reminds me a lot of a 73 or 74 Jerry tone and definitely not a 78 tone (even though that’s what I was going for!). This was from the last show before moving to the Fractal and I threw my back out just before the show carting around that damn Twin Reverb through Whistler Village!
playingdead wrote:But just to bring it all full circle ... here's Jerry playing a JazzMaster through a Roland Jazz Chorus 120 ... and he sounds like, you guessed it, Jerry!
playingdead wrote:And, hell the whole damn band on different borrowed gear .... sounds just like the Dead!
Garcia on a Yamaha, Weir on a knockoff Tele (through a Peavey amp) ... electric is 39 minutes in.
SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:It's the JBL's that matter the most. And the pick.
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