Jerry1996x wrote:What preamp did Bobby use after the IVP? Or did he use that through the 80s.....
Like MK said, there was a whole lotta change happening.
From what I know overall:
60s various Fenders
70s various Fenders > Mesa > IVP >
80s IVP > DM RM > Soldano X88R > ?
I do recall a Marshall (JMP1 or JCM?) in the 80s too as well as Soldano x99 and I think a Soldano head (SLO?)
Honestly, Bobby's tone is 50% chord voicing and attack. Start there. Then find some amps that get a good chime like a Deluxe Reverb or Vox. Then figure out how to dial out your bass while retaining your low mids, drop off your high trebble while enhancing your presence. Doing those will get you there better than $20,000 worth of gear experimenting and swapping and trading, etc...