Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Postby flyingheelhook » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:42 am

I've been poking around, and I can't seem to find a reference for the model of envelope filter Bob used with the GD like in this 'Music Never Stopped' circa '91. Anyone have any thoughts/ideas?

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Re: Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Postby schmidtz » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:59 pm

Perhaps this image will sate you, taken in the early 90's (it's an Ibanez AF-9, they're sweet)

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Re: Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Postby flyingheelhook » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:03 pm

cool! Thanks bro!
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Re: Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Postby TI4-1009 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:54 pm

I wish Billy would stop looking at me like that, it's giving me the creeps...
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Re: Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Postby tatittle » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:25 pm

I'd rather have Billy look at me as above than be the SDS member at the end of this glare!

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Re: Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Postby Searing75 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:37 pm

Bobby destroyed that version! Ouch!! You can hear a stubborn frustration goin on in his playing. Maybe just totally sick of playing these tunes, but man. That was a downer! :cry:
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Re: Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Postby aiq » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:27 am

SDS member?
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Re: Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Postby tatittle » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:44 pm

Students for a Democratic Society. It became progressively more radical to the extent that some leaders branched off into bombings etc. in effort to instigate a political revolution...vs. a spiritual or consciousness revolution that others of the era prioritized.
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Re: Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Postby Searing75 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:39 pm

So you are saying Bobby was intentionally playing in an obtuse style to the rest of the band, and with a terrible sounding effect/tone, in order to break out of the Grateful Deads musical status quo?

He is instigating a train wreck!
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Re: Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Postby mkaufman » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:47 pm

Pretty good pic showing settings for several pieces of gear.

In the early 80's, I think he front-ended the AF9 with a TS9. In this pic, it looks like the TS9 has been replaced with a Boss pedal, and I'm not sure which comes first. I don't think his single coils could push the AF9 adequately so he needed the boost.

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Re: Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Postby CountryMile Cadillac » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:13 pm

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Re: Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Postby brbadg » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:38 pm

Yea this one gets it.Probably gonna have something for 2015
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Re: Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Postby pablomago » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:50 am

Maxon/Ibanez licensed the circuit from MuTron for the AF-9. It runs on 9V rather then 18V. A friend has a MuTron and I have a Maxon. I've tried them side by side and they are damn close.
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Re: Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Postby mkaufman » Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:10 pm

Looks like the Boss is after the AF9.

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Re: Bob Weir's choice of Envelope Filter?

Postby aiq » Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:43 pm

tatittle wrote:Students for a Democratic Society. It became progressively more radical to the extent that some leaders branched off into bombings etc. in effort to instigate a political revolution...vs. a spiritual or consciousness revolution that others of the era prioritized.


SDS was certainly confrontational but I would say the SDS breakaway, Weather Underground, were advocating for upping the violence quotient.

After Kent State, Jackson State, COINTELPRO, etc.

"Revolution was in the air".

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