To me, Weir's sound in '77, '78, '79 are quite different with '78 being a transition year. Basically, he starts out the year using Ibanez Super 80 pickups one guitar and ends the year using Dimarzio pickups on a different guitar. I also think that starting in 1979, his sound is more 'processed'.
- Ibanez with very
fancy inlay plus Super 80 pickups & middle single coil pickup
- Mesa Boogie amp (I think)
- the true Cowboy (with fancy inlay, yet less fancy than the spring '78 guitar) which supposedly has Dimarzio pickups
- Peavey F800G
I think for 12/31/78 he used the Boogie and then in '79 the IVP, etc are used.
btw...I found some cool pics I've never seen before:
October '76 - Day on the Green:
Weir has very
fancy Ibanez before EQ/Pre-amp was added. This is the same guitar used until fall '78.
Eqypt:http://www.dead.net/sites/deadbeta.rhin ... 5B1%5D.jpg
More Eqypt here:http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/egyptph1.htm
Boston '76: JG w/ 2 Boogies.http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__MBlWvx9Cy8/R ... l+band.jpg
Check out phil,weir & the amps!http://www.dead.net/sites/deadbeta.rhin ... 8_2031.jpg
Lastly - check these out - there are tons
of great pics!http://www.dead.net/archives/photos