So I just got a job at the movie theatre, and i have quite a while till i need to start paying for car expenses, so I'm planning on spending most of my money on guitar stuff, and i have a few ideas for things I would want to do over the next 6 months to a year (assuming i keep the job that long).
So my setup of right now is a Gibson SG with Seymour Duncan 59's and a Bigsby through a 1971 blackface modded Twin Reverb with Cannabis Rex's a the Sarno Earth Drive, a micro Qtron, a Vox Wah, and a few other pedals. Alot of the time I feel my my tone is a little stale and thin sounding,I keep my Treble at 9, my Mids at 6-7 and my Bass at 2.5, because that's what sounds best to my ears. I might be able to attribute the staleness to the fact that the amp may have not had a cap job in a very long time, so that's one of the first things I'm going to get with my paycheck. Oh, my main goal with this long term addition of gear is to get my guitar tone close as possible to Garcia's tone on the Live/Dead Dark Star. The overdrive is just so good, and there are so many cool tonal possiblities. After the cap job, I'm going to get a BBE Sonic Stomp, because I tried out my friend's with the Earth Drive, and it really allows you to get more usable tones from controling your tone and volume knob on the guitar. I'm also planning on getting a new pedal board, a nicer wah, a Lovepedal Gen 5 tape echo pedal and a Proton envelope filter. Now looking into the longer future projects, I'm wondering if possibly getting some JBL or JBL like speakers would make a noticeable difference on my sound, as far as getting it closer to the Live/Dead tone. I'm also wondering if there might be better humbuckers than the Seymour Duncan 59's for that sound.
Now looking even longer into the future possible gear projects, I have an old Fender Highway One Strat and I was thinking about replacing the neck and bridge to fix action problems and general discomfort with the neck, then putting in some vintage sounding pickups, and having my friend paint it psychedelic
I'm hoping I could get some nice alligator tones on. Would JBLs versus the Cannabis Rex make a bigger difference in getting closer to that sound? Is there anything else that i should consider adding to any of these ideas? All ideas are welcome, I'm half daydreaming half pla nning for these. It all really depends on how many hours I'm working, but I would like all these projects to happen in the near future, so we'll see.