This is a question I've been meaning to ask for a while, and my guess is that one of you just knows this sort of thing cold: What amp (and other relevant bits) is Jerry using with Legion of Mary for the Spring 1975 dates, specifically 5-21-75 (Keystone, Berkeley)? For example, I've long been fascinated with the performance of Tough Mama from that show:
In his solos, is that the early Boogie I'm hearing, pushed towards its limits? His tone in the above clip sounds both hot and clipped, if not outright stiff, and he just makes it sing. This may be my favorite version of this tune, and I'd love to know the equipment side of how he got that tone. I already get the "Jerry" part of this equation.
Sounds to me like my a pair of humbuckers in the parallel position. But with the humbuckers closer than LP's. Maybe bridge closer or neck humbucker at a 24 fret neck position. Just what it sounds like to me.
It's going to be Wolf with S-S-S pickups, but I believe the Boogie Mk I (or Super 60) is probably used here: it is seen in pics from 3/23/75, as well as BFA recording sessions at Weir's house from February and/or March.
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