This is a bit of repost from the AxeFX thread ... I'm not sure how many people are reading that. But it gave me an idea that might be interesting.
I have an isolated clip of Jerry's "Touch of Grey" solo off In The Dark. It's a pretty rare opportunity to hear what his Tiger guitar sounds like outside the context of the Grateful Dead. Those who are knowledgeable about the Dead will recall that the basic tracks were recorded live at Marin's Veterans Hall with the band using their regular stage gear and setup, but without an audience present. Overdubs were done later with the same gear (presumably) so this should be a good representation of Jerry's tone circa 1986-87.
It's also a solo that Jerry played largely the same way every time, it's really just different patterns using different chord positions. It's also reassuring to hear that even in a studio setting his playing is just as sloppy as anyone else's, with open strings ringing and so forth.
I'm going to post the clip here, and I thought it would be interesting if some of you guys can mike up your Jerry rigs, record the solo (or isolate it live from a multitrack recording). Post a clip, detail the guitar and gear you used, and, if it's live, include the solo in the context of the band.
I'll start with Jerry's ... then do mine ... and let's see what everyone else can come up with. I think it will be interesting to hear some of the nuances people's different setups bring to this very signature solo ... Twin, SMS, AxeFX, E-120s, D-120s, different power amps, and so forth and so on. It's an easy solo to play -- I've never studied it or actively tried to figure it out but was not surprised that my rendition is fairly close to the studio version.
And, listening to the results may encourage you to tweak your own settings to get closer to the real thing.
Here's Jerry isolated:http://playingdead.net/touch.wav
Here's Jerry with the whole band off In The Dark.http://playingdead.net/touch4.wav