wolftigerrosebud wrote:jenkins wrote:Having that middle pup is CRUCIAL for getting the Garcia tone, IMO it's just not happening with any 2 humbucker guitar.
Not to bust balls, but Jerry did sound like himself on a lot of guitars with just two pups. My SG has PAF-style pups in it, and with the Earth Drive, E120, and Brad's preamp, it really sounds quite convincing. Through an actual blackface Fender, it sounds exactly the same.
There are a lot of ways to get there, everything everyone's saying on the whole page is probably a valid, effective place to start.
Poor Peter wrote:I have no opinion one way or another, but I thought I would share my experience. I had been playing a SG '62 r.i. through a fender super reverb. My high end was short and punchy, with no real tonal quality to it. It worked for me for a while, but in the long run I was too distracted not hearing what I wanted to hear in the upper register especially on the treble strings. I recently picked up one of Troy Posts' creations with a super 2 in the middle position and it has made a world of difference. It's not total Jerry going thru the SR but at least now I'm in the ballpark. It even sounds convincing thru my little 15 watt Marshall practice amp. I hope to pick up a deluxe or maybe even a twin in the near future, but just having the super 2 split in the middle position has gotten me closer than I would have expected.
banjoted wrote:Thank you all for your comments. It kind of took me in every direction this past week mentally.
At the end, I am a proud owner of a brand new fender strat. I brought it home last night and dusted off the Fender Twin (un-played for 10-15+ yrs). The combo sounded awesome compared to my peavey. Of course, it was REALLY loud even at 1-1.5.... but my wife was fine with it. It was crackling a bit and hissing while plugged in and no playing was happening. When I turned the treble from 7-10, the sound dropped out then came back. I think the speakers have been compromised. Or could it be something else ?
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