waldo041 wrote:Jerry's playing will ALWAY'S sound like Jerry. I honestly believe no one can argue with that. We all understand that the only way to truly nail jerry is in nailing how jerry played the guitar. It is belittleing and disrespectful to continually bring up that fact and completely disregard the other part of what also contributed slightly to that tone he got all those years. Jerry played like Jerry, yes, but jerry through 3 twins and the peanut is different sounding then with tiger through the twin pre and mc2300 or bolt through the trios to the board. Yes, it is jerry playing it, but it does not sound identical. Why is that? What is he doing playing wise that makes those rigs with different equipment sound different. Could it actually be that his gear altered his tone and in some way maybe altered the way he played to some extent? If so, could those properties be achieved for my own playing or should i forget trying to nail those aspects just because i am not jerry nor do i play like him? Or since jerry sounded like jerry on any guitar he played, any one can nail those 83 tones with a blues junior and a squier strat as long as they play like him? Nope, my ear as well as few here on this board would not be fooled. If it was as simple as picking up any guitar or amp and you can sound like anyone, there would only be one guitar and one amp.
Pete B. wrote:
To think your going to be able to match every tonal nuance from any era would kinda ruin the whole mystique, no?
pedalpoet wrote:Having just cruised through this thread (w/o actually listening to any of the links YET) I have to say this is one hellova fun and informative read. Thanks guys! I'll be using every bit of this one for quite a while methinks.
Chinarider1A wrote:As for me, I play along with Dead concerts in my basement and drink beer!
Chinarider1A wrote:Thank you! That means a lot coming from someone on this forum. We only play when Rob is off tour, so thats usually 12-15 times a year max. I'm not sure what their tour schedule is yet for September, but maybe we can meet up for a beer at the red rocks shows?? I havent gotten tickets yet, but I usually manage to make it to one or two.....
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