If you wana sound more like Jerry ... fat tone whatever .... yea the mxr distortion but try big fat juicy fender preamp then big fat juicy mac amps ... oh yea and he could play a little, alot of that tone was in his hands .. bottom line ... you have a shitty amp regardless of your effects you have shitty tone ... next guy that tells me about this great tone his Peavey Bandit has......... oh God kill him and put him out of his misery !!!Pigpen wrote:So this would be a good buy? Im looking to fatten up my tone and sound more Jerry like so i though this would be perfect. thanks Blob btw
and then there was sound .... Amen Brother Preach Son !!!!strumminsix wrote:Similar to LS's point every single component in your chain is significant to your tone: strings, pickups, guitarwood, cables, preamp circuitry, preamp tubes, phase invertor tube, poweramp tubes, speaker cables, speakers, speaker cabinet (rectifier tube ) .... Said more concisely, your tone is only as good as your worst component.
strumminsix wrote:FTR - I think Jerry did a disservice to his tone by running through a SS poweramp. I understand why he did it but I think his tone was sweeter running through 6L6s in the power sector.
tigerstrat wrote:strumminsix wrote:FTR - I think Jerry did a disservice to his tone by running through a SS poweramp. I understand why he did it but I think his tone was sweeter running through 6L6s in the power sector.
For 6L6's, you'd have to go all the way back to 1968 with the straight Twins rig. From 69-72, JG was rockin his preamp signal into MC275's, with KT88 or 6550 output tubes. Then for the last part of 72, it was MC3500's (Phil leading the way) with some bizarre style of tube, possibly very similar to a 6550 but maybe a different pin layout... then the very dawn of 1973 is the beginning of the solidstate era. And he never really looked back.
I'll tell you, a highly maintained tube amp in its sweet spot is hard to beat; the great thing I find about my SS rig is its stability under almost any conditions.
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