playingdead wrote:I'm going to do an experiment at our gig in Vermont this weekend; I just picked up a preowned Trio and a new 250 watt solid state power amp. I'll run the Tiger into the Trio into my 2X12 Hard Truckers cabinet with my JBL E-120s for the first set, and then go to my regular Twin head for the second set. We'll record off the board and, hopefully, I'll be able to post some results. I'll use the Holy Grail reverb on both to take that out of the equation.
the KEY, imho, to getting that acoustical sound is the removal of jerry's onstage speaker cab. the trios with the new amp will have more power, but i am sure the twin and trios/amp will be rather close in sound/tone with the e-120's on stage. an unmic'd direct to the soundboard line from the trios needs to be ran to get that acoustical sound/tone.
> = into
1.)twin > speakers - or just a twin. early early jerry
3.)preamped twin > tube amp > speakers - Early Jerry
4.)preamped twin > SS amp > speakers - Main jerry
5.)trios > SS amp > speakers - late jerry -JGB shows
6.)trios > soundboard - late jerry -GD shows
there is an audible difference in jerrys sound/tone between #5 and #6 shows. the difference is the key to the acoustical tone.