tigerstrat wrote:Jerry did always play through tube preamps, but beginning around the start of 1973, his power amps were always solidstate.
As far as Mesas sounding like Mesas, the mark series have the range to sound startlingly like older Fenders, as that's what they were originally based on.
But I would still recommend an older Fender ( generally more bang for the buck than uber-pricey Mesas) with no master volume, and w/ spring reverb (THE KEY INGREDIENT)... my recommendations are: mid 60's to early 70s Twin Reverb, Showman Reverb, Bandmaster Reverb, Pro Reverb, Super Reverb, or Deluxe Reverb... and get a decent hi-power speaker(s), like JBL 120 series or EVM-12L
Don't forget high quality cables... but stay away from Monster... horrible litigation-happy bad karma company.
strumminsix wrote:#2 - What's with Spring Reverb love? As I knew it Jerry didn't like the Reverb on the Twin and preferred Tube Reverb in the 90s and Lexicon Studio reverb before.
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