Nice highs

Nice highs

Postby Stratmaster » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:08 pm

I was watching The Grateful Dead movie and was wondering how Jerry gets that nice high sound. I play an sg and cannot get such a crisp tone and i have tried a lot of different things.
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Postby b weird » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:22 pm

Well I think I might know your problem. Your pick-ups. Jerry's Wolf has three single coil pick-ups while your SG has two humbuckers. The difference; well a humbucker has more power more crunch. It play's dirtier, rougher. While a single coil has a thinner HIGHER sound. A Fender Strat has single coils if you don't have a Strat you can buy a fine Standard of $430 from
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Postby astroman99 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:27 am

Hey Stratmaster, try rolling back the mids and bottom on your amp and dialing up the treble to almost 10, 8 or 9 anyway, try it you'll like it!
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Postby tigerstrat » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:34 am

Stratmaster, you must have a Strat, eh? The SG is good for '68-mid '71 sounds.
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Postby waldo041 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:33 am

a preamp buffer usually brings out more highs and better clarity all around.

"The process of selecting the tone on the guitar is an aesthetic process like any other, so you try a lot of different things. Most of the things I’ve tried I’ve tried in live performances" ~ Jerry Garcia
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