tigerstrat wrote:I'll be darned- that's Jimmy Tebeau from The Schwag playing the bass
broesau wrote:With that new rig it sounds like he may be gearing up to take John's place in DSO. I have heard a couple SBDs of JGB shows w/ Stu and his voice any playing is first rate. Wouldn't surprise me if he did join DSO since he already has the inside connection w/ Melvin.
SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:Stu is sort of a bi-coastal musician, if you consider the Mississippi River a coastline. He's got a Bay area amp rig, and a St. Louis area rig. I'm in St. Louis, and we're just finishing up his "real" rig. It's full on the real deal. We found him a second SG that we could mess with and do some routing and stuff. That sweet '61 reissue you see here is a guitar he didn't want to get surgical on. That's just like what Derek Trucks plays. I've actually got the new SG here in my house ready for some electronics work. Waldo's buffer arrived in the mail yesterday. Last week, local luthier (and great bluegrass picker/steel guitarist) John Higgins routed a middle humbucker slot, a cavity for the buffer, and a rear battery cavity and cover plate, a second output jack, and installed the Dimarzios so we can go full on Tiger pickup/wiring setup on it. This guitar will be "correct".
Rig-wise, Stu has rounded up a Mc250 and an Mc2300 (for big summer stage shows), my SMS Classic preamp, 2 K120's in a SoundScaper cab, a real Mutron III (a killer sounding one at that), a Phase 100, a Distortion+, an OD-2r, MXR Analog Delay (Carbon Copy), Boss Octaver, and the pickups are SDS-1 in the neck and 2 Dual Sounds for the middle and bridge positions. He wanted the slightly darker, meatier Dual Sound tone over the thin and bright Super II because he's so used to those Gibson humbuckers, and he loves that '79-81 tone.
So I think Stu would agree that the rig you saw was not exactly an authentic Jerry tone setup. It has more to do with the fact that he's not inherently a gear nut (like us here) and needed a little coaxing and guidance, and also the practicality of having to fly his guitar and pedals around with him and have various amps rented or stored in different towns for him. But this rig will be the deal. We're very close. If I can get the guitar wired up by Tuesday, he'll probably take the WHOLE setup out for its maiden voyage that night for his weekly Schwag show here in town. He has been using the Mc250 and JBL and SMS Classic rig recently and while it sounds good and close, without the right pickups, those Gibson humbuckers just won't tell the whole story. Also, the OBEL will be brand new to him.
I'll tell Stu he should smile more and look at the crowd. I don't think it's nerves, but probably his style of concentration. I know stage presence can sometimes make people form opinions about a person, but he's an extremely kind and cool and super-mellow guy. Perfectly friendly and warm personality, and quite humble to boot. I'm going to try and get someone to record one of his shows with the new rig so we can all check it out.
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