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Chat about Equipment Info

 #46116  by paulinnc
 Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:28 pm
Thanks for the input. I am not trying to totally nail jerry's sound at the moment, I want to find my own. I have gotten so much info from you guys on how to get there. The amp I have has 2 knobs, volume and tone. I will consider one 12, but I won't be playing out any time soon so cutting the bass response might be a good idea living in an apartment complex. Besides I can always try a new configuration if it doesn't work out. I just wanted to add one more thing, I honestly believe it is not the gear that makes the tone it's the player. I have learned the simplest clearest signal path always seems to sound the best.

But back to the thread at hand, Let's see those Jerry rigs!!

 #46126  by Chuckles
 Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:31 pm
Just wanted to comment on your sound, Pappy...

I love it. Not "pure" Jerry tone or phrasing, but your very own with nods to the Big Guy as a basis. Basing this on the Help/Slip/Frank sequence from your vids.

Good stuff!

I also think lots of what you do is rooted in your being the single guitarist, so you adjust accordingly... with fantastic results.